The West Oxfordshire Clarinets opened the concert with a marvellous set of dances by Bartok. It looked as fun to play as it was to listen to, and it was a good opener. There was good intonation, ensemble and rhythm. BY HECK, by S R Henry, was a fun piece and equally well played. Then followed HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE, by McCartney/Marks, and this section ended well with the Tritsch-Trastch Polka by the younger Strauss. Interestingly, the group was 11 strong with only one man! Where have all the men gone?
The group played with enthusiasm, and Wendy Marks and the players are to be congratulated on the success of the evening.
Romanian Folk Dances – Bartok
By Heck – S.R. Henry
Here, There & Everywhere – McCartney
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka – J Strauss