MARIN ORATORIO'S AUSTRIA/HUNGARY SUMMER TOUR
This June, members of Marin Oratorio, along with members of Villa Sinfonia--an award-winning Foundation dedicated to fostering string musicians of every age--join forces for a musical tour through Vienna and Budapest. From June 10-19, singers and instrumentalists will visit the spectacular castles, cathedrals, museums, and natural landmarks of Austria and Hungary. Marin Oratorio singers, directed by conductor Boyd Jarrell, and Villa Sinfonia musicians, directed by concertmaster Roy Oakley, will perform in five concerts, presenting the music of Mozart, Haydn, Randal Thompson, and more.
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Link to Alice Hofer's beautiful video on YouTube. "You will feel like you are there."
Photos from Sue B.
Boris, Karen, Adrian
Boyd and Bud
Elizabeth, Neil, Steve, Sharon, Boyd, Jan, Mike, Posey
Julie and Linda
Mike, Linda, Boyd
Mike and Sharon
Pete and Boyd
Sue and Pete
Videos from Neil and Elizabeth
Alleluia, Randall Thompson, from St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest
Hail Smiling Morn, Reginald Spofforth, from Melk
Shenandoah, arranged by Adrian Quince, from Melk
When Jesus Wept, William Billings, from Melk
Easter Anthem, William Billings, from Melk
Photos from Steve Orsary
This famous bridge was bombed in the 90's war, now restored, perhaps retaliation for Dubrovnik. A large stone at the bridge entrance is etched with the words "Do not forget 1993." Minaret of a mosque visible through the arch.
Dubrovnik from the Town Walls
Dubrovnik and Venice competed for control of the Adriatic from the Middle Ages. We walked the walls that completely enclose the town, and took this photo from the top of the walls in the late afternoon, looking out toward the sea. On the seaward side, the walls edge right to the water. Landward, a mountain backs the walls. Good defenses. During the war in the early 1990's the city was shelled from land and sea. In the present roof tiles, the bright orange ones were the ones replaced due to the extensive damage. Everything has been completely repaired now. A very few volunteer soldiers defended the city, and it was never taken. A number of scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed here, and the town has stood in for King's Landing.
Diocletian's Palace, Croatia
Roman Emperor, circa 300 A.D., built this palace in which to retire.
He was famous for persecuting Christians and dividing the empire into 4 parts among his sons.
When he died, everyone here celebrated. The spire was added much later.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
St. Mark's church in Zagreb. Dedicated especially to anyone named Mark who has a birthday today.
So much history and dedication in these old churches. Croatia is, and has been for a very long time, a Catholic country.
On a square edged by the city hall, the Parliament Building, and the government palace. Church and state, eh?
Farmhouse outside Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Photos from Karl Weigl from Budapest
Soldiers on Horseback, 1942 and 1911
Parliament, from Pest
Buda, Rock Castle
Hair Salon Poster
Karl on Chain Bridge
Photos from Karl Weigl from Vienna
Pete & Sue
Row 1: Ruth, Marie; Row 2: Mary Lee, Katrina, Robin, Steve, Linda; Row 3: Karl, Peg
Videos from Karl Weigl
Chefs at Kispiac Bisztro in Budapest
Strudelshow at Schoenbrunn
Prep kids rehearsing Minuet in Haydnsaal
Photo from Jo Sherlin, who says, "This one's for Dorli. I think it means "Flowers for heart and soul" but I'm
More photos from Sue Bowser
Dinner Musicians-Last Day
First Esterhazy Photos from Neil Kraus
Esterhazy Palace, version 2
Lots more photos from Fred Ross-Perry
Vienna, after the show
Vienna, Alterchenfeld Kirche
Vienna, orchestra, getting ready
Vienna, kids, getting ready
Beautiful red cases
Neil, Steve, Alex, Judd
Jan, Peg, Linda, Hannah
Melk, Fred's wife Cathy
Haydnsaal concert hall
Vienna, ready to begin
Alex and friends, Schoenbrunn
Kathy, Katrina, Jan
Village of Melk
Photos of the Villa Sinfonia kids, from Sue Bowser
More photos from Sue Bowser
Bud, Boyd, Abigail
Photos from Mike Burch, from Budapest:
Matthias Church, Budapest
The Danube at night
Castle at Godollo
House of Houdini!
Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
Heroes Square, Budapest
Modern Art at Godolla Palace, Hungary
And more, yet, from Fred Ross-Perry in Budapest
We had a good audience in Budapest. Nice response. As you saw I'm sure in photos, the venue was spectacular. --Fred R-P.
More from Budapest:
Poster for our concert, at Bartok's house
A hurdy-gurdy on display at Bartok's house
Marie at dinner the last night in Budapest:
The palace at Godollo:
Fred and Cathy
Inside St Stephen's basilica the day of our concert
Inside the Dohány Street Synagogue, largest in Europe
Vienna, the Belvedere Museum
Various group shots:
St Stephen's' Cathedral:
Our wonderful guide Trixie
More from Fred Ross-Perry in Budapest
Boyd at Bartok's house
Dolls in a window
Concert at St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest:
Boyd and Dan
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest
A local musician playing a hammered dulcimer in the Metro station:
This might be the best beer I've ever tasted.
Linda, Boyd, Sharon -- We have arrived in Budapest!
Budapest -- Castle Hill
Budapest -- Chorus breathing deeply!
Budapest -- Beki, Lin-Yu
Budapest -- Wow
Boyd & Linda
Mike & Sharon
Esztergom, St. Matthias
The group at St.Matthias
Fred Ross-Perry's photo links:
The basilica in Esztergom, Monday. I was not present for this, but some
of our number
sang "Lift Thine Eyes" and "When Jesus Wept" inside. And the organ was
we were there, which was glorious.
From the concert in San Francisco a week ago:
Concert in San Francisco
Sunset on the Danube, after dinner Sunday night
Dinner at sunset on the Danube
Sunday there happened to be a once-a-year festival in the Jewish Quarter.
Here is a klezmer band holding forth in a plaza. The JQ is also home to
2nd largest synagogue, which we'll hopefully see tomorrow.
Klezmer band, Jewish Quarter
A short movie of some musicians playing in a small village in the Danube
This reminded me of the film "Once" for some reason. And the village
us of some of the Irish villages we'd seen last year.
Music in small village in the Danube Bend