We've been having visitors, hence the gap.
The Northern Chamber Orchestra under Nicholas Ward gave a concert at the Assembly Rooms in Ludlow.
We had Mendelssohn's String Symphony No. 13, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, Astor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Walton's Two pieces from Henry V and Mozart's Symphony No. 27.
An easy, popular programme, the Scraper even called it anodyne. I wouldn't go quite so far; I adore Mozart, Piazzolla was very interesting and Walton quite moving.
The soloist Mark Simpson is a young musician; he won BBC Young Musician of the Year as well as BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year. Technically, he was very accomplished,
however, as the Scraper frequently tells me, there is a world of difference between technical brilliance and musicianship.
We enjoyed the concert very much, there is too little music in our lives nowadays.
A meal at The Unicorn Inn in Ludlow (www.unicorninnludlow.co.uk) rounded off the evening.