Two Surprises

by Tom Ingram

After a hard week of reading about Byzantine history, I took this weekend as an opportunity to be temporally profligate. The Avengers was much better than I thought it would be, given the lacklustre movies leading up to it. It was exactly the movie it should have been. Last night I went to the WSO’s season closer, Mahler 2. After I heard my first Mahler piece, the seventh symphony, I decided I wasn’t a fan and avoided his music thereafter. So this concert blew me away.