KIRKCALDY ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY, Fife’s Community Orchestra, opened its doors for a successful, one-off extra rehearsal evening on Tuesday 5h June at its base, Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk. Current members were joined by several new payers in the clarinet, percussion, viola, violin and double bass sections for the ‘Open Evening’ of music making.
Sight reading is the main skill in use at such an event and players were challenged with music as diverse as Borodin’s second symphony, Leroy Anderson’s Syncopated Clock and The Fife Festival Suite – this latter giving young players a real chance to participate (and all players a short passage of music to sing!). Contemporary mode was sampled too with ‘The Walker Round’ by John Gourlay.
Phil Randall delighted the orchestra with the slow movement of Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto allowing the players the role of accompanying.
KOS’s work for the 2018/2019 season commences on Tuesday 14th August, 6.45pm, at the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy.