Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I went to the Utah Symphony concert in Deer Valley this past weekend. It was a very entertaining concert. The music was definitely programmed to please the crowd. Many classics that are familiar to many were played: Grieg's Piano Concerto, Mozart's Serenade from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Grieg's Peer Gynt, and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (with real canons, might I add). If some of these don't ring a bell, look them up and take a quick listen. You'll probably have the moment of, "oh yeah! I know this!"

Anyway, the concert was a lot of fun, but that wasn't the best part. We were surrounded by a group of Koreans that were here visiting. I scored some pictures of two of my favorite hairdos. Check 'em out!

This was quite the hair bun! I can't imagine how she didn't have a headache. It was pulled back so tight. 

Now, my favorite...

This old man was rocking the combover. He is so proud of his combover that it's a different color from the rest of his hair. But by far, my favorite part about this is half of his combover is hanging down by his right ear. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Utah Symphony :: The Rite of Spring

(I love this sculpture at Abravanel Hall)

So, this post is a long time coming. I wrote down the title of this post and slapped a picture on in hopes of writing the actual post few days after the event. Well, a few months later, I have finally come around to write this post.

To end the 2010-11 season of the Utah Symphony, they played the Rite of Spring, by far, one of my favorite pieces of all time, by one of my favorite composers of all time, Igor Stravinsky. 

The performance was very exciting and well done. I loved the whole thing. There is such passion and power in this music. This is the reason that I took to classical music. I remember listening to this for the first time when I was 12-years old. It was unlike anything I had even heard before in my life until that point. All I knew was Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. That was all I listened to. The Rite of Spring was a revelation to me. It was a whole new sonic world full of so much color and excitement. 

Going to this concert brought back so many wonderful musical memories and rekindled my love for classical music. I have always had a love for classical music, it just sometimes get lost in our crazy fast world. 

There is nothing in music like the opening of this ballet. It opens with a solo bassoon at the top of its register. It is quite amazing and so beautiful. Then later, the pulsing and accenting low strings are exciting, eerie, unpredictable, powerful, uncertain and determined all at the same time. So. Cool. In order to keep this post to a reasonable length, take a listen to it yourself an let me know what you think! An absolutely amazing piece.

Monday, August 1, 2011

puddle jumping

I love it when it rains. 

I love the sense of renewal that it brings.

I love how vibrant the colors of nature become. 

I love the sound it makes on the house and the roof of my car. 

I love that it cools down the hot summer days that become almost unbearable. 

I love it when it rains.

I love that it creates special moments and spontaneous fun times. 

I love that it can make or break our planned activities.

I love the passion that nature manifests.

I love that it is unpredictable.

I love it when it rains.

(My little sis jumping in a good puddle)