Saturday, July 11, 2009

Another wonderful concert

We attended another wonderful (and free) concert at St. Peter's Cathedral in Olde Towne, a week ago. Elder Gubler, our office finance secretary, is always on the lookout for good concerts and shares his information. The 4 of us went together. This was the Czech Republic 60-piece orchestra. They played Bizet, Brahms, Dvorak, Khachaturian, and music from The Lord of the Rings.

The music was wonderful! The accoustics were wonderful in the old cathedral (which was bombed in the war and now rebuilt). The drummer and cymbal player (is that what he's called?) were very entertaining, especially during one of the numbers. They moved with the music, including little jumps when the music "jumped." It was obvious they were enjoying the music--and so was I.

There was a lit candlebra up front--apparently no fire codes in Riga buildings.

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