Bill and I went to the Vancouver Symphony yesterday to hear Katie Harman-the 2002 Miss America-perform. She did three arias in Italian, German and Czech as well as some Gershwin and Kern tunes. She did a beautiful job. The second half of the concert was Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 Op. 47.
Last night, we were invited to the home of some friends for a sitdown dinner for 30 to meet Katie. She is just as beautiful inside as she is outside. She was so cordial and gracious to everyone at the party. Dinner was fabulous. It was an Italian theme with a shrimp appetizer, chicken cattiatore, polenta and green beans for the main course, a green salad, and tiramisu for dessert. I got to meet some new people and had wonderful conversations over dinner. And we got to enjoy another mini-concert by some of the symphony members after dinner. It was a very nice afternoon and evening to enjoy music, fine dining and warm conversation.