I normally don’t do concert reviews but this calls for one.  Friday night I had the pleasure of witnessing one of the most talented Violinists of our time, David Garrett who brought his Rock Symphony to Miami.  I have to admit that I was a bit surprised at the turn-out which was revealed only after we took our seats, (since there were merely four people waiting outside with us for the doors to open at the Gusman Theater for the Performing Arts) I have never experience a vase crowd like this before; I’m talking from children aspiring to be musicians, to teens on dates, to fathers with daughters, and grandparents alike together in one place, for music, after all…music is the universal language.  I was taken back when I lifted my head to find that the venue was completely sold-out, giving me the sense that this man is a big deal after all.

Now you have to experience his talent first hand, but unfortunately for you, if you weren’t a part of the lucky ones sitting at the Gusman Center, then you’ve missed out on an amazing show because it was the last leg of the North American tour.  :( I know.  David and his band have managed to stream Classical music, and combine it with Rock creating his own poetry of symphonies for all to enjoy.  :sigh:   This was truly a wonderful event, and I recommend for you to catch him then next time he comes around because it’s worth every moment.

I don’t mean to get all fan-girl on you but allow me to explain how breathtaking it was, and I’m not just saying that because I have a massive crush on Garrett.  However he truly is magnificent!  He was very charming interacting with the crowd.  Funny…his humor was beaming throughout the isle of the Gusman Theater Friday night.  And tall… so tall…that the man was towering over the stage even when he sat down to speak, and beautiful, so very beautiful that even sitting from a far he glowed with his smile which never faded from his lips.  Moreover the best part of Garrett is how humble he is when he’s not playing the violin.  Simply Perfect.

Now on a side note, the Gusman Theater is set to close its doors permanently to due to low funding; and the only thing that will keep it from closing the curtains for good, is if we all get involved.  If you’ve been inside this theater then you know it is truly a beautiful place, and one of Miami’s historical Theatrical.  We found ourselves in awe over how breathtaking it is, and couldn’t stop talking about how amazing the architectural work is inside ( I never talk about architectural work) however, it would be a shame to see this place close its doors for good because there aren’t enough people supporting the performing arts.  If you know bands that are trying to get a place for a gig and or know of a theatrical group looking for a new home, then this would truly be a place for all.


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