15 August 2009

40 by 40 Update: Go to a BSO Concert at Strathmore


(Back in May of 2007 I noticed that a bunch of people in the blogosphere had created lists of 101 things to do in 1001 days. I was intrigued by the notion but felt I needed to change the parameters. So I created my 40 by 40 list. 40 things I wanted to do before I turned 40. Well on August 17th I turn 40, and I need to give $10 to charity for every uncompleted item. So it is time to see how I did.)

35. Go to a BSO Concert at Strathmore - COMPLETED
Running Tally: $150.00 to charity.

I think this is the only performance-related goal that I met. The Strathmore is a lovely modified shoebox concert hall in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC. In my opinion it is much better aesthetically and acoustically than the National Symphony Orchestra's home at the Kennedy Center. Very smartly the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra made this their home away from home and do a fairly full season of concerts here, tapping into the affluent suburbs of DC for a customer base that might be reluctant to drive the hour to Baltimore. The orchestra played well, the experience was very nice. We will definitely go back.

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