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Season Tickets for the 2017/18 Season are priced at £40.50 (adults) and £20.25 (students). Please email for more details and general ticket enquiries.

Prokofiev, Stravinsky

Saturday 14 March 2020, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Children: £6.75
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, GU9 7QR - Venue Map

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

Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky: Firebird (1945)

Our March concert is a celebration of Russian music and we are privileged to welcome back So-Ock Kim to perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1. So-Ock has worked with the FSO several times over the last four years and audiences and players alike have been overwhelmingly appreciative of her virtuosity and musicality. The final work of the concert reflects another of Artistic Director, Bill Carslake's key strategic themes, that of music connected with the ourdoors; we will be transported to the forest with the elusive firebird for Stravinsky's Firebird Suite 1945. The concert begins with the overture to Glinka's opera Ruslan and Lyudmila, which was based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin but which is rarely performed in full.

New World

Saturday 13 June 2020, 19:45
Adults: £13.50
Students: £6.75
Princes Hall, Aldershot, GU11 1NX - Venue Map

Guest Conductor: Christopher McMullen-Laird

Verdi: Nabucco Overture
Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9

For the closing concert of the season, we are delighted to welcome Christopher McMullen-Laird as our guest conductor (stepping in for Toby Thatcher). Christopher is a young American conductor already in demand globally and the FSO is looking forward to working with him on this concert programme. In the first half, Verdi's well known Nabucco Overture will be combined with the seldom-heard Nobilissima Visione by Hindemith which is a fantastic showcase for the different sections of the orchestra. Returning to the outdoors theme, the final work of the evening will feature the great spaces of North America championed by Dvorak in his Symphony No. 9. We hope the season will take you to some exciting and unfamiliar musical places as well as some well-loved favourites. Why not take to Twitter and let us know what you think of the programme and don't forget to sign up for our regular newsletter!

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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