On November 7th 2014 my wife and I had the privilege to attend a performance of the Nashville Symphony. The 1st piece was called Natasha, and it was difficult to listen to. But then they played Mozart Symphony #25, it was beautiful.
Cj (my wife) has listened to Classical all the time we’ve been married, I love it and our boys also grew up with it in the house and now listen to it as adults. But Cj never could enjoy Classical. When we went to the Symphony she REALLY enjoyed Mozart.
The architecture of the building is unbelievable. The small chandler lighting reminded me of planetary systems, and the larger globes reminded me of a sun being held in place by a fold in gravity. The lighting was striking. The columns had a 4/2 ratio. Four round and a square at each end. Two round at the ends. And marble was everywhere. The corners had an internal rounded cut, so it was gapped but there were no pointed corners. It was lovely. I opted not to take a camera of any kind. In a study done earlier this year, if you are aware that you have a camera and use it your mind will NOT record your event as a memory. In today’s world our mind has accepted that the camera is our memory. So if you want to be in the moment of a special event forgo the camera. If you must take a few photos, limit them and make the camera hard to get to.
Our night started with a trip to O’Charlies in Cookeville. I got the fish (it was okay, cod is not on my palate) Cj got a blue cheese chicken salad. Blue cheese YUCK!. We had some really nice conversation. Then headed to Nashville. The directions to the Nashville Symphony takes you down Broadway, BAD idea on a Friday night. Deamonburad is faster, direct and takes you right to parking. They need to change that.
I really suggest the Nashville Symphony to anyone who appreciates music. If I could afford it (buy my books) I would really go back again and again. Although we sat in the popper section, we both thoroughly enjoyed it.
Final thoughts: Thanks to the entire Nashville Symphony staff, the musicians, and the conductor. You all did a fantastic job.