No wonder there were smiles on our faces in the autumnal rains of Storm Babet. The Moleside concert goers’ October visit to London’s Cadogan Hall started with an early evening meal at Sloane Square’s Cote Brasserie and we knew we had a special occasion in front of us.
The Hall itself seemed to have promoted us to seats closer than usual to the front of the stalls.
We were perfectly positioned at the centre of the auditorium.
The soloist in the Mendellssohn Violin Concerto was Fumiaki Miura. Last year he was Artist-in-Residence with the RPO. As early as the age of 16 he had won the attention of Pinchas Zuckerman who agreed to mentor him.
Our programme notes assured us that he now plays a 1704 Stradivarius made available to him by the Japanese Munetsugu Foundation, a reflection of the admiration his performances are winning all over the world.
The concert’s conductor was Leslie Suganandarajah who left Sri Lanka as a child and made his base in Europe. He is currently Music Director of the Salzburg Landestheater and in demand to conduct both symphonic and operatic performances with many of our most renowned orchestras.
Thank you Roy for choosing another great evening of music and performances for us.
And thanks as well to Ian Seifert who, in Paul Tiller’s absence on his travels, made sure all the arrangements – including a couple of jokes on the coach – went as smoothly as always.
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