Upcoming Bits of Culture

It would seem that time has caught up to me a bit faster than expected, and in this case it’s a good thing.  There are some things on my calendar that I’m really looking forward to seeing.

Friday night marks my return to Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  It feels like it’s been an eternity since the last concert I got to see, though admittedly it wasn’t quite that long ago.  I’ll be seeing the DSO perform Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony.  Love some Tchaikovsky.

Two weeks after that, the Disney fan in me gets to do a bit of a happy dance as the DSO is doing a live performance of Fantasia.  Looks like they’ll be giving us Fantasia 2000 as well, which suits me just fine.  These are my two favorite Disney films, and the DSO is one of the best orchestras on the planet.  It’s a perfect match so far as I’m concerned.

That’s a pretty spectacular kick-off to a great concert season.  I wish I could afford more shows than what I’m slated for, but I’ve got nearly a dozen concerts planned between now and June, culminating in The Best of John Williams.

On the more visual side of things, Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum opens a new exhibition this Sunday on Monet: The Early Years.  I try to make my way to the Kimbell whenever possible, and it’s been far too long since my last visit.  Given my appreciation for Impressionism, this is an excellent excuse.  Since this one’s going through January, I’ll likely stop in after Thanksgiving, while everyone else is out shopping.  But who can say?  Maybe it’ll happen sooner, and maybe it’ll happen multiple times.  The Kimbell has an impressive permanent collection, which includes a number of Monet’s work, but as this exhibition is in conjunction with San Francisco… let’s face it, it’s not every day that great art comes to you.  For this, I make time.

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