REVIEW: ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA AT CAIRD HALL, DUNDEE 28th MAY 2017

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REVIEW: ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA, 27th MAY 2017 – HIGH CHURCH, HILTON

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REVIEW: ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA, 27 NOVEMBER 2016 - HIGH CHURCH, HILTON

GARRY WALKER: Conductor
ANNA-LIISA BEZRODNY: Guest Violin Soloist

Review by Alan Cooper

Sunday afternoon’s concert was the second of two performances featuring the music of Mozart and Beethoven. With the Music Hall currently out of commission it was necessary to provide two opportunities to allow audiences to enjoy what was bound to be a very popular programme and High Church, Hilton was packed to capacity for the second performance on Sunday.

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ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA ON THE MOVE!

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REVIEW: ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA - ABERDEEN MUSIC HALL

Garry Walker - Conductor
Gina McCormack - Violin Soloist

Review by Alan Cooper

The undoubted highlight of Sunday's first class Sinfonietta concert was Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major Op 35 with the amazing Gina McCormack as soloist. Various stories surround the birth of this astonishing work. One legend goes that a player to whom Tchaikovsky offered the work (it could have been Leopold Auer) originally rejected it as "unplayable". Well, Gina McCormack played it - and brilliantly too!

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REVIEW: ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA SUMMER CONCERT 2015 - ABERDEEN MUSIC HALL

ROGER B. WILLIAMS: Conductor
JOSEPH LONG: Piano Soloist

Review by Alan Cooper

I was delighted that Aberdeen Sinfonietta had invited two of our most accomplished "local" musicians to take part in their latest Summer Concert. I put the word "local" in inverted commas since Dr Roger Williams is originally from Swansea - but surely his multiple contributions to almost every aspect of musical life throughout the North East over many years entitles him to an honorary citizenship? Roger's association with Aberdeen Sinfonietta both as keyboardist and conductor goes back to the very foundation of the orchestra so it was splendid to welcome him back again as conductor of Sunday's concert.

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ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA with HADDO HOUSE CHORAL & OPERATIC SOCIETY - ABERDEEN MUSIC HALL

DAVID JONES: Conductor
AOIFE O'CONNELL: Soprano
IAIN MILNE: Tenor

Review by Alan Cooper

For their May Concert last year, Aberdeen Sinfonietta combined forces with Aberdeen Bach Choir for a performance that included John Rutter's Magnificat. For their March Concert this year, they teamed up with Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society to present an earlier but equally unique and tuneful work, the St. Cecilia Mass by Charles Gounod.

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