Hey everyone, well this week one of my orchestras, the Kristin Symphonia, performed at the KBB Music Festival at the Auckland Town Hall. They did very well indeed. There was some interesting acoustic problems going on as the timpani especially was positioned so far away. Generally though they did extremely well ... the first movement from Dvorak's Ninth in particular was superb. In the end we got a BRONZE award. A little way off gold (we're saving that for next year) but we are very happy with the result, as it is the first time in the orchestra's history that they have received an award at the Festival.
It was my first Festival of this type, so listening to the other orchestras and seeing how everything works makes me excited about the prospects for next year.