Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Northampton Symphony Orchestra concert

10 March 2006

On Saturday I played in a concert with the Northampton Symphony Orchestra which included the William Tell overture and Malcolm Arnold’s 2nd symphony. Arnold actually played trumpet in the orchestra as a schoolboy in Northampton. Some friends from our village brought their two sons (7 and 9 years old) to the concert – their first experience of live orchestral music. They were particularly struck by the contrasts in dynamics – finding the sudden loud passages very exciting. I got an email yesterday saying “The boys couldn't stop talking about it and Edward has decided he wants to take up playing the Double Bass”.

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