Chamber orchestra is going to kick dead composer ass at the Canada Day concert.
Oh, sure, there’s stuff I’m still not personally happy with, like the modulated bars in the Schubert, and the runs of sixteenth notes in the Mozart, but overall? There will be strings on fire, to borrow a phrase. And while I love playing classical music, sometimes it’s fun to kick back and play schmaltzy lush arrangements of Lloyd Webber musicals. And a drum kit certainly modifies the tone appropriately. (Yes, o my percussionist friends, we have both tympani and a regular drum kit for this concert, accessorised with various chimes and bells and wood blocks. More things to hit than you can shake a pair of sticks at.)