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by Tom Poster September 30th, 2010

Aldeburgh 1 – Aronowitz 7

I’m on my way to Aldeburgh (where, incidentally, by the end of the day, I’ll have given two concerto performances with a cat’s tail attached to my trousers – but that’s another story), and now seems as fitting a time as any to pen a few words about the Aronowitz Ensemble; for Aldeburgh is where the Ensemble really began, in November 2004, when Magnus assembled seven of us there for what, at the time, was set to be a one-off rehearsal residency and concert. It was an extraordinarily wonderful week: we rehearsed, chatted, ate, drank, put conch shells on our noses and marvelled at the unusual lyrics to Katie Melua songs. It would have felt a great shame to have left things there.

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