How our annual classical concert – the Summer Matinee – started out as a cultural event for the local guests from Immenstadt and the surrounding area, and turned out to be a weekend of special moments and friendship…
To avoid the unpredictable Allgaeu weather we moved the matinee into the rooms of our beautiful mansion this year. A red carpet, elegant chairs and a grand piano transformed our familiar areas, where the friends usually come together to eat and meet, into a classical music hall.
Around 200 guests could then enjoy almost unknown treasures from Rossini, Thalberg, Massenet and Saint-Saëns, played by Stefan Irmer on the grand piano. Although Sibylle Wolf’s beautiful voice was missing this year, one got lost in the delicate sound of the piano and Stefan’s charming commentary, so no expectations were disappointed in the end.
To round off the event, most of the guests used the chance to go on one of the last guided tours of this year’s statue exhibition, and later enjoyed the reappearing sun and excellent Danish cakes on the beautifully arranged Bau Café terrace.
And behind the scenes…?
Whilst a lot of helpful friends were busy rearranging furniture, cleaning and decorating the public rooms of the EC, at the same time a cake-miracle happened from the hands of our Danish cake-wonder-women in the basement.
Johanne, Birthe and Brigitte appeared on Friday evening and turned the kitchen into a place of great interest to everybody. Not only were they creating delicious and beautiful cakes for the matinee, on top they fed hungry helpers with cake deserts, integrated the sangha’s “sweet tooth” into the baking process and managed to turn kitchen cleaning on Saturday evening into a great party… Thank you for sharing your joy and surplus with us, Ladies!