Friday, 13 July 2012

Sandbach Explodes with Young Talent and Inspiring Professional Musicians

As this season’s concert series draws to a close, it certainly finished with an explosion of talent by both young and professional musicians.
The spotlight concert featured some exceptionally talented young musicians from Sandbach and the surrounding areas, including Holmes Chapel and Alsager. The music varied from pianists and flautists to a folk duo and from Beethoven to Ed Sheeran. All the young musicians all played with great professionalism, expression and musicality for such a young age, the youngest just 12 years old!

The second half commenced with musicians Andy Findon (flautist) and Geoff Eales (pianist). They provided a contrasting programme of music that was themed with dance music including a waltz, some rhumbas! All the music was either composed or arranged by Geoff, which included the arrangement of ‘Spain’ where the main melody was taken from Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.
Their performance was exquisite, with a natural rapport that created a beautiful harmony. Their music captured the audience with intensity taking them on a rollercoaster of fantastic music.

The duo opened with a piece called ‘Eternal dance’ which was very energetic and used extended techniques on the flute and frequent change of time signature. Their piece ‘In the pocket’ was a very contrasting slow waltz, Geoff had also written a piece called ‘Lochria’s Rhumba’ which was played on the alto flute!
Overall it was a fantastic night. The concert organisors would like to thank everyone for their support and generosity throughout the series, nearly £1000 has been raised for various charities throughout this season.

The next season starts on 26th September at 7pm with Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks on tenor, Philip Holland reading and Ian Buckle on piano!
Laura Stubbs