All week I have been hearing music drift across the field from the Outdoor Centre and on the way back from the postbox I asked two women if they were from the centre and were they perhaps putting on a concert? Yes, tomorrow night in Glasgow, but, they said, I would be wecome to sit in on their rehearsal in the afternoon.
It was wonderful. The GSSO - Glasgow Schools Symphony Orchestra has players aged 13 to 18. The programme of Dvorak, Sibelius and Borodin will be performed at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow on Thursday evening at 7.00pm. Listen out for superb solo violinist Anna McKenzie.
Three of the staff came up to visit later in the afternoon and after a look in the studio we sat out in the sunshine in the garden. The talent, enthusiasm and commitment of staff and students were uplifting and heartwarming and made my day!
In other news - the sun shone all day, four baby swallows hatched and a Red Admiral butterfly sat on my shirtsleeve for a while - oh, and I planted out the mina lobata and gave them blue painted canes to climb up. Altogether a delightful day.