The Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1944, is made up of 70 local musicians with a professional conductor and leader. We are set up as a charity, and our aim is to make live orchestral music available locally.
Our three subscription concerts each season focus particularly on 19th and 20th century masterpieces which are attractive and enjoyable for our audiences, and at the same time interesting and challenging for us as players. In addition we present our very popular Family Concerts in October and a Taste of Classics concert in the New Year, a short mid-week concert with complimentary glass of wine.
Most of our concerts take place in the Stag Sevenoaks, our local theatre. We rehearse each Wednesday from 8-10.15pm at Sevenoaks Primary School.
Joanna Kiely (Chairman)
Composers from many countries have found inspiration in the music of Italy and Spain.
In this concert we have music with Spanish origins by Rimsky-Korsakov (Capriccio Espagnol), Ravel (Pavane pour une infanta defunte) and Chabrier (Espana). We begin however with pieces celebrating Italy, by Verdi (The Overture to Sicilian Vespers) and Berlioz (Harold in Italy). For the Berlioz, we are joined by the prize-winning viola player Timothy Ridout.
Tickets can be purchased direct from the Stag Theatre Box Office.
If you would like to listen to any of these pieces before our concert, here are some suggestions:
Verdi - The Overture to Sicilian Vespers
Berlioz - Harold in Italy.
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol.
Ravel - Pavane pour une infanta defunte.
Chabrier - Espana.
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