Today Inge Rider and I attended the first concert of the new academic year at the Blanton Museum. The other friends in our group were all otherwise engaged. We missed them. Sometimes there are as many as eight of us.
The program today consisted of two cantatas for the 17th Sunday after Trinity: “Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost, BWV 114” (Ah, dear Christians, be comforted) and “Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget warden, BWV 47” (Whoever exalts himself will be abased). The conductors were doctoral students in choral conducting.
The featured work of art was “A Roemer with Grapes, a Pewter Plate and a Roll” by Abraham van Beheren, 1600s, oil on panel.
We had lunch at the Blanton Café.