Given the last 6 months or so, we might be inclined to despair and the thought that we haven’t come very far. Don’t worry, I’ve found a reminder of our progress!

For Christmas my father gave me the first four issues of the Halle Orchestra magazine. It makes for some reading that is very much…of its time. The picture accompanying the first and most hilarious paragraph is Stuart Knussen,  father of British composer/conductor Oliver Knussen!