Once upon a night... it got better.
2002-10-21 19:44:39 ET

On Saturday I went to my violin classes at morning like always and unfortunately our teacher Susy wasnít there again, apparently theyíre still ďon tourĒ or something playing in several places but I have understand that theyíll be back for the next weekend, I hope so, because this time there was this other teacher who is like a 30 o 40 something year old woman... but sheís really clumsy! I mean she always nodded at the exercises like if I played very well, she didnít pay many attention to us, she didnít look very secure... ugh, I hope that for next weekend the regular teachers, younger but good at it, are back. Iíll see.

As I mentioned before, lately I hadnít been having concentration enough to draw something well, so I decided to start drawing again a formal draw like the others I have here on my gallery but this time I wanted to really create something out of my mind, that is, without having a model or any picture or photograph to look and then try to draw it, so I started to draw first the face (as usual) but I didnít get to have what I wanted, so I decide that maybe I should start first a sketch with a pencil...whoa! A pencil, I never had started a draw with a pencil since I was a kid. All my current draws I made them with straight ink (with any pen) so that if I got wrong in some part I had to start all over again until I had what I wanted, so this time I thought itíd be an interesting idea if first trying with a pencil so I could erase the parts of the sketch I didnít like it; and after bout 10 several intents I finally got something I liked, yes, so frustrated I was I couldnít get any result I got (mostly from the face, faces are the principal). So I did end up drawing something with a pencil, this is what I got, and yet I donít know what kind of dress or clothe Iím going to put on her ; ) Anyway, so lately a friend asked me to paint something for him since he saw my two other paintings and liked them, he bought me the canvas, I already have the brushes and paint to do it, so... uhm, this means two things; one, Iíll have to stop the previous drawing I was barely starting to start another (my third) painting; two, Iíll have something to busy up myself now, but I still will need to do some sketches at pencil too first and show them to him so he can choose what he wants, then start it. This guy is a nice person, he also seems to like all this gothic stuff and apparently also has (like me) some fascination for little girls (in the tender way, donít get me wrong), so he wanted me to paint some cute little girl or something, I donít know, weíll see what Iíll come up with.

Now the big issue. This Sunday there was going to be another performance by the Amadeus string quartet I always go every two or three Sundays, but when I went they said it was canceled and instead they had this dumb shit mass thing or something, like a discourse about encourage ourselves be good and the crap about, so I left there very disappointed but they said the concert was coming up for November 3rd. Then back home I still tried to do some sketches a bit frustrated about the drawing I said above, but I rather went to take a nap; when I woke up and was thirsty and went to take a glass of lemonade but my dumb ass shit hand dropped off the jar and poured ALL of it, and I spent there about 40 minutes cleaning it all up. Finally remembered that since a month ago there were announcing this very big concert of chamber music interpreted by the very Mozartís Orchestral Symphonic from Vienna, and I knew I ought to go; the entrance was $20 for the galleria sits (the far ones) and $40 for the numbered sits (the closer ones), I did have the money so I wanted so much to go, but when I noticed the clock it was already 6:30 pm and the concert started at 7:00 pm so I didnít have much time. Anyway, I was feeling that something else was going to be wrong because all of the above: first the disappointment of the string quartet, then the frustration of drawing, next the dropping of the jar of lemonade, and finally I was going to be late if I didnít hurry. But! I did get in time for it, and then it was when everything changed for good! I got there and asked a ticket of $20, the lady who attended me said someone returned back a ticket of $40 because they couldnít make it and asked me if I wanted to take it for free, that ďcourtesy of themĒ... *got astonished* HELL YES!!! I couldnít believe it! I spent like the 15 minutes next thinking of it, that was FUCKING AMAZING! I thanked her so much, took the ticket and got in for free!!! That shall be probably the greatest venture I had ever had on life! I was happy! Happy since so long ago! Finally I took a sit and waited for the concert to start. It started and I was more than happy; the whole orchestra dressed themselves with old classical clothes of the time of Mozart, like the picture above:

Even though I heard some melodies I hadnít heard before (yes, I donít know all the melodies, come on) I did recognize some of them, the more popular ones such as Eine Kleine Natchmusik, Don Giovani, and Symphony No. 40 and 41 ďJupiterĒ, within others. Moreover there were some melodies that had two singers, probably taken from Operas or Cantatas; it was a Soprano lady and a Baritone mister (I guess, Iím not sure of their levels). In some of the melodies performed with the singers were quite funny, because they were almost acting, playing perhaps the rolls of the lyrics sung there, I donít know, but it was very amusing because they even did funny facial expressions directing to the public. At the end they decided to perform another melody, which was not from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but from another well-known composer: Strauss; they performed perhaps the most known melody of him, ďThe Blue DanubeĒ. Everyone applauded so hard that the orchestra performed another ďbonus trackĒ for us and the director had us applauding to the rhythm of the melody, practically directing us, the audience, ha, it was amusing, I didnít clap, just watched and listened. Finally the thing was over and they were at the lobby selling CDs and giving autographs, so lucky me, with the money I saved for entering for free I bought two CDs for $18 each:

And so exited I was, I obviously waited for having them autographed by the two singers and the director, who were the only ones giving autographs, if not, Iíd have got the whole orchestra to give me theirs :D haha, anyway, they were selling like 5 different CDs that they recorded and some fancy ties for wear with musical notes and such funny logos apparently made out of 100% silk but I didnít have more money or else... yes. Anyway, I ended up with performed music satisfaction, two CDs and autographs of them:

I just couldnít believe how this high-recognized orchestra straight from Vienna came to play to our city and I got to see them for free! It was just amazing. On the way home I started thinking of so many thing, especially of music (duh!), of how much I really would like to play so good like them, or jus do something artsy. I could even write some stuff of what I thought but I think I have written now plenty much, and I would bore just anyone who even scrolled down the scrollbar of the window to see how much was of this, huh? Well I just can say that concert was truly ...something good!


2002-10-23 12:23:44 ET

Wow.

2002-10-23 19:01:10 ET

That sounds like a wonderful time. I think I would've loved it. I really like Mozart, ever since I saw "Amadeus" which is also one of my favorite movies. :) People don't seem to realize that a live classical music concert can be even more intense and emotional than say, a rock show. Those orchestras are LOUD!!! And depending on the composer, some of the songs can be quite intense as well. :)

2002-10-24 11:21:13 ET

Yes, well I don't despise a rock or metal concert, it's just depending the mood or likes. Each type of music has is emotional and intense feeling for the one that likes it better.

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