I took a trip to London recently — vacation, more or less, not business. I did a few musical things, though. Here are a few photographs, mostly music-related.
I attended a concert at Royal Albert Hall, a Proms in fact, performed by the National Youth Orchestra and conducted by Vasily Petrenko. Heard the premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s “Frieze.” The acoustics were quite good, to my surprise. (Photo by M.A. Mullen.)
I also visited the Handel House Museum. The composer lived here from 1723-1759, and probably died in this bedroom, which is recreated to look like when he lived there. (Photo courtesy of the Handel House Museum.)
The main reason I went to London was the tour of the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra, in which a member of my family plays. Here’s the orchestra after a performance in Southwark Cathedral. That’s conductor Daniel Alfred Wachs, standing with his back to the camera on the left. (Photo by M.A. Mullen.)
I wrote an article about the musical aspects of the trip for Sunday’s Orange County Register.
Click here to read my article (one day pass or paid subscription required).