Thursday, September 30, 2010

Decision Made

Over the last 48 hours, Andrew’s parents and Andrew and I have decided what to do over Columbus Day Weekend: we shall go to New York.

After abandoning Houston, we examined Cincinnati, Detroit and Pittsburgh as possible destinations. We found little to do in each of those cities over the holiday weekend other than visit art museums (which would be perfectly fine, except museums in all three cities have very constricted open hours, even on Sundays).

We investigated New York’s listings, found enough events to our liking to warrant a visit, and scheduled a trip.

New York City Ballet may have been the determining factor in our decision. NYCB will be offering two programs of interest to us that weekend, one program to include “Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet” and the other to include “Chaconne”. I loved “Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet” when Andrew and I attended a performance of the work at NYCB in January of last year, and Andrew tells me that I will love “Chaconne”, too.

Andrew’s mother loves City Ballet, and Andrew’s father loves Balanchine (but only Balanchine), so a trip to New York will be welcome for everyone.

We were able to target three plays we want to see: a revival of George Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs. Warren’s Profession”; a revival of Arthur Kopit’s “Wings”; and a revival of Michael Frayn’s early and seldom-performed “Alphabetical Order”.

All that, and a museum visit or two, should be enough to keep us occupied over the long weekend.

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