-- Review by Maestro Dunn

November 23, 2009

Re:  A Day at the Farm

Composer:  Yvonne Gillespie



The Kamloops Symphony recently performed A Day at the Farm with Yvonne as narrator.


The work is a series of shorter works that make it possible to tailor the program to the length you require.  Yvonne is a riveting narrator who involves the children very nicely and maintains the excitement and wonder of a subject that is foreign to many city children.


The music is well written, imaginative, and fun to play.


In an era where music for educational concerts aimed at younger children is necessary yet hard to find, A Day at the Farm is a jewel that should be programmed by many orchestras.


Bruce Dunn, Music Director

Kamloops Symphony Orchestra