A local meetup did free lunchtime concerts but when I tried to snag a ticket, they we all gone. Turns out, this didn’t matter as they let people in without tickets and anyhow, when the concert started there were always a few free seats. I went ahead and booked myself five lunchtime concerts for May. First up, the Concertgebouw is a magnificent building. It would be nice to see something in the big room rather than the small one.
The first week was some kind of recorder and guitar thing.
The second week was piano and flute.
Week three was opera.
Week four was half string trio and oboe and half string quartet.
Week five was very much in the middle-eastern mould, in some musical mode us Westerners don’t get to hear very often.
All in all, a worthwhile experience.