39, 40, and 41

20100413_mozartThe other day I was ripping a few of my classical CDs. I’m still not completely finished converting¬†my CDs. I came across a few Mozart symphonies that I had missed. I listened to a few and realized how much I really like them.

I checked the NAC web page to see what the orchestra was up to. If they’re presenting something I like, I go see. About fifteen years ago they scheduled Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 and I was simply beside myself. You can imagine my reaction when I arrived to find that they’d changed the piece to something else. I put up a fuss at the box office but they insisted that they only allowed refunds or exchanges up to 48 hours before the performance and that’s it. I was livid. So livid that I didn’t even attend the performance. I understand the policy, but they should make an exception when they change the showpiece performance, for goodness sakes.

To this day, I haven’t seen No. 41 live.

If all goes well, I’ll be able to say this for only five months.¬†My trip to the NAC web site brought me to the concert listed to the right. Not only Symphony No. 41, but No. 39 and No. 40 as well! I am so there.

I’ll just have to make sure I add Symphony No. 39 to my iPod as I don’t know it nearly as well as the other two and I want to get familiar with it before the performance.

I’m already giddy.

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