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Previous Concerts by the Canterbury Orchestra - 2009

Saturday March 21st 2009, Shirley Hall, Canterbury

20th Century American Music

The Canterbury Orchestra

Conductor: Andrew Lowen,  Leader: Chris Brown

with Peter Foggitt (piano)

March: Liberty Bell Sousa
John Henry Copland
Adagio for Strings Barber
Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin
Overture: Candide Bernstein
Appalachian Spring Copland
Suite: Porgy and Bess Gershwin

 


 

Saturday June 27th 2009, St. Peter's Methodist Church, Canterbury

A Taste of France

The Canterbury Orchestra

Conductor: Andrew Lowen,  Leader: Chris Brown

with Penelope Martin Smith (Soprano)

Faure Pavane
Berlioz Les Nuits d'Ete
Faure Sicilienne
Bizet Symphony in C

 

 


 

 

Saturday  October 3rd 2009,  King's Hall,  Herne Bay

Herne Bay Rotary Club Charity Concert

The Canterbury Orchestra

Conductor: Andrew Lowen,  Leader: André Allavena

English Country Garden              Grainger
Shallows Orchard (Falstaff)          Elgar
Hampstead Heath                       Phyllis Tate
English Folksong Suite               Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on Greensleeves           Vaughan Williams
Elizabethan Serenade                 Ronald Binge
London Suite                              Eric Coates

 


 

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?

Call Nicky Pound, Canterbury Orchestra Manager on 01304 812755 or email us to find out whether we have vacancies.