This evening was an amazing experience. I was hired to play in an orchestra that was to accompany Andrea Bocelli in Concert at the Air Canada Centre here in downtown Toronto. On Wednesday we had rehearsals for this evenings concert
And then a bit later, a media circus arrived with every TV station in Toronto to interview him as seen here about the concert
This evening was the concert. We played to an almost sold out hall, 30,000+ people. With the most expensive tickets costing $1000 and they were all sold out.
Here I am in the horn section
Here is a shot during the sound check tonight... I was not planning on taking a picture during the show, that would be cheesy and unprofessional !
All in all it was a wonderful night. I have never played to such a large audience, the energy that you feel from them is amazing !
This picture taken just before the show, you can see the Air Canada Centre really filling up !
As you can see the tulips are trying to push there way up to the sky, but once again on this 3rd day of April its snowing ! my god the winter this year just does not want to give up. I really enjoyed the wonderful weather in California last week, and now I want to continue, but ole man winter still will not let me !
Wendy has suffered from morbid Obesity all of her life. This blog contains stories from the past and present. How her weight has affected her life. With daily updates and inserts, this all attributes to her recent decision (January 1, 2008) to begin her massive weight loss project. Her goal is to lose 200 pounds by her 50th birthday, being July 23, 2009. On July 1st Wendy reached a goal of weighing 250 pounds, but there after she unfortunately went off the diet. On Jan 1, 2011 Wendy started her weight-loss journey once again. An accomplished classical horn player, Wendy has performed with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony , the Niagara Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician she has performed with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Amici Chamber Ensemble and Network Winds. Wendy is also Executive Director of the Community Folk Arts Council of Toronto.