Monday, May 13, 2013

The Way

Laumeier Art Fair 2013-05-12 5 (The Way)

The Way is the most massive work in Laumeier Sculpture Park.The name suggests religious fervor and conviction to me, the one path to salvation, nirvana or perfection. Except that there are so many ways, and so many incompatible with one another. You can see a picture of the whole thing and learn a bit about it on the park's web site here. It is as imposing as certainty.

I mentioned that yesterday afternoon was the closing performance of the St. Louis Symphony's 2012-2013 season. They played Act III of Alban Berg's Wozzeck (gee, it must have been miserable to walk around all day being Alban Berg) and the Beethoven 9th. OMG, as they say. This may be a second or third-tier city but we certainly have a first-tier orchestra. It's a treasure.         

SLSO Season Finale 2013-05-12


cieldequimper said...

I might skip 'the way' to go right to the theatre.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love that you're so proud of your city symphony Bob, I feel the same way about ours..

William Kendall said...

I'd have enjoyed myself at the concert hall immensely!

Jack said...

Your city's orchestra's fame has reached here. It is indeed a jewell. I once attended a performance of Wozzeck [though it was spelled differently and it was a play] and I walked out. One of the nice things about attaining a certain age is that you no longer feel you need to waste your time if you don't want to.

TheChieftess said...

That top shot is quite dramatic! Love the boldness of the red!