Concert Review- Kelvin Ensemble

From The Herald, Glasgow, 4 December 2006

“…The concert (was) given on Saturday by the Kelvin Ensemble, in celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of Glasgow University’s student orchestra… this young, keen, ambitious ensemble.

American conductor Kenneth Woods certainly knows his way around the orchestra, in terms of cueing, balance and structure, as was evident throughout the culminating performance of Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony… The playing in a full-bodied, rich performance was of a … high standard.

The players did… negotiate their way stylishly through the orchestral accompaniment to Walton’s Viola Concerto, played with maturity, soul and a clear lyrical touch by the RSAMD’s Veronika Toth, a gifted Hungarian musician.
Tommy Fowler’s Rappezzatura Barocco… sounded as though it was going to be a spoof on Corelli but rapidly revealed darker undertones in an unexpectedly weighty opus”

     Michael Tumelty



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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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