Friday, March 22, 2013

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan - Part Deux

The symphony came to Progreso tonight so a bunch of us went down to see it. It was held at Iglesia de la Purisma Concepcion y San Jose church beside the main square and, like so many events in Yucatan, it was free to attend.

It was just as fantastic as it was the other day. They played different music that I actually enjoyed more. Considering I know next to zip about classical music, this surprised me. Most of it sounds the same to me. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy it on occasion, though.

The last song on the program was a piece called Solamente una vez, written by Agustin Lara from Tlacotalpan, Mexico. The conductor, Mtro. Luis Luna Guarneros sang while the orchestra played without his guidance. My goodness. Dude can sing! Part way through, he invited the audience to join him so I'm guessing it's a well known song.

For the encore, they played a fun, toe-tapping song with a definite Latin tone. The conductor invited us to clap our hands so we did. How can you not when it's such lively music?

In unrelated news, we had our massage gal in this morning. Soooooo wonderful. We close the front door for privacy when she's here, so there's not much air flow. Unfortunately, the power went off which meant the fan stopped. Poor Sachi was starting to sweat. But luckily it wasn't out for too long so she was able to cool off some.

We've had a massive amount of snow back home, so my readers from there won't be too happy when I say it was hotter than Blue Blazes today. The local online weather site said it was 37C and that it's to be the same tomorrow. My kind of weather!


  1. It sounds like you are having a wonderful, fun filled time...except for the dental issues of course!

  2. Pat, we're having a great time! I finally figured out that my trip to the dentist triggered my TMJ issues.

  3. Hi Barb, it sounds as though you are from our area of Canada. We had 30 cm's on Thursday. We are from Alberta - there was a 100 car pile up on the highway. Looking forward to our 4th trip in July to Merida. Will you be in Progreso still? We would love to meet up with some fellow Canadians. We are looking to move to Merida in the near future. I love reading your blog - especially when the snow is all around. It brightens my day/week!

  4. Hi Kathryn. I'm glad you enjoy reading my blog. I really enjoy writing it. Thanks for commenting.

    Yes, we're from NE Alberta and read about the pile up on Thursday. The pictures were horrendous. I haven't heard of any fatalities. What a blessing.

    We'll be leaving here April 9th so, unfortunately, won't be able to meet up with you in July. We both still work so our time here is limited.


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