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FSO Announces Guest Conductors for 2016/17 Season

FSO Announces Guest Conductors for 2016/17 Season

22 June 2016

The FSO has just announced an exciting line-up of guest conductors for its 2016/17 season. Taking up the baton will be William Carslake, Robert Hodge, Harry Ogg and Holly Mathieson. 

As he did last season, William Carslake will be conducting our November concert. A former Cambridge organ scholar, he is gaining a reputation as a composer and conductor; he is about to embark on a piece about the melting glaciers in East Greenland, commissioned by The Little Baroque Company for which he will explore the glacier system east of Sermiligaq Fjord with poet Helen Mort and film director Richard Jones. For the January concert, we have invited Robert Hodge to conduct. Robert is Music Director of both the Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra and the Royal College of Music Junior Department's Sinfonia and is renowned for his work with the future generation of orchestral musicians. In March, we are delighted to welcome Harry Ogg as our conductor. Described by Classical Source as "a name to conjure and a talent to relish", Harry is currently Artistic Director for the London-based Sinfonia d'Amici.

Our final concert will be conducted by New Zealand-born Holly Mathieson (pictured left), who has just been appointed as Assistant Conductor to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In the 2014/15 season she held one of the world's most prestigious fellowships for young conductors, the Leverhulme Fellowship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and also debuted in London as the 2015 Christine Collins Young Artist Conductor in Associate at Opera Holland Park to critical acclaim. To our great excitement, Holly will be the first woman in the 94 year history of the orchestra to conduct an FSO concert.

The FSO is excited to be working with all these talented musicians and we look forward to a vibrant season ahead. Details of our concert programme can be found on the concert page of our website.

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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