Today’s music has been chosen by my friend Clare, who’s known me since we were tiny and is still my friend.
Another choice by my son, for both piece and performance, and they’ve sparked off several trains of thought that have made me smile.
Excellent singing and characterisation in Durham Opera Ensemble’s small scale Eugene Onegin at the Assembly Rooms.
Durham University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Harry Castle, with violinist Sergei Batishchev, bring searing emotional intensity to Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.
Link to Gavin Engelbrecht’s review of Orchestra North East playing Sibelius and Tchaikovsky.