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Concerts

Season Tickets for the 2014/15 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.

January Concert - 2014/15 Season

Saturday 17 January 2015, 19:45
Adults: £12.00
Students: £6.00
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR - Venue Map

Guest Conductor : Ben Palmer

Soloist : Shannon Wagstaff (Clarinet)

Rossini : Overture: 'The Barber of Seville'
Wolf : Italian Serenade
Mozart : Clarinet Concerto, K622
Delius : Intermezzo 'Fennimore and Gerda'
Mendelssohn : Symphony No 4 in A maj 'Italian', Op.90

Our first concert of 2015 embodies more than a hint of the Mediterranean to melt away the winter blues. Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 was inspired by the colour and atmosphere of Italy, which was experienced by the composer during a European tour between 1829 and 1831. Writing from Rome to his sister, Fanny, he said, "It will be the jolliest piece I have ever done, especially the last movement." The Italian theme is continued with Hugo Wolf's 'Italian Serenade', which features our Principal Viola, Philip Thorne, and a much-loved overture by Italian composer, Gioachino Rossini. The ever popular Mozart Clarinet Concerto also provides the opportunity to show off the skills of our own Principal Clarinet, Shannon Wagstaff.

March Concert - 2014/15 Season

Saturday 28 March 2015, 19:45
Adults: £12.00
Students: £6.00
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR - Venue Map

Soloist : Jonathan Ayling (Cello)

Weber : Overture: 'Der Freischütz'
Borodin : In the Steppes of Central Asia
Saint-Saëns : Cello Concerto No 1 in A min
Bruch : Symphony No 3 in E maj, Op.51

For our March concert, we are thrilled to welcome back the outstanding cello soloist, Jonathan Ayling, who delighted the audience with his rendering of the Dvorak concerto in 2011. This time he will be performing the Saint Saëns cello concerto, which was considered by Shostakovich and Rachmaninov to be the greatest concerto for that instrument. The concert will conclude with Max Bruch’s 3rd Symphony, which has been on our ‘requests list’ for some time. Despite being a romantic evocation of the Rhineland, it was in fact written in Liverpool and first performed in New York.

June Concert - 2014/15 Season

Saturday 13 June 2015, 19:45
Adults: £12.00
Students: £6.00
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX - Venue Map

Soloist : Ruth Kerr (Soprano)

Tchaikovsky : Overture: 'Romeo and Juliet'
Berg : Seven Early Songs
Sibelius : Symphony No 2 in D maj, Op.43

Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs were requested by the orchestra but he happens to be one of our Music Director, Mark Fitz-Gerald's favourite composers: a ‘super-Brahms’ of the twentieth century. Soprano Ruth Kerr, who performed with us last year, is joining us again and is certain to give an inspired interpretation. The much requested ‘Romeo and Juliet’ overture (last played by the FSO in 1987) starts the concert and the mighty Sibelius Symphony No 2 brings our season to a close.

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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