Good morning and thank goodness it is Friday!
These last two weeks have worn me out; between two family funerals, outings with friends and a busy weekend with my husband I could use a little down time
The up side is that I have seen many relatives, some that I have not seen in about 5-10 years, tried a few new restaurants, and of course spent many hours talking with dear friends.
This weekend I will be seeing the Early Music group Masques preform. If you are unfamiliar with early music, it is basically music composed before 1800 and typically includes performances from Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque music from all over the world.
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Masques is a group that is new to me and I am excited to hear them preform. The performance by is entitled “The Entertainment for Louis XV” and is preceded by a lecture “The Mistress and the Musician: Mme de Pompadour’s Influence on the Arts in Louis XV’s France.”
I am a Francophile and am intrigued by all things Versailles; the Kings, the Mistresses, the building and the culture. I believe that I we in store for not only an interesting but also entertaining evening.
Are you a fan of Early Music? If you have some favorite groups I am always open to hearing new music and I would enjoy your suggestions. If you are open to new music, here is a link to a list of some fabulous groups. A few of my favorites are Anonymous 4, The Tallis Scholars, Chanticleer, and The Bach Ensemble.
Aside from the concert I am anxious for the next installment of Downton Abbey. I am happy Bates was freed because honestly I was a little tired of that story line.
What are your plans for the weekend? Concerts? Movies? Visits with family and friends or a nice quiet weekend with a book? Whatever you do I hope you enjoy it!