Inside the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
A day off yesterday gave me time to go back to see the inside of the basilica illustrated in yesterday's posting. And it was a real surprise! And by the way it continues to amaze me that the iPhone 6 camera can do such a fine job........I am leaving all my heavier stuff at home in London. This does the job for the blog quite well.
We have the first evening of the finals today - a thorough test of three of the finalists with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Johannes Debus. I will spend some time this morning seeing the just opened Rodin exhibition at the MFA. And before the evening's event there will be the pleasure of seeing Marilyn Horne, Joseph Rouleau, and Richard Bonynge reminiscing about their long parallel careers - octogenarians all! This is at 6pm in the Allegro Foyer of the new Montreal Symphony Hall. I am looking forward to seeing, for the first time, this concert hall which opened in 2011.