Eastbourne Grand Hotel and La Mer
The beginning of our summer started out in UK, with a very special concert at the Eastbourne Grand Hotel, where Debussy completed his masterpiece La Mer, overlooking the English Channel from his hotel room balcony. Well, guess what we played? La Mer of course. The room where Debussy stayed is now called the Debussy suite, and the room is kept exactly the same as it was back in his days, though it is a normal guestroom. We did not stay in this room, however it was free one day and we were able to take a tour. I could not resist going to the balcony where Debussy stood looking at the sea!