Just Nathan

A musical offering, in parts
September 09, 2005
A weekend in the city

So, off to London today for a meeting, and on the way found out that we've been shortlisted for all three contracts. My relief (and I have been really stressed out by all this) is tempered by realisation that there are still the interviews to go and other hats in the ring.

The Kingsway Hall Hotel on Great Queen Street is a 3-star hotel masquerading as a 4-star. At least it had a gym, so I could do my run on the treadmill and then relax in the jacuzzi and steam room. After a decent early supper, we went off to see our final Prom of the season. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus (who said nothing good came out of North London)? The pieces were Debussy La Mer,
Mark-Anthony Turnage From the Wreckage (UK premiere), Sibelius Luonnotar and Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé - Suites I and II. Competent but not memorable. The Turnage piece was pretty interesting though, with the trumpeter requiring three instruments.

We came back to the hotel to freshen up (it has been unbearably muggy today) and then went off to Heaven. It was an evening of contrasts.

Posted by nathan at September 9, 2005 11:49 PM

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