Thursday, November 01, 2012
Knots and do nots
Sasha really really should write opera - her idiom is fantastic: contemporary, accessible and profound at the same time. Each song tells, or rather hints at, a story and a sequence of them from different viewpoints would be amazing. The quartet-writing was also superb: never over-obtrusive but really interesting.
I was delighted that Ruth Palmer was also there (I introduced Ruth and Sasha some years ago) and it was great to hang out with Ruth and some of Sasha's friends afterwards - and Sasha a bit but she was mobbed with so many of her friends having come to see and hear her. Ruth has a whole series of really exciting concerts coming up including the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in Aberdeen in a concert which also sees the world première of her father's "A Cædmon Symphony" and a concert in Rockefeller University in NYC on Dec 7th at lunchtime. There are several more bookings in the US stretching I believe to 2014. Go go to hear her (and buy her CDs) she is amazing.