Saturday, December 05, 2015

WIth Ruth Palmer and David Suchet at the Kids for Kids Concert

With Ruth Palmer, Julie Etchingham (red dress) and David Suchet
To the Kids for To the Kids for Kids Christmas Concert on Thurs where I was enormously honoured to have been asked to accompany Ruth Palmer in the slow movement of Beethoven's 6th Violin Sonata.

Julie Etchingham acted as compère and David Suchet and Richard Wilson were the celebrity readers. Suchet read from Sons and Lovers and Wilson a poem by Benjamin Zepahniah:"Be kind to your turkey at Christmas".

Patricia Parker the dynamic founder of Kids for Kids spoke very eloquently of the terrible conditions in Darfur, which are not reported because it is too dangerous for reporters to go there. But in the Kids for Kids villages there is, apparently, no infant malnutrition at all.

Really inspiring to be part of this.And the delightful Susan Parkes - a professional Soprano - made my evening by asking when my next gig was and being convinced that I was a professional pianist - the more delightful since her husband really is a highly accomplished pianist.

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