Last week I had the pleasure to be invited to a concert onboard a transformed barge, berthed just in front of Notre Dame.
The invitation came from the two charming young ladies, Marie Polge (piano) and Chloé de Laubier (singing). They are both qualified highly educated professionals, but when they are music performers they are “only” highly qualified "amateurs". They gave this concert – and a second one two days later – just for the pleasure of their friends.
Everything was well prepared on the little barge, including the printed program.
We could listen to a number of romantic pieces related to “dreams”, by composers like Fauré, Debussy, Gounod, Satie, Offenbach… and Marie excelled with some piano solos by Liszt, Chopin, Poulenc, Schumann.. . Everything was nicely presented with some talks around what was going to be played and with a lot of smiles.
At the end, there were of course “bravos” … and chatting around something to eat and drink.
A perfect evening! Great thanks to Marie and Chloé!!
(The quality of my photos is not up to the standard of the evening, but I was rather concentrating on listening.)