Heard a very good concert at the DSO. The newish conductor (Jader Bignamini) conducts with no score on his podium, preferring instead to make eye contact with his orchestra members. We heard Rachmaninoff's Piano Concert No 2 (used so brilliantly in BRIEF ENCOUNTERS) with the pianist George Li, and a piece by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and a Brahms Symphony. Lovely morning.
And then went to MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art) and saw a terrific exhibit by Judy Bowman, who began her work after raising ten children.
Trying to settle into a book, Almost finished PARADISE NEWS by David Lodge, which I initially liked but now feel is bogged down by quirkiness. Listening to a Laurie King Mary Russell book on audio.
A friend said she finished every book she started and I think I am at about 20%. Probably most readers take more care with what they start. I am very promiscuous, grabbing any book off the library shelf that seems promising. But I guess there is no harm in it.
Our book group is reading THE PROPHETS by Robert Jones. Marygrove College in Detroit is bringing the author in as part of their series on contemporary fiction.
PERRY MASON seems better than the first season. Trying the NIGHT AGENT (Netflix) but the reviews were right when they criticized it's by the numbers plotting (plucky woman, brave man). Looking forward to SUCCESSION tonight, which is never by the numbers. Also watching FAUDA. So odd that it's a 30 minute show.
What about you?