What I wore to the Symphony conducted by Michael Krajewski
Being able to attend a Symphony or an Orchestra has been one of my goals for the last couple of years. An Orchestra is a large ensemble that often performs the works and a Symphony appears in the name of many Orchestra’s, for example, the Houston Symphony. The Orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble of 30-100 musicians that typical play classical music; that mixes instruments from different families such as violin, viola, cello, double bass, brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments. The concert harp may stand alone; while the piano and celesta may sometimes appear in the fifth keyboard section.
An Orchestra is usually led by a conductor who directs the performance with hand and arm movements or conductor baton which is made easier for musicians to see. Conductor Michael Krajewski and the Houston Symphony celebrated the best of 007 with Bond & Beyond. Theme songs played for the evening included the James Bond theme song, From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger, and the Academy Award-winning song “Skyfall” who was sung by Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte.
Typically, attending a symphony calls for your best tuxedo (double breasted, shawl, peak, or notch lapels) and beautiful gowns for the women. Being that its spring and hot in Houston, I wanted to be a little cooler and save my tuxedo for the colder weather. I kept the tradition of black and white starting with a black and white floral short sleeved shirt from H&M, black ripped denim from TopMan and some Chelsea boots. Style and fashion is a way of expressing one’s self and choosing to be more yourself in any occasion.
- Shirt – Lyocell Short-sleeved Shirt – H&M- $25
- Glasses – Classic Half -Framed Glasses – UO – $18
- Jeans – Black Stretch Tapered Fit Jeans – TopMan – $75
- Boots – Warren Waterproof Chelsea Boot – Cole Haan – $130