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Article: Recent Concerts

Recent Concerts

The Phoenix Concert band welcomed a full house to their concert last week to enjoy an evening of music from the cinema. The concert was enhanced by a clever slide show which helped to the link the music to the films. The group played very well and should be proud of the improvements they have made over the years. From humble beginnings, the band has gone from strength to strength and is now well on the way to achieving even better musical performances.

The Halloween concert at Magna presented many challenges for the experienced players of the YWO. The music was technically difficult. The rehearsal time was very limited. The venue had a large booming acoustic and it was very cold and very dark. Sightlines were difficult and illness had meant last minute changes were needed in the group.

It should have been disastrous but the experienced players led the the way to a good performance which was well received by the audience who also had to deal with the cold conditions. There was some excellent playing and the group did amazingly well to maintain a good ensemble sense throughout.

The YWO will benefit from having some pressure-free rehearsal time to work on things more generally and help to realise the enormous potential that the orchestra is clearly demonstrating.

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