Spring 2018 – Joe Arkwright and world premiere

Saturday 17 March 2018

This concert featured two firsts for the orchestra – a world premiere of an evocative WW1 commemorative piece by local musician and composer, Kevin Riley, and a trombone concertino.

We were pleased to welcome Marlborough-born Joe Arkwright to play the Ferdinand David trombone concertino with us. He played it beautifully and it was very well received by the audience, who told us afterwards that they particularly enjoyed hearing a more unusual solo instrument taking centre stage. Our conductor also praised Joe for being “focused, communicative and, especially in the cantabile parts, very expressive.”

The full programme was:

Kevin Riley  In Flanders Fields
Fauré  Pavane in F sharp minor, Op 50
Ferdinand David  Concertino in E flat major for trombone and orchestra Op 4
Haydn  Symphony No 103 The Drumroll

To read the programme notes for the concert click on the link below.

Concert programme 17 March 2018