In our final outing for 2019 eighteen members went to the Royal Festival Hall to attend the annual concert, once again organised by Jean James. This year the performance was in three parts: firstly came Fireworks by Stravinsky, next was Piano Concerto No. 1 by Rachmaninov and finally excerpts of Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. The conductor for the afternoon was Santtu-Matias Rouvali, at 33 the youngest ever for the London Philharmonia Orchestra. His performance was truly spectacular – athletic, dramatic, balletic. The other star was the pianist Nikolai Luganski who produced an amazing display without any score! It was a memorable afternoon which will be well remembered by all who were able to attend.