May 08, 2008
A night for music
My family and I enjoyed Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor Saturday night with Zuill Bailey's impassioned cello playing, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the delightful conducting of JoAnn Falletta. After intermission we heard Prelude to a Drama by Franz Schreker, and Suite from Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss. It was also are first concert in the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach's towncenter. We bought $15 tickets so we were seated on the third floor balcony, but right in the center. We could see everyone and the sound was amazing in there. We even saw a Mr. Matthew Umlauf of BJUdom playing the viola. My sister thought she saw him going into the building and I thought he looked familiar even from a glance. So we checked the program book and there his name was. It was a very enjoyable night.