Yesterday was a fairly laid back day. We did some more shopping and this time took the trolley as we had a couple of items that were heavy. We were also were able to get tickets for a concert at Fairfield Halls in the evening. The FH is a wonderful venue for all sorts of local interest groups and cultural events. They seem to have a fairly non-stop programme. A complete refurbishment is planned, with a possible closure of two years. We are glad this will be happening after our time here as it gives us the opportunity to see and do things which only cost the price of the tickets because we can walk there.
Last nights’ concert was the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing Weber, Grieg and Beethoven – a programme of well known and much loved pieces. The young soloist, Taek Gi Lee, is 17 years old and has won many competitions, including the recent one where he received money and the opportunity to play with this orchestra. The audience loved him and he came back to do a solo piece, after all of his efforts in the Grieg Piano Concerto. It was lovely to hear him playing without the orchestra accompaniment as well.
There are no photos from yesterday, so I will add a few from Tuesday in Brighton.