After 30 hours 4 minutes, we have arrived safe at Perugia Park Hotel 🙂
Day 3 – The day that CLYO had to go offstage to fetch more encores!
Much sleeping and showering has occurred and a fresher looking CLYO has made its way to Ovierto.
Our first concert venue.
Verdi sounding great in the Orvieto Duomo… https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=919729694709415
After a full programme and four encores, they were still standing, clapping and asking for more… you get the picture! 🙂
Chilling prior to our visit to Assissi, then Spello for more encores..
“I seem to remember saying to CLYO months ago that our Italian guests would love our repertoire – not sure we could ever have imagined quite how much tho!
Extraordinary reaction from a capacity house – and yes, we had to do four encores again.
Started ‘Pirates’ at 22.48 – so possibly the fastest ever!
Amazing, amazing CLYO.” 🙂 (Dougie)
A day with chocolate, Perugia during the jazz festival, a beautiful lake then back for prizes and an evening without playing any Tchaikovsky!
Concert in Montefalco advertised on Italian telly 🙂
One more from Perugia as we leave for our next stop. What a stunning area!
Lovely awards do with lots of laughs 🙂
De Boer awards went to
And the Music For Alice Award – in memory of ex CLYO member Alice McGill who died in the Tsunami in 2004 – goes to Amy Green..
The Paul Mountain Award for outstanding achievement goes to Rob Greenwood!
Congrats and bravo to Rob and thanks and best wishes to all our wonderful leavers 🙂
What a day! 🙂
Today, sightseeing in Gubbio and then off to Montefalco.
and all back safely 🙂
“Tiredness showing in the eyes but not in the music – there was playing in Enigma that was as fine as anything I have ever heard. To start Francesca at 22.30 and play it like that should not really be possible – not to mention the four encores..” (Dougie)
Our amazing CLYO spirit continues 🙂
A couple of hours wandering around beautiful Cortona before heading to Chiusi for a complete performance of Enigma, several encores and then water works.
More standing ovations than we could count
Nine beautiful towns in Umbria and Tuscany visited
Playing of great quality, care and passion with simply the finest string sound around
One serious re-invite from a major promoter
One happy CLYO 🙂
Head for home…
Arrive in Leeds at tea-time – safe and sound. What a great trip 🙂