95 – Oldham Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Marco Bellasi
Date – 9th July 2017, 7:30 pm
Venue – St Paul’s Church, Church Street, Royton, Oldham, Lancashire, OL2 5JS
Oldham Symphony Orchestra put on a brilliant live orchestra screening in Oldham. Projected by our tour projectionist Mike Eden (who also took some of the below photos) and conducted by Marco Bellasi. The performance received a great review in the local paper
Well done Oldham Symphony Orchestra, what a great review! It was so beautiful to conduct you in last Sunday’s concert. All the hard work in organising this event and performing at our best payed off in the end. Have a great summer and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in September to have more successes like this together again.
Message to orchestra from Marco Bellasi (conductor)
Oldham Symphony Orchestra and myself have very much enjoyed working on your score for The Battle of the Somme. I find it is a very knowledgeable work and innovative and fresh at the same time. We are looking forward to playing at our best and giving a vibrant performance of your work tomorrow.
Message to composer from Marco Bellasi (conductor)
Last night I watched a performance of The Somme played by the Oldham Symphony Orchestra. I wanted to let you know I thought the music in line with the film was outstanding. I watched with my sons (12 & 15) who also enjoyed the performance, and have being doing WW1 at school.
Peter Gurney (audience member)