I’m pleased to report that the two concerts I played in, last Saturday and this Saturday, both went well. Last night’s concert, in Middlewich, was a sell-out, and literally there was standing room only!
Although the Middlewich orchestra are probably better than the South Cheshire orchestra (at least in terms of some specific players), I felt that last week’s concert was actually technically better. But it was probably the soloist, in the Elgar cello concerto last night, that pulled in the punters, and he was definitely superb.
The common factor between the two concerts was a Dvorak symphony, and although the New World symphony, which we played last night, is better known, I enjoyed playing the 8th symphony much more, in last week’s concert. This is probably because there is more interesting playing, rather than just playing the big themes very loud!
The next concert I’m playing in is on June 18th in Nantwich, with the South Cheshire Orchestra. I think the programme will consist of pieces from films and musicals, so rather different from the last two concerts! I’ll write more about this concert when I have programme details