|Posted by CPOF on March 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM|
On Sunday evening Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes achieved first place in the Glasgow Music Festival which was held in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. The orchestra competed in the Wind Band and Orchestra category and performed three pieces.
The first piece conductor Alex Abbott chose was Sven Nielssen’s “Take Ur ‘Picc’”. The adjudicator praised the orchestra’s disciplined playing, and particularly the “superb” piccolo playing.
Following this the orchestra performed “Legal Contra-Band”, composed by Alex Abbott. The adjudicator enjoyed this piece, commenting on the “impressive” contra flutes, and “deft ensemble playing”.
They closed the performance with Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un Giorno di Regno”. The adjudicator commented on the excitement of this piece, and enjoyed the “triumphant conclusion” to the orchestra’s performance.
Overall the adjudicator praised the “clever” choice of programme, designed to highlight the range of instrumentation within the orchestra.
President Stuart Laird said “Thank you to Alex Abbott and to all players for a fantastic performance. The adjudicator’s positive comments were well deserved, especially those relating to the piccolo and the “big” flutes’ performance. A particular well done also to those who were competing for the first time, or for the first time in a while.”
Carluke were awarded a total of 88 points, while Flutephonics and Flutes Unlimited were placed second and third, with 87 and 86 points respectively.
Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes’ next performance will be at Kirkton Church on Saturday 25 March at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 and are payable on the door. The concert is in aid of the Glory Christian Fellowship homes in Kenya, with whom Kirkton Church has partnered for many years. The money raised will help the orphanage to purchase essentials such as school materials.