An elegant sufficiency

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Out for the evening

Last night, Mark and I went to Birmingham Symphony Hall to hear the CBSO. Their conductor for the evening was Gustavo Dudamel, a wonderful young Venezuelan whose spirited performance left the audience (and the orchestra, it seemed) enchanted. Only when reading the programme did we note his age - 24.

Later on, whilst we were enjoying a late supper in Bank, he arrived with his wife and various members of what looked like the orchestra management team, to sit at the next table to us. Now, dressed casually in jeans and a sweatshirt, he looked every inch the youngster that he is.

What magic white tie and tails does for a chap!


  • Makes you wonder what he'll be like when he's 34!
    My husband belongs to a male voice choir and their conductor is the same age. I know you can't compare, but he's a Dr of Music and on our visit to Canada and New York he was offered a job leading an orchestra. We were all glad when he said he wasn't interested!

    By Blogger Digitalgran, at 9:54 pm  

  • This photo is gorgeous Gill..did you take it? Hmmmm I thinkhe has a touch of the Johnny's about him ;-P
    x Bobby

    By Blogger Unknown, at 6:56 pm  

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