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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 for more details and general ticket enquiries.

November Concert - 2018/19 Season

Saturday 17 November 2018, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Students: £6.75
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX - Venue Map

Guest Conductor: Scott Wilson
Soloist: Janet Shell (Mezzo-soprano)

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Lili Boulanger: D'un soir triste
Chausson: Soir de fête
Ravel: Shéhérazade
Debussy: La Mer

The FSO’s new season begins with a concert of works by late 19th-/early 20th-century French composers, and particularly commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Debussy. Debussy's "La Mer", the main work of the evening, was premiered in Paris in 1905 and quickly became one of the composer's most admired and frequently-performed orchestral works. Described by Debussy as "three symphonic sketches", it draws inspiration from seascapes in art and literature. His "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune", with which the concert opens, was inspired by a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé and is one of Debussy's most famous works. The concert also includes music by fellow impressionist, Maurice Ravel, Ernest Chausson and child prodigy, Lili Boulanger.

We are thoroughly delighted to welcome Scott Wilson as guest conductor for the concert. Scott is a London-based Australian who has held the positions of Fellow in Conducting and Artist in Residence at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He will be joined by mezzo-soprano Janet Shell, who has sung in many major concert venues around the UK and abroad in opera, oratorio and recital. We look forward to performing with them in what will be a thoroughly Gallic evening.

January Concert - 2018/19 Season

Saturday 19 January 2019, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Students: £6.75
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX - Venue Map

Guest Conductor: Johann Stuckenbruck
Soloist: The Fidelio Trio

Beethoven: Overture Leonora No. 3
Beethoven: Triple Concerto
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (Rhenish)

The FSO's opening concert of 2019 is a celebration of the number 3! The principal work of the first half is Beethoven's Triple Concerto, scored for piano trio (violin, cello, piano) and orchestra and composed in 1803. We are very excited to welcome the Fidelio Trio as soloists. Shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, the Fidelio Trio are enthusiastic champions of the piano trio genre, performing the widest possible range of repertoire on concert stages across the world. The other major work in the programme is Schumann's Symphony No. 3, which was premiered on 6 February 1851 in Düsseldorf, conducted by Schumann himself. Although it received mixed reviews, ranging from praise without qualification to bewilderment, the audience on the night apparently applauded between every movement and shouted "hurrah" at the end. To preside over the three works in the programme we are delighted to welcome guest conductor, Johann Stuckenbruck, who has recently completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music and who is currently working as Assistant Conductor at Glyndebourne. He will no doubt be hoping for an equally enthusiastic (but possibly more restrained) audience response.

March Concert - 2018/19 Season

Saturday 16 March 2019, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Children: £6.75
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR - Venue Map

Guest Conductor: TBC
Soloist: Nathan Winters (Clarinet)

Nielsen: Helios Overture
Finzi: Clarinet Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Pathétique)

June Concert - 2018/19 Season

Saturday 15 June 2019, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Students: £6.75
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX - Venue Map

Guest Conductor: TBC
Soloist: Hiroko Imai

Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947)
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: Concerto in D
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E flat major

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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