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Season Tickets for the 2013/14 Season Now Available

Season Tickets for the 2013/14 Season Now Available

12 August 2013

Brochures for the FSO's 2013/14 season have just been published and season tickets are now available to purchase.

Please contact our Ticket Secretary on 07582 345898 or by email to

The 2013/14 season starts in November with two important 200th birthdays:  we celebrate two of the world’s greatest operatic composers: Verdi and Wagner. Our soloist, Ruth Kerr, is currently performing the title role in Verdi’s Aida for Kentish Opera; her performance is certain to be special. There have also been many requests for another Shostakovich symphony and the twelfth is a much greater work than many believe. The January programme features again the wonderful Swiss-Italian soloist, Melina Mandozzi, who last performed with the FSO in 2009 and who leads Andrew Litton’s orchestra in Bergen. Having studied for some time alongside Maxim Vengerov, both their styles have clearly influenced each other. Our last silent film performances (in 2012) were a complete sell-out and provoked an immediate demand for another one! Charlie Chaplin was the genius of this genre. For The Circus, he wrote his own plot and script, directed the film, played the leading role, sang the opening title, played the cello at the end, and composed all his own music. The music alone combines great slapstick comedy with sentimental moments which sound like Puccini and is a treat not to be missed. The June extravaganza is a concert of works for very large orchestra. Coincidentally all the items celebrate key anniversaries: Chabrier (died 1894), Strauss (born 1864) and Holst (born 1874). We are delighted to welcome back Roy Rashbrook with a ladies choir drawn from Hart Voices and the Chantry Singers. The hidden female voices bring The Planets to an end from an adjoining room, where the door should slowly close bringing a serene silence to the auditorium. The variety and excitement of the programme is even greater than last season; you may not know all the works but you will certainly enjoy them!

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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