Last night’s concert went wonderfully! The pianist who was originally going to play the Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 had to cancel due to a hand injury, but Sergei Babayan stepped in and did a fantastic job. There’s a nice news article covering us and the concert here. Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 was very exciting to play and we received a very enthusiastic standing ovation at the end. I have to say, playing for the audience in Arkansas is fantastic. I’ve never seen such enthusiasm from a classical audience!
Of course we enjoyed our stay in Fayetteville once again, this city has some great places to eat. We revisited Damgoode Pies and got a marvelous stuffed pizza called “The Hog.”

And then headed over to Bliss Cupcakes for dessert!
For dinner before the concert, we went to Bordino’s.

After the concert, we topped it all off with coffee from The Common Grounds.
I’m still full from this trip! I need to definitely get a run in tomorrow.