I’m going to tonight’s Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert with Dave (who’s sleeping in the other room, and he might be a bit put-out when I go wake him up in a couple of minutes…). The program is called Kalichstein Plays Mozart, featuring pianist Joseph Kalichstein in Mozart’s Piano Concerto #27. The program also includes Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, as scored by Leopold Stokowski for, if I’m not mistaken, Fantasia, along with Hindemith’s Concert Music for Strings and Brass and two Ravel pieces, Pavane for a Dead Princess and La Valse. Leonard Slatkin, the DSO’s music director, was scheduled to lead the performance, but he had a small heart attack while in Europe a month or so ago and is resting on advice of his doctors and a guest conductor will be on the podium. Can’t promise I’ll have a concert review tomorrow, but I’m expecting a good concert.
In other recent news, I did not go shopping yesterday, continuing my streak of ignoring the insanity of Black Friday. Mom cooked Dave and me a tasty Thanksgiving dinner, even after she did most of the dinner we had at my house on Sunday. (Fortunately, unlike the dinner on Sunday, no one went into labor the next day, which would’ve been somewhat surprising for all of us.) Non-turkey dinners have included a night of Mexican and a night of Indian. No hamburgers for me until at least Monday, although a part of our concert tradition includes a chocolate shake from McDonald’s on the way home (mmmmmmmm…).