Hardy Mertens

Conductor / Composer

Funstuff

July 2021 on blessed Wittem grounds : Opy Me making a Good-Weather-Sausage-Offering to the Fathers Redemptorists' Secretary at the local monastery..... 

Birthday-Day 2021 on "La Hacienda" grounds : behold Opy's heartwarming balloonagram from Iris, Tim and four-legged-friend Bo.....

21 december 2020 on Thorn grounds : Marie-Jeanne & Opy Me toasting to the closest planetary smooch of Jupiter and Saturn since 1623, simultaneously with the Northern Hemisphere Solstice. We are on the Threshold of Freedom, 5D Spirituality, Cosmic Awareness and Unconditional Love..... CHEERS TO THAT!!!

November 2020 on Landgraaf grounds : Mummy Triny (-tri) & Daddy Pierre (pi-) watching over  my BUMA Wind Music Award.....

August 2020 on Dieblich grounds : Stella, Sebastian & Opy Me contemplating Loreley, Weinschorle and automatic robot vacuum cleaners.....

May 2020 on "La Hacienda" grounds : Chinicuilito & Opy Me ready to tear up the pueblo.....

Jackie (hot!) & Opy (cool!) doing the normal everyday thing.....

Yingzhu (piano), Terry (saxophone) & Meng (guitar), the CNY 2020 "Meihua" ("Plum Blossom") Trio.....

Gera (L) and Eveline (R), the "Trudy the Mouse" Ukelele Duo.....

August 2019 on Isola di San Pietro grounds : Puppy Ace & Opy Me enjoying il dolce far niente.....

June 2019 on Landgraaf grounds : "angel winged" Anouk & Opa Me in "kali orexi" ambiance..... 

June 2019 on Pesaro grounds : a picture paints a thousand words..... 

April 2019 on Hésingue grounds : Holy Sun Mountains' "Bryanna" Margot & Opa Me.....
April 2019 on Hésingue grounds : Holy Sun Mountains' "Queen Boudicca" Natacha & Opa Me.....

April 2019 on Riva del Garda grounds : Quartino-di-Vino Grapes Girl Sara & Opa Me.....

February 2019 on Singapore grounds : former Bukit Timah Primary School and present Fairfield Methodist School trombone player Daisy & Opa Me.....

Januari 2019 on Singapore grounds : Nan Hua High School Chinese Orchestra string players & Opa Me.....

August 2018 on Visé grounds : Jean, Herald of Doom and Guardian of Banshees.....

July 2018 on Weingarten grounds : having international pop diva Klaartje on my shoulder, singing out loud "You beg my pardon, I always promised you a wine garden".....

March 2018 on Wessem grounds : the Highway Bridge Beergee Jumpers - a.k.a. EMM's Finest - throwing a post-rehearsal afterparty for themselves. Kneeling from L to R : Celine, Joke. Front row from L to R : Gaby, Rik, Jana, Julia, Geert. Back row from L to R : Jasper, Meike, Vera, Fenne, Len. Thirst hanging over their hangovers.....

November 2017 on Emmendingen grounds : doing a Kiefer Style after-concert photo shoot with the Kaiserstuhl Viva El Litro Percussion Section.....

November 2017 on Morschwiller le Bas grounds : being charmed by 87-year-old Orchestre d'Harmonie des Séniors de Haute Alsace alto saxophone player Jacqueline.....         

September 2017 on Offenburg grounds : Opa Me worshiping Water, the principal ingredient of Beer.....

May 2017 on Amsterdam grounds : Orpheus concert master Theo doing a glossy glamour after-concert photo shoot amidst his Harem of Muses.....


May 2017 on Greek Consulate Louloudis grounds : Pierre holding his "brand old" early 1890's Slovenian vintage tenorhorn, freshly auctioned at the local flea market..... 

May 2017 on Kerkrade grounds : Denise and her best friend Schimanski, leading stars in "Schimanski, A Labrador Story".....


May 2017 on Tilburg grounds : doing an after-rehearsal photo shoot with Orpheus expat Dácil from Las Islas Canarias.....

March 2017 on Singapore grounds : 16-year-old Anglican High School Concert Band french horn player Xian Hui & Opa Me. We quite ooh say, hor !.....

  

January 2017 on Landgraaf grounds : Opa Me being knighted by His Royal Carnival Highness City Prince Hubert I From Matchstick To Dippers. The Decoration Medal is made of Platinum, Emerald and Jade.....

                                        

             Halloween Fright Night 2016.....         


                  Toujours et partout..... Tel père, tel fils.....

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12 december 2015 @ La Hacienda : the day my life changed !!! Melbourne spice girl Pallavi persuaded me to join her for a vegetarian meal !!! And to wash it down with wine of course.....

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December 2015 on Würselen grounds : Iris (L) and Manja (R) doing German language research in dirndl ambiance. Sei nett zum Schwein, es könnte bald dein Schnitzel sein.....

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November 2015 on Rolduc grounds : doing an after-concert photo shoot with Joëlle, the cool "Koel" vibraphone girl.....

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November 2015 on Tilburg grounds : doing a pre-concert photo shoot with Orpheus expats Daniel from Singapore and Pallavi from Australia.....

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November 2015 on Würselen grounds : doing German language research with Jos in dirndl ambiance. Ach wie tut mein Herz so weh', wenn ich im Glas den Boden seh' / Bodensee.....

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August 2015 on Singapore grounds : 9-year-old Bukit Timah Primary School Brass Symphonia percussionist Jordan & Opa Me. We quite ooh say, hor !.....

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May 2015 on Heerlen grounds : electrifyingly roused by Sara's charm and tempting "Pinzolo" offer, anticipating the delights of canederli, mountain beers, holy wines and sgnapas was only a matter of seconds.....

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May 2015 on Landgraaf "Cow Pie Casino" grounds : 4 minutes before Defecation Deadline, miss Bertha dropped her Bio Bomb, spontaneously responding to the audio laxative "Funkdrunk" performed by Fanfare Eendracht Nieuwenhagerheide.....

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May 2015 on Landgraaf grounds : after oodles of clarinet trills, I threw in the towel in 1986. 13-year-old Vera revitalized me with her Pippi Longstocking Muckl.....

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March 2015 on Singapore grounds : the smart, sharp and sexy "Pi Jiu San Shiong Di" a.k.a. "Beer Brothers", 2014 Nobel Prize in Hydrational Fluids Winners. From left to right : Wilson, Opa Me & Tiong Hong.....

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March 2015 on Rain grounds : sharing a romantic moment with the world famous Swiss Sweets, rehearsing "It's Raining Women, Halleluyah". Best midlife crisis cure ever.....

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March 2015 on Kronenberg grounds : sharing a romantic moment with the world famous Monte Corona Models, right next door to their catwalk. Best midlife crisis cure ever.....

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May 2013 on Borgosatollo grounds : enjoying a horses ballet at Ramona's ranch, in the charming company of her canine cuddler coccolone Max.....

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December 2008 on Singapore grounds : poor Opa Me being "charmed" by Kwik, Kwek & Kwak. That's Dutch for Trouble, Big Trouble & Double Trouble. Also known as Sanna, Manuela & Nienke. Painting made by the great Wim "Klets" Albrink.....