Past Concerts

Disparate Pictures

Sun, 10 Mar 2024

From Georgian London to modern-day Ukraine, from the Austrian Alps to the British night sky, the Canterbury Orchestra perform a quartet of pieces that celebrate landscapes, portray places, and pray for peace.

Brahms’s Second Symphony is paired with Howard Skempton’s Sirens, with themes of space and structure at their heart. Kaminsky’s Te Deum, which symbolises the passing of time in wartime Ukraine, is followed by Haydn’s Symphony no. 101: ‘The Clock’. Four works, all so different and yet so similar: ‘Disparate Pictures’ is a must-see musical journey.


Viktor Kaminsky – Te Deum

Haydn – Symphony no. 101 ‘The Clock’

Howard Skempton – Sirens

Brahms – Symphony no. 2

A Musical Farewell

Sun, 26 Nov 2023
Andrew Lowen, Musical Director of the Canterbury Orchestra conducts his final concert with the orchestra. 
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)  “Les Adieux” (arr. Lowen)
  • Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) Angel’s Farewell from The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38
  • Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Symphony No. 45 in F# minor, the “Farewell” Symphony
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68

Forgotten French Masterpieces

Sun, 2 Jul 2023
  • Gabriel Faure - Masques et Bergamasques Op.112
  • Henri Duparc - Songs with Orchestra
  • Louise Farrenc - Symphony No. 3
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Flo Peycelon

Rachmaninov 150th Anniversary

Sun, 2 Apr 2023
Celebrating the birth of Sergei Rachmaninov in 1873,
  • Sergei Rachmaninov - Vocalise
  • Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2
  • Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No.9 From the New World
Soloist: Christoper Weston
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Flo Peycelon


A Celebration of American Independence

Sun, 3 Jul 2022
  • Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and Porgy and Bess Suite
  • Copland: Four Dance Interludes from Rodeo and John Henry
  • John Williams arr. Robert Smith: Star Wars Epic II
  • Philip Glass: Company
  • Bernstein arr. Mason: West Side Story Selection
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Ben Jones

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake/Symphony No.5

Sat, 26 Mar 2022
A concert given in collaboration with Dance Whistable
  • Excerpts from Swan Lake (Act 1)
  • Symphony No.5
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Amanda Wyatt

The Romantic Classics

Sat, 27 Nov 2021
  • Schubert: 4th Symphony
  • Dvorak: Czech Suite
  • Brahms: St Anthony Variations
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Amanda Wyatt

Classical Masterworks

Sat, 14 Mar 2020
  • Haydn: Notturno no.4
  • Mozart: Divertimento K136, Symphony No.31 The Paris
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.7
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Amanda Wyatt

Russian Masterpieces

Sat, 30 Nov 2019
  • Prokofiev: Montagues & Capulets from Romeo and Juliet
  • Shostakovich: 2nd Piano Concerto 
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4
Soloist: Christopher Weston
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Amanda Wyatt

Drumroll into the 19th Century

Sat, 6 Jul 2019
  • Schumann: Overture, Scherzo & Finale
  • Hummel :Trumpet concert
  • Haydn: Symphony No.103 in E flat
Soloist: Jamie Phillips
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Amanda Wyatt

A Slavonic Journey

Sat, 6 Apr 2019
  • Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
  • Dvorak: Symphony No.8
Soloist: Ana Vandepeer
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Amanda Wyatt

Concert Masterpieces

Sat, 24 Nov 2018
  • Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.5
Soloist: Laura MacDonald
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Amanada Wyatt

Summer Children's Concert: French Tales

Sun, 8 Jul 2018
  • Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defaunte
  • Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals
  • Faure: Sicilienne
  • Debussy: Petite Suite
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Amanda Wyatt

Musical Friends

Sat, 5 May 2018
With Lees Court Music and Georgina Mae Bishop
  • Wagner: Oversture to The Mastersingers
  • Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
  • Vaughan Williams: Serenace to Music
  • Britten Hymn to St Cecilia
  • Elgar: Enigma Variations
Conductor: Andrew Lowen
Leader: Amanda Wyatt

Russian Romantics

Sat, 25 Nov 2017
  • Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
  • Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Them by Paganini
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Soloist: Christopher Weston
Conductor: Andrew Lown
Leader: Amanda Wyatt