Eight weeks into the pandemic and I’m already having trouble remembering the last live concert I attended or performed in. In fact, I had to get out my calendar to jog my memory. It was a performance with the Pasadena Symphony, with conductor David Lockington, and you can see, from the picture below, that we were all very happy after the concert.
That seems like another lifetime.
I realized it was good for me to go through this exercise of remembering, because it may be awhile before I hear or participate in another live concert. Personally, I didn’t realize what was coming at the time of the Pasadena concert, so it was just another concert to me. It’s only been in retrospect that I understand its significance. There’s a part of me that is glad I didn’t know that the performing world was going to come to a screeching, indefinite halt. I suspect it would have been too emotional for me.
I’m eager to hear about the last live-music performance you attended or participated in. Please pick the answer below that most closely corresponds to your choice, then provide specifics in the comments section. Let us know if you knew this would be the last event for a while, or if you didn’t see it coming.
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