Concerts at Emerson Hall

Last week I’ve been to two concerts in the Emerson Concert Hall at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The concert on Tuesday, “Magnificat”, was about organ and choral music from the sixteenth century. On Friday, the Emory University Symphony Orchestra gave a concert under the conductor Richard Prior.


Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 8pm; pictures

  • There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her (Georg Böhm)
  • Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her (Michael Praetorius)
  • Organ Sonata op. 65, no. 3 (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott BWV 680 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  • Magnificat in D major BWV 243 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Emory University Choir

Concert of the Emory University Symphony Orchestra

Friday, October 24th, 2008, 8pm, pictures

  • Overture to The Barber of Seville (Gioachino Rossini)
  • Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, op. 80 (Ludwig van Beethoven)
  • Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, “Pathetique” (Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky)
Deborah Thoreson, Piano

More of Montréal!

Mount Royal Park

My last day in Montréal was a lot of walking around. I started at Rue St-Denis, walked along Avenue Du Mont-Royal up to the observation platform in park Mont-Royal. After enjoying the skyline, I coninued walking to Université de Montréal where Maria and I had a short lunch break.

From there, I took the metro back downtown where I tried to see a few more sight, the Notre Dame Basilica in particular. Unfortunately, it was already closed. Finally I ended up at Juliette Et Chocolate and enjoyed a great brownie with a hot chocolate, grandmother style.

Brownie and Hot Chocolate Grandmother Style at Juliette Et Chocolate
Brownie and Hot Chocolate Grandmother Style at Juliette Et Chocolate

Back to Montréal & Canadian Thanksgiving

We spent a kind of lazy day today! After the long ride back to Montréal, we were sleeping almost until noon. So, we went for brunch to L’Avenue, a very nice restaurant.

Right after brunch we took an afternoon nap 🙂 . And then coffee and cake at Premiere Moisson at Av du Mont-Royal corner Rue Saint-André, exactly the right place to linger around all afternoon long! We stayed there for almost three hours.

Toronto – The Tour

Today, on Sunday, we were explored Toronto. We were walking all the time – no public transportation. We startet at Queen St W after breakfast at Second Cup. At the Campbell House we turned into University Ave. We walked along University Ave till the Ontario Legislature. After Passing the park behing Ontario Legislature we took a break at Victoria University. Now, we strolled down Yonge St to the Toronto Eaton Centre – with a short break at Starbucks. We did some shopping at the Eaton Centre.

Happy girls after shopping 🙂

After having lunch there we headed directly to the CN Tower. The CN Tower took us about 2.5 hours. The elevators are fast but you have to queue a lot. Especially the elevator to the Sky Pod is a bottleneck. But it was worth it! We had an amazing view from the observation decks!

North View from CN Tower

Back on the ground floor we just went back to our hostel where we parked our car for the day. Then we returned home to Montréal. We left Toronto around 7.30pm and arrived in Montréal at about 3am.