Top performance of ambitious works
Huddersfield Daily Examiner review by Suzanne Smelt
Monday 11 February 2013
A mighty symphony by Bruckner and two powerful works by his hero, Wagner, telling of love, death and the legend of a devil-cursed sea captain, were on the menu for the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra.
Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman – the mythical seaman – was confidently portrayed by the brass; precise articulation and tuning in the woodwind, and nimble finger-work paired with agile bowing from the violins, also deserves ..read more
Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra opened its 2012/13 season in November with a selection of Russian compositions.
Paul Nizinskyj was in the audience.
From Russia with love…..
Fresh from the success of a new James Bond film, it was something of a coup by the Huddersfield Philharmonic to name their winter show “From Russia with Love”.
True to theme, myself and my companion went for cocktails beforehand in black tie which, following our arrival at the town hall, prompted the staff to question whether we had ..read more
We are always keen to receive applications from players interested in joining the Phil’s orchestra. Come and join us for a unique opportunity experience to play in an orchestra celebrating its 150th Anniversary!
In particular we are currently, Autumn 2012, especially interested in hearing from string section players in the following disciplines:
Violins – First (forward desks), and also Second. Ideally we would like to build both sections up to full compliment of 16 players each.
Double Basses (ideally to ..read more
Christine Stanton’s splendid book “Philharmonic Notes” is now available at just £5.00 per copy. Numbers are limited by a relatively small micro print / publishing run so “buy now” to avoid disappointment (and help boost the Society’s funds through generous donation of any profits).
Says Peter Lewis, President:
“A fascinating read, with many insights from the last 25-30 years or so of the Phil’s history, I wish a copy had been available when I first started my own involvement with the Phil’s ..read more