|The Vienna Piano Trio talking to the press before they knew what lay ahead|
Although the nave must be a wonderful space for the Morelia Organ Festival, it is much less so for chamber music.
For a half hour past the scheduled time for the concert to start, the trio members were still playing for the sound technicians while the audience chatted. Finally, with no primera llamada, segunda llamada, tercera llamada sequence, the Festival Director, Sergio Vela, stood up to tell the audience the concert was about to begin, but found he was talking into a dead microphone!
The musicians bravely played the Mozart trio that came first on the program despite sound that would have pained Mozart. I felt sorry for these world-class musicians and of course it was disappointing for those of us in the audience.
|More troubles than expected|
One final note (pun intended): The Festival, with Patzcuaro businessmen as patrons, scheduled a free performance for the Piano Trio in a Patzcuaro church. There everything did go well for the musicians and their audience at this first-time venture extending the Festival beyond Morelia.