Tonight I had a unique and wonderful experience. One of the retired couples I have met through the English library here in town hosted a string quartet concert in their house this evening.
The quartet is made up of a British and a Polish violinist, a Chech Republic violist, and a Russian cellist. They played Joseph Haydn‘s “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” It is a very somber, heavy piece. It ends with the musical scene of Christ’s resurrection and an earthquake. Very powerful.
I had never thought about someone hosting a group like this in their home. The quartet is made up of musicians from the MÃ©rida Symphony Orchestra.