Well, I haven't written anything about me in a while, so I'll briefly fill you in on the gory details.
I got flat-out rejected by Stanford. Ouch.. Well, I didn't want to go there anyways.. (A big lie as anyone who has been following my day logs knows, but I'm coping.)
I went to a really interesting concert tonight. The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic was playing a concert called "Holocaust Memorial and Peace Concert". They played:
Adagietto for Strings and Harp by Gustav Mahler
A Survivor from Warsaw by Arnold Schoenberg
Symphony No.3 "Liturgique" by Arthur Honegger
"A Survivor from Warsaw" was really interesting. It features a narrator
, two cantor
s (one was my rabbi
, which is how I ended up at the concert), and a solo trombone
. Unusual, no?
My favorite piece of the evening was the Honegger symphony. It's very modern
, but not atonal
. All of these were pieces I'd never heard before, but this symphony was really fantastic