Sunday, 17 May 2009

Botanic Gardens Music Festival

Thanks to the good people at CIMB, we were treated to a free concert by The Singapore Symphony Orchestra at Botanic Gardens in celebration of SSO's 30th anniversary. The late afternoon weather was perfect though a little humid. Thank goodness there was no rain!

The SSO performed some all time favourites and great masterpieces including "An American in Paris" which I enjoyed very much, "Fantasia on Greensleeves", "A dance tribute to Irving Berlin", "Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana", "Chicago" and the grand finale, Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture, Op.49" which was played to perfection.

It was a very enjoyable evening with friends and excellent entertainment. A perfect way to end the weekend.

We had lots to eat - cheese, olives, bread and crackers, nuts and dried fruits, cookies, chestnut and salsa.

Of course, the company of funny friends made the evening even more enjoyable.


Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

great one u had! i miss the Gardens for some time since the last with me 1Q ago? LOL

auntielucia said...

Aiyoh, pity they didn't have a fireworks extravaganza when the 1812 finale was played!

Blur Ting said...

fry - You should have gone!

Blur Ting said...

Auntie Lucia - Were you there too?

auntielucia said...

Hehe, no, 1812 always evokes memories of fireworks extravaganza..