The tempest (Irene) was raging back home. And, to be honest, the weather was pretty unstable in Paris, too. Chilly, windy, rainy weekend weather was, however, unable to dampen the enthusiasm of our Paris friends – about 2,600 of them over two days, filling the seats of the outdoor auditorium for the Classique au Vert music festival.
We gave the audiences generous helpings of early Americana, from Boston, Northern New England, and the South: hymns, patriotic songs and dances. They responded with cheers and bravos, and the events, partly because of the sheer size of the crowd, had something of a rock-concert ambiance. Thanks to Jesse, Ben, Anne, Joel, Susan, Thea, Dan, Tim and Don for creating such good energy for the listeners in Camerata’s second homebase! We consider ourselves primed for the upcoming fall season in Strasbourg, Bruges, Caen, Rouen, and of course Boston. Come and share with us!