Cormie and Kime double up for Sinfonia

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VIOLINISTS Catherine Cormie and Tony Kime feature as soloists in Bach’s well-loved double concerto for Yetholm Sinfonia’s first showing of 2012.

Conductor Geoffrey Emerson said: “The main work will be the Symphony no 3 in C by Nino Rota, who is perhaps best known for his masterful music to such great films as The Godfather, War and Peace and Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet.

“In his youth, the great conductor Toscanini described him as ‘the Italian Mozart’. His is certainly an interesting voice.”

The orchestra will also play a dance, La Calinda, from Delius’s rarely performed opera Koanga, which is about slavery in 19th century Louisiana, some interesting settings of early music by Respighi and what Geoffrey describes as probably Beethoven’s worst overture - Name Day.

Tony Kime. began his love of music at the age of five, when he saw a piano trio playing in a store in Leicester. He studied composition, violin and orchestration at university and became a BBC Radio 3 studio manager.

In 1978 he moved to Glasgow to become the sound engineer for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for the next 20 years.

As a music recording engineer, he worked in production teams that won a series of prizes across the world, including a Gramophone award for his recording of James MacMillan’s The Confession of Isobel Gowdie, first heard at the Proms in 1990.

Since retiring from the BBC, he has settled in Nenthorn near Kelso and re-established his reputation as a violinist.

Yetholm Sinfonia’s concert is at 7.30pm on Saturday, February 11 in Kelso Old Parish Church.

Ticket, £8 (Yetholm Sinfonia Friends £6, students free) and are on sale in Kelso at Latimer’s Book Shop, Oven Wynd, Red Shed Tickets at 18 Roxburgh Street, and Hector Innes Photography.

Tickets can be booked by phoning 01573 420279 which is also the number to get the orchestra’s free 2012 concert brochure.