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Concerts

Season Tickets for the 2017/18 Season are priced at £40.50 (adults) and £20.25 (students). Please email tickets@farnboroughsymphony.org.uk for more details and general ticket enquiries.

Family Concert

Saturday 11 January 2020, 14:30
Adults: £13.50
Children: £6.75
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX - Venue Map

Conductor: William Carslake

To include:
Purcell: March and Canzona for Queen Mary
Mozart: Gran Partita (slow movement)
Copland: Hoe-Down
Schumann: Konzertstuck (first movement)
Hans Zimmer: Pirates of the Carribean
Young Composers' Competition: Fanfare
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (first and fourth movements)
Haydn: Symphony No. 45 "Farewell" (finale)
John Powell: How to Train Your Dragon

The FSO's January concert takes the form of a reprise of its popular family concert format. Our aim is to appeal to music lovers of all ages and it therefore draws upon a wide range of popular works, many familiar to younger generations as film theme tunes. We will be taking a trip through the different sections of the orchestra, highlighting their characteristic sounds and capabilities. A particular feature will be our entire horn section as four soloists in Schumann's Konzertstück. The concert will take place at 14:30 so make sure you make a note of the unusual start time. We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting afternoon of musical fun.

Prokofiev, Stravinsky

Saturday 14 March 2020, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Children: £6.75
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR - Venue Map

Conductor: William Carslake
Soloist: So-Ock Kim (Violin)

Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky: Firebird (1945)

Our March concert is a celebration of Russian music and we are privileged to welcome back So-Ock Kim to perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1. So-Ock has worked with the FSO several times over the last four years and audiences and players alike have been overwhelmingly appreciative of her virtuosity and musicality. The final work of the concert reflects another of Artistic Director, Bill Carslake's key strategic themes, that of music connected with the ourdoors; we will be transported to the forest with the elusive firebird for Stravinsky's Firebird Suite 1945. The concert begins with the overture to Glinka's opera Ruslan and Lyudmila, which was based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin but which is rarely performed in full.

New World

Saturday 13 June 2020, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Students: £6.75
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX - Venue Map

Guest Conductor: Toby Thatcher

Verdi: Nabucco Overture
Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9

For the closing concert of the season, we are delighted to welcome Toby Thatcher as our guest conductor. Toby is a young Australian conductor with multiple awards to his name and, after appreciating him as a rehearsal conductor, the FSO is looking forward to working with him on a full concert programme. In the first half, Verdi's well known Nabucco Overture will be combined with the seldom-heard Nobilissima Visione by Hindemith which is a fantastic showcase for the different sections of the orchestra. Returning to the outdoors theme, the final work of the evening will feature the great spaces of North America championed by Dvorak in his Symphony No. 9. We hope the season will take you to some exciting and unfamiliar musical places as well as some well-loved favourites. Why not take to Twitter and let us know what you think of the programme and don't forget to sign up for our regular newsletter!

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FSO Recordings by Farnborough Symphony Orchestra

  1. Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture (excerpt 1)
  2. Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture (excerpt 2)
  3. Khatchaturian - Adagio from Spartacus (excerpt)
  4. Brahms - Variations on a theme by Haydn (excerpt)
  5. Dvorak - Violin Concerto 1st movement (excerpt)
  6. Dvorak - Violin Concerto 2nd movement (excerpt)
  7. Dvorak - Violin Concerto 3rd movement (excerpt)
  8. Dvorak - Slavonic Dance
  9. Vaughan Williams - English Folk Song Suite
  10. Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Waltz
  11. Unknown - String Quartet Piece