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Review of Orchestras Central: Youth Orchestra Waikato

Works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Gardel, Mascagni, Gareth Farr, StravinskyConductor Simon BrewAssociate Conductor Catherine PolglaseSoloists Kezi Schuitmaker - Violin and Matthew Colvin - Clarinet ...

March 24, 2024

Review of OCT Ensemble: Vivaldi by Candlelight

Soloists Lara Hall - Director and Violin, Simon Brough - Bassoon, Flutes - Luca Manghi and Ashleigh FraserThe Cambridge Town Hall provided the ideal acoustic and candlelight setting for this concert. I would like to predicate this by saying that I attended a Vivaldi concert in Venice at the church of Santa Maria della Pietà or della Visitazione which is also known as the ‘Church of Vivaldi’. One can imagine a little trepidation here…Opening with the Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484 Viv...

March 23, 2024

Orchestras Central - Comfortable Classical

Works by Gillian Whitehead, Debussy, J S Bach, Saint-Saëns, W A Mozart, Oliver Davis and Vivaldi.  Soloists Lara Hall - Director and Violin, Rachael Griffiths-Hughes - Harpsichord, Martin Griffiths - Cello, Lisa lynch - Viola, Double Bass - Eric Scholes, Simon Brough - Bassoon, Flutes - Luca Manghi and Ashleigh Fraser...

March 23, 2024

Review of Australasian Saxophone Collective

It actually blew my mind; it was a masterclass in saxophonology (not sure if that’s a word but we’ll just go with that for now). Of the easygoing crowd of about 80 people, I’d say around half of them seemed like they either played saxophone or had a loved one who did, so it was fun to see so many in awe of what were obviously some of Australasia’s finest musicians. (They probably should have asked one of these more knowledgeable saxophone appreciates to write the review. 😊)I coul...

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