This year we are giving two performances of a programme inspired by Magic, including the Sorcerer's Apprentice and Harry Potter.
An afternoon concert of romantic music, opening with the rousing overture to Wagner's only comic opera. We are delighted to welcome back Liubov Ulybysheva to play the Cello Concerto by Dvorak, a firm favourite in the repertoire. The second half, Symphony no.2 by Rachmaninov, is currently ay number 42 in the Classic FM hall of fame, this magnificent work helped to re-establish the composer's self-confidence as a symphonist.
Cast aside the January blues with a complimentary glass of wine at our after-dinner concert. This evening will truly be a Taste of Classics, with music by Mozart, Beethoven and more, plus the famous Adagio by Albinoni. Darrell Davison, our engaging conductor, will compere the evening which will also include some Viennese gaiety from Johann Strauss - always a crowd pleaser!
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We are delighted to be welcoming back the local trumpet star and former SSO member, Matilda Lloyd for our concert of Italian delights. As winner of numerous competitions including the BBC Young Musician Brass final in 2014, and soloist in the 2016 Proms, Matilda is currently a Park Lane Group Young Artist and clearly going places.
In this concert she will join the orchestra for popular items including the Carnival of Venice. Other pieces in the programme include some of Respighi's evocative music as well as Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien. Berlioz's exciting overture Carnival Romain will get the concert off to a high-spirited start.
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Mendelssohn's atmospheric overture, Fingal's Cave, makes a wonderful opening work for a summer concert. It will be followed by Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2, with music full of the Polish composer's characteristic touches, and we can look forward to some virtuosic playing from our young Polish soloist, Artur Haftman.
Schubert's incidental music for a long-forgotten play, Rosamunde, has remained very popular, with good reason - delightfl tunes and delicate scoring. Beethoven's seventh symphony, which the composer spoke of fondly as "one of my best works" will end the evening with a rousing triple forte.
As part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival, we perform favourite pieces by English composers, ranging from Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance March, through Butterworth's 'A Shropshire Lad' to Belshazzar's Feast by Walton. This is a joint concert given by Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society and Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra.