Date night at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

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I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Denver’s weather was beautiful. Though I know we’ll be paying for this unseasonably warm weather with fire hazards and drought conditions, I have enjoyed every minute of sleeveless shifts, sandals, and sunshine!

The highlight of my weekend was date night at the Symphony on Friday with the hubby. We attended Beethoven’s Eroica Revealed, the third of the “Behind the Score” series that we have attended. This series not only plays some of classical music’s most beloved and celebrated music, but also provides a little background and education behind the composer and the piece. Scott O’Neil is a brilliant conductor, musician, educator, and entertainer. I enjoy watching him almost as much as the music!

Prior to the show, we had dinner at the always-charming Le Grande Bistro and Oyster Bar. The service and food here never fail and it’s one of Denver’s best and newest French restaurants. I had the ratatouille for the first time and LOVED it.

We ended the evening by using my Hilton points at the Curtis, a boutique-style hotel operated by Doubletree. Amy’s amazing en pointe service at hotel’s bar, The Corner Office, was a definite highlight. While the hotel itself is very cute, clean, and convenient to the Performing Arts Complex, loud partiers in the adjacent room made it a less-than-stellar experience. Oh well…that’s downtown, I guess. We may try Hotel Teatro next time.

Have a productive & happy week, everyone.

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