I know just slightly more than Jack about music. I can read notes (slowly) and used to play the trombone at least well enough to get an all-district (but not all-state) seat in high school band. I’ve gone out of my way to buy some classical music beyond the Mozart and Vivaldi and Pachelbel and Bach and Tchaikovsky that everybody knows (but not too much more). I do listen to this music a bit. My most frequently-played tunes are composed by Arvo Part, a modern classical composer. Part’s stuff makes me feel about as close to spiritual as I get.
So, I don’t know a whole lot about music. I’m not involved enough or educated enough about classical music that going to the symphony on my own dime is a high priority for me. But the prospect of going for free? Well that’s pretty compelling.
I learned via Doug McCaughan that the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is hosting a repeat performance this year of what was apparently a successful Blogger Night last year. The first 50 bloggers to send email to Stephanie Burdette (stephanie at knoxvillesymphony.com) by January 14 requesting tickets will get them (provided they agree to blog about the event after the fact). My tickets are already reserved, and I know of at least a couple of other bloggers who have already spoken up for theirs.
The January 15/16 concert will highlight Mozart and Mendelssohn and feature Navah Perlman (daughter of the famous violinist).