Joining the Freeland Orchestra for two terms on a maternity cover position has been
for me a brilliant reconnection with orchestral playing. Even during the first rehearsal,
I was part of the orchestra and it was clear everyone is there because they love
what they do and are comfortable in the setting.
As the conductor, Wendy’s musicality, clear direction and focus on detail brings
out the best in the players whilst not creating an environment of pressure.
Following the concert last Saturday, my position has ended now, but I wanted to thank
Wendy for the opportunity of playing and for reminding me just how much I love orchestral
playing. I also wanted to thank the orchestra for being themselves; a group of absolute
individuals from all walks of life who just enjoy getting together to create this
things we call music. (Dawn - flute)