The magic of TSO

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TAYSIDE Symphony Orchestra’s next concert will take place in the Reid Hall, Forfar on Saturday, September 24 starting at 7.30 pm, with the doors opening at 6.45 pm.

Taking the form of “An Evening of Magic and Dance”, the first half of the programme consists of the Overture from “Oberon” by Weber and Delibes’ Ballet Suite from “Coppelia”; the second half is devoted solely to the Symphony No. 4 by Brahms.

Ron Walker, the TSO conductor said: “One of our aims, of which we are very proud, is to give young musicians the chance to play in a large Symphony Orchestra.

“At a recent rehearsal Joe Walters, who has been a member of the trombone section for several years, was presented with the TSO Bursary prior to going off to study music at the RSAMD in Glasgow.

“Joe is the third recipient of this award. We also like to encourage young people to attend our concerts and under-16s, accompanied by an adult, can enjoy the orchestra’s music free of charge.

“We are delighted to report that, aware of the credit crunch, we have managed to keep ticket prices at their current level.

“But back to the music – our programme is made up of classical items which should appeal to all tastes as they have proved popular over the years.

“As usual we will run a bus from Montrose/Brechin to Forfar on the evening of the concert, at a nominal cost. Anyone interested should contact John Stevenson (Montrose 676492) as soon as possible.

“We are grateful to our sponsors, Bell-Ingram Ltd, Chartered Surveyors, for their continuing financial support.

“Finally, I look forward to joining members of the audience with a glass of wine/juice at the close of the concert.”

Tickets are now on sale at the usual outlets – The Toy Castle, Castle Street, Forfar; Hoggs, High Street, Montrose; Adagio Music, High Street, Brechin; Print Matters, Swan Street, Brechin; any member of TSO/TSO committee or at the door on the evening of the performance.

The concert begins at 7.30 pm with the doors opening at 6.45 pm.