Rehearsals are well under way for Tayside Symphony Orchestra’s autumn concert on Saturday, September 26, in the Reid Hall, Forfar, starting at 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.45.
For this ‘September Symphony’ the orchestra has come up with an interesting selection, comprising the Overture to the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart; Borodin’s In The Steppes of Central Asia, Smetena’s Vltava (also known as Die Moldau) and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4.
Conductor will be Andrew McGarva, deputy head at Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn.
He has a great deal of experience conducting. He has worked with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra.
He said: “I’m pleased to take over as Principal Conductor from Ron Walker, who did an excellent job as orchestra conductor for over 20 years.
“The orchestra is always on the look-out for new players, both old and young, especially in the string section.
“If you are of suitable standard, at least Grade 6, please contact the TSO secretary, Agnes Mackay (01307 463610.
“There is also a website at www.taysidesymphonyorchestra.org.uk which contains background information.
Tickets are available from Jarvis Brothers, Forfar; Henry Hogg, Montrose or any orchestra or committee member.
A bus may run from Montrose/Brechin. If you are interested phone John Stevenson, 01674 830250.