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March Concert - 2017/18 Season

Saturday 17 March 2018, 14:30
Adults: £13.50
Children: £6.75
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR - Venue Map

Guest Conductor : Mark Biggins
Narrator :
 Katy Ashworth (as seen on CBeebies)

Family Concert - Programme to include:

Wagner : Ride of the Valkyries (arr. Wicken)
Vaughan Williams :
The Lark Ascending
Beethoven :
1st Movement of Symphony No 5
John Williams : Jurassic Park (arr. Pollen)
Prokofiev : Peter and the Wolf 
Bernstein: Mambo from West Side Story (arr. Glyn/Smith)
John Williams : Main Theme from Star Wars

The FSO's March concert is a little different from usual. Its 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 are particularly excited to welcome local actress, Katy Ashworth, who will be familiar to younger audience members from her work with CBeebies, to narrate the timeless story of Peter and the Wolf. Well known for presenting the TV programme 'I Can Cook', Katy featured in the inaugural CBeebies prom at the Royal Albert Hall in 2014. 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.

June Concert - 2017/18 Season

Saturday 16 June 2018, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Students: £6.75
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX - Venue Map

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

Bizet : Carmen Suite No. 2
Lalo :
 Symphonie Espagnole
De Falla : Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat
Bernstein : Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

The final concert of the season has a pronounced latin theme and features one of Lalo's best known works, the Symphonie Espagnole, which today is more usually considered as a violin concerto. To perform this exciting piece, we are delighted to welcome back So-Ock Kim, who so enthralled us with her performance of the Elgar Violin Concerto in 2016. The Spanish theme is sustained with Bizet's second Carmen suite, which opens the concert, and Dances from De Falla's ballet, The Three Cornered Hat, a story about an infatuated magistrate's attempts to seduce the faithful wife of a miller. The season will close with the vibrant orchestral suite prepared by Bernstein in 1961 from his highly successful musical, West Side Story, which depicts 'Romeo and Juliet'-inspired love blossoming in the gang culture of 1950s New York.

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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