Archive for September, 2009|Monthly archive page


Orchestral rehearsals start again this week! The programmes for the two orchestras I play in regularly look really good this year – perhaps they always do early in September. At Aylesbury we start with the “New World” symphony by Dvorak, with Vaughan Williams’ “London” Symphony and Sibelius’ 1st later in the season. Full details here.

At Bushey Symphony Orchestra the season includes some really interesting things such as the Saxophone Concert by Michael Torke, Elgar’s 1st Symphony, Strauss’s Four Last Songs, and the Elizabethan Suite by William Alwyn.

With by bassoon having had a late summer overhaul, I’m nearly ready. One day I’ll have practised enough 🙂