Sunday, February 19, 2017

Russians in Northamptonshire!

We picked up David and Valerie and headed off to The Derngate to see Russian Masters performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The journey there was straightforward, but parking near the Theatre was a nightmare – even the multi-storey was full! Eventually, we found a space in a nearby street, but I think if we hadn’t spotted that single space, we might still be there looking! As expected the Theatre was packed in readiness for an afternoon of familiar Russian classical pieces - and the Royal Philharmonic didn’t disappoint, as they played their way through a great selection of familiar tunes including:

Borodin Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2

Mussorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain

Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol

Khachaturian Spartacus Suite No.2: Adagio

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Then it was off to the very familiar Thornhill Arms for some Sunday Nosebag!

Massive portions (as usual), and in the hour-and-a-half we were there it went from ‘busy’ to ‘heaving’ – and that’s always a good sign!

Good music, good friends and good food – a perfect end to the weekend!