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Concerts

Season Tickets for the 2016/17 Season are priced at £40.50 (adults) and £20.25 (students). Please email tickets@farnboroughsymphony.org.uk or call 07582 345898 for more details and general ticket enquiries.

June Concert - 2015/16 Season

Saturday 11 June 2016, 19:45
Adults: £12.00
Students: £6.00
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX - Venue Map

Guest Conductor : Pablo Urbina

Brahms : Academic Festival Overture
Elgar : Three Bavarian Dances
Rachmaninov : Symphony No 2 in E Minor

Our 2015/16 season culminates in a symphony which is generally considered as the most touching and thrilling ever written. It also seems to have more notes than any other symphony in the main repertoire! However, not one note is wasted as the music never fails to lift the human spirit to higher and higher poetic spheres. The first half of the concert deliberately contains two more concise and light-hearted works to whet the appetite. Brahms composed the overture during the summer of 1880 as a musical "thank you" to the University of Breslau, which had awarded him an honorary doctorate the previous year. In typical Brahms humour, the overture incorporates a series of student drinking songs! By contrast, the Three Bavarian Dances were written as a memento of a holiday the Elgars had enjoyed in Upper Bavaria in the autumn of 1894. We hope that you enjoy this varied conclusion to the season.

November Concert - 2016/17 Season

Saturday 19 November 2016, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Students: £6.75
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX - Venue Map

Guest Conductor : William Carslake
Soloist :
 Irina Lyakhovskaya (Piano)

Tchaikovsky : Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Rachmaninov :
 Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
Shostakovich : Symphony No.10 in E Minor

The FSO’s new season is ushered in with works by three giants of Russian music. Once again, we are delighted to be joined by soloist, Irina Lyakhovskya, whose intimate knowledge of the repertoire of her native Russia is bound to open up the emotional depths of Rachmaninov's much-loved Piano Concerto No. 2. Well known as the soundtrack for 'Brief Encounter', this work cannot fail to tug at the listener's heart strings. The other major work of the evening is Shostakovich's epic 10th Symphony. Described as 48 minutes of tragedy, despair, terror, and violence and two minutes of triumph, it is widely accepted as a depiction of the Stalinist years in Russia. No Russian evening would be complete without a contribution by Tchaikovsky and the waltz from Eugene Onegin provides a lighter note on which to begin the FSO's 95th year.

January Concert - 2016/17 Season

Saturday 14 January 2017, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Students: £6.75
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR

Details to follow

June Concert - 2016/17 Season

Saturday 10 June 2017, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Students: £6.75
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX

Details to follow

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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
  12. Radio Interview with FSO Music Director and Players