While we were busy keeping up with the Luxembourg's who celebrated their national day this weekend, the Liechtenstein's were also out and about celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Harmoniemusik Vaduz, a wind orchestra, and the 66th wind orchestra music festival. (Indeed, I have no idea how to translate Verbandsmusikfest. If you do, let me know!) On the occasion, they had organised a weekend full of music and fun.
On Friday night, there was the opening event including a jubilee concert of the Harmoniemusik Vaduz together with the Christoph Walter Showorchestra. Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie were the guests of honour at the event.
|Photo: Liechtensteiner Volksblatt / Volksblatt.li|
Also spotted among the festival goers but in a much less official function was Princess Marie. It seems that the wife of the nominal head of state simply went to town to enjoy a bit of music, drinks and general fun. I could not spot her at any of the seriously official events - though she did take some pictures with some jubilarians - but rather seated at one of the tables at the party tent chatting with members of the government and other, I presume, important Liechtensteiners.
Pictures of weekend are located at Vaterland and Volksblatt, a video of the Friday event by Volksblatt on Youtube and another one (starting at 2:48) including an interview with the Hereditary Prince at 1 FL TV.