KOS concert October 2022

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Date Posted: Fri, 7 Oct 2022
KIRKCALDY ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY (Fife's Community Orchestra) with members from across Fife and neighbouring localities opened its 2022/2023 concert season on 4th October in the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy – Dance On….with KOS, ‘Limbering Up’, 1, Autumn.

The Orchestra Leader is Vince Gray, and Musical Director and Conductor, Graeme Wilson.                                                                                                       

Since its opening night in the middle of August, the Orchestra members had worked very hard to produce its first programme of music and the large and enthusiastic audience showed its great appreciation of their efforts. How good it is to perform to such a supportive audience. Many warm and encouraging comments were made at the end of the concert and have been, since, by those attending.

With a season of music based on dance and dancing, designer Brian Cameron’s images used on all KOS print material add great visual excitement to the music. The season's theme music is taken from one of William Alwyn’s Scottish Dances.  

The programme featured several dance-connected items such as two of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Sibelius’s Valse Triste and Britten’s Soirees Musicales, music used for ballet. Also included in the programme was Quilter’s A Children’s Overture, a potpourri of nursery rhymes.

There was also a performance of John Gourlay's colourful and descriptive Scottish Renaissance Dances performed by The Fires of Fife, a chamber group of six KOS players directed by John.
The programme presented KOS members with great challenge not the least of which was the constant playing required. The players gave a resounding assurance of their skills and power with piece after piece building on success.
KOS returns to the platform on Sunday 18th December when it joins with the Langtoun Singers for Dance On….with KOS, ‘The Story of Ballet’, 2, Winter, a programme of seasonal music, including some music from The Nutcracker, in the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy, performances at 2pm and 4pm.