Mozart Revisited at TSO Forfar concert

Maggie Findlay sings with the TSO.
Maggie Findlay sings with the TSO.

Rehearsals are underway for Tayside Symphony Orchestra’s last concert of the year on Saturday, September 28 in Forfar.

With the title of ‘Mozart Revisited’ this concert is TSO’s tribute to the famous Viennese composer.

The first half of the programme consists of the overture to ‘The Impresario’, a Concerto for harp and flute and the Symphony No. 29. After the interval the Overture ‘La Clemenza di Tito’, the songs ‘Parto! Parto!, ‘Laudate Dominum’, ‘Allelujah. Allelujah’ and the Symphony no 39 are featured.

Soloists in the harp/flute concerto are Sophie Askew and Claire Echevarria, who play regularly with TSO.

Maggie Findlay, who is very well known in the local area, has participated in various TSO events in the past.

Ron Walker, TSO conductor said: “After a thoroughly memorable concert in June, aptly commemorating our 20th anniversary, we hope for an equally large and responsive audience for our autumn presentation.

“The orchestra is very much looking forward to collaborating with the soloists, two of whom are from our own ranks.

“We know Maggie Findlay very well too from previous musical ventures together. I’m quite sure the soloists and orchestra will give you an autumn evening to remember if you join us.

“It goes without saying that all the music of Mozart is very popular and easy on the ear, catering as he does for all music tastes.

“As usual we will run a bus from Montrose/Brechin to Forfar on the evening of the concert; anyone interested should contact John Stevenson (Montrose 830 250) for further details.

“I look forward to joining members of the audience with a complementary drink at the close of the concert.”

Tickets will soon be on sale from the usual outlets: from any members of TSO/TSO committee and at the door on the evening of the concert.

The concert in the Reid Hall, Forfar, begins at 7.30 p.m., doors open at 6.45 p.m.

The Tayside Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1992 by its present conductor, Ron Walker, and gave its first concert in May 1993. The original intention was a one-off fund-raising concert but it has grown in size and popularity since then.