18th June 2021
The Bardi Symphony Orchestra’s founder Dr Andrew Constantine moved to the USA in 2004 but was recently back in the UK to adjudicate at the prestigious Donatella Flick Conducting Competition (of which he was the first winner in 1991) in London. Andrew’s career in the USA began as Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and he is now Music Director of the both the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra and the Reading Symphony Orchestra.
Andrew and his wife Jane remember their time in Leicester with great fondness and were keen to catch up with old Bardi friends. Orchestra Manager Robert Calow managed to organise an ad-hoc gathering and rounded up some of Bardi’s original members for a great afternoon of reminiscences in the garden of Zeph’s café in Oadby before Andrew and Jane jetted off back to the USA.