Sunday, August 03, 2008

2008 Summer Music Festival

August 2, 2008: Simply Sinatra at Lions Pavilion Park, New Buffalo, Michigan, USA

The Park is situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, in Michigan State only one mile north of Indiana.

Lori's Mother called the other evening and invited us to an Outdoor Concert. She is a Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Volonteer and we had free entrence to the Consert.

The evenings program was "Simply Sinatra" with Guest Artist Steve Lippia. His voice "happens" to be very alike Frank Sinatra's. And he performed very well. Interesting about him, is that he did not start a professional song carreer until well established with several other businesses. But during a spare time performance with a big band (Jazz) in Florida, he was "discovered", and that's it.

He is now established among USA's finest interpreters of "Standards" and traditional pop music.
The Program opened with: The Lady Is A Tramp. Very well performed. Nineteen songs all in all.

Some of them with the Brassband section of the Orchestra only. Excellent performed and extremely swinging. The Orchestra's Music Director, Robin Fountain, is here seen to the left.

The Sound Mixer.


More Audience

Lori and Mats enjoying the Concert

During the second part of the program Steve Lippia asked the audience to watch the Sunset. We did.

The last song was "New York, New York" - and people danced on the Lawn.

It was a great event on a beautiful summer evening - we agreed upon on our way home.

Thanks to Gail that invited us. She also offered me Pop Corn and a large glass of White Wine and a Chair to sit on.

More to come...

Todays Gardening: Palm Sunday here

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Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

Simply Sinatra sound simply looks like great fun and very relaxing Tor. Love music festivals though I haven't been to one in quite a while. Enjoy!!

August 04, 2008 6:22 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

Hey what a wonderful day Toraa :D

August 04, 2008 10:34 am  
Blogger Mar said...

Wonderful, Tor! glad to know you are having such a fine time in the US!

August 04, 2008 1:16 pm  
Anonymous Maribeth said...

That sounds like such a good time. Glad you enjoyed it.

August 04, 2008 2:49 pm  
Blogger lime said...

it sounds like you are having a fun visit. i like the plants you found too. :)

August 04, 2008 3:22 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

That reminds me the concerts around the capitol in Madison with my aunt. Oh my what I loved the lake Michigan, Madison is also located there. I have been there so often and on the very northern side too.
Hope you find the kitties !!

August 04, 2008 4:50 pm  
Anonymous DianeCA said...

Looks like a wonderful time and a great way to relax. I happen to love Frank Sinatra's songs, so I would have been like a fish in water in that group!!

August 04, 2008 6:40 pm  
Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How wonderful. Looks like you all had a great time and getting comp tickets are even better. Have a great day Tor. Big hug. :)

August 04, 2008 6:54 pm  
Blogger S said...

Took some time to catch up with your blog.
I love how you bought the beautiful plants for the kids garden! Lovely.
Looks like you are having a wonderful time.

And yes, T, I have also that "those kind" of problems in India...I think Indian people are so used to tourists looking for a bathroom that they just have a laugh about it!

August 04, 2008 7:20 pm  
Blogger Janet said...

My Dad would've LOVED this!!!

That last picture is awesome :-)

August 04, 2008 9:12 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

I like to go to outdoor concerts in the summer... so many of them around this area. Glad you enjoyed it... and the popcorn and the white wine too.

August 04, 2008 11:08 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

What a blast of a concert it must have been and you've captured it sooooo well. The sunset look beautiful.

Btw: What a coincidence: I've tagged you on a post from a concert we attended together in Sweden this summer too :-)

August 04, 2008 11:46 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

It sounds like you are having a fantastic visit. What a gorgeous sunset!

August 05, 2008 3:04 am  

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