On this particular occasion we were lucky enough to get some free tickets from a friend, who was singing in a concert of rather lovely music by the composer Ola Gjeilo. This was our first visit to the main auditorium at Carnegie Hall, and we found the decor most interesting – plenty of molded plaster and gilt, but in a rather restrained style (at least when compared to many other such venues!). In some places it even looked a little like the decoration hadn’t quite been finished, but the acoustic was spectacular.
Having just returned to NY after a couple of ridiculously busy weeks in England, a lazy Saturday was very much in order. The weather was beautifully warm and sunny so a walk in Central Park seemed to be just the thing (after a breakfast of coffee and waffles, of course).