Concert review: 16th June, 2018

Some Audience feedback on the concert, courtesy St George’s

About the Event 

A wonderful concert – great programme, delivered with enormous enthusiasm and panache.

The Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra must be one of the best amateur orchestras anywhere. Their concert tonight was stunning. Thomas Bowes’ performance of the Beethoven violin concerto was very satisfying. The first movement has one of the longest orchestral introductions, but it was worth waiting for the soloist’s entry! The cadenza in the first movement was particularly exciting. The orchestral accompaniment was beautifully played. Shostakovich’s tenth symphony was simply exhilarating: it makes great demands on all sections of the orchestra and they certainly rose to the challenge. Andrew Shulman is a sensitive conductor who communicates exactly what he wants, and his contribution to this barnstormer was stupendous. Small wonder that even after his exertions in the Beethoven, Thomas Bowes should choose to sit in with the violins as they played this most stirring of works!

It was an outstanding concert, the orchestra played extremely well. Thomas Bowes playing of the Beethoven violin concerto was outstanding. Andrew Shulman’s conducting was great as always, with such energy and feeling. A very uplifting concert.

Actually, in truth, a much, much higher number – the kind of Experience that is Inspirational, profoundly creative and wonderfully hopeful … Aged 82, I’ve come late to SHOSHTAKOVICH; thank God in time as I cram for my Finals.

Violin concerto was superb.

About the Value 

Yes, cheap @ five times the price …