Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

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 [...]

Soaking up music like a sponge

Posted by Susan Tomes on 12 June 2013 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  2 Comments

I’m almost at the end of a longish period of learning the notes of a batch of works I’ll be playing over the summer in different concerts and festivals. The large pile of music on the side of my piano has loomed fearsomely over me for a while, but is now starting to look bounteous [...]