- Dec 28 Tue 2010 00:14
- Dec 27 Mon 2010 05:09
I attended Lukáš Vondrácek’s piano recital on Monday, November 22, 2010 at Weill Recital Hall within Carnegie Hall. The recital was scheduled to start at eight pm; I bought my ticket at the box office a half hour before it started. This is first time that I attended a recital alone and I was a little bit nervous. But quickly my mood changed from nervous to excited when the ticket seller told me that my seat was in the front row. When I found my seat and looked toward the stage, there was a black Steinway grand piano at center of stage. Unexpected, I realized that I had a best seat in the house. The piano was only about six feet away from me and I was able to see pianist’s fingers and facial expressions throughout the performance.
- Dec 10 Fri 2010 11:07
I attended the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Ma Vlast (My Homeland) by the composer Bedřich Smetana on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Carnegie Hall. My cousin and I were sitting all the way up in the balcony. When I looked down, there were no empty seats. The musicians came out and sat on the stage. The concertmaster came out to tune the orchestra. After they were ready, everyone started to applaud when Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the conductor, made his entrance. I was very excited since it has been a long time since I attended a classical music concert, and I had never seen a performance at Carnegie Hall.