Sunday, April 29, 2007
A while ago, I mentioned Wende Snijders here, a master of the French chanson. She was recommended to me by one of my classmates and I, well actually we, totally fell in love with her. As some of you know, I'm a huge softie when it comes to certain forms of art. This morning for example, I was watching a video with some of Rembrandt's self-portraits put to classical music and I was getting all choked up. But anyhow, this girl evokes the same feelings in me with certain songs. There are singers who sing and there are singers who go beyond singing. Wende does more than sing. She feels every word and in turn, makes you actually dive into the emotion behind the song, It's beyond captivating.
Last Thursday the three of us went to see her at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Unfortunately, I only got to get tickets very late. I got tickets the same day my classmate recommended her, just in the nick of time before they were sold out. Actually, I think ours were the last ones. We were sitting all the way in the back, which was a shame because the best part is actually seeing her face when she sings, but it didn't really matter that much to me. We were there and it was great. To see someone with this much passion is really something else. Something I really admire. The orchestra was also amazing.