At last, the trees are in blossom, the flowers are blooming, the skies are blue and the air is cool, but chance encounters with the warmth of the sun occasionally brighten the day. Although temperatures outside are warming, tempartures indoors have been falling as of the 15th of March when they shut off the radiators in the building across Beijing. With the arrival of spring also come the dust storms. As many days are pasty yellow as blue. I woke up on Monday to see the ground covered in what appeared to be light brown snow. Unfortuately, it wasn’t. Everyone spent the whole day sweeping so half the dust went back up into the air only to settle again the next day. Things are finally clearing up four days later but I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of the dust storms this year.
Thu 20 Apr 2006
Sun 16 Apr 2006
Another amazing performance at the Forbidden City Concert Hall for the International Festival Chorus. This time we teamed up with the Italian Embassy Cultural Office as part of their Year in China. The soloists all flew in from Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto and were simply amazing. We had a really huge orchestra this time too. The best concert yet!