Classical music agony aunt ALICE McVEIGH
likes New York
Copyright © 7 March 2014
Alice McVeigh, Kent UK
I've been to New York loads of times, the ones that stand out in the memory being my audition for Juilliard (yes, I got in, but for Harvey Shapiro not Leonard Rose), and — many years later — performing in Carnegie Hall with the Hanover Band, and performing in Lincoln Centre with Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Can't say I was any too impressed with the city, however, on any of these occasions. New York struck me, a suburban person who values light, air and trees, as loud, noisy, dirty (extremely dirty), rude, and even obnoxious, despite the wonderful concert halls, numerous theatres and terrific eating places...