"Liisa & I went to the concert last night. It was in Carnegie's big hall which has 4 balconies & a very large orchestra.
The concert was great - Haydn. Bach. Mozart & someone named Roman, whom I didn't know but he was composing at around the same time. Evidently their conductor is an expert on early music & I think he may really have taught the orchestra to play like they did then. I have never before seen such precision bowing. String players are all supposed to go up & down at the same time but these players all seemed to play the notes in exactly the same part of the bow & use exactly the same amount of space on the bow for each note.
Carnegie Hall is noted for its acoustics & even their quietest notes could be heard at the back of the hall. The conductor is also a violinist so we also got 2 violin concertos - one by the concert master & one by him. It was an extremely enjoyable evening but the weather was horrible - cold, windy, raining, sleeting & snowing all at once. But it was worth it."