The orchestra was led by Kyra Humphreys, dressed as Rey, the horn section was a riot of Star Wars variety and timpanist
Alasdair Kelly was resplendent as Emperor Palpatine.
At this concert our timpanist
fell ill and had to go home in the interval.
Horns whooped (and the brass were fabulous throughout), woodwinds skirled, strings dug in full-throatedly, and percussion, not least the timpanist
, played with character and confidence.
The first measure of the score indicates a simple timpani roll, but on Friday, timpanist
Joshua Gianola began the work with a rhythmic, military-style tattoo, after which the bassoon and low strings delivered the sinewy theme of the introduction that leads into the Allegro con spirito.
Anne Oakley of L17 was set to take up a new position as timpanist
and percussionist with the new BBC Training Orchestra in Bristol.
Weiser was previously the Principal Timpanist
of the Reading Symphony for 8 seasons and operated a full-time percussion teaching studio.
Patrick King, 29, says: "Our repertoire is really accessible for young people.
The lively music turned into a jumble of melodies crisscrossing each other and created vigorous dance music with frequent hard hitting thumping of timpanist
and jarring notes from the brass section.
In the percussion section, timpanist
Michael Perry uses the lighter of the two sets of drums he keeps in storage at the Four Seasons Centre for Clemenza, but brings out the heavier, deep-sounding set for 'Elston.
Two pieces written in 2004 by timpanist
Jean-Francois Leze appear on the recording.
did not enjoy the rub of the green at the seaside venue last month but compensation awaits in the Ricky Hatton Here 9th November Handicap.
By Anne Midgette WASHINGTONAuJauvon Gilliam, for seven years a timpanist
with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, really, really wanted to win the vacant timpani position with the National Symphony Orchestra when the opening was announced last year.