Music events to treasure in Leamington and Warwick
Published onThursday 23 June 2011
Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra with Callum Smart, Guy Nelson Hall, Warwick, June 18.
The long wait for a return visit by the astonishingly talented Callum Smart, was well worth it. Since his brilliant performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in October 2009 with Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, he has grown six inches, won the string section of the 2010 BBC Young Music and settled in well to the Chetham’s School of Music regime. He is an enormous talent and his first public performance of Dvorak’s Violin Concerto on Saturday evening, an event to treasure. Sadly, I fear we may not see him in Warwick for a long time as he will be very busy elsewhere.
Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra’s string sections are now much enhanced, particularly the cellos, and, combined with outstanding brass and wind sections, they delivered an enterprising prelude to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger and a confident performance of Brahms’ Second Symphony.
Warwick and Leamington Courier June 2011