The Sinfonia of Leeds, the orchestra my wife ordinarily plays in, were supposed to be playing a concert this weekend. That didn’t happen, obviously, but they invited us to enjoy their programme anyway.
Their Facebook page directed us to live recordings of other orchestras performing the pieces they were going to play, and we watched along from the comfort of our sofa, starting at 7:30pm and with ice cream at the interval, as is only proper.
- Schubert: Symphony No 8 in B minor – Philippe Jordan, Wiener Symphoniker
- Berlioz: Les nuits d’été – Véronique Gens, Lionel Bringuier, Frankfurt Radio Symphony
- Sibelius: Symphony No 3 in C major – Jaime Martín, Frankfurt Radio Symphony
We had a wonderful evening (you can’t really go wrong with a Sibelius symphony), so much so that we’ve promised ourselves to create another YouTube concert evening next weekend. And it’s my turn to pick the programme.