2018/19 Season

Saturday 13 October 2018
7.30 p.m.
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Road
Brentwood 
Essex CM14 4DF

Mozart was the composer whom Tchaikovsky revered.  We start with the overture to Mozart's opera Cosi fan Tutte and will then be joined by two of our own principal players as soloists in his popular concerto for flute and harp.  For the second half we turn to Tchaikovsky and his final work, his sixth symphony - a work of extreme passions and contrasts.  If you like Tchaikovsky, you will be pleased to know we have more Tchaikovsky in February when we perform his virtuoso and joyfully lyrical violin concerto.

Mozart            Overture to Cosi fan Tutte K588
Mozart            Concerto for Flute & Harp K299
Tchaikovsky    Symphony No 6 (the Pathetique)

Flute              Isobel Liebman
Harp              Hilary Barkwith
Conductor     Bradley Winand
Leader          Charles Clark


Saturday 9 February 2019
7.30 p.m.
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Road
Brentwood 
Essex CM14 4DF

Conductor      Florian Cooper
Violin              Krassimira Jeliazkova-Jones
Leader            Charles Clark

We are delighted to welcome Florian Cooper to our family of conductors and to welcome Krassimira Jeliazkova-Jones as violin soloist in an all-Russian concert.  After Mussorgsky's gentle atmospheric depiction of sunrise we will be joined by Krassimira Jeliazkova-Jones as soloist in Tchaikovsky's passionately lyrical and joyful virtuoso violin concerto before ending with Shostakovich's intensely moving and life-affirming fifth symphony.

Mussorgsky       Prelude to Khovanschina (Dawn over the Moskva River)
Tchaikovsky       Violin Concerto
Shostakovich     Symphony No 5


Saturday 18 May 2019
7.30 p.m.
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Road
Brentwood 
Essex CM14 4DF

Concert of Film Music
Conductor     David Pickthall
Leader           Charles Clark 

David Pickthall returns to introduce and conduct another concert of favourite film music. With so much to choose from, we haven't yet finalised the selection but will announce it once we have done so.