Wednesday, May 18, 2016


What's a day without a little mo, as in Mozart?

And Bach and Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Dvorak, Brahms, Strauss and throw in a little Mascagni for good measure.

And all of this under the roof of the Smetana Hall in the baroque masterpiece Municipal House.

Smetana, a composer of not so very long ago, is considered "the father of Czech music."

The tunes were provided by an octet of 6 violins (standing) and one cello and one bass (both sitting.)

Now, from where I was sitting it's possible that one or more of the violins was actually a viola. Forgive my ignorance or eyesight.

The hall was not packed, but enthusiastic and we all did our best to let these very lovely players know how much we appreciated their superb work.

The evening ended with a decaf espresso in the basement of a very chic, very Italiano wine bar. Remember, one can enjoy good design without drowning in good wine.


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