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Saturday, November 2, 2013

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Rama, Ontario, Canada ~ November 1, 2013 ~ Reflection by Linda Gianotti 



There truly is something spiritual about seeing Roger Hodgson performing with an orchestra and choir. Watching this master poet playing his songs with the accompaniment of a full orchestra, choir, and his band is like being immersed in the most beautiful of experiences. The strings, horns, percussion, and all of the other instruments flowed with Roger’s angelic voice as if they were one. The choir was stunning and Roger’s band – Kevin, Bryan, Aaron, and David were phenomenal.

At the beginning of the show, Roger told his audience that there would be some surprises. Indeed there were. Roger performed his beauty, C’est le Bon, and dedicated it to a fan who had requested it. Other wonderful surprises were Death and a Zoo and Babaji. Even in the Quietest Moments had this writer in tears and Fool’s Overture was breathtaking. 

Roger explains that his songs were written based on what was going on in his life at the time – whether it be joy, pain, or sadness. As always, each and every song throughout the concert was performed with passion. It was abundantly clear that each are personal pages from Roger's life. 

Tonight before the show started I happened to ask a lady next to me if she had ever seen Roger in concert before. She said she had not but was really looking forward to it. After the concert, she made it a point to find me and she wanted to let me know that she had just seen one of the best concerts in her life. She was amazed at the range of emotions she felt during the show. Yes, we all experienced a spectrum of emotions tonight. Oh, and the lady who saw Roger for the first time tonight? She said that before the show was even over, she decided that she is coming back tomorrow, too.


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