Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cirque Musica

Steve's company owns a performance venue in town, and every now and then the company gives complimentary tickets to employees. This past week Steve took advantage of one of those offers and surprised me with tickets to a performance of Cirque Musica, a sort of circus and symphony mash-up with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

First of all, I am a HUGE fan of the symphony. I haven't been since middle school for a variety of reasons (no one to go with and high ticket prices mostly) so this particular date was such an incredible surprise. Add in the fact that the performance included Cirque du Soliel style performances to compliment the music. 

The result was a really cool blend of circus and concert. There were acrobats, guys juggling each other, and a woman doing the ribbon wrap aerials. The violin soloist during the Tchaikovsky concerto actually flew above the rest of the orchestra on a wire.

I was completely enthralled the whole time. 

Toward the end of the show the performers took a break while the symphony played a Beatles medley. Steve and I were cuddled up under the stars (which made an appearance despite a forecast of rain) listening to world class performers play "Let it Be" while the lightning bugs flickered all over the lawn. It was so romantic... definitely one of those moments where I was thankful to be exactly where I was.

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