Bullfight, Paella and Sangria

Bullfight, Paella and Sangria introduces the country like this, if you had never been there before.

From 22nd to 26th March the Postmusik Salzburg made themselves onto the way to Castellon, between Valencia and Barcelona, directly at the sea.

At four o’clock a.m. it started by bus from Salzburg towards airport Munich and from there in the direction to Barcelona. After further two and a half hour bus ride we arrived at our destination, Castellon.

In addition to 14 other bands we were invited to decorate the music festival for honour to the holy Magdalena in Castellon.

A band including folklore dance group form Puerto Rico, the US Navy Sixth Fleet Band, the Malaysia Catholic High School Band, Blue Diamonds Drum and Bugle Corps Nienhagen, a fanfare and dance group from Slovakia and a Brazilian Samba dance group were only a little part of this, which were there.

Paella received actual to almost eat at our rich containing hotel sideboard daily however that with bullfight was another thing. We had burbling streets of full people, who enthusiastic may cheered at one of numerous parades through the centre of Castellon. The Brazilian Samba dance group felt themselves like as at home, because no doubt, the Carneval in Rio is not different from a lot as here it was. Ten thousands people hemmed the street edge, they clapped, they were jubilant and showed us what Spain hospitality means: cheerfulness, nice words, dialogs and frankness. Both the actors and the spectators with gigantic fireworks were rewarded, all the more shining the respective evening to have die away.

In the relax breaks between the appearances – whether parades, openings or other things – we enjoined the spring at the miles long sandy beach of Benicasim or at the pool owned by our hotel.

The eve hours we spend on the terrace or at bars and had Spain in form of Sangria or the typical Cerveza.

Whether the professional musicians of the Navy inspired volume with a jazz session, the Brazilians Samba danced or we Austrian manners and folk songs sang; one always provided for best atmosphere.

Spain was a trip worth and so we got back confident and motivated to Austria

Motivated for example for our quick spring concert with CD presentation on April  22nd at the Orchesterhaus or for our Leuchtbrunnenkonzert at Mirabellgarten on May 23rd.

But not only motivation brought us such a successful Spain trip; too numerous further invitations in the whole world. Puerto Rico, Italy, Malaysia … and we will accept the one or the other in the following years.

Therefore, we can follow in such a way the motto “music goes around the world”, and with us the members of the Postmusik Salzburg, who are looking forward to take the Austrian blowing music to another country.

Martina Weißböck



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