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Marc and I are going to see Manon Lescaux at the Academy of Music on Sunday. I’m so excited! I finally get to see an opera instead of only listening. I hope I like it.

I bought a new dress to wear – I really wanted something pretty to wear, and I didn’t have any dresses that were appropriate. So of course I had to go shopping for an opera dress.

Have a great day!


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Last Thursday, December 1st, we went to see Tori at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia (and I’m only just now having a minute to post about it). It was amazing!

She came out in a long, flowing, pink satin gown, metallic pink leggings, and glittery silver high heels.

I very much enjoyed the string quartet, Apollon Musagete – they brought so much energy and it was fascinating to watch them play. They sounded great with Tori.

She played several of my favorite songs from Night of HuntersShattering Sea, Nautical Twilight, Fearlessness, Carry, and – Star Whisperer! You may remember from a previous post that I have claimed Star Whisperer as my song. I did not expect her to play it, because it is rather long (almost 10 minutes). She did speed up the first part a bit, but she played the whole thing, and it was wonderful.

She played with such energy and passion, and it was a great concert. Standouts for me: Velvet Revolution – I always loved this little song, and she played it with such passion. Hey Jupiter – I didn’t recognize this song until she started singing; I loved the new arrangement, and the quartet was great. Cruel – absolutely incredible; the quartet – I didn’t know strings could make sounds like that!

And, she played one of my most favorite songs – Cloud on My Tongue. The quartet played with her, and it was wonderful.

She also covered Joni Mitchell’s A Case of You; and really, all of the songs were done beautifully.

The time just flew by. It was a fabulous evening. I think Tori is simply amazing and brilliant!

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Tori has a new album coming in September, Night of Hunters.

night of hunters

It is a “21st century song cycle inspired by classical music themes spanning over 400 years”, according to the press release. In her own words: “I have used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter.”

She has been recording with Apollon Musagete, a Polish string quartet (who apparently will be touring with her as well). It all sounds quite intriguing. Can’t wait to hear it!

I have tickets to her show at the Academy of Music in December (my poor husband gets dragged to yet another Tori concert!)

In the meantime I’m listening to The Beekeeper, which is my summer Tori album. Some of my favorite songs – Parasol, The Power of Orange Knickers, Jamaica Inn, Barons of Suburbia, Sleeps with Butterflies, Ribbons Undone, The Beekeeper, Goodbye Pisces, and Marys of the Sea.

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