March - 1 April 2013 - Wallace and Gromit's Musical Marvels
The Argus reviews a performance featuring "Aurora’s brilliant young leader Tom
Gould" at Brighton Dome's Concert Hall.
show must go on, and the Aurora Orchestra rose to the occasion in a packed Dome
despite having to revise its programme. This should have included the premiere
of Wallace’s Piano Concerto In E Lad, but he accidentally wrecked the grand piano
while raising it to the stage and the music itself was destroyed in the resulting
orchestra then improvised, showcasing each of its instruments in turn in a swing
sequence that kept coming back to the famous signature tune. Meanwhile Gromit
hastily composed a violin concerto to perform with the Aurora’s brilliant young
leader Tom Gould. It began eerily like Sibelius’s, and referenced other composers,
but it gave Gromit a rare chance to express himself in sound.
orchestra also played short pieces such as Fanfare To The Common Man, Claire De
Lune and Danse Macabre. These were the perfect accompaniment to Wallace and Gromit
film sequences and were well-received by the audience. Between these we saw Wallace
and Gromit’s backstage struggles, and the new music arrived on stage via Wallace’s
vacuum tube contraption.
second part was A Matter Of Loaf And Death, with the orchestra performing the
thrilling musical score. Great fun for all ages."
Argus, James Simister