Monday, 19 November 2007

Young soloists delight audience at second concert

A SECOND soloists concert was presented in Alcombe Methodist Church by Jeannette Owen, who selected the performers for their talent and conscientiousness.
During the evening, there was an announcement of successful auditions by Abigail Munson (flute) and Wilfred Owen (clarinet), who had been accepted by the Somerset County Youth Concert Band.
Their audition pieces were performed as part of the programme.
Also included in the concert were ‘Turkey in the Straw’ (trad) by Edita Knight - piano, ‘Tanz des Burgermeisters’ by Holly Pye - clarinet, ‘Georgia on my Mind’ (Carmichael) by Dan Thompson - clarinet, ‘Allegro’ (Mozart) by Sophie Lintern - flute, and ‘The Billiard Sonata’ (Giardini) by Abi Owen - viola.
Pianists Lydia Cunningham-Thole, Tayla-Jayne Healy, and Yolita di Filippo played well, as did Wilf Owen on bassoon with ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’, which everybody foot-tapping.
Abi Owen's solemn opening on saxophone with ‘Marche des Funebre’ (Mozart) held the listeners’ attention, as did her brother Bertie’s trumpet solo ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ (Elgar).
  • Our photograph shows the young musicians, including Ellie Stone, in Minehead’s Alternative Quartet, who played ‘Rondo’ (Boccherini) arranged for two flutes, viola, and bassoon, with teacher and accompanist Jeannette Owen. Photo submitted.

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