Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Classical music at Nascondiglio di Bacco, Ascoli Piceno Festival

16 September
We were delighted to host a little classical music concert with a quartet of wind instruments last night which followed another concert at our little church of San Filippo up the hill. We expected 35 people and had 55, I am sure. After a performance which included Schuber, Grieg, Mozart, Stamitz, Brahms and Strauss, we offered 2 salads, cured meats, a selection of cheeses and wines and ran out of everything except prosciutto (after everyone had eaten their fill).
It was a fun evening, but a but hectic.
Today, there is a nice little rain and as we could still use an inch or 2, it is welcome. I am trying to wait until Monday to harvest grapes when my friends Steve and Cindy will be here, so they can stomp the grapes into the future "piedi rossi". We found a loophole in the italian laws which will allow us to have friends help out at harvest time, which means logic has finally arrived.

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