Past Performances

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
Canterbury Orchestra invites you to a concert of some of the lesser-known, but no less exquisite French works. The programme includes work by Gabriel Fauré, along with an opportunity to hear the rarely performed orchestral songs of Henri Duparc.

The second half of the programme is dedicated to 19th century composer, pianist, teacher and pioneer of pay equality, Louise Farrenc. Easily the equal of her contemporaries, Schumann and Mendelssohn, Farrenc's work has been unfairly overlooked. This is a rare opportunity to hear a live performance of her third symphony: a substantial work, dramatic yet lyrical and with an energy of spirit that merits her position be restored amongst the great composers of her generation.

  • 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, we present well-loved works by the composer:
  • 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

Vaughan Williams 150th Anniversary Concert

Sun, 27 Nov 2022
A celebration of the 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams' birth,
  • Vaughan Williams: Prelude to 49th Parallel
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Ruth Gipps: Seascape
  • Holst: St Pauls Suite
  • Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.5
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