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Concerts

Season Tickets for the 2015/16 Season are priced at £36 (adults) and £18 (students). Please email tickets@farnboroughsymphony.org.uk or call 07582 345898 for more details and general ticket enquiries.

March Concert - 2015/16 Season

Saturday 19 March 2016, 19:45
Adults: £12.00
Students: £6.00
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR - Venue Map

Guest Conductor :  Tom Seligman
Soloist : So-Ock Kim (violin)

Elgar : Violin Concerto in B Minor
Dvorak : Symphony No.7 in D Minor

It is a genuine pleasure to welcome violinist, So-Ock Kim as our soloist in a year when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Yehudi Menuhin. Menuhin made an early recording of Elgar’s violin concerto (with Elgar conducting) at the age of 16! Also prodigiously talented, So-Ock was (at 15) the youngest ever winner of the gold medal in the prestigious Shell/LSO Competition playing the Tchaikovsky concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra in the Barbican Hall. The Dvorak work is being played by the FSO for the first time. The symphony was commissioned in 1884 by the Philharmonic Society of London and Dvorak wrote of it to a friend: "I am now busy with this symphony for London, and wherever I go I can think of nothing else. God grant that this Czech music will move the world!!". We look forward to it moving our small corner of England!

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: £12.00
Students: £6.00
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX

Details to follow

January Concert - 2016/17 Season

Saturday 14 January 2017, 19:45
Adults: £12.00
Students: £6.00
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR

Details to follow

March Concert - 2016/17 Season

Saturday 18 March 2017, 19:45
Adults: £12.00
Students: £6.00
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR

Details to follow

June Concert - 2016/17 Season

Saturday 10 June 2017, 19:45
Adults: £12.00
Students: £6.00
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