SoNA live blog: 10:14am

Did you know that a dress rehearsal for an orchestra actually entails everone being in concert dress? For some reason, I never knew this, even though it would make sense.  The Maestro is in tails, the orchestra in dress blacks.

Ah, those first chords of the Marriage of Figaro - how can you not grin when you hear them?  I tend to hear them most with the rocking sounds of a full band behind them (I'm a huge East Village Opera fan - don't judge), but hearing it without electric guitars is a neat experience.

Maestro Haas is enjoying the fun of this piece, you can tell - he's got a big smile on his face. So do I.  :)