WOW! LOVED the performance at DAM but last night at Augustana was the most amazing experience. We were so enthralled with the flash mob concept and being able to sit “amongst the energy” of the music! – Candice Hayden
What an awesome concert! It was great fun being seated with the orchestra — a harpist next to Wayne, cellos to the left, percussion section behind us, Andre playing her English horn next to me, flutes and clarinets to her left. An amazing experience! – Judi Buehrer
Kinzie, Hadleigh and I really enjoyed the concert at Augustana Lutheran Church this evening. I particularly enjoyed the marriage of energy with music as a theme.
As the popcorn began to pop, my mind was immediately reminded of the nature of energy, it is never really spent, it merely experiences transformation. Matter changes forms based upon the transformation of energy, which is at its essence is very similar to a sound wave. Popcorn kernels change to popped corn, seeming cermudgeons are transformed into playful gigglers with noise-makers, and strings vibrate and transform air waves into beautiful music in our eardrums.
As the musicians played surrounding me, I, like energy, was transformed from an audience member to a participant in the concert. Initially, I was self-conscious about being so close and wondered if they felt the same about me watching from three feet away and reading their music along with them. I was transported from the tiled floor of an unfamiliar Lutheran church in Denver to running down a neighborhood street and then to African waterfalls.
Like energy, there was something genuinely recycled, transforming and re-creative. Waves (sound waves, subatomic, creative and emotional) were having their way with us. Like in the natural world, the best that we can do is relax, let it have its way with us and be awed. – Kevin Callahan