This Sunday morning Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes will be performing in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall in the Glasgow Music Festival.
Over two full weeks the festival attracts around 7000 performers in music, speech, drama and dance.
The Festival began in 1911 and over the years has developed into an event for groups of almost any size and description. It allows performers to develop their skills through receiving advise and encouragement from a team of experienced adjudicators.
The Primrose will be competing in the Wind Band and Orchestra category and will be performing three pieces.
The first piece conductor John Bryce has chosen is “The Raiders March”. This is the main theme of the famous adventure movie Raiders of the Lost Ark directed by Steven Spielberg. The music for the film series was composed by John Williams in 1981 and was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Following this, the orchestra will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s ”Folk Dances”. The Russian is one of the 20th centuries most famous composers and wrote numerous pieces. In Folk Dances he captures several Russian Folk Themes.
The Primrose will close their performance with the finale from the William Tell Overture by Rossini. This piece is also known as the “March of the Swiss Soldiers” is the well known high energy finale to the original opera.
Conductor John Bryce said “It is fantastic to perform in such a place as the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.
“We have been rehearsing for a good number of weeks now and I am looking forward to hearing the orchestra perform well in front of a large audience.”