A Fabulous Easter Concert 2012 at Bearsden
Burgh Hall !
Our Easter Concert on 23rd March 2012
was a great success. The Wind Band got
the evening off to a great start with a varied selection, including the trombone showcase "Funny Bones", followed by Summer Nights and then Cha Cha Del Sol. This was followed by the Concert Orchestra
playing, among other things, Darth Vader's March from Star Wars which was a huge favourite with the younger members of the audience !
Then the String Orchestra played us into the
interval with some French music including "A French Suite" with some familiar tunes including Sur the Pont d'Avignon, Au Clair de la Lune and Alouette. The String Orchestra also presented three great soloists playing a short piece each.
After the interval we were in for a
treat with more excellent playing from the Symphony
Orchestra, who played Gavotte from the Classical
Symphony. We then thoroughly enjoyed the playing of Ian Gibson on
trumpet, the winner of our BMYO Concerto Competition,
who played the 1st Movement of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto with some fantastic improvisation towards the end. And as if that wasn't enough we had Beethoven's Symphony No. 5: Finale.
We were sorry to hear that Christopher
Gray is leaving us as he is moving to Aberdeen. We all wish him well. He has been a fantastic inspiration to the orchestra for the last two years.
We now welcome our new Symphony
Orchestra conductor, who has been working with us as an assistant
conductor, and this is Tom Smith.
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