Malcolm Arnold: "Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is."
Peter age 96 from Milton Lodge used to play violin until he was in his 70's, enjoying playing for family and friends in the 'parlour' at social gatherings and his wish was to attend a classical concert.
The local charity Wild Arts who host the annual Roman River Music Festival heard that Peter wanted to attend a concert and in a wonderful gesture of community and friendship invited him along to their final concert of this years festival season.
And what a concert it was, Mozart's Serenade No. 10 for Winds, often referred to as Gran Partita performed in the wonderfully atmospheric surroundings of Coggeshall's St Peter Ad Vincula Church.
This seven-movement masterpiece was performed by an incredible ensemble of musicans including internationally renowned clarinetist, Sacha Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra's Olivier Stankiewicz.
Peter enjoyed every minute of the experience.
It was wonderful to see and hear professional musiciansPeter, Resident Milton Lodge