Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Partager Paris Surprises

Private Concert
That is the "thing" about Paris ... as I have appreciated many times in the past ... you just never know what is waiting for you around the next corner ...

We received an email from one of Mr. T's virtual friends on Flickr on Saturday inviting us to a chamber music concert to be held in a friend's home the next day..  We automatically agreed since music is one of those things you never turn down.   After finally getting the time and address, porte code, etage (floor) of the building, etc., we headed over to the 3rd arrondisement.  Not really knowing what to expect, how long this might last, ...  should we have brought a gift .... (I really think we should've) ... we arrived along with around 20 other people.    The apartment was on the 5th etage, and not liking elevators, we hiked up, caught our breath and pushed open the already open door.  Chairs were set around everywhere, and a beautiful black baby grand was sitting proudly at the end of the room.  Looking a bit closer, just beyond the piano,   I could see the outline of  la Tour Eiffel  framed in the window of the next apartment.  For the next 3 hours we were entertained by Mr. T's friend, the pianist, and his partner, a cellist.  Beethoven has never sounded so good!  And of course, the evening ended around des coups de champagne!  Another nice surprise in Paris!

If you would like to know more about the musicians :

Enjoy the beautiful weather in Paris!

1 comment:

  1. In over 20 years of visiting Paris (staying about a month each time) we have been invited several times to the kind of private, intimate musical event you describe. Each time is has been an unforgettable experience. Thank you for sharing!