Player Perspectives

#6: Ben Reeve

Following our fabulously well-attended concert in March, Principal Trumpet Ben Reeve, relives his studious past and looks forward to his wife taking centre stage at our next concert.

Every so

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#5: Catherine Smale

On the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, our resident oboist Catherine Smale reflects on the our recent performance of the fabulous music of Ethel Smyth and the representation of female … Read more

#3: Richard Thorn

Stalwart of the cello section, Richard Thorn, gives us his unashamedly frank assessment of Beckenham, SELO and our recent concert…

The first thing I’m going to write is “apologies for … Read more

#2: Jennifer Raven

The second of our player perspectives sees one of our fabulous flautists, Jennifer Raven, ruminate on the delights of tackling unusual repertoire and the perils of the late afternoon sun.… Read more