Canterbury Orchestra

Future Concerts by The Canterbury Orchestra

Concerts in 2017

Spring Concert: Russian Fairytales

7.30pm Saturday 6th May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite with an accompanying performance by Whitstable Dance

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, soloist Amanda Wyatt

Summer Concert: A Maritime Prom

7.30pm Saturday 1st July, St Mary’s Art Centre, Sandwich.

Nautically themed music to include Sea Pictures, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sea Shanties, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Handel’s Water Music and music from the Titanic 

Winter Concert

Saturday 26th November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

A Russian programme is being planned, likely to include Rachmaninov’s Paganini Variations, Pictures at an Exhibition and an overture by Glinka or Borodin. 



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

Russian Fairytales

Sat 6th May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

with Whitstable Dance

Tickets at £15 and £8 available from the Gulbenkian Box Office

Our Spring Concert introduces a collaboration with Whitstable Dance which will allow local young people to share the pleasure of performance with the Orchestra in a presentation of music and dance from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, The Nutcracker. The programme will focus on Act ii of the ballet in which the heroine, Clara, travels with the Prince (an erstwhile nutcracker) to the Land of Sweets where they are entertained. The Nutcracker is one of the Tchaikovsky's most popular compositions. The music contains some of his most memorable melodies including the Trepak and the famous Waltz of the Flowers and March, as well as the ubiquitous Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The ballet contains surprisingly advanced harmonies and a wealth of melodic invention. The atmosphere of magic and mystery is sustained by a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral suite Scheherazade, inspired by the tale of The Arabian Nights in which the Sultan’s wife deflects her imminent execution through skilful storytelling and eventually wins her reprieve. Like The Nutcracker, the music is adventurous and delightfully orchestrated.



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.