Susan Tomes in Cheltenham - 14 July, 1981

from Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981, page 26:

In the morning a rather tense rehearsal of the Dvořák Quintet for Strings is interrupted by the arrival of hordes of tiny children under the impression that there is a children's theatre show in the Dome - a mistake, not of our making, in the Fringe brochure. Half the group wants to improvise a little concert for them, and the other half feels that it's not our responsibility to compensate for the mistake of the administrators, and wants to abandon the tinies to their disappointment. In the end Robin plays his Vocalise and Michael plays Danse de la Chèvre, both of which hold the tinies' …   more >>
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Susan Tomes, Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 26. accessed: 4 December, 2023

location of experience: Cheltenham


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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'Danse de la Chèvre'
written by Arthur Honegger
performed by Michael Faust
'Vocalise' op. 34 no. 14
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Susan Tomes, Robin Ireland

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 July, 1981
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


In Domus tent, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 25 May 2014 11:53:09 +0100