I knew the concert would be very special as I had already seen and heard Vladimir and his brother for another birthday concert and was thrilled to think of surprising my friend Ann on her birthday.
I made a lot of musical requests since Ann is an accomplished actress and singer and those I would be inviting would also be from our musical world here.
Vladimir was so responsive even though much of the music was from Broadway shows I was lucky enough to stumble on Fiddler On The Roof , in which Ann and her whole family has performed. Vladimir had played in it at the Gaiety. His magical professional theatrical backdrop and appearance in tails made us think that indeed we were all in Dublin in front row seats at the Gaiety. One of the best night’s of music during lock down.