Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

New Year’s Day

Posted by Susan Tomes on 1 January 2010 under Daily Life, Inspirations, Travel  •  Leave a comment

This new year has found me in thoughtful rather than celebratory mood. So here is a photo of the tide gracefully looping its way along Portobello Beach in the winter sun in Edinburgh, where I spent Christmas. There is much to look forward to in 2010, and I wish you all a good start to […]

The Birds

Posted by Susan Tomes on 16 December 2009 under Daily Life, Musings, Travel  •  Leave a comment

Visiting King’s College in Cambridge the other day, Bob and I were horrified to see that several of the lawns had been badly damaged (see photo). It looked as if hooligans had been let loose there, or as if a rugby scrum had taken place there during the night. What on earth had happened? We […]

Playing from memory

Posted by Susan Tomes on 7 December 2009 under Concerts, Musings, Travel  •  30 Comments

On Saturday night I gave a solo recital in Cambridge. It was unexpectedly enjoyable because of the audience’s warm response. Even in this season of coughs and colds, they kept utterly silent while I was playing (which has not always been the case elsewhere this winter). Every audience has its own character, and this audience […]

Our Italian hero

Posted by Susan Tomes on 3 December 2009 under Concerts, Daily Life, Florestan Trio, Travel  •  Leave a comment

This photo shows me outside the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, standing beside the poster for the Florestan Trio’s three concerts. On the day after the concerts, Bob and I caught the old tram up the hill of the Alfama district to visit the castle. While we were standing on the crowded tram, Bob’s wallet was […]

Beethoven’s questions

Posted by Susan Tomes on 19 November 2009 under Concerts, Daily Life, Florestan Trio, Musings, Travel  •  Leave a comment

For the past few days the trio has been rehearsing intensively. Over the next ten days we have two concerts at the Bath Mozartfest, a fundraising concert and dinner for the Florestan Trust, a concert at the University of Cambridge, a concert in the Wigmore Hall (with a world premiere), and three concerts in the Gulbenkian […]