February's concert was a wonderful success - great music, great playing and a great audience of around 900 - thank you all for coming along and supporting us.
Our soloist was thrilled with the professional way we supported his playing - following his every nuance and rubato. And Dick Blackford’s new piece was simply a triumph - it has become a favourite of the orchestra and we all want to make sure it is programmed again for us to play. The start of our new journey through the symphonic works of Sibelius with his Finlandia and 1st Symphony was very exciting; we are all looking forward to the exploration.
There was a very successful Master Class on Friday 7th with David Greed and a number of talented young violinists from the York area. Simon (with his cut finger) did sterling work on the piano as accompanist. Many thanks indeed to Shan Thomas for her splendid work in putting this all together and making it such a success.
The orchestra plays again on April 5th in the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe as the invited orchestra for a celebration performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius with the Scunthorpe and Grimsby Choral Societies together with the Lydian singers - all conducted of course by Simon.