Matthew Barley/Cellist

See deep enough and you can see musically; the heart of nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.

Thomas Carlyle

Surprise in Bury St Edmunds!

We played the Peasant Girl programme in Bury St Edmunds last night, and got a big surprise from the venue – The Apex. None of us had ever been there before and I think it’s only been open 18 months or so, but it’s truly wonderful. Beautifully designed with lots of wood, glass and clean lines, and a wonderful acoustic – fully adjustable with electronic blinds (in a tasteful terracotta colour!). We were amazed – and the audience was incredibly warm, but sadly it was only just over half full. Let’s hope a few more turn up on Friday, because I’m back at the festival with Tunde Jegede’s concerto, Invocation, and Sinfonia Viva. It’s a great programme – come on Bury, support your beautiful hall and the arts!

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