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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.

Programme
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

Programme
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

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

Soloist: Floriane Peycelon

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?

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