Canterbury Orchestra Music in Kent

Future Concerts by The Canterbury Orchestra


Winter Concert: A Musical Love Triangle

7.30pm Saturday 29th November,
Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent

Brahms: Tragic Overture

Clara Schumann: Konzertsatz in F Minor
soloist: Katherine Tinker 

Robert Schumann: Rhenish Symphony


All concerts at 7.30pm in the Colyer-Fergusson Hall
University of Kent 

Spring Concert: Romantic Masterpieces
Saturday 28th March

Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Overture
Grieg Piano Concerto
Borodin Symphony 2


Summer Concert: Into the 19th Century
Saturday 27th June

Beethoven Coriolan Overture and Symphony No.1
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto


Winter Concert: Works from the 20th Century

Saturday 28th November

Shostakovitch Gadfly Suite
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5


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

A Musical Love Triangle

7.30pm Saturday 29 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Tickets £12 Full and £5 Students & Children; Gulbenkian Box Office

Our Winter Concert this year features three composers whose complex lives were deeply intertwined and whose musical interaction was central to their intense and often painful relationships. The concert opens with Brahms' Tragic Overture, written in 1880 as a moody counterpart to his ebullient Academic Festival Overture.  As a young man Brahms revered the work of Schumann, who did much to promote his reputation, and Brahms spent much time in the Schumann household where he formed a close attachment to Clara Schumann.  Clara was also a composer and a fine concert pianist, activities she sustained despite her responsibilities for management of a household with seven young children.  Our concert features the beginning of an intended second symphony, dedicated as a birthday present to Robert in 1847 and developed into the Konzertsatz fur Klavier und Orchester by the Belgian pianist Jozeph de Beenhouwer.  Schumann's Third Symphony, often known as the Rhenish Symphony, forms the highlight of the programme.   Composed in 1850, it celebrates the composers happy memories of a trip to the Rhineland which he and Clara likened to a pilgrimage.  Unusually, there are five movements and the whole is an exuberant expression of the skills of this wonderful composer who, tragically, was to attempt suicide six years later and be committed to a mental asylum.


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.