Well the fall season has started here in Ottawa – both weather-wise and culturally. The trees along the Canal are turning red and gold, there is a decided chill in the air, and the concert and theatre season is well underway.
In honour of Alexander Shelley, our new maestro at the National Arts Centre, I thought this little cartoon by Halas & Batchelor would be fitting for a bit of lunacy as the season begins.
H & B (if I may so bold as to call them that) used many of Gerald Hoffnung’s witty and wise drawings for their cartoons and I have featured at least one of them here before.
But I shouldn’t really single out the Maestro – given a few things that occurred during the first concert of the Festival that began this week perhaps the audiences here in Ottawa should know the score!