February 9, 2018
The talented Senior Music Scholars put in a lot of effort to produce an extremely enjoyable concert for the audience in the library. The evening began with a wonderful rendition of Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata in Eb by Brendan Warren. Also on clarinet, William Drake played Finzi’s Two Bagatelles with aplomb, while wind instruments were also represented by Edward Moye, playing two movements from Handel’s Sonata in D Minor with lovely tone on treble recorder, and Isabella Sibtain playing Ponchielli’s lively Capriccio with her usual precision.
George Adshead’s French horn delighted the audience with Strauss’ gentle Nocturno op.7 and blasts of brass came from Jordan Collingwood, playing Baker’s Virtuosity on trumpet, and Zoë and Alex Horne, playing trombone, euphonium and tuba between them, performed Twilight, The City Awakes from Double Portraits by David Uber, producing a range of tones from their instruments.
On piano, Thomas Hillman effortlessly played Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue from memory, Ben Craig demonstrated fine technique in the first movement from Haydn’s Violin Concerto in G while Thomas Pazzi-Axworthy’s instrument was his voice, singing Fauré’s Mandoline.
The whole evening was wonderful, inspiring event, and the audience thoroughly appreciated the musicianship of so many young talented students.