I arrived home from my big Civil Rights field study just in time to attend the Vermont Symphony with Nels and Lou. It was Lou's first symphony experience and a grand way to really launch summer.
It was a hot, steamy evening but the crowd still filled the field with elaborate picnics and very elaborate hats. I wish I had started taking pictures earlier, but just caught the back of this hat filled with peonies and ribbons.
We brought a fun picnic--fried chicken, beet salad, cold green beans, cheeses, wine & spritzers.
Lou wasn't prepared for the 1812 Overture --it was her first time hearing it and she loved it. But then....the big surprise....as the Overture ended and the Sousa marches began, came glorious fireworks. Lou has declared that the only way to really enjoy fireworks is when they are accompanied by a symphony orchestra!
Yo Yo Ma will be a guest this winter!