Symphony Field Trip As An Adult

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  1. This is an inspiring post to wrap-up the week. From what I understand the conductor is absolutely critical. I dated a Violist (hope that term is accurate) in my early twenties and was treated to some amazing concert experiences. If not for that, I would know absolutely nothing about classical music. Whenever the arts community reaches out it’s a a phenomenal opportunity to benefit from a new, enriching experience.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks for your added insight into the world of music. I have to say, the conductors I have seen are just as passionate as the soloists. Hmmm, is there a correlation between the amount of passion you have for something to how critical and successful you are? Glad you enjoyed the post!

  2. krantcents says:

    When I was CFO, my wife and I were invited to see the Royal Dutch Symphony at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles) by our Dutch bank. About a 100 of the top CFOs of Los Angeles were invited. Before the concert, we had dinner upstairs. At my table was the President of Samsung, Treasurer of Occidental Oil, and CFO of NBC Universal. Having experienced a few classical concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz concerts and Rock n Roll concerts probably helped prepare me for the evening. Another important skill was communication and making small talk. More skills are needed than just job skills to be successful.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Sounds like you rubbed elbows with some VIPs! Excellent point about soft skills. As I progressed along in my career, I feel the other skills like people, relationship, and management skills are becoming more critical. When I was younger, I just wanted to do my job and not be bothered with irrelevant items like small talk. Boy was I living in a cave!

  3. Lola T says:

    Hey I do Agree with Buck, really it is so interesting to share experiences with people with we can spare some time it always helps us in building a healthier relationship. Soft skills just may not only help people but also in many field like marketing, Social networking etc. This article reminds me of something a great pleasure to enjoy our week end @ a walt disney to forget the stress of hard work.

  4. Moneycone says:

    Beautiful post Buck! Why do something if you are not truly into it? Join the beat, get into the rhythm, enjoy what you do!

  5. I loved going to the symphony when I was in middle school. I should do it again now as an adult!

  6. Such a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I am listening to it now as I type and it’s so peaceful. :) But you’re right, we need to do what we enjoy in life – that much easier to master it. :)

    • Buck Inspire says:

      You’re welcome! It was quite peaceful. Too often people waste time doing things they have to, not want to, or love to. I’m trying to tweak every part that is a have to.

  7. Love the symphony, loved your last paragraph!

  8. Jackie says:

    I especially liked this part of your post: “Why do anything if you are just going through the motions?”. That’s a great question to get folks thinking.

  9. Robert says:

    I was trying to get the tickets to Salzburg’s symphony orchestra and they said you must book 1 year in advance. It reminded me of your post.

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