Canterbury Orchestra Music in Kent

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

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.