Final symphony concert for Bea with the Royal Welsh College of Music

Fabulous final symphony concert given by the Royal Welsh College of Music @RWCMD with my daughter Bea leading the ‘cellos at St David’s Hall, Cardiff @stdavidshall  last week on 22nd .

Programme fab too, starting with Sibelius’ Karelia Suite, though never heard 2nd movement before, followed by Grieg’s Piano Concerto and then the Shostakovich Symphony No 5 .

The Grieg was lovely but whenever I hear it, I do find myself going back to that wonderful Morecambe and Wise TV sketch with “Mr Preview”.   It’s on You tube, of course….


The Shostakovich 5 is one of my all time favourites. I first heard it when a student in London, so just a year or two back (!) . It is so evocative.  I’ll miss the concerts in Cardiff and visiting this great city, but it will be up to London instead come September.