Went to see this last night with Robin for my birthday treat. Absolutely fantastic, really understands what she’s playing. She also coped really well with the moment when all the lights went out in the first half, and carried on playing in the dark for about a minute before stopping just before the final movement and saying ‘I cannot play the fugue in the dark’. At which point the lighting guy found some lights to put on (I suspect he’d been trying to fix the ones that had died rather than doing the sensible thing and turning on some lights, any lights, to keep her going). She then carried on very smoothly from where the lights had first failed. It was a horrible thing to happen to a performer, but she handled it really well.

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