My life is fairly hectic at the moment; I’m busy at work – despite the recession, spring is here so my gardening sap is rising and all these computers need regular t.l.c.. And in the middle of all this activity I have concerts to attend.
Last night I went to The Derngate to see Ellen Kent’s production of “Turandot”. I’d never seen this opera before but I really enjoyed the evening and the rest of our 19 strong party seemed to as well. There were lots of tunes, lots of colour and, if you forget the obligatory suicide, a happy ending. Could we have wanted more?
We’re looking forward to the Family Concert and to the Gypsy Jam and Balkan Ceilidh Workshop in the afternoon. At that point we shall retire fearing that the Evening Concert will turn into one of those legendary Balkan parties that lasts for three days and involves far too much Plum Brandy!
I’m not sure of the current state of ticket sales but if you are in London on Sunday 29th March 2009, I’m sure they will manage to squeeze you in. For tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 07914 641329 or book online at www.ticketweb.co.uk.
To give you a taster of what to expect from the evening here is “Jovano Jovanke” from the new album.
DISCLAIMER: The demure violinist, hiding at the back of the string section, fighting hard to control her wild gypsy temperament, is my daughter.