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Yesterday, June 15, I went to  the Apple Store on the Fifth Avenue for the iPAD workshop (I got my first one on Sunday).  The store was as always packed with people.  I managed to buy the case (which had been out of stock), asked several questions to the Specialists etc.  The workshop was quite helpful, though I know I will have more questions later on.

I also went to the Museum of Arts and Design at the Columbus Circle .  I had passed by the Museum several times before and was tempted to visit.  It was quite different and “interesting,” in particular, as the current exhibition was “Dead or Alive.”

In the evening, I went back to the  Lincoln Center to hear the New York Phil.  The programs included Arena for Orchestra composed by Magnus Lindberg, Sibelius’s Concert for Violin by Lisa Batiashvili and Symphony No. 2 by Brahms (which I had heard also on Saturday.)

As this is one of the last concerts of the 2009-2010 season of NY Phil with Alan Gilbert as Music Director, the hall was packed. Many couples (probably baby boomers and older)  were there, making the scene quite different from that in Japan. The Violin concert was great and so was Brahms’s Symphony.  As I learned something about the Symphony at the pre-concert talk on Saturday, I appreciate it even more.  I feel that NY Philharmonic became very lively with Alan Gilbert taking over.  (My favorite still is Leonard Bernstein!)  In fact, I bought Trio (tickets to three concerts of my choice) for the 2010-2011 season!

It was the day I enjoyed the Big Apple to its fullest.

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