Had a GREAT weekend at one of the SCO Connect weekends in Aberdeen. I thought it would be a good opportunity to try playing in a full orchestra, learn more about ensemble playing and to benefit form the experience of working with some of the SCO musicians.
We were conducted by Ben Gernon who was very gracious and encouraging to us all. He has recently been a finalist in the LSO Donatella Flick Conducting Competition.
We played Beethoven, Coriolan Overture and Schumann Symphony No 3 ‘Rhenish’ (movements 1,2).
It was challenging but good fun. We did a performance at Queen's Cross Church, Aberdeen on Sunday 28th October The weekend rounded off with us giving a performance. Loved it all. The SCO are performing both over the winter. I shall be going.
There are more weekends coming up in March (orchestra and chorus) and May (Wind Farm).