The Bardi Symphony Orchestra started the new season at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall with a concert of works by Mozart and Bruckner in “Austrian Connections”.
The Orchestra’s own wind soloists began the concert with Mozart’s sublime Concertante for Winds and orchestra, with the towering “Romantic” fourth symphony by Bruckner as a contrast in the second half
A Pre-concert talk at 2.30pm was hosted by John Florance and included contributions from Bardi Symphony Orchestra conductor Claus Efland and Bardi Wind Orchestra conductor David Calow. The Symphony Orchestra’s principal horn Mark Penny also demonstrated the instrument including a “horn” made from a hosepipe and funnel!
Photos by Robert Calow show the Bardi’s own Wind Soloists rehearsing the Mozart in St Nicholas Hall, Leicester Grammar School.