I love this photo of the Clifton Suspension Bridge at Bristol with the hot air balloons in the background. It was a lovely concert today performing for Bristol University at the Victoria Rooms Auditorium. What a stunning venue with its glorious 8-columned portico and fountains with Art Niveau sculptures. My programme traced a lineage of violin repertoire from the virtuosic grandeur of Wieniawski to South American vibes of Milhaud, Soviet melancholy of Shostakovich, fiery Baroque and contemporary panache of Bacewicz. Wonderful to see such a variety in the audience. Their warm and enthusiastic response was really appreciated by both Charlotte and myself.
Having never visited Bristol before, it was great to have a little time to spare after the concert to wander round and admire the wonderful architecture. We enjoyed the sunshine on College Green in front of the regal City Hall and relaxed with a cappuccino watching barges sail past on the River Avon.