Think of two musical genres that are unlikely to be found together, and you may well come up with 'Classical' and 'Hip Hop'. Yet this is what I was involved with today. WYSO took a string sextet and wind quintet to the Leeds On the Edge festival where we played in a gritty (though domed) warehouse loading bay, alternating our sets with a scratch DJ and three body poppers. The latter were excellent - as someone who is massively uncoordinated I am always impressed by dancers.
At the end of the concert, we all came together in a fusion piece which, unexpectedly, worked rather well. And from the audience we received whistles and applause rather than baffled looks.
Once at home Claire and I had a much needed bottle of Rhubarb wine, sat in our jungle of a garden, coming down from the experience.