05 July 2012
Brochures for the FSO's 2012/13 season have just been published and season tickets are now available to purchase.
Please contact our Ticket Secretary on 07775 789477 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2012/13 season starts in October with two important commemorations: we celebrate the life of John Ireland (who died 50 years ago in 1962) with one of his greatest works, A London Overture, and we also mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Coleridge-Taylor. The two Imaginary Ballet excerpts were in fact played by the FSO in their first concert, in December 1922, and are a fitting way to end our current birthday celebrations. Our Orchestra members also selected the Elgar Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. This gives us the opportunity to introduce our audience to Bartholomew LaFollette, a young and very famous musician from Philadelphia who studied from an early age at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England.
The programmes for our second and third concerts feature some of the orchestra’s most talented players. Our leader, Tessa Welford, will be joined by Beverley Hull for the Bach Double Violin Concerto and the wind section is particularly prominent in the Strauss and Kodaly. In March, the famous Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 shows off the fantastic skills of Alison, our Principal Horn player, while the Orchestra as a whole will tackle two very impressive symphonies on the same evening.
With the final concert of the season we return to the theme of commemoration as we celebrate two special 100th birthdays: those of Lutoslawski and Britten. Some of their greatest music features in the programme, together with Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé, which will demonstrate the virtuoso skills of our players. It is also thrilling to welcome for the first time the young, multiple prize-winning violinist, Alexandra Wood, who will be our soloist for the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.