There’s no harm in congratulating ourselves on the last concert which drew a good audience and favourable feedback. One couple had gone to the Prague Symphony Orchestra the previous night at the City Hall. Whilst admitting that they were a bit more accomplished than us, for overall musical enjoyment they reckoned our concert was the better (by a considerable margin).
No time to rest, however with the Christmas concert and a busy 2013 coming up. The section on concert dates (top left of the blog) has been updated. This now includes a number of program ideas for the next 18 months, bearing in mind that 2014 is the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss’ birth. These are obviously not ‘cast in stone’ at this early juncture.
Andy Beard has also put together a very enticing proposal for the orchestra to visit Cornwall for a week towards the end of August 2013. Details will be put before the orchestra in the new year when we will see if there is enough interest to make the trip viable, but a sneaky preview of the programme gets my vote.
The blog is now approaching 20,000 hits, but there are a disappointing number of comments. During 2013 we will be publishing short pieces by orchestral members. These can be about their experience with the orchestra and what they get out of it, or personal rants or just anecdotes. Volunteers would be nice, but if none are forthcoming the press gang will be summoned. I will kick off with “4 bars in Sardinia”! Watch this space.