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The Gaudier Ensemble’s festival

Posted by Susan Tomes on 25 July 2023 under Concerts, Inspirations, Travel  •  1 Comment

Last week I took part in the Cerne Abbas Music Festival, held by the Gaudier Ensemble in rural Dorset. For the past thirty-two years, the same group of musicians has been gathering in Cerne for a week in the summer, to present a series of chamber music concerts in the village church. The original string […]

‘Fifty Portraits’ at King’s College Cambridge

Posted by Susan Tomes on 27 June 2023 under Concerts, Travel  •  2 Comments

I was in Cambridge at the weekend to give a piano recital as part of the events marking fifty years of women as undergraduates at King’s College, Cambridge. As well as playing a concert, I was also there to see the opening of a special exhibition: Fifty Portraits, a major commission for photographer Jooney Woodward, […]

My old friend Gerald

Posted by Susan Tomes on 16 April 2023 under Daily Life, Inspirations, Travel  •  10 Comments

This weekend I heard that my old friend Gerald Pointon had died. I felt like writing this little reminiscence. Gerald was a high-powered lawyer in Paris, specialising in arbitration. As a graduate student at Cambridge University he had sung in the famous choir of King’s College for a period of time, I forget how long. […]

Posing on the steps of the Opera

Posted by Susan Tomes on 13 April 2023 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings, Travel  •  1 Comment

Last week I was in Vienna for a few days of Easter holiday.  We managed to pack in lots of music-related things: a concert at the Musikverein, an evening at the State Opera, a visit to one of Mozart’s apartments, a visit to Haydn’s house in what was the village of Gumperdorf, but is now […]

Kettle’s Yard recital in Cambridge this month

Posted by Susan Tomes on 1 November 2022 under Books, Concerts, Inspirations, Travel  •  1 Comment

I’m preparing for a solo recital at Kettle’s Yard museum in Cambridge on November 24th. Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful little museum which began in the 1950s as a personal art collection by Jim Ede, who used his own house as the display venue. It was the first gallery I visited where art objects were […]

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