Reviews

Christopher Irvin Browne

Vienna… and beyond

“A fine year of first-class music-making can be anticipated, and I urge listeners of live music to continue supporting this remarkable orchestra.”

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Rob Barnett

Music for a century

“The orchestra were well up to form and this was obvious from many a quiet detail as well as the moments of rapturous upheaval.”

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Rob Barnett

Fame and farewell

“The orchestra’s leader is Andrew Rostron and he came under spotlight in one of the Strauss songs and more extensively in the Rachmaninov. In each instance his violin was burnished in tone and registered clearly.”

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Tony Caffrey

From Italy to England

“The orchestra handled the transition from the calm, pianissimo and flowing, to the bright, lively and forte peaks and troughs of the different movements with notable delicacy and technical control.”

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Rob Barnett

Autumn concert

“Tribute goes to conductor and orchestra for an object lesson in reviving a rarely heard work and doing so with nothing short of magnificence.”

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Christopher Irvin Browne

Film Music Night

“Once again Todmorden Orchestra has shown the wide range of its talents, and is unquestionably one of the best larger regional orchestras for voluntary music-making in the North.”

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Antony Brannick

Spring romance

“As the wintry weather raged around Todmorden Town Hall on Saturday night those who attended the Spring concert by Todmorden Orchestra were treated to an evening of stirring, passionate and reflective music.”

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Christopher Irvin Browne

An evening in Vienna

“To sustain an entire evening of inspired, blissful melody is yet another major achievement for this remarkable orchestra.”

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Rob Barnett

Music for autumn

“The opening pages for solo bassoon handing over to solo clarinet held the audience in the palm of the orchestra’s hand.”

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Tony Caffrey

Night at the opera

“The concert was a triumph for all – and not least for the audience, who are indeed fortunate to have such tremendous talent on their very doorstep.”

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