Family Connections

‘FAMILY CONNECTIONS’, KOS in a nutshell for 2019/20.

Music for families, about families, by families, families of instruments – with connections throughout the season. The theme music of Auld Lang Syne is an appropriate connecting thread with its powerful words.

Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, Fife’s Community Orchestra, has already set out its stall of four different programmes of music spread over the season and at least seven concert performances within that. The first of those is on Tuesday 1st October at 7.30pm in Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk, the orchestra’s home.

Music to be performed includes West Side Story – the tale of feuding rival gang families, a selection from The Sound of Music – the von Trapp family story and some regal family music with the Overture to The Mikado, the Procession of the Sardar and Walton’s famous Crown Imperial march. A short selection from Band of Brothers will also feature as will a repeat performance of John Gourlay’s Scottish Renaissance Dances first performed last April.

A very special part of the concert will be the first performance by the Randall Family of Glenrothes of Concerto di famiglia by John Gourlay with a chamber ensemble of soloists. Dad and Mum Phil and April Randall with daughters Eilidh, Chloe and Rosie, all long time members and supporters of KOS and all professional musicians, will play together accompanied by the orchestra. This will be exciting! Is there another piece like it? Two violas, cello, oboe and tuba – some line-up!

On Tuesday 1st October the orchestra will present this first concert of its season at 7.30pm in its permanent home of Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk.

Orchestra numbers have risen lately with the arrival of some new members and almost 70 will make up the performing strength. KOS resumed for the season in mid-August and with a short preparation period, this first performance is eagerly anticipated.

Tickets for the concert are available from Orchestra members, by emailing or by phoning 07770 332812. Or come along on the night and pay at the door. £9 adults, £4 children/students. Free programme.