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"de Saram made the cello sound like a whole orchestra"
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The Herald 27 November 2006
Rohan de Saram, Woodend Barn, Banchory

"Fitkin marshalled his forces like a most talented general".
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The Herald 21 November 2006

"Audiences at the Music Hall in Aberdeen witnessed a technical triumph last night as 160 north-east musicians played in harmony".
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Press and Journal 20 November 2006

"a fiery, passionate and nearly faultless performance"
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The Herald 16 November 2006
Aberdeen Sinfonietta, Music Hall, Aberdeen

"Aberdeen's own symphony orchestra celebrated their 20th anniversary with a cracking programme".
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The Evening Express 16 November 2006
Orchestra's ship-shape birthday performance!

"Its surging rhythms and contrasting warm and cold harmonies reflected the capriciousness of the Scottish climate".
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The Herald 14 November 2006
sound festival, various venues, Aberdeen

"Is this a new movement in music? Someone suggested calling it "the new playfulness".
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The Herald 10 November 2006
Symposia, MacRobert Building, Aberdeen

"a sizzling performance"
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The Herald 7 November 2006
Hebrides Ensemble, Woodend Barn, Banchory

"Miss Galante's concert kick-starts a three-week programme of shows by international and local artists as this year's sound festival gets under way"
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Press and Journal 4 November 2006

"the sound festival is already established as an impressive and important strand in Scotland's musical calendar. It is developing real muscle and growing sharp teeth"
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The Herald 28 October 2006



"The brilliantly organised sound Festival in the north east (which must be encouraged to develop) is more of a network than a patchwork. But it gives the sense of a core operation which, since the demise of Musica Nova, Scotland has badly lacked."
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The Herald 26 November 2005
Even a patchwork is better than no work

"Something remarkable is happening in the northeast of Scotland"
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The Herald 9 November 2005
One sound investment Evelyn Glennie, Sally Beamish, James MacMillan, the SSO ... an amazing programme marks the launch of a new, inspirational festival.

"one of the most daring musical initiatives to hit the North-East, if not all of Scotland, in recent years"
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The Scotsman 31 October 2005
Birth of musical miracle from a lowly Aberdeenshire cattleshed

"a festival was assembled that stretched throughout the region and was impressively more than the sum of its parts."
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The Herald 3 December 2005
Rule No 1: never put down your viola

"a stunningly imaginative idea..."
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The Herald 29 November 2005
A Day with James MacMillan, Elphinstone Hall, Aberdeen

"Extrovert, energetic playing..."
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The Herald 29 November 2005
Glasgow String Quartet, Monymusk Arts Trust

"A spellbinding and vivid evocation..."
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The Herald 28 November 2005
BBC SSO with Evelyn Glennie, Music Hall, Aberdeen

"The high quality and the huge number of young musicians taking part were surely a heartening sign for the future of music in the north-east..."
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The Herald 22 November 2005
New Voices in Music, Marischal College, Aberdeen



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