Last night, my husband and I took a quick trip to Europe for a little classical music concert under the stars. Ok, we really didn’t leave the state, but we were magically transported to France and Austria through the sites and sounds of Ravel and Mozart.
These days, I’ve been trying to add a little more European flair to my everyday life. Attending an outdoor classical music performance seemed to have just the right amount of European flair that I needed for a Tuesday night.
The performance started at 8 PM – which is rather late for someone who is used to being in bed by 10 PM! Ah, but that’s the European lifestyle for you.
We sat on the lawn, brought our own wine, and listened to Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock (you don’t get to see that duo everyday) play Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, and Ravel’s Ma Mere L’Oye.
What a night for a concert! Not only were my husband and I delighted by the wonderful sounds, but we were also dazzled by the beautiful sky, full of awesome colors…
The sky seemed almost on fire at one point. Just gorgeous!
Prior to the concert, we took a stroll through the sculpture walk where I just had to take a few snapshots of the odd-looking art…
There was even a bronze statue of a little boy that reminded me of the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens in London (only with a little less clothing).
Ahh…to be in London again.
Well, at about 10:45 PM we were transported back to reality, packed up our things, and headed home.
Although the music and the surroundings were beautiful, I have to be quite honest. It’s very hard to live like the Europeans (ie. staying out late) on a Tuesday night when you have to work the next day!