Family and Friends,
Number 17: Go to at least three professional orchestral concerts. Last year, Lauren and I along with several friends, went to the Krannert Performing Arts Center at the U of I in Champaign. We went there to hear a concert by the Peoria Symphony Orchestra. What were they performing? A John Williams tribute. It was an amazing concert, listening to live renditions of the Superman theme, music from Hook, Jaws, Indiana Jones and many more. I loved every minute of it, except the part where we thought the car wouldn't fit in the parking garage.
Ever since going to this concert, I have wanted to attend orchestral concerts with some frequency. Sadly, money, distance and availability have gotten in the way. That is why I have added attending three professional concerts to my list. I think it is perfectly doable in the next 946 days.
You see, I love orchestral music. I particularly love classical, impressionist and romantic music. I would not call myself a musical snob––I know little enough of these categories to be one––but I love orchestral music. The intricacies, of the music, the beautifully played instruments, even getting all snazzied up to go add to the experience that is attending one of these concerts. I also love the way the order and beauty of music remind me God. How he created order and we now create order through music (and other means).
For some wonderful imagery of God and music read The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis and The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkein.
Are you a concert goer? Would you like to be? What is one kind of music you would love to hear live?
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