Woke up late this morning, and got ready, hoping to head to the Old Threshers museum before the dress rehearsal. Alas, Old Threshers was closed. We got a few pictures, however. Instead, we went to a restaurant downtown, and ate lunch. Then, Will and I headed out to Burlington to the dress rehearsal there. The orchestra ran through the concerto once and touched spots, with Will and I talking a bit in between, and then we all ate a nice dinner that the orchestra catered, and got dressed. Then, Bob McConnell, Will, and I headed out to do the pre-concert lecture. It was fun...basically the same information Will and I have gone over in our interviews. Then I went out to sit in the hall.
The concert was phenomenal. The orchestra's effort was amazing, and all of the pieces on the program went well. But everyone seemed just a little more tuned-in for the concerto. The audience was silent through the whole thing, and the orchestra was fully engaged. Afterwards, the audience gave Will and the orchestra a standing ovation, I went on stage to join them, and we all took a few bows.
Then, as if we weren't tired enough, we headed over to a (unique) local art gallery for refreshments. Took more pictures, talked to moe people. Will and I finally made it home at about 11:30. One concert down, two to go!