Saturday provided an opportunity for some sightseeing around the beautiful city of
Dr. Lisa Wong and Dr. Denise Lotufo stumbled upon an antique print shop where they found old issues of Philhamonic Post from 1949 and The Strad Magazine, dated 1951! Among the articles were an editorial on the need for government support of the arts that is still current today, and a fascinating comparative survey of which composers were most popular in concerts in four European musical centers (
In the evening, we went back in time attend “The Merry Wives of Windsor” in the Globe Theater, recently restored to reflect the feel and acoustic of Shakespeare’s Day. While there were seats available (and seat cushions that could be rented!), some of us chose to be authentic and stand in the central clearing amongst our fellow peasants.
After the performance, Chris, our Tour Leader and Colin, our amazing bus driver, treated us to a surprise by driving over the