Briefly - just finished a delightful week in the superb city of Bordeaux. Truly a great, and greatly European atmosphere; magnificent, historic, classy. Anyhow, I had to myself a plate of Fruits de Mer in Arcachon, and was TRANSPORTED by the incredible flavours and textures "therein"!! A high point of a very rewarding week... The orchestra was fantastic; very supportive and friendly. The Rouse concerto came over extremely well, and we did two interesting concerts for a school-age audience, involving a complete rendition of the concerto peppered by commentary specially created for the occasion. Inspiring! Best, Colin.