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June 27th 2015

The Freeland Orchestra with West Oxfordshire Winds and West Oxfordshire Clarinets, conducted by Wendy Marks, gave a well rehearsed and most enjoyable concert in Eynsham Church on 27th June, with a large and appreciative audience. The Orchestra opened proceedings with a lively account of Schubert's 2nd Symphony, producing a light touch, well suited to this early work. The woodwind chords in the opening Largo sounded particularly good, and the subtle key-changes in the final movement were well negotiated.

Ian Locke was the accomplished oboe soloist in Godard's Legende Pastorale, cleverly orchestrated by Wendy Marks.

Dvorak's attractive American Suite could perhaps have used more body in the strings,not easy with a small number. The lovely 2nd movement was sensitively played.

 

(Rachael Sherlaw-Johnson)

   
Orchestral Programme:

Symphony No. 2 - Schubert

 

Légende Pastorale for Oboe and Orchestra - B Godard arr. Marks

 

American Suite - Dvorak

1. Allegro

2. Minuet

3. Prayer