Fresh from recording all 205 National Anthems to be played at this summer’s games, the London Philharmonic Orchestra has teamed up with MINI for one more performance. All stand please for conductor Gareth Newman and the London 2012 Limited Edition MINI’s unique tribute to Team GB.
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.
Day off to hear my daughter play the Brahms Double concerto with Jon in Cardiff as part of her course. Fab. www.beatricenewman.wordpress.com
Our daughter, Bea, started at The Royal Academy of Music, London, yesterday on the first day of her new journey in life.
Having completed four years at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff (RWCMD) in July, graduating with a 1st class BMus (Bachelor of Music) with her ‘cello, she now embarks on a two year post graduate Master of Arts course.
We’re still hoping to secure a little more sponsorship for her, so do please let me know if you can think of anyone or a business who may be able to assist. And also she’s looking for some private cello students to work with. Thank you for any recommendations.