This morning was spent with our young artists who were auditioning for a number of visitors, some from out of town. This is something that we hope is valuable for them. And indeed it often proves to be as my colleagues in other companies are always on the lookout for new talent. And I am glad to say that they showed off very well indeed this morning.
Then there was a lovely opportunity for a short lunch break with Harry Bicket, here in town for concerts with the CSO this week. And Harry then popped into the Orlando rehearsal for a bit. It is a work he knows well having conducted it at Covent Garden in 2003.
It is time for an evening off. And this is it!