Canterbury Orchestra

Future Concerts by The Canterbury Orchestra

Winter Concert 2017: Russian Romantics

7.30pm Saturday 25th November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla

Rachmaninov: Paganini Variations with Chris Weston (piano)

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition.


Spring Concert 2018: Musical Friends

7.30pm Saturday 5th May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Parry: Blessed Pair of Sirens

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Elgar: The Music Makers


Summer Children’s Concert 2018: French Tales

3pm 7/8 July, venue to be identified

Ravel: Pavane, Mother Goose Suite

Fauré: Dolly Suite, Sicilienne

Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals


Winter Concert 2018: Baltic Extravaganza

7.30pm, Saturday 24th November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Greig: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Sibelius: Symphony No.1


If you are interested in a collaborative venture with the Orchestra, or in putting on a concert in support of a charity please contact Stephen Thomas (Chairman) on 01227 451974 or Anthea Cook (Secretary) on 01227 751196.

Next Concert


Sat 25th November 2017, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets available from the Gulbenkian Box Office at £15 and £8 for students and children

Glinka: Ruslan & Ludmilla

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (soloist Christopher Weston, piano)

Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Andrew Lowen conductor

Our final concert of the year carries forward the focus of the Spring Concert on music from the great Russian Romantic composers, beginning  with the overture from Glinka’s second opera, a rumbustious piece said to have been inspired by the clatter of cutlery at a court wedding! We are delighted to welcome back Christopher Weston to play Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, a concertante work for solo piano and orchestra comprising 24 variations on the last of Paganini’s Caprices for solo violin. The concluding work will be Moussorgsky’s Picture at an Exhibition, inspired by the paintings of his friend Victor Hartmann.

Interested in playing with the Canterbury Orchestra?

Call Nicky Pound, Canterbury Orchestra Manager on 01304 812755 or email us to find out whether we have vacancies.