A few weeks ago I attended a screening of Home Alone hosted by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, during which the orchestra performed the soundtrack live. It was a fantastic experience. Seeing John Williams score performed live really made me appreciate how intricate the music is, and how difficult it is to perform (especially during that frantic airport dash!)
I would highly recommend seeing a movie screening with the score performed live if you ever have the chance. The next one on the schedule in Charlotte is Star Wars, I’m already looking forward to it!
Strange Happenings This Week:
The Huffington Post has a great list of volunteering opportunities for anyone looking to give back during the holidays.
The Innocent Man, John Grisham’s only non fiction book, details the wrongful conviction of Ron Williams in Ada, Oklahoma. The book serves as the basis for the Netflix documentary of the same name.
Friday, December 21st- Earth’s winter solstice occurs at 5:23 p.m. EST. At that moment, the Sun reaches its farthest point south in the sky. The solstice marks the official beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and tonight has more hours of darkness than any other.
Sunday, December 23rd- The Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker in theaters for a one night showing. The ballet company is the largest in the world, with over 200 dancers and is known for its elaborate productions.