May '24 recap

April was so busy it actually finished on the 1st of May, so following on from that I will begin with…

Saturday 4th May: I auditioned to conduct one of the large orchestras at the university… and was invited to take up the position next academic year! I am thrilled. I will tackle works like Tchaik 6 and Bax 7 and many others along the way.

May was deliberately a quieter month for me, not aided by spraining (or possibly breaking) my ankle just hours before a concert. But it gave me time to make plans for the next month and the next year. Big projects afoot!

This was also the month that I began setting up the Sir Arnold Bax Society, a charity that will aim to sponsor the publication of more works by him.