Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Midwestern Monologues: Bucket Lists

{Brian Kvidera}

Bucket lists may be cheesy, but I have one nonetheless.  A few things on my list:

See the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City

See Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic

See Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Wear the traditional Vietnamese dress, Ao Dai

I recently was able to check something off of the list!  First let me say that I love autumn for two major reasons: (1) scarves, boots, and cozy sweaters; and (2) ART!! I live for September when theatre seasons begin. This autumn is off to a good start as I just returned from a rendezvous in New York City.  There are times in life when words do no justice to the feeling of actually experiencing your bucket list.

Those tickets would be our box seat tickets to see Itzhak Perlman perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor.  I know I'm about to sound dramatic, but Perlman’s entrance was heart-stopping; the performance sent chills up my arms and down my spine and stopped my breath.  I always fear that when I put something on my bucket list, I am automatically over-hyping it.   The New York Phil, however, was everything and more than I could have ever anticipated.

Back home in the Midwest, I was immediately off to see another bucket list item: Georges Bizet’s opera, Carmen, at the Kansas City Lyric Opera.  What a fantastic performance!  Aside from ogling Carmen, I had to resist the urge to sing along with her in "L’amour est un oiseau rebelle" and to shout "Olé" after Escamillo finished his aria "Toreador".  The show was magnifique!

I'm on high. I'm on a high. I'm on an artistic high.

What's on your bucket list??

Hi, I'm Cindy.  I live in Kansas City and date often (eh..)  regularly sometimes. I date. I dated a guy once that lived in the Northeast. He described Kansas City as utterly Midwestern. His description of the women here? Farm fresh and corn fed. I hate to admit it, but that sums me up in 4 words and an ampersand. Yes, yes, I am a personality girl whose verbosity and crazy antics sometimes gets the best of her. Yet, it always makes for a damn good time. (well…)  

love, love,

1 comment:

Ashley Hasty said...

You're a big fan of music, I see. I can't make a list because it would never end. I want to do everything! :)