A friend gave me free tickets and I went with another friend. Woo-hoo!!!
It was the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra playing at Temple Israel ( the orchestra being just back in town from playing Carnegie in NYC, how lahhh-tee-dah!). The temple is a grand old gorgeous classic building within walking distance at uptown, so we walked. That was nice seeing all the flowers in people's yards along the way, and so many people out and about.
My friend knew the harpsichordist (he plays it too) so everything started with those two having a catch-up chat before it all started, LOL. Then we went to the balcony. The Jewish temple was a great place to hear that sort of thing, it was very intimate and balconies are always cool anyway, ha ha ha ha...
The concert started with about 7 or 8 Bach sinfonias for cantatas. They are glorious. Then after an intermission they played Handel's Water Music. I'm pretty sure they are going to play that in a few days on some barges when the Queen goes punting down the Thames, for her next Jubilee, or however that is going to happen, LOL.
When I was a kid Mom bought a record at the grocery store for me that had Handel's highlights from the Messiah on one side and highlights from the Water Music on the other. I played that record to death, because I was a kid and that's what kids do to their records, just because. It was fun to hear all those melodies again last night. They are still going through my head now. It was all so very festive.