Bumming Around with Daisy 2011 travel blog

Glenda Alexander, Dianne Bennett and Inge Rider

Dianne Bennett


Tonight Inge, Ginger, Dianne and I attended a pop concert at the Palmer Events Center. We enjoyed the music very much. That’s the first time I had heard the jazz quartet, “The Manhattan Transfer”.

Since the Center is only a few blocks from my RV park, I walked over there and met the others. We had a table about in the middle row. Inge had brought the food for us: wonderful salad plates with roast turkey, boiled eggs and raw veggies, as well as two plates of fruits and cheeses. That gal knows how to do it right! I rode back home with them.

This year the Austin Symphony Orchestra is celebrating their 100th year. Their first public concert was on Tuesday, April 25, 1911, at the Hancock Opera House. The 28-piece orchestra was conducted by Hans Harthan. Before 1937 the Symphony was a non-official organization of musicians who met together to play for pleasure. By 1938 it had reorganized and their first official concert was held at Hogg Auditorium on December 20, 1938, with conductor Henrik Buytendorf, a former member of the Royal Orchestra of Holland. Peter Bay has been the Music Director/Conductor since 1997.

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