Dear All, I have attended concerts all over Europe over the years and many of these in Kendal. The performance tonight was the best I have ever seen in Kendal and on par, in many ways better, than some of the more prestigious performances.
What made it special was not just the performance, by the way the musicians responded to the obvious enjoyment the audience were experiencing listening to them. Their playing rose to new levels increasing enjoyment for both the players and the audience.
The subtle smiles, head, body and feet movements really showed the players were enjoying it. You could tell which players loved certain parts.
It is that which make a good performance elevate to exceptional. Thankyou so much for a performance of depth and joy. Your musicians really do bring composers’ works to life and hence my own soul to life. A priceless gift to the people of Cumbria.