This Saturday night, Oct. 24, 2020, the fetching Mrs. Sheralyn B and I will be blessed again to be able to attend in person a Houston Symphony Orchestra Concert at Jones Hall in downtown Houston, TX. I say blessed because only a small amount of patrons [of the 3,000 seat Jones Hall] will be able to attend. We have attended a couple of other concerts in person and I can tell you all the safety precautions are taken, with complete social distancing and temperatures taken before entering Jones Hall, and then the seating is far apart and leaving the concert hall is done by rows so there isn't a lot of people leaving at the same time. Even the symphony orchestra members have masks on, except, of course, for the wind instrument players.
The feature piece will be Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. It is a soothing piece with luscious melodies and an exciting finish.
Here is how the Houston Symphony Orchestra web site describes the concert: "This piece is from the heart,” wrote Tchaikovsky of his Serenade for Strings, and heartfelt sentiment shines forth in every moment of this beloved masterpiece, which includes some of his most memorable melodies. Gabriela Ortiz’s Tepito brings to life the color and energy of Mexico City’s Tepito neighborhood. Puccini’s expressive Chrysanthemums begins the concert."
Tchaikovsky's Serenade is scored in the bright key of C Major with 4 movements: 1. Allegro Moderato; 2.Valse: Moderato; 3.Elegie: Larghetto; and 4. Allegro con spirito.
Please turn up the volume, play in full screen and enjoy, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's, Serenade for Strings.
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major: