GOArts is short for Georgia Open Arts Month which takes place each October.
It's a collective campaign to raise awareness about arts in our area.

Last October, I took up a challenge to see 31 shows in 31 days and blog about it... in the end, I saw 41.
Sure, it was a bit tiring but it was also an amazing opportunity.

The column on the left is a linked schedule of everything I saw.
For a more logical read of this blog o'adventures, scroll down to the first entry and start reading there.

I'm not a reviewer, nor am I an art critic.
I aim to raise public awareness about the great tapestry of arts & culture in our area and inspire you to get out there and enjoy it.
x ~ Here's a special thanks to the folks who provided me comps to some of these events! ~

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

If You Play a Brass or Reeded Instrument... (Event #12)

...then you can't have any cheesecake until AFTER the concert!

Yeah, that's my advice.  My friend David plays with the Atlanta Wind Symphony (AWS) so I was glad I got to see him perform this past weekend. Narration about the growth of AWS through 30 seasons accompanied Sunday's performance that recreated AWS's very first concert and I got to know this symphony a little better.  Elaborate, you say?  Well, ok, trombonist Merle Knotts has performed (and still is) with the AWS for its entire 30 year history.  Here is a rendition of the song the AWS played to close the concert... Prokofiev's Opus 99 (this is the Dobcross Band). It's so bright and upbeat, I just can't stop whistling it.  The AWS performs this concert again at 4pm on October 25th at Chamblee First United Methodist Church.

And the food.... well, cheesecake, of course!  You don't think I made that up, do you?  The Cheesecake Factory provided cheesecakes for the concert in celebration of their 30th anniversary, too.

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