Guest Post By Mel & Karen Ray
As mentioned earlier, this was a BIG day … following the emotion filled, cold-windy-rainy visit to Normandy Beaches, we returned to AmaLegro … freshened up … back on a bus to ‘Espace du Moineau’ (a concert hall located in a Rouen church) for a classical piano concert by Brooks Aehron (London Concert pianist).
When Brooks was just 10 years old, he was selected for free tuition at London’s famous Royal College of Music. Following major academic achievements and teaching positions, he began appearing at such venues as the London Palladium … soon had his own show on BBC “Brooks Aehron’s Serenade” … eventually founding “Music at Sea” with this cruise being MAC’s 45th.
This is our 5th. MAS cruise with Brooks … his sparkle, wit, humor & talent are entertaining as he shares enlightening & funny stories about the eclectic behavior of the ‘Masters” music he is about to play.
The program tonight included selections from works by Couperin, Debussy and Chopin … … if you love piano, you will love Brooks !!!
Concert over … exhaustion put most of us to sleep during the bus ride back to our riverboat.
A BIG day indeed … AmaLegro remained over another night in Rouen.