Life is Often Too Seriously Taken, so for that reason, I'm going to post a silly poem from time-to-time. These first several will each be taken from a small booklet entitled, Lighten Up! 100 Funny Little Poems, compiled and edited by Bruce Lansky.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fireworks and Fanfare in Burlington, Iowa

Saturday night,
July 5, 2008,
We traveled to Burlington, Iowa for our first
"Symphonic Blast!" experience.
(Absolutely Free and open to the public!)

I may be wrong, but I believe we were told this was the 14th annual concert.
It takes place in Crapo Park.
The SE Iowa Symphony entertains the crowd with several numbers.
Here are a couple of short video clips.

A very good friend of ours plays in the SE Iowa symphony, which is conducted by Robert McConnell. They hold three Classical Concert weekends (each weekend performance is played on a Friday night and repeated twice on Saturdays, all in different locations: Ottumwa, Burlington, Mt. Pleasant and now in Fairfield). They also support three "kidsymphany" performances (all on one day) in November, a variety of educational projects in the schools, Pops concerts and a Messiah Sing. Tickets are Very reasonable. Members of the symphony travel from many, many points in SE Iowa to play together. And, now, let me sell you YOUR membership tickets! ;-)

At least you might want to plan to attend next year's concert!

Definitely not a "shady deal!"