The holiday season did not mean a dip in our audience numbers for the August TT@TT. Over 50 people came along to listen to a great variety of music all contained within one concert!
Rosie Page, a young musician from Stony Stratford, played her violin accompanied by local pianist, Joe Laredo and they set the scene for a delightful lunchtime event with the first 2 movements of Schubert's Sonatina for violin and piano.
Rosie also played two beautiful violin duets with her sister, Ellie (Meditation from Thais by Massenet and Allegro by Fiocco).
Rosie performed solo on the piano, which she has been learning for some years, playing ‘No matter what’ from the musical ‘Whistle down the Wind’. Playing the ukulele, however, is relatively new to Rosie’s accomplishments and something she has taught herself over the last few months. She played ‘Absolutely Smitten’ and gave us the pleasure of her beautiful singing at the same time.
The friends also extended to at trio - with Ellie on viola and her mother, Anna, on flute, playing a clever arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.
‘Smith & Cons’ were returning for their second appearance at a TT@TT and we were delighted to welcome them back. They played a mixture of old and new songs – ones to get our toes tapping and testing out our memories of words we all know, but maybe can’t quite remember! We also heard some very thought-provoking and beautiful songs, which were new to the audience. Such is the nature of a TT@TT – the familiar and the unknown are so well received together. Smith & Cons clearly enjoy their music and communicate that very well with the audience and they are a pleasure to listen to.
All in all we went on our way with a head full of tunes and lovely memories of a splendid summer lunchtime.
Thank you all!
An added bonus was £112.73 that was donated for the continued maintenance of our Fr Willis Organ fund – another big THANK YOU.
Photos by Richard Hearne, words by Lesley Salter