Today we were off in a red truck to the Angela Peralta for the Sunday afternoon concert featuring solo soprano Cara Portillo and Hector Tomas on trumpet.
Eric’s not a fan of the red trucks but this is a newer one so it didn’t have the really bad exhaust smell. Actually we both prefer the bus but since Sharen still has her walking boot on we all took pity on her!
This is through the dirty window looking forward along the malecon.
We’re a little bit early so we relax in the Plazuela before we head into the theatre. That’s Ruth, Eddie and Mike.
Who did we run into but…Hal, Helene (from the park) and their company from Canada. They too are attending the concert.
Angie on the right is going with us as well. Ruth, Eddie, Angie, George and Sharen all have season’s tickets. Mike picked up a ticket today and we bought ours a couple of weeks ago.
Eric, Kathy, George and Sharen. George and Sharen gave us their tickets for the Culiacan choir performance a few weeks ago and now Eric is hooked!
No peeing in the garden! These signs are all over the place….really who needs to be told that!
Ready to go in.
We are seated in Row L on the aisle.
The orchestra is ready and Olga tunes them up.
With no introduction the soprano Carla Portillo Levrano appears and the concert begins.
She waits for her cue…
…..and her beautiful voice fills the air.
After the first suite Gordon Campbell welcomed us and explained the days program and introduced his soloists.
This is the write up about Carla taken from the program.
Carla Portrillo and Hector Tomas with the orchestra performing “Let the bright Seraphin from the opera Solomon” by Handel.
It was a wonderful performance and the audience gave them a standing ovation at the end. In truth we enjoyed the trumpet more than the soprano soloist. Just not our cup of tea! Next week …. “The Great serendades for strings” by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.
Our time was short today as we have a happy hour engagement at Dennis and Marilyn’s. A quick bite to eat at Mr. Lionso restaurant in the square and then onward to the bus.
I can never resist the beautul buildings.
Revolution square is being set up for a big band. I didn’t have time to run around the front and see what was happening. Whatever it is…it will be loud!
Up ahead we’ll catch the bus behind the Mercado.
We were home by 3:30 and just had time to pick up some beer and head over to Dennis and Marilyn’s for happy hour.
This is the pool inside their condo complex at Marina Gardens.
The guys Wally (Marilyn’s brother), Dennis, Frank and Eric are outside on the patio.
Marilyn and Marilyn on the couch.
Sandi and I on the other couch. We had a hoot laughing and talking. All really nice ladies.
This is really nice condo and it’s Marilyn and Dennis’ second year in it and they are booked for next year. They RV’d and stayed in Las Jaibas with us for many years but they gave it up for the condo life.
On the counter you can see the happy hour fare that Marilyn put out. Just delicious….thanks so much for inviting us. Marilyn and Wally (confusing with two Marilyns) will leave at the end of the week after their two week stay. Marilyn hopes to come back for longer next year….Wally not so much! Nice people.