Hi everyone. The Bude Concert Orchestra gave my orchestral suite 'Images of Bude' its premier performance last Saturday. This could not have happened without Finale and GPO - or the encouragement and help I've received from the Listening Room. So, a BIG thanks to Gary and all who've helped me here.
It was an eerie experience hearing something I'd crafted with GPO come to life. The performance wasn't perfect (and I'm sure they won't mind me saying that). Both the percussion and brass sections were a little light on the evening possibly because the concert clashed with a few other events in the town that may have diverted some of the resource. So the balance and colour was not quite as expected. But that said, I'm more than happy with the result. There was a good turn out and I think my contribution contrasted well with the rest of the program that included the Shumann Piano Concerto in A min, Symphony No 36 by Mozart and Beethoven's Egmont Overture.
I have a few photos but have to admit I haven't quite worked out how to post these. Unfortunately, the concert wasn't recorded - but hopefully next time...