1. Peter Browne says:

    I was on the trip, and found it to be one of the truly outstanding experiences of my life. Through the daily “lectures” by Luther Wade we saw the sometimes bloody Scottish history illuminated. We found people on the trip that will hopefully become lifelong friends. We saw some georgous scenery. And we heard and saw some outstanding performances.
    I stayed for an extra week after the others left, and was treated to the most incredible concert by the huge Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venzuela. I counted over 110 string players alone…all who played Shostakovitch, Bernstein and Ginastera works twice as fast as ever heard before…without a faulty note! They were called back for five encores.
    I was also treated to a solo recital by the totally deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie, to a packed house and three encores! She even did a piece only using her body as an percussion instrument!
    I savored the Food Festival, saw a play and browsed the Book Festival. Edinburgh in August should be a travel goal for anyone who loves music and the arts.
    Thanks to WDAV for making this possible, and to Luther Wade and Mike McKay for being helping guides.

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