Dear Friends, I am pleased to give notice of a rather special concert to be given by the Adderbury Ensemble Chamber Orchestra on (this) Sunday November 1st at 4.00 pm in St Mary’s Church, Adderbury.
The principal work will be the ever popular work Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev but they will also play other pieces including Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens. The orchestra is conducted by Steven Bell, who lives locally, has conducted many of the major British Orchestras and is also principal Horn in the BBC Concert Orchestra. The narration for Peter and the Wolf will be given by Tom Redmond (also principal Horn with the Halle Orchestra) and Testimonials follow:-
“Tom Redmond is a horn player, broadcaster, presenter and animator. He has performed throughout Europe, South East Asia, Japan, Russia, North and South America with orchestras including the Philharmonia, CBSO, LSO and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He has been a member of the Hallé Orchestra since 2003.”
“Tom Redmond has the rare ability to present sophisticated and challenging music to less experienced audiences (especially children) in a way that captivates them on the day and inspires them into the future. Tom’s ability to make historical music relevant to the lives of youngsters is unsurpassed. His animated, charismatic and amusing presentation style is key to this success and combined with his vast experience as a working professional player, thorough understanding of the material and the need to resist diluting the integrity of the audience experience, Tom has in our view established himself as the best in the business.”
So although this has been billed as a Children’s Concert, it would seem that this will be a rather special concert and not one to miss even for Grown-ups! Last day of Half-Term and at a good time of day-and under 18’s are Free. Please make this a must for the whole family as I am sure that you will all enjoy this concert!
Chris Howell, Membership Secretary