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    April 11 Susan, Christine and I went to “The Tank” to see Celeste Cahn perform her work: “A lady does not scratch her crotch”, which she also wrote and directed. It was an intensely acted review of women’s historical and present day emotional and societal challenges. The title protests that a lady does not scratch her crotch, but this one did– and since her hand was covered in shaving cream at the time, the result was really messy!

    April 15 Peoples’ Concert at the Town hall. An all-Mozart concert given by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. It was conducted with confident professionalism by Leon Fleisher in spite of his advancing years. He also played the solo piano in the A Major Concerto with his old sparkle still intact.


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London Day – The elephants have arrived and whimsy on the South Bank

We spent a very full six days in London befor we went to Southhampton to board the ‘Epic’ for its inaugural voyage back to New York. We took in a performance of the ENO’s ‘Pearl Fishers’; Saw three wonderful plays; Met up with friends and family and listened to a (for me) very nostalgic concert in the National Portrait Gallery.

 New York had its cows, now London has its elephants. Here are a few of them:

The herd arrives! In two days they were all gone. Probably to that secret place where elephants are said to go to die

There was more London whimsy at the South Bank outside The National Theatre–giant furniture upholstered in imitation grass:

Two kind Londoners lifted Ethel up on to this comfortable chair

Lilliputians relaxing on a sunny afternoon


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