Monthly Archives: March 2015

Concert Review

It is a particularly British trait to downplay our achievements and to minimise our expectations of ourselves, and with such statements repeated to me (more than once!) in relation to Ashford Sinfonia, so I came to the concert on Sunday. … Continue reading

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Administration

At last evening’s rehearsal we had a short discussion about our plans for the near future. We have three¬†possible venues for rehearsal – two are quite expensive options and the third has difficulty with access, in that instruments would have … Continue reading

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Bum Notes from the Brass

When are passages difficult? We began the rehearsal with the 1st movement of Mendlesohn’s #3. We got as far as the 8th bar and started again, and again, and yet again. Why? Because Wes thought that we were not good … Continue reading

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Our Greek Family Odyssey

My sister Susan Elkin and I have mentioned before that at the heart of our musical background was our folk-fiddling father. In August 1966 he was invited to lead the band for a dance group to an international 10 day … Continue reading

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