For the sixth and final interview in our series the interviewer becomes the interviewee as the attention turns to Dr John Florance ambassador to the Bardi orchestras. A long-time supporter and friend to the Orchestra, John gives some fascinating insights into his early life, his career in education and latterly work as a BBC broadcaster. A regular for Bardi pre-concert talks at De Montfort Hall, John travelled with the Bardi Orchestra on tours to Russia, Prague and Germany, and the thoughtful selection of photographs and reminiscences brought back happy memories to many Bardi players.
To hear John’s selected pieces you can pause the video and listen to the music in the Spotify player below. Alternatively, click here to watch the video on YouTube where you can find links to all the pieces in the video description.
8. A Christmas Festival – Leroy Anderson. Bardi Wind Orchestra 2019 recording conducted by David Calow.