We picked up our tickets for the JACK Quartet concert yesterday at Wigmore Hall. The Hall is gorgeous. It holds 550; there are 149 tickets left for the concert. This morning's Guardian has a nice preview here of the concert.. Hopefully, that will sell the other 149 so we can boast of a sell-out performance.
Also, in today's Chamber Musician Today, there's a very interesting (but lengthy) article on the history of the string quartet, starting with Haydn and ending with JACK's performance of an Aaron Cassidy quartet. What's there not for a proud father to like in an article which starts out like this:
On the agenda today are at least an attempt at following The route set out by Roger Ebert and Daniel Curley in The Perfect London Walk.. I promised the Curley daughters, and also Roger Ebert himself at his most recent Ebertfest that I would check out the walk. Then dinner at 6:00 at the Wigmore Restaurant and concert at 7:30.Steps to the most interesting encounter to ever happen:1. - Make herbal resurrection remedy2. -Bring Haydn back from the dead3. -Buy him a new coat, dust off his wig, introduce him to the idea of cars4. -Take him to a JACK Quartet performance5. -Have him listen to one of Aaron Cassidy’s string quartets6. -Watch what happens