Jacomo's Visionaries concert may well be my favorite of any presented during our years of attending the symphony. This season began with promise and a hint of mystery, of curiosity for what the new maestro might bring.
Bring it he did, with excitement for the season building as it drew on. Saturday night was a treat for the ears, heart and mind-- for the soul.
To the selection committee, compliments are due for narrowing the search to the three able candidates and for selecting Jacomo (my personal favorite) to lead our ASO into these next years. Thank you Jacomo for an excellent season full of fresh and interesting compositions from modern and American composers, for pairing those skillfully with composers of the old school and for bringing talented guest artists to punctuate those programs. The symphony deserves a well earned pat on their collective backs as well for responding to Jacomo's baton, a response obvious to even the ears of this dry land cotton farmer's kid. Together you've turned what were for me evenings to be tolerated into ones of pleasant enjoyment.
Renewing our seats for the 2014-15 season was a no-brainer for me. I'm anxious for the concert coming up in April but I'm keenly anticipating what Jacomo and our ASO may have in store for us in the new season to come. Every journey begins with a single step. Jacomo and the symphony are nearing completion of the first leg of this new journey. Where will the next leg take us? Stay tuned!