Saturday, 6th October
Concert at St Johns URC, New Barnet raising money for repairs to the organ.
Tuesday, 30th October
London Phoenix Orchestra at St John’s, Smith Square.
Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture
de Falle Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Saturday, 10th November
This is looking very exciting with an invitation to play in
‘The Armed Man’ by Karl Jenkins, subtitled ‘A Mass for Peace’.
It is described as a powerful and compelling account of the descent into, and the terrible consequences of, war.
It was commissioned for the millennium by Britain’s Royal Armouries and dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo crisis. The Benedictus has a solo cello part, high up in the instrument’s register and will give me plenty to work on before the performances on Saturday 10th November!
It’s a very appropriate time to perform this piece as there have been many events throughout 2018 to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1. Last year, I visited the Passchendaele Museum at Zonneke and was deeply moved.
More info at: https://www.passchendaele.be/
August 4th to 11th
Escaped the heat of London to greener and cooler climes.
A week in Edinburgh, two rehearsals a day at George Heriot School, bang in the centre of the city and during the International Festival. Free in the evenings to explore Fringe and other events. What could be better!!
View of Edinborough Castle from George Heriot School
Some of the really great music played:
Firebird Suite (1945)
Suite of English Folk Dances
Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes
Leonore Overture no 3
Academic Festival Overture
Pelléas et Mélisande symphonie
Symphony no 8
Symphony no 1
Symphony no 3
Symphony no 1
Foster & Partners ‘Quartermile’ development in the south of the city.
Monday, 27th August
Played for a Wedding at Farnham Castle
Helen and Martyn after the ceremony.