While I was on stage in Southam Hall, a number of people were taking their place at the conductor's podium, picking up the baton and posing for shots. I pointed and clicked. It was later on that I really saw what I'd taken. The woman's smile in this first one just makes the shot.
Most instruments were off stage, but some of the percussion instruments were set up behind a strategically placed line. We can't have three year olds banging the drums, after all, as much as they might like to.
Beyond the stage is the vastness of the backstage area, which one only sees on occasions like this.
It includes equipment, photographs of technical crew at work, props, and even a fog making machine.
Two organs are back here as well, and a display went into detail about them. I have more to come.