From: The Courier & Advertiser, Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

TSO inject fun into weekend.

Fun was the operative word for the Tayside Symphony Orchestra concert at Forfar's Reid Hall on Saturday night writes a music critic.

The title of the concert was February Fun, the orchestra were enjoying themselves and the smiles on the faces of the audience said it all.

From the opening bar of the Can Can from Orpheus in the Underworld through to the surprise encore, we were on a fun journey.

The programme was full of contrasting pieces from around the world ranging from the well-known In The Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg to a relatively unknown but delightful pictorial description of our capital city in the Edinburgh Suite by Tom Cunningham.

After the interval, orchestra leader Laurence Dunn appeared disguised as the devil playing his solo violin in a virtuoso rendition of Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre.

Richard Ling's Operatic Cocktail showcased several well-known themes from a variety of operas and allowed the spotlight to fall on all sections of the orchestra.

We enjoyed the orchestral enthusiasm of Berlioz's Hungarian March, Rimsky-Korsakov's Dance of the Tumblers and Rossini's William Tell Finale which led to the huge rousing finale of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

As an encore, we were enthralled by Lumbye's Champagne Gallop, two minutes of sheer fun.