Here are three pictures of the Philharmonic Hall before and after Adagio. Improvement or not?
Unfortunately I don’t have exactly the same shot before and after: The top left is the hall now, just before a recent concert; bottom left is a shot of the layout for the dinner two years ago at whch I learned that Adagio was not to be re-hung after the refurbishment; right is a close-up from the choir stalls.
Yesterday Adagio was formally switched on in her new location by University of Liverpool Vice Chancellor Janet Beer, silversmith Marianne Forrest and Peter Goodhew. It’s taken 23 months but we made it!
You can visit and see the sculpture by asking at the reception desk in the Harold Cohen Library. It will not always be switched on, because the motors are audible from the reader desks nearby.
Peter Goodhew, Marianne Forrest and Janet Beer in front of Adagio. Picture: John Davidson.
Peter Goodhew describing the re-installation process in the Harold Cohen Library. Picture: John Davidson.
Sculptor/silversmith Marianne Forrest in front of her creation. Picture: John Davidson.
The descriptive plaque by the sculpture. Picture: John Davidson.