“Freeland Orchestra changed venue for their summer concert, making this the third hall I've heard them in. Despite the poor summer weather we're having, the hall was very hot during the concert, no doubt making it quite uncomfortable for some of the players. Playing in tune becomes a real problem for wind players in extremes of temperature, but the wind section managed this very well. The said weather, along with traffic problems, made for a late start, as a few of the players were a little late. They arrived looking professionally calm, while the rest waited for them.
The orchestra gave us mostly pieces from what would be called the "classical" repertoire, including music from at least 5 countries and 200 years. There was some excellent ensemble and solo playing here, with changes of style and dynamic to suit the pieces really well.
All-in-all, this was a very enjoyable evening. The players looked as though they were really enjoying themselves and the audience response showed they also did. It's good to see the group going from strength to strength, in terms of numbers participating and quality of performance. Well done.”
Under the Double Eagle - JF Wagner
Adagio/Allegro and Scherzo - Schubert (from Symphony No. 6)
Gavotte (from Classical Symphony) - Prokofiev
Marching Song - Holst
Coppelia - Delibes
Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin) - Tchaikovsky
March (from Carmen) - Bizet