Great show from youth orchestra

Ian Gibson
Ian Gibson

THE Bearsden and Milngavie Youth Orchestra (BMYO) put on a great Easter concert at Bearsden Burgh Hall.

The Wind Ensemble got the evening off to a great start with a varied selection, including the trombone showcase Funny Bones, followed by Summer Nights and then Cha Cha Del Sol.

This was followed by the Concert Orchestra playing, among other things, Darth Vader’s March from Star Wars which was a huge favourite with the younger members of the audience!

Then the String Orchestra played into the interval with some French music including A French Suite with some familiar tunes including Sur le Pont d’Avignon, Au Clair de la Lune and Alouette. The String Orchestra also presented three great soloists playing a short piece each.

After the interval more excellent playing continued from the Symphony Orchestra.

They played Gavotte from the Classical Symphony.

Ian Gibson (pictured) then entertained the audience on trumpet.

He is the winner of the recent BMYO Concerto competition and he played the 1st Movement of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto with some fantastic improvisation towards the end.

The evening was rounded off with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5: Finale.

The orchestra was sad to hear that conductor Christopher Gray (on right) is leaving to live in Aberdeen.

Members said Mr Gray has been a fantastic inspiration. The new conductor will be Tom Smith who was previously assistant conductor.