HAWICK Music Live presented ‘A Burns Night with a Difference’, and instead of the usual music and songs, were entertained by Hawick High School pupils.
The Higher or Advanced Higher students, about to sit their exams and need to two instruments, or one and voice, gave a brilliant concert and most enjoyable evening. The timpani played by Fraser Knight opened the proceedings with a piece composed by Jim Letham, who was also compare for the evening. Daniel Nixon, Finlay Skelton, Connor Turnbull, Mathew Mallin, and Corin Anderson, all played pieces on the marimba, an African version of the xylaphone.
Black Star Falling, composed by Ross Milligan, Denholm and Selkirk, was played on the guitar by Hamish Marshall.
The jazz theme continued with Ewan Kennedy’s rendering of the theme from Rapsody in Blue by Gershwin on his saxophone and Ross Fairbairn with Geek on his guitar.
There were three piano pieces on the evening, Corin Anderson with To a Wild Rose and Harry Marshall with Beautiful Dreamer and Pop Goes the Weasel.
The lovely sounds of the bassoon, playing Inter City Stomp, and the viola, with La Cumparsita, delivered by Katie Templeman. Three singers gave three completely different songs. Catherine Hounam with Adelaides Lament from Guys and Dolls, Leanne McFadden with the operatic aria, Sebben Crudele sung in Italian, and Fraser Knight with Can you Feel the Love Tonight. Nathanial Jones gave two pieces on the
xylaphone and there were guitar solos by Jake Hume, Chris Turner and Lewis Elliot. Emanuel Silvera and Chris Turner provided a guitar duet. Daniel Nixon was the only violin player with Riedings Pastorale.
The next concert is on Sunday, February 23 with Alan Neave, guitar, Robert Irvine, cello, when all visitors will be welcome.