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A New York harpist trying to figure things out - and the mishaps and adventures that inevitably ensue.

Super Bowl/Symphony Sandwich

Kathryn Sloat

This past weekend I went to two symphony concerts (and in the middle was the Super Bowl - get it?), and neither of them was the New York Phil. 

Friday night, I went to hear the Chelsea Symphony play Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. I sat in the balcony and had a really good view of the harp (I was VIEWING, not creeping.). The harp has such an awesome part in the orchestral suite - too bad Bernstein didn’t put it in the original musical. 

And on the flip side of Super Bowl Weekend, I went to hear One World Symphony play a Game of Thrones themed concert. I really enjoyed this one, and not just because I’m a fan of the book and tv series. The performance was comprised of opera scenes that related to different GoT characters. The story is so operatic anyway, really all that needs to be done is to add music. They included scenes from The Ring, Rigoletto, Salome, and lots more. One of my favorites was a song that featured only the harp accompanying one of the singers. 

This time I did not creep on the harpist, Kristi Shade, but went up and introduced myself afterwards. See? My people skills are improving!

Oh yeah, and there was a football game in the middle. How about that halftime show?!