Previous Concerts by The Canterbury Orchestra - 2007
Sunday 16th December 2007 at 3:30pm
St. Mildred's Church, Canterbury
A Christmas Fantasia
A programme of carols and light for the festive season including Ravel's 'Mother Goose Suite' and Faure's 'Masques et Bergamasques'
20th October 2007 at 3:30pm
Shirley Hall, Canterbury
Canterbury - A Portrait in Music
World-famous clarinettist, Tony Coe, joins with the Canterbury Orchestra and Thanet-based Cantate Chamber Choir to present a musical portrait of Canterbury in this year's Festival. More details in the press release.
The concert featured the work of four local Kent composers:
- Sinfonietta by Canterbury composer Alan Ridout: a piece specially written for the Canterbury Orchestra.
- the Canterbury Psalms by the internationally-renowned Paul Patterson, one time Composer-in-Residence at The King's School.
- Murder in the Cathedral by Thanet based composer John Myhill and jazz clarinettist Tony Coe.
- Stour Reflections (premier) by Canterbury composer Michael Lewis based on a poem about The Stour.
'This concert represents a remarkable innovation for our Orchestra and anyone who thinks that modern music does not have memorable tunes and evocative and atmospheric qualities is in for a surprise.'
Thursday 17th May - Sunday 20th May 2007
Visit of the Haarlem Amateur Symphonie Orkest (HASO)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
Kees Olthuis: "Parade" (1990)
Conductor: John Myhill and the HASO conductor will share conducting.
Saturday 19 May 2007
2:30 - 4:30 - Rehearsal
5:00 - 6:30 - Concert
This will be a FREE concert
Saturday 31st March 2007
Shirley Hall, Canterbury
The Armed Man and Elgar's Cockaigne Overture
With the Cantate Choir and choir of Sir Roger Manwood School
Conductor: Edward Greenhalgh
Leader: David Lewis
Sat 25th November 2017, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets available from the Gulbenkian Box Office at £15 and £8 for students and children
Glinka: Ruslan & Ludmilla
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (soloist Christopher Weston, piano)
Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Andrew Lowen conductor
Our final concert of the year carries forward the focus of the Spring Concert on music from the great Russian Romantic composers, beginning with the overture from Glinka’s second opera, a rumbustious piece said to have been inspired by the clatter of cutlery at a court wedding! We are delighted to welcome back Christopher Weston to play Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, a concertante work for solo piano and orchestra comprising 24 variations on the last of Paganini’s Caprices for solo violin. The concluding work will be Moussorgsky’s Picture at an Exhibition, inspired by the paintings of his friend Victor Hartmann.
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.