I've updated the gigs page too, with my first performance with City of London Symphonic Winds for a few years. They're one of the bands I had to give up when I moved from London to Cambridge, but for this concert I'm depping on alto sax, and really looking forward to hearing the swell of a Wind Orch from right in the middle of it. There's very little that can compare.
The programme includes one of my favourite pieces - 'Gallimaufry' by Guy Woolfenden. I was told that the first time you play it, you never forget it. Well, Mike Fowles, you were dead right. It's stuck with me ever since and I'm getting all giddy at the thought of playing it again at the end of the month.
The slighter downer of this gig is that I'm depping for a colleague whose suffering with similar wrist problems that I had mid-tour last year. They make playing so painful and suck the joy out of music making. I'm really hoping the physio goes well and you're back playing soon xx