What an exciting concert we had last Saturday Jan 27th! It was one of those that left the orchestra members buzzing. And the feedback from the audience of almost 300 was uniformly gushing!
We welcomed Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, who played one of Mozart’s most sublime piano concertos – and on Mozart’s birthday. Robert Weaver conducted us in a programme of Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture, Mozart’s 23rd Piano Concerto and Brahms’ 1st Symphony.
Conductor Rob Weaver said, ‘it was such a fantastic concert; the orchestra really rose to the occasion, playing the Beethoven with drama, then the Mozart so beautifully and sensitively before displaying real passion, skill and energy throughout the Brahms.’
Soloist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason said ‘the orchestra was great to work with, so together in providing a warm, sensitive accompaniment’. And Jeneba’s deft touch on the ivories was a delight to both work with and listen to: the highlight for me was how she extracted every drop of pathos from one of Mozart’s most sublime slow movements!