Friday, February 23

Tag: Leslie Suganandarajah

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Hull City Hall
Yorkshire & Humber

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Hull City Hall

The opening concert of Hull City Hall’s Classic Season was very well attended on Thursday evening. And as we took our seats it was a joy just to sit and watch this magnificent orchestra - its members resplendent in black and white evening wear - warming up. The City Hall’s grand organ - all 5,505 pipes of it - provided a wonderful backdrop for these talented musicians as did the historical friezes above the stage. In my reviews, I always focus on the stage setting, but the orchestra itself was all the setting needed. Any additions would have been overkill. The knowledgeable audience (alas, not me where the classics are concerned) gave a rousing welcome when the tall, handsome figure of Leslie Suganandarajah - the conductor for the evening - appeared on stage. Immediately I sen...