Saturday, 13 March 2010

You just have to pinch yourself....

Close your eyes and imagine sitting under the stars on a balmy evening in a mud fort with good friends listening to an orchestra play Mendelssohn, Schumann and Mozart. That was my Thursday night. Sometimes, as Sally used to say, you just have to pinch yourself.

The Mozarteum Orchestra from Salzburg came to Al Ain for the 10th Classics Festival. There were other treats such as an opera but the setting was the reason Sue and I chose this concert. Al Jahili Fort is very close to my place, two photos attached and there are more on Flickr. It's a lovely peaceful place and houses the Wilfred Thesiger exhibition.

We ended the night sampling the cocktails at the Rotana, it's been a while since I've had cherry brandy, yum. We sat by the pool, the cool blue water looking inviting. The orchestra were there too including the conductor that Amy took a shine to. The palms were lit up, the place packed. A really fantastic night out, still recovering.

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