Before leaving the museum, everyone gathered on the steps for a group photo.
The group then piled back into the buses, this time headed for Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for an evening of Beethoven in Lenox, Massachusetts. The program featured renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other artists in an outdoor concert, and everyone was excited to continue the culturally rich outing.
The buses dropped the crowd off a couple hours before the concert started, affording students ample time to enjoy a dinner of cheese pizza on the lawn adjacent to the stage. Then it was time to settle down with folding chairs for a night of beautiful music. The concert began with Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 3, followed by his Symphony No. 2 arranged for a piano trio (piano, violin, and cello). The audience was held spellbound, and the performance was flawless and captivating. The trio even finished off with an encore of the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The night was clear and cool, and the experience was unforgettable in every way.