Most towns and cities have an amateur symphony orchestra, and it often becomes the focal point of music making in the area. Canterbury is no exception, though with such a wealth of activity in the arts here, sometimes this city’s own orchestra struggles to be heard. Yet the Canterbury Orchestra has survived for half a century fulfilling its founders’ aims of giving talented amateurs the opportunity to prepare and play - to a hopefully appreciative audience - not just the masterpieces of the symphonic repertoire but some lighter music as well. The players are drawn from all walks of life and all age groups: they are united in the sheer enjoyment of making music together.
The orchestra is affiliated to Making Music and supported by the Canterbury Arts Council, members' subscriptions, concert revenue, sponsors, patrons and friends.
Chairman of Canterbury Orchestra
The Canterbury Orchestra
7:30PM SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2017, COLYER-FERGUSSON HALL, UNIVERSITY OF KENT
TICKETS £15 FULL AND £8 STUDENTS AND CHILDREN AVAILABLE FROM THE GULBENKIAN BOX OFFICE on 01227 769075 or ONLINE
with Christopher Weston (piano)
Our Spring Concert presents popular works by three fine Russian composers of the Romantic era. Glinka's work set the scene for much of the later outpouring of characteristic Russian Romantic music and we will perform his Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla. Christopher Weston plays Rachmaninov's variations on a theme by Paganini and the concert concludes with Moussorgsky's striking Pictures at an Exhibition..