Starting the Season with the Monroe Symphony

We had a great time performing in Monroe this week!  My husband also got to come and play principal horn this time and we had some time to see the sights.  This of course includes enjoying the local cuisine:

We feasted on jambalaya and étouffée at Cormier’s and it was delicious!  We also hit Rawz which has a really great sushi menu, I wish we had a Rawz in Denton.  We also had time to check out the Masur Museum of Art and run the trails at Kiroli Park.  Even with a missing ‘l’ this is a perfect trail for a hornist and clarinetist to run on!

The concert went well last night.  Hannah Urdea, who won the Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition, was our soloist and performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major.  Rossini’s Semiramide Overture and Copland’s Appalachian Spring were also on the program.  We had a lot of very young concertgoers last night who came and visited us backstage afterwards, which is wonderful!  Looking forward to coming back in December!