We were too busy socially this weekend, it is a bit like saying to much champagne, how can that be? Well beside the Pride Week activities which were numerous and diverse in PEI. We also were invited to attend what I consider to be the Summer Party in New Glasgow on the Clyde River an absolutely beautiful area of our Island.
The food was wonderful a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres hot and cold, the oyster bar with Tyler Gallant of the company of the same name providing freshly shucked oysters, these where Raspberry points. The DJ was very good, lots of nice drinks all around the pool and hot tub area overlooking the river. Just a great party with friends and because it’s the 150 of Canada we all wore White and Red the National colours.
Today Sunday we went to the Theatre of the Confederation Centre to listen to the National Youth Orchestra who is travelling around Canada this year. It is a very good orchestra composed of young performers who have distinguished themselves by winning prizes at music competitions, all are very talented. The program had pieces by Ravel, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev and the concerto for cello no.1 by Shostakovich which he composed in 1959 for Rostropovich. The musician playing this concerto was Bryan Chen of Ottawa. We first saw him when he was 13 years old he is now 19, brilliant musician, so talented. This concerto by Shostakovich is very difficult to play and is typical of Soviet era music
Summer guests are arriving this week, so we will have more to do.