Music @ the Park

At a later stage, the place was began to fill up
At a later stage, the place was began to fill up

Just before the Australia trip, Bernie wrote to me that there will be a concert at the park.

When I first read the email, I was thinking, classical concert at the park?  Hmm, interesting.   We wanna be there.  Sure!

The concert is part of the philanthropy initiative by Sidney Myer, who is the owner of MYER in Australia, a really large retailer.  It is being held annually.  Also that Saturday, coincide with Melbourne White Knight, which we wanted to go, but were not able to enter into any other parks which were part of the WK lighting performance.  BTW, that Saturday, was madness for Melbourne.  Some of our friends, chose to stay out of CBD that time ha ha.  If I am an Australian, I would too.

The gate to the concert opened at 4pm, but we were blessed with heavy rain, which could only entered at 4:45pm, which no problem at all.  The Australian is rather civilised, in terms of managing the crowd traffic.  No pushing, pulling whatsoever.  Everyone is behaving, really well.  An eye opener for me.

Towards the evening, the whole park filled with the classical music audience
Towards the evening, the whole park filled with the classical music audience

But, the same too when we were in Tokyo, Osaka etc.  People, just so well behaving.

Our friend, Bernie and his other friends, lovely couple, Danielle and Andrew, hosted us for the concert and dinner.

Wow.  Dinner in the park, which they have prepared, we were seated, served with sandwiches, salad, and the best of all, wine, both white & red, all, seated at the park, while waiting for the session to begin.

You know what else is amazing here?  The park was kind of noisy.  Yep, people talking, shouting, yelling etc.  Kind of normal.

But when the music started, it was total silence.  No one say anything.  Amazing.

All of us, with Bernie & his friends, Danielle & Andrew, such a lovely couple.
All of us, with Bernie & his friends, Danielle & Andrew, such a lovely couple.

The whole concert was about 2 hours with intermission.

Just love the Bohemian Rhapsody theme of classical music, featuring the Eastern Europe selections.

I also especially enjoyed the announcer, who has a rather thick British accent, and he is the announcer for Australian Classical FM.   Unlike our radio station here, over there the classical music station is FTA.

Did we enjoy ourselves?  Very.

Thank you Bernie, Danielle and Andrew 🙂

 

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