Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

The piano on which John Lennon recorded…

Posted by Susan Tomes on 4 July 2013 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Sad news this week that Steinway Pianos is to be sold to a private equity company. What does this mean for pianists? On the face of it, nothing; it’s just a change of owner for the firm. But a friend writes from New York that the Steinway showroom on Manhattan’s 57th Street is closing down, […]

Glasto musings

Posted by Susan Tomes on 29 June 2013 under Concerts, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Listened to Sir Mick Jagger being interviewed about his upcoming Glastonbury appearance by John Humphrys on the Today programme this morning. John asked Mick what had changed about rock music since he started his career. Mick’s reply ranged over things like lyrics, social comment, attitude, clothes, rebellion, ‘bad boy’-ism, and the relative tameness of some […]

Selling books in Tokyo

Posted by Susan Tomes on 25 June 2013 under Books, Concerts  •  2 Comments

Noriko Ogawa, who translated my book ‘Out of Silence’ into Japanese, has been giving concerts in Japan, from where she sent me this photo of our lovely Japanese editor from the publishing firm Shunjusha. Fumiko-san, our editor, had brought some copies of the Japanese edition to sell after one of Noriko’s concerts in Tokyo, and […]

Sunday’s Wigmore

Posted by Susan Tomes on 20 June 2013 under Concerts, Inspirations  •  Leave a comment

I’m really looking forward to Sunday’s concert at Wigmore Hall with Erich Höbarth. It’s the second in our pair of concerts this season featuring duo sonatas by Mozart for piano and violin. What a treat it has been to be so closely involved with this music – and this musician – for a couple of […]

Prussia Cove fundraising concerts

Posted by Susan Tomes on 17 June 2013 under Concerts, Musings  •  Leave a comment

I have had a lovely day playing chamber music with two fine musicians I met last year at Prussia Cove during the IMS ‘open chamber music seminar’  – Bogdan Bozovic and Anita Leuzinger. They flew in specially from Switzerland. Together with Erich Höbarth we’re doing a couple of fundraising concerts for Prussia Cove this week […]