Well today was the first concert of 2012 and so off to London and the Wigmore Hall....
First a walk around Hyde Park, alas early on the light wasn't that good.
Lot of Tufties
At one point the Serpentine (the lake in the park) has an area set aside for swimming! And there someone was before 9am on a January morning!! Bonkers!
This heron was watching in disbelief.
Selfridges shop windows.
Typical bright sunshine after you've finished with birds!!
The concert was the Nash Ensemble playing:
Mozart - Serenade in C minor K388 (arr. Rechtman for wind quintet)
Mendelssohn - Concert Piece in F minor Op. 113
Brahms - Horn Trio in Eb Op. 40
All the pieces used a variety of instruments less often heard in the chamber repertoire and it made a nice change. I'm not sure these represent any of the composers at the hight of their powers BUT they made for a very enjoyable concert.
I'm seeing the Nash again in under two weeks and indeed today was the first of 4 in 3 weeks!!