LA Philharmonic – Holst’s ‘The Planets’

Twas near the end of Summer when the LA Philharmonic Performed Holst’s ‘The Planets’ at the Hollywood Bowl. It also happened to be my sisters birthday! So, we went together and had a marvelous time. It was with great joy that we were able to see this performance, under the stars. Could it ever be more perfect than that? Most certainly not. She isn’t all that familiar with classical music but she knows how passionately I feel about certain pieces, and certain movements of ‘The Planets’ are one of my passions.

If you haven’t had the chance to check out Holst’s work, I recommend doing so! On YouTube, here is the entire 7 part act it only takes 49 minutes. But it is so epic and worth it! I have a few favorite pieces myself; “Mars, The Bringer of War”, which is the first act is a particular favorite do to it’s intense fiery nature! And I also love the ending, “Neptune , The Mystic” for it’s amazing feeling of a new day and feeling like an ascension.

Oh such beauty!  It was with great pleasure to be able to see the L.A. Philharmonic perform at the Hollywood Bowl performing Holst’s ‘The Planets’.

My sister and I awaiting for the show to begin!

Of course I come prepared! I brought the bubbly. It’s never a celebration until there is champagne. Bring the ‘pagne on!

Since this is a post regarding her lovely birthday, I also made her a dessert and dinner too. Since she is a big fan of my cooking, I dote upon her. And also, she is a big big fan of my cheesecake. At this point, I am well regarded for my baking prowess.  This birthday, I made her a brown butter cheesecake! Oh, the decadence! She thoroughly enjoyed it and said it was stellar. I think I could do better and will do better next time.

She loves balloons!

My sister with her flowers, yes, I arranged them. Her favorite color is a pale purple. Happiness overload for this girl.

Sweet simple dinner table.

Here is Amoura showing off her beautiful tutu. My little Princess Ballerina. She is definitely a baller-ina. LOL!

My floral arrangement in lovely roses in cream and hues of purple.

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