Well it has finally happened. After months of speculation, practice and trombone lessons, John Suchet, the eloquent voice of Classic fm in the mornings has made his concert debut as a member of the RLPO, along with so many enthusiastic amateur musicians.
The Superorchestra is an annual event, hosted by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, to include as many amateur musicians sitting in with the RLPO as possible. John Suchet is no stranger to our audiences as a regular presenter but this time he would be making his debut with us after having a break from his trombone for well over a quarter of a century!
John has been taking lessons to get him ready for the performance, from RLPO trombone section leader, Simon Cowen. Simon has been travelling down to the new Classic fm studios in Leicester Square, London, to attend to John’s trombone playing personally and to make sure he was in great shape for the event.
It was last Xmas that John was having a couple of drinks with the RLPO Brass Section, when we proposed that he should join us for the Superorchestra event. Needless to say, he was delighted, and after having his faithful old ‘bone’ serviced at Phil Parker Ltd, began practicing in earnest for the event.
Classic fm listeners have been kept abreast of his progress regularly, as John has been unable to contain his enthusiasm on the air waves. Asked what he thought about the event, John said he couldn’t wait for next year’s Superorchestra event!