Enjoyed this last night at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, on my first visit there. The stand-out feature, for me, is the dance by Aakash Odedra and his company. I'm kicking myself that I haven't seen them before when they've performed several times here in SouthEast Wales. I'll certainly go to see them in future. The music is very pleasurable but I slightly regretted that I couldn't properly focus on the Indian instrumental soloists, as I would in a normal concert, because there's so much else going on in an opera. I hope you all also enjoy it at the Royal Festival Hall on Friday, which is virtually sold-out. Now to challenge my Penalty Charge Notice which was issued to me in error, to the best of my understanding.
Honoured Guest - That was a truly enjoyable evening (Sukanya) at the RFH. It was sold out. Luckily I took binoculars, and could focus on the various instruments. In particular I loved the dancers. The lyrics were a bit , well, odd at times. I am so pleased I attended and I think they should have had two performances there as I'm sure it would have sold well again. At the end, Ravi Shankar's wife (and her little white fluffy dog) got up on stage. The applause at the end was enormous.