Orchestra tunes up for WW1 theme show

Orchestra members have been rehearsing for the upcoming concert. Pic: FPA
Orchestra members have been rehearsing for the upcoming concert. Pic: FPA
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Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society is set to bring the third instalment of its WW1 commemoration shows to the town next week.

The theme, ‘from conflict to resolution through dialogue’, explores a variety of styles of music, some with a military connection and others embracing the theme in other ways.

The group has really grown and spread its wings and now covers the whole of Fife and beyond with 60 players

Graeme Wilson

Orchestra members have been hard at work with rehearsals working on pieces by composers Borodin and Shostakovitch.

Well-known musicians are also set to make guest appearences at the concert.

Graeme Wilson, musical director, said: “Featuring at next week’s concert will be Martha Ann Brookes, a professional musician from Fife.

“She will perform two pieces with the orchestra, both written by John Gourlay, a member of KOS and also a composer and arranger.

“The group has really grown and spread its wings and now covers the whole of Fife and beyond with 60 players - making the orchestra at its most attractive and flexible for many years.

“It is truly an amateur orchestra working on a community basis and covers a very wide span of ages,” Graeme continued.

The concert takes place on Sunday, March 15 at 3.00 p.m. at the Old Kirk.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.kirkcaldyorchestralsociety.org