York Symphonic Orchestra, chamber concert 2016

I was invited to come along and photograph York Symphonic Orchestra‘s 2016 Chamber Concert in the Saint Saviorgate Unitarian Chapel in York.

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It has been soooo long since I last photographed classical musicians that I had completely forgotten the difference between classical and pop/rock. But I remembered. Oh yes. I remembered quite quickly. There’s a big difference between pop musicians playing 4/4 where the guitar is almost more important than the tune and a classical orchestra. There are many differences. One of the notable differences for photographers is those stands with the score. Because even if the classical musicians have played it 500 times before, they leave nothing to chance and bring the scores. Each and every time.

So photographically it was a bit of a challenge. Or learning experience.

But all in all, I had a great time, and the music was great, and I’ve been told they’re happy with the pictures and didn’t mind me running from one side to the other to get a good angle. So all that ends good is good.

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