Saddle the chickens, we’re riding out.

Through some fortuitous and entirely accidental timing (at least on my part), it appears I’ll have my first visit to my company’s European office in Munich in September. I will be there for a week, starting September 12.

Oktoberfest begins the Saturday of that week, September 17.

As Bob Dylan once wrote, “I can’t help it if I’m lucky.”

There is more information about the festival at Wikipedia, including descriptions of the traditional menu and a pointer to information about the traditional beer style of the event, Märzen.

Mostly Mozart

My inlaws are visiting this weekend, and we were debating whether another trip to Tanglewood was in order, since it rained for their previous visit. I checked the performance calendar. Friday will be Weber, Mahler, Carter, and Stravinsky—which would be perfect for me but would probably either terrify or irritate the rest of the family. Ah well. But Saturday?

All Mozart Program. Sir Neville Marriner conducting. Overture to The Marriage of Figaro; two Italian concert arias; Piano Concerto No.23 in A; and Symphony No. 39.

Aw yeah.

Plus it will be only 80° F and sunny in Lenox that day. Sounds like a plan.