Opening the New Season

‘FACT and FICTION’ is the title of and theme for the KIRKCALDY ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY, Fife’s Community Orchestra’s 2018/2019 busy season with the opening concert on Tuesday 2nd October. All of the music for the year has its roots on stage, screen, radio, theatre and in the written word, and with a link from all these to necessary scripts, the appropriate image of an old-fashioned typewriter is prominent on the visual publicity. Indeed, the Orchestra’s theme music for the year is Leroy Anderson’s well-known version of The Typewriter.


The concert will feature a tribute to the memory of all those involved in and affected by World War 1. Tunes from the Trenches was first performed by KOS in 2014 and the Orchestra is proud to repeat the composition. A further connected composition is that by WW1 soldier composer George Butterworth with a performance of his evocative Banks of Green Willow. The KOS Ensemble will treat the audience to four film themes and the programme includes the first movement of Borodin’s second symphony, completed by John Gourlay’s Now fades the glimmering landscape and the three dance scenes from Smetana’s The Bartered Bride.


On Tuesday 2nd 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, the 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. £8 adults, £4 children. Free programme.