Rimsky-Korsakov's magical Scheherazade never fails to transport me to the land of the Arabian Nights. And telling the stories, painting illustrations and collaborating with wonderful gifted musicians from the Orient made the vision even more vivid!
Here are pictures of my recent collaboration with the Orchestra of the Music Makers from Singapore, who joined me in Cheltenham and Lichfield for their respective music festivals. Thanks to Zoe Toft, Jane Churchill and Clive Edwards for taking pictures. You can see some rehearsal shots as well as of the performances themselves. It was such an exciting weekend, especially seeing so many children enjoying a classical concert!
This orchestra of volunteer youngsters were astonishing... They performed magnificently and audiences absolutely adored them! I just hope I have the chance to work with them again, they really are sensational!!!
Lichfield Cathedral - a magnificent setting for the second concert...