As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John F. Kennedy
The six classical music concerts in the south of France are finally over and the local residents of the villages in the Vallee de la Cougain (just west of Limoux) have thrown a big appreciation party of the musicians of Young Virtuosi.
And what a great party is was!
All the mayors of the villages got together and orchestrated a BBQ evening of food, local wine and Blanquette, and of course, speeches, all in honour of the musicians who played up and down the valley over a period of 7 days.
Some pictures from the BBQ evening, as well as a little taster from one of the concerts: