Thursday, 21 March 2013

Edging Towards The Ton

We're getting close to 100 entries (and 300 separate events or performances) for Fringe 2013.

Among the latest entries are some from 'old' friends if they will pardon the usage. The Derbyshire Youth Orchestra meets for an intensive summer school each year - up to 100 young players getting together to rehearse a demanding programme of new (for them) music. At the end of the rehearsal period they put on a concert performance especially for us lucky people in Buxton. This year we are doubly blessed.

On Friday July 19th the City & County Youth Orchestra will be playing Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Peter Maxwell-Davis' Orkney Wedding with Sunrise. On Sunday July 21st the Intermediate Orchestra will be playing alongside Sinfonia Viva in a concert led by Simon Bowler. Both concerts will be in the Octagon at the Pavilion Gardens starting at 7.30pm.

Sandwiched between, on Saturday July 20th, the Amaretti Chamber Orchestra will be playing at St John's Church. They are presenting an attractive and varied programme: Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.3; Barber - Adagio for Strings; Shostakovich - Chamber Symphony; The Fiddlers by Rautavaara; and Irish music for traditional flute and strings by O' Súilleabháin. With soloist Nuala Hayes the evening will be introduced and conducted by Sinead Hayes.

These concerts are just part of a very full programme of music at Fringe 2013 - we already have 30 separate music events with more to come!