‘Tom gets off to a flying start…’ as SASO’s new principal conductor

November 2016

IMG_1441“New conductor Tom Hammond got St Albans Symphony Orchestra’s new season off to a fine start on Saturday (15 October) with a programme aimed to please,” says critic John Manning, writing in the Herts Advertiser.

SASO’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathetique’ Sixth Symphony ‘gave full weight to the emotions of the work’ while Richard Strauss’s  Four Last Songs were  ”exquisitely sung by Jordan-born soprano Dima Bawab”.

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