So the orchestra is practising hard for the Spring concert on 23 April 2016. We might not be ready to trade venues with the Vienna Philharmonic yet but things are definitely starting to take shape.

There’s a string sectional rehearsal on tomorrow (Thursday 4 February) where we will do some work on the Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances. It’s a tough play but as always with Rachmaninov, the rewards are enormous.