Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Coming Holiday Weekend

This coming holiday weekend, Joshua and I will drive down to New York in order to spend Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We’ll return to Boston Sunday night. Even though Monday is a federal holiday, there is no point in our spending Monday in New York, too, because on Monday nothing will be on.

We plan to attend four performances during our stay. We plan to catch the current Broadway productions of “A Little Night Music”, “Present Laughter” and “A View From The Bridge” (the latter two in previews), and we plan to see Peter Martins’s production of the full-length “Romeo And Juliet” at New York City Ballet.

We contemplated buying tickets for concerts by the New York Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic, in residence at Carnegie Hall, but we elected to avoid the concert hall for the weekend, especially since Thursday night we will hear the Boston Symphony play Mozart and Elgar under Colin Davis at Symphony Hall.

Josh and I invited Josh’s sister to join us for the weekend, as Josh’s sister has never visited New York. We even offered to pay for her airfare from Nashville and back, but Josh’s parents, once they got wind of our invitation, would not hear of it. Their final verdict: “Perhaps next year”.

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