The second concert of the Nicholas Chamber Orchestra in the newly extended Burrinja Cultural Centre in October featured Janis Cook playing the Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056, by J. S. Bach, with the deservedly famous slow movement in A flat - a piece of the "you'd know it if you heard it" variety. This gem was followed by the profound Four Serious Songs by Brahms interpreted on the bass trombone by Eric Klay with Janis at the piano.
After interval the audience was regaled by MSO Principal Tubist, Tim Buzbee, in the tour de force Three Furies for Solo Tuba by Grant, after which it was soothed with a sensitively nuanced encore of a Schubert Lied, on tuba(!) accompanied by Janis.
The programme opened with Gabrielli, antiphonally performed by the Monash Brass in the balconies, and finished with the delightful Mozart Symphony no. 28.