Canterbury Orchestra

Previous Concerts by The Canterbury Orchestra - 2006

Saturday 17th December 2006 at 3:30pm
St. Mildred's Church, Canterbury

A Journey to Christmas
Overture - Lustspiel Keler Bela
Les Patineurs (Skater's Waltz) Emil Waldteufel
A Reading
In a Persian Market Albert Ketelbey
Oxford Street (from London Again Suite) Eric Coates
Mary Poppins Selection Richard Sherman & Robert Sherman
A Reading
A Dream of Christmas Albert Ketelbey
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
A Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
O, Come All Ye Faithful
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas Irving Berlin
We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Soloist: Sue Chivers (Soprano)
Readings: Ken Pickering

Saturday 25th November 2006 at 7:30pm
St. Peter's Methodist Church, Canterbury

The Music of Mozart

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.

Overture to Don Giovanni Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor
Symphony No. 35 in D (The Haffner) Mozart

Soloist: David Rudduck (piano)
Conductor: John Myhill
Leader: Roberta Johnson

Saturday 10th June 2006 at 7:30pm
King's Hall Theatre, Herne Bay

Faces of Mozart

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth

Overture II Seraglio Mozart
Mozartiana: from Suite 4 Tchaikovsky
Variations to Variations and Rondo ala Turca Mozart arr Myhill
Symphony No. 41 in C major (Jupiter) Mozart

Soloist: Nick Peck (piano)

Saturday 18th March 2006 at 7:30pm
St Mary the Virgin, Ashford, Kent

Concert in Ashford Parish Church

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
Schubert's Overture Rosamunde
Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in B flat

Soloist: Floriane Peycelon

Next Concert

7:30pm Saturday 28th November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent

Tickets £12.50 full and £6 students and children available from the Gulbenkian Box Office 


This year's winter concert begins with a sparkling musical aperitif in the form of Rossini’s popular overture to the opera ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’.  The Overture follows the story of the Opera with its dramas and romances, spreading snatches of the main themes from the arias between the sections of the orchestra and generating an enlivening beginning to the Concert.  This is followed by the splendid Emperor Piano Concerto from the end of what is considered Beethoven’s heroic period, written in Vienna in 1809 whilst the city was under fire from the cannons of Napoleon. The music is predictably powerful and stirring, with Beethoven exploring new approaches to the genre and testing the technique of the soloist; the concerto will be performed by pianist  Christopher Weston. The climax of the concert is Schubert’s wonderful Unfinished Symphony, something of a reinvention of the genre after the recent masterpieces of Beethoven's 7th and 8th, premiered in 1813 and 1814 in Vienna.  After a couple of false starts, Schubert was ready to attempt in the symphony what he already done in his songs and chamber music. Instead of trying to take Beethoven on at his own game Schubert found  a way of shaping time and tonality that no other symphonic composer up to this point had managed.  



Interested in playing with the Canterbury Orchestra?

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