Monday, August 1, 2011

Concert Under the Stars. . . .

Arriving early is the secret when there is a free concert on the lawn
of the Pritzker Pavillion.  We arrived with our dinner in baskets, aperitifs,
and all of the trimmings for a concert dinner under the stars in time
for a great spot with still lots of green grass showing. ( When there is no
longer grass showing, you will not be able to sit down as this venue fills
up so fast.)

Part of the Chicago skyline as nightfall begins to darken Millineum Park.

The stage at Pritzker. . .

The stage and its colors couldn't be more beautiful. . . .this is the left
side facing us as we enjoy fresh, cold cucumber soup, a tomato
mozzarella salad and spit roasted chicken.

Center stage and Rachmaninoff's First Concerto with orchestra
and chorus.

Relaxation at its finest, the music wonderful and the stars shining
over this unbelievable summer evening.

As the concert ended, conductor, orchestra and chorus took their
bows, PIMMS CUP shared and gone, wine bottle emptied and a bag of\garbage to throw,
we were all in awe of a city that offers so much to so many.  If you live in
the Chicago area and haven't taken the opportunity to experience this
kind of an evening, I encourage you to do so.  It really should be
part of a summer memory with dear family or friends.


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This looks like a wonderful evening Mary Anne!

cityfarmer said...

darlin', you celebrate life to the fullest!

oh, and I HAVE to get that new book!!!

cityfarmer said...

p.s. I have August 8th blocked out for Y.O.U.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

You know I want to say, wish I was there! I love the lurie gardens, the bean and the Park Restaurant.


Anonymous said...


Great pictures and a reminder of how wonderful Chicago is, Mary Anne.

The French Tangerine said...

Oh I can't wait for my copy! I have been anticipating the arrival of this book for months!!

Karen Appleton said...

Mary Anne, do you live in Chicago?? I do too! I loved finding your blog, and thank you so much for commenting on mine!