February 8: Practicing, Performances, and ... Pythons?
Miami and Naples, February 8 - Last night's concert in Miami--our first-ever at the Adrienne Arsht Center--was an absolutely magical experience. It is difficult to describe in words the sound that echos throughout each hall we have visited.
From the Brahms First Symphony (which reflects so well the way the Orchestra works with Maestro Frühbeck), to the Stokowski orchestration of Bach's "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," this special program, and the way Maestro Frühbeck works with our musicians, brought the audience to its feet. It's easy to see the fondness that Frühbeck and the Orchestra have for each other. (Photo: Manny Hernandez)
André Watts is charming audiences everywhere--with Beethoven's noble "Emperor" Concerto and the Grieg Concerto. The audiences love him! (Photo: Manny Hernandez)
Some of our musicians got up early to practice, while others were able to take in some local sights. Our own double bass Henry Scott poses with, you see that right, a python! (Photo: Alex Veltman)
Besides staying busy in the concert halls, our musicians have kept active outside as well--with lots of diving, jogging, bicycling, and visiting family along the way. In fact, some of our musicians got up early today for their last Miami sunrise before heading off to Naples this morning.
Back to the concert hall for our performance tonight at the Philharmonic Center for the Performing Arts in Naples. Stay tuned for even more fantastic photos from the evening!