Sunday 6 March 2011

Violin and bassoon delights at St Andrew's Hall

Hannah Perowne and Selim Aykal thrill at
St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
On Saturday I was at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich for the Academy of St Thomas concert with a programme of Haydn Symphony No.22, Mozart violin concerto No.4, Mozart bassoon concerto and Schubert symphony No.5.

Norwich born Hannah Perowne who is Second Concertmaster of the Komische Oper, Berlin was violin soloist while Selim Aykal, principal bassoonist of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin was bassoon soloist on the evening.

Conductor Christopher Adey made sure that the orchestra gave us a fine performance of Haydn's The Philosopher. It was then left to Hannah Perowne to give us the highlight of the night as she thrilled us on Mozart's violin concerto No.4 with great gusto.

After the interval it was Selim Aykal's turn to show his skills with the bassoon on Mozart's only surviving bassoon concerto. It resulted in a great respond from the audience with plenty of applause and bowing from Selim. The evening was completed with the orchestra giving us a piece of Schubert to make sure the evening ended in a lively manner.  

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