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Sunday’s Inventions

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More rain to keep me indoors and add another picture of Newcastle Avenue with colours.

Newcastle Avenue Looking North.

I had to cut out some trees and move some other ones to expose the houses and apartments. Some of the colour choices  also received preferential treatment.

Last night we attended a spectacular  concert by the Vancouver Island Symphony (V.I.S), which got me in the mood to take some liberties with the subject in this little painting. That evening’s program was titled “Epic Inventions”. The music played after the intermission was composed by Pierre Simard, the conductor of this orchestra. It was a fascinating performance of contemporary music with a full orchestra and choir, a performance that left the audience breathless.

This was the last performance of this season. The program for the new series starting in the fall looks very promising again; enough for us to get season tickets.

The V.I.S. is a professional symphony orchestra that calls the Port Theatre in Nanaimo their home. The classical music performances are very entertaining and are highly recommended; check out their website at http://www.vancouverislandsymphony.com

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Author: John Hofman

my email is jhofman@telus.net Website: johnhofman.wordpress.com

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