Music was my first love…

Each summer holiday I have a long think about things that I would like to do in the next twelve months. Not all of them are suitable for sharing, but this year I have decided that I want to go to live music events at least once a month. I’ll keep this updated, so I can remember what I’ve done!

Proms – BBC Philharmonic Orchestra play Arnold (Peterloo Overture), Rachmaninov (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – with an amazing pianist, Juan Perez Floristan, who was a last minute substitute) and Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake excerpts)

Proms (again) – Late night Prom, full of music from SciFi films. All new music to the Proms, two world premieres and five composers in attendance – with three of them performing their pieces with the orchestra! An amazing collection of instruments as well, contra-bass flute/clarinet/trombone, bass flute, random percussion. Good fun.


Organ music – there was no programme as we listened to an organist from Poland play the organ in the cathedral in Riga

Sleeping beauty – a chance to go to the opera house in Riga meant we saw the ballet sleeping beauty by Tchaikovsky with a small orchestra in the pit


A birthday night out to see wayward sons, stone broken and black star riders at kks steel mill. A fabulous night, made better by motley brew serving herbal tea in the corner


A last minute trip to Birmingham for a wolf jaw gig where they were supporting Tyler Bryant and the shakedown. A new band to me but I enjoyed their sound


Went to the pantomime, which while not a gig was at least supported by a pit orchestra.


Back to the Belgrade for ‘masters of the house’, songs from the musicals. An amazing night out.


Joseph and his technicolor dream coat this month. Loved the blow up sheep!


Plans were cancelled due to three covid19 virus


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