This sabbatical trip is all about music…..and wine. I mentioned all of the wine regions that we have visited in a previous post. But I haven’t tallied the concerts we have experienced. Here is a list, as far as the memory goes:
Eisenstadt, Austria – 3 concerts – Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn
Vienna, Austria – 1 concert, Haydn
Pottersdorf, Austria – 1 concert, Haydn
Dublin, Ireland – 3 pub concerts
Cork, Ireland – 1 pub concert
Galway – 1 pub concert
Gourock, Scotland – 1 Celtic Festival
London – 3 concerts – Evensong, The Book of Mormon Musical, Bruckner at The Proms (Royal Albert Hall)
Amsterdam – 1 Play, 1 dance recital in the park, 1 Organ recital
Brussels – The MIM – Musical Instrument Museum
Bordeaux, France – Organ Recital – Bach, Reger
Milan, Italy – La Scala – B Britten – The Turn of the Screw
Luca, Italy – Puccini aria recital
Venice, Italy – Vivaldi 4 Seasons
Innsbruck, Austria – Early Music Ensemble – Bach, Handel and Vivaldi
Berlin, Germany – Berliner Philharmonic Lunch Series and evening concert – Mozart, Enescu
Paris, France – Orchestre de Paris – Berlioz, Debussy, Britten, Organ Recital at Notre Dame, trying to get tix to Ballet (Opera d’s Paris) at Palais Garnier for Friday night.
I think that that covers the biggies.
We had plenty of company on this 3 month journey: Brett Perozzi and Teri Bladen spent the Italy leg of the trip with us (10 days), we met up with Dirk and Paula Davis from Logan in Germany (2 nights), spent 2 nights with our new friends (that we met in Brunate/Lake Como) Iris and Alfons in Kassel, Germany (2 nights), and ate dinner and a Michelin Star lunch (this coming Monday at Auguste) with Bill and Beth Saul (from Logan) in Paris.
We still have a few days to go and are enjoying our time in Paris. I will end this blog with a pic or two from “Par-ee”.
I will post the Paris blog on Monday or Tuesday evening. We fly back on Wed, Nov. 9. Til then!