Last night, my boyfriend and I bundled up and headed out to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, http://www.orsymphony.org/schnitz/, to listen to the Oregon Symphony. The hall itself is a work of art. Built in 1928 and restored in 1984, this venue was designed in the Italian Rococo Revival style. It is incredible. The chandeliers, mirrors, and carvings make you feel like you are at a royal ball. The theater itself is definitely a work of art.
They symphony opened with Mozart’s March in C major, and then progressed to his Symphony No. 40 in G minor. After a brief intermission, we were fortunate enough to hear Jun Isawasaki’s debut. He chose Erich Wolfgang Kornigold’s Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra. He was incredible. He coaxed that violin to play music worthy of a heavenly host. A the end of the piece, people were on their feet immediately clapping and cheering. After that, the night was ended with Salome’s Dance by Richard Strauss.
Everyone left with smiles on their faces and a song in their heart.