Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Pump House
There is no shortage of intriguing venues for concerts in Old Montreal and Susie finds them all. We went to a concert of music by Trabacci, played on viola da gambas and harp. It was held in the old Pump House, now part of the Archaeology Museum. A lovely concert with perfectly blended instruments and some truly beautiful solo harp pieces.
A delightful part of the festival is always the free concerts in the café. Young musicians share their talents as they have an opportunity to play for the public. It is wonderful to see the up and coming young musicians.
This year, the rain prevented outdoor concerts, so those also took place in the café. I only had a chance to hear a bit of Skarazula's concert. Their music, Middle Eastern and Eastern European, makes it hard to sit still. I hope to catch a concert of theirs in the future.