2012-2013 season

Saturday 20 October 2012

7.30 pm

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, Queens’ Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4EX

Mozart                        Overture, Don Giovanni
Mendelssohn               Violin Concerto in E minor

Berlioz                        Symphonie Fantastique


Violin                           Philippa Barton

Conductor                    Dean Foley

Saturday 9 February 2013

7.30 pm

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, Queens' Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4EX

Malcolm Arnold         Overture, Tam O'Shanter        

Finzi                        Clarinet Concerto                    

Dvorak                     Symphony No 6                     

Clarinet                     Susan Moss

Conductor                 Brian Lynn

The overture tells the story of Robert Burn's Tam O'Shanter and his evening in the pub that ends with him watching a witches' party on the way home before being chased off by the devil.  Malcolm Arnold captures all the moods of the evening in his affectionate tribute to a rather confused night out.

For the concerto we are delighted to welcome our very own principal clarinet, Susan Moss, for a performance of Gerald Finzi's beautifully lyrical clarinet concerto, written for solo clarinet and strings.  Our concert ends with Dvorak's sixth symphony which established him as one of the great symphonists.  Alternately lyrical and lively, it is full of exciting Czech folk rhythms and dances. We are delighted to welcome Brian Lynn as our guest conductor for this evening.

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Saturday 18 May 2013

7.30 pm

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, Queens' Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4EX


Holst                                 A Somerset Rhapsody

Peter Maxwell Davies         An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise

Vaughan Williams              Tuba Concerto

Elgar                                 Enigma Variations


Bagpipes                          Clive Troubman

Tuba                                 Leslie Shadrake

Conductor                         Leigh Thomas  

Leader                               Philippa Barton

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