Music and the Deaf: The 4ORTE Ensemble

We’ve just returned from a wonderful evening at King’s Place, London, where we saw Music and the Deaf’s 4ORTE Ensemble perform a moving selection of solo, accompanied and ensemble musical pieces. Music and the Deaf are a UK-based charity promoting musical opportunities for deaf children worldwide through workshops, talks and training sessions. The 4ORTE Ensemble […]

Oasis of Calm

I find myself seeking calm lately. A little place of silence and stillness. A feeling of irritation and frustration has crept up on me, but from where I can’t quite name. Maybe it’s the busy London lifestyle or the usual frictions of being around other people (FYI other people are AWESOME – just not always). Whatever […]

Royal College of Music Student Union Orchestra

RCM Students’ Union Film Orchestra

We were lucky enough to have been invited by one of our lovely friends to attend the Royal College of Music this evening to watch the Students’ Union Film Orchestra perform a selection of cinematic classics. Conducted by Richard Miller, SFO Principal Conductor, the performance began with Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s suite from Kings Row (1942); […]

Women of Rock 2009

As part of Pinktober, aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we went to see the Women of Rock concert at the Royal Albert Hall last Sunday. It was organised by the Hard Rock Cafe and Gloria Hunniford to raise money for the Caron Keating Foundation, in memory of her daughter, who sadly lost her fight with […]

Video Games Live 2007

This week is the London Games Festival so I started off by going to Video Games Live at the Royal Festival Hall this evening. It was pretty good – the Philharmonia Orchestra playing the soundtrack to some all time favourite games with accompanying videos. It started well – a mix of retro titles, some I […]