Wow, this Friday could not have come soon enough! What a week. The task of choosing finalists for our photo contest was extremely difficult and I still feel I could have chosen about 20 more. I’ll be using many of my favourites as the Friday Foto for the next while. Please keep them coming too, we love to see the many perspectives of Kingston that these photos share.
Tuesday night I sat on a panel for a Kingston Arts Council workshop on connecting with the media. Kingstonist was the youngest of the media resources so not only did I get a chance to share what we’re doing here, but I also learned a ton. Most importantly, I met some great people, including a lot of you. It’s so nice to put a face to a name. I hope we’ll get more opportunities to meet outside of the interweb in the future!
On a more personal note, I have to make a special mention of the Kingston Symphony‘s upcoming concert. Next weekend we will be performing an incredible program that will include Smetana’s Overture to the Bartered Bride, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. The reason I need to tell you about this is the Dvorak. I’ve been practicing it all week for the first time in over 10 years and even though I’ve played it 4 or 5 times now, I still love it so much and discover new things about it every day. Of course I’m also excited to have a violinist, Andréa Tyniec, as our soloist. Tchaikovsky’s concerto is so exciting and it’s always really cool to see the interpretations that come with each musician who plays it with us. The reason I’m mentioning this today is because I want to share this love with Kingston. If you’re not a frequenter of the symphony but have always thought “maybe I’ll go sometime”, this is that time. I hope you’ll consider joining us for one of the two shows next weekend. In the meantime, have a listen to the latest podcast with Maestro Fast ad hear the excitement and passion he has for this concert too.
If you do make it out to the symphony, please drop me a note or a comment and let me know what you thought! For now, get outside, it’s a gorgeous day. The perfect day for hitting the trails and feeding some little birds.
Thanks to Tom Rutledge for today’s happy photo.