I was invited to join an opening of a concert season 2018–19. It was marked by a classical music festival called “Insane days”, which is held each year at the first weekend of September. It is a Russian version of La Folle Journee
– a festival which presents short (usually not much than an hour long) classical music concerts for diverse audience, on one day. Or three days in our case – Fraday, Saturday and Sunday.
As I had not got much time to visit everything I would love, baroque music
was my choice this time. So I have picked and visited two concerts, each was marvelous in its own way.
First concert: Domenico Scarlatti
‘s and Frideric Handel
‘s compositions performed by a French pianist Anne Queffélec.
Very lively performance. Professional, emotional and extremely expressive.
Second concert: Belgian instrumental ensemble Ricercar Consort
. It included historical instruments and soprano. They have a page on Deezer even, HERE
it is. Made a couple mistakes here and there, but it spoiled nothing. Was fun and enjoyable.
I have decided not to dress up for the occasion. But to look decent nonetheless. So I’ve picked a simple beige turtleneck top, washed jeans, and white comfy sneakers with brown stripes. And of curse my beloved brown leather bag to carry the tickets to the concerts. Nothing fancy, a usual effortless everyday look.