During July and August there are music festivals all over Provence. Maurice and I have started going to a few. It’s a really nice experience to sit outside, usually at a chateau that makes wine, and listen to music. We saw two performances at the Chateau Floran.
This is a photo of the Herbie Hancock performance. He is a jazz performer whose album won a 2008 grammy for album of the year. I like light jazz but his is not that variety. It is one of those edgie, pushing the envelope types. I admire the talent and energy but some of it was hard for me to listen to. I just like to hear a meloday somewhere in there. He did, however, have two really incredible female vocalists that were the highlight of the evening for me.
At the same chateau, Maurice and I heard a Japanese orchestra and a Russian piano player for more of the traditional type of music. Next up is a choir in an old abbey. I’m looking forward to that-just sitting inside a centuries old building listening to music by Chopin.