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Glastonbury Extravaganza part 2

It's hard to believe that a week has gone by since the second night of the Glastonbury Extravaganza. The second night was very different to the first. This was a much more sober affair with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra doing Tchaikovsky's greatest hits. As I have a lot of great Russian friends this seemed an appropriate thing for me to go to. I do like some classical music but I really get uptight about how snobbishly it is received a lot of the time. I feel that music is there to be enjoyed and showing that enjoyment is part of the fun. I don't like the polite applause and gentle nodding of heads when people are really enjoying the music they hear simply because that is the accepted way of appreciating it. If it's good for you, let the world know. 

I wasn't sure what to expect but I actually ended up having a great evening and really enjoying the music. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are a great band!

Here are the pics. 

Some of the fiddle players!

Alexander Sitkovetsky, soloist for one of the violin concertos - he was really good,

The big final number was the 1812 Overture, accompanied by squirty water and fireworks.

Still to come from last week, a gorgeous evening on a South Devon beach, country houses and gardens, the valley of the Rocks (including a valley and some rocks), waterfalls and beautiful woodlands. Can you wait?
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