Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Attendance at the Southwest Symphony and Chorale Concert is Mandatory
Now that you've read this, you are required to attend the Southwest Symphony and Chorale Concert on Saturday in Springdale at the O.C. Tanner Outdoor Amphitheater at 8pm. The only people who are exempt from attending are those who live more than 60 miles away from Springdale. I don't expect you to drive more than an hour for this performance, but if you did, you wouldn't regret it.
The concert will be AMAZING! It has an Americana theme. The Chorale is singing "When the Saints Go Marching In" with a Dixieland combo playing along with us. There will be a guest pianist who will perform the Gershwin favorite "Rhapsody in Blue" with the symphony. That alone is worth the trip up to Springdale.
There is no concert like this one. The amphitheater is nestled next to the towering mountains of Zion National Park. The concert starts while there is still a little daylight, but it will end with a star studded sky. There is nothing more beautiful than the light blue that outlines the mountain's edge as the rest of the sky gets black. That scene is one of my favorite things about Southern Utah.
See you all at the concert on Saturday. Bring some cash to purchase the BBQ dinner before the concert or some snacks from concessions.