The boys and I love listening to the Classics for Kids radio show on our drive to school each morning because each episode is just five minutes long—the perfect length of time between home and school. Last week, we listened to all of the episodes about composer Leonard Bernstein. Then, quite coincidentally, I found out that the @utahsymphony was dedicating an entire program to his music this weekend. So I decided to go (with Mike, not my kids.) (When Aaron heard where we were going, he said, “So...you heard a commercial on the radio, and now you’re going?!” Don’t be so surprised, kid.)
And, turns out, it was one of the best concerts of my entire life. I’m not kidding. There just isn’t any replacement for live music. It was thrilling. Sometimes, at the end of a concert, I kind of feel pressured to give a standing ovation because everyone else is doing it. But this time, I almost couldn’t get to my feet fast enough. I loved every moment of it and was especially moved by “A Simple Song” from Bernstein’s Mass. 🎵
It’s moments like this one that make me so grateful that Mike and I committed several years ago to go on weekly dates in spite of the money, time commitment, and hassle. Sharing this concert with him was such a treat.