COViD has left me hesitant to purchase tickets for almost anything and I almost didn't jump at the opportunity to hear Chopin by candlelight at the Air & Space Museum. I'm so glad I chose to "seize the day" and hope for the best because the best is exactly what we got!
The performance started promptly at 7 when the lights were dimmed, the candles began to glow, and a romantic ambiance was set. Believe it, or not, COViD lent a hand in the romance as Kyle and I were able to sit somewhat alone side-by-side -- all parties were placed together with their group and socially distanced from any other group.
The pianist played each complicated piece with what I deem, perfection. He did so well, I could picture the moody emotional Chopin there in the pianist's place. If I were to rate this experience, I would give it four and a half stars. Half a star would be held back because the high ceilings in the museum made the acoustics less than perfect.
The Candlelight Concert Series has several other concerts scheduled throughout the season. You may find tickets here.
WHAT WE WISHED WE'D KNOWN: Kyle and I had thought we were punctual by arriving thirty minutes early. Had we known how many fascinating things there would be to see inside the Air & Space Museum, we would have arrived a full hour early. Whether you like planes, or not, the items on display are interesting and fun to see.
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