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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