This is a video of a very informal outdoor music-making session in Jack Cornwell Park, Leyton, on Tuesday 14th July 2020 by Bess Solomon and Sally Johnson, who have known each other for a long time and love to make music together. Although in ruthless competition with the wind and the shouts of the children in the playground, the duo gave a beautiful performance of some of their favourite classical pieces, including a piece from Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orpheus and Euridice and a selection of flute duets by Johann Joachim Quantz.
We faded out the last few seconds of the session as they were badly marred by wind-gusting.
Outside of Lockdown on Tuesday evenings Sally plays with The London String Network, a group of enthusiastic chamber music players who meet in each others' houses in London throughout the year. She also plays in the Forest Philharmonic which is in the process of moving to its temporary new home at Stoke Newington Assembly Hall, Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JR due to due to the building work going on at the Walthamstow Town Hall estate.
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RUNNING TIME: 22 minutes 47 sec.