the lake was crystal clear
and one of the residents... looks as the he'd been having a roll in the school!!
Lots of buds on the fruit trees...
First ladybird of the year!
Messrs Quacks & Ponders enjoying the sun..
The Orchestra - Oslo Philarmonic
Conductor - Vasily Petrenko.
The Pianist - Simon Trpčeski
The first piece was Edvard Grieg's 'Ganga' from Lyric Suite, Op. 54 - beautifully played.
This was followed by Rachmaninov's Piano Concert No. 2 in C minor, Op 18
Amazing piece of music and magical playing by Simon Trpčeski with equally wonderful performance by the orchestra - just loved it!!
Simon then invited the young cellist Louisa Tuck to join him in his encore which was Rachmaninov's Vocalise... just spellbinding. Simon dedicated the piece to Louisa's father who was in the audience.. what a wonderful gesture..
And the second half , Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor.
The drama in this piece is wonderful, and the contrasts in tempo and temperature - the calm to the energetic - captivating...
I was spellbound throughout the entire programme.
Thank you to every musician involved for a wonderful concert