01 March 2013
The FSO's concert on 9th March will be dedicated to the memory of John Forster, who died last month.
John Forster, who was Music Director of the Farnborough Symphony Orchestra for 26 years, was the orchestra’s first professional conductor, taking over from John Cotterill at the start of the Diamond Jubilee Season in 1981. He steered the orchestra through times of considerable change in the 1990s and made an immense impact on the quality of the orchestra’s musicianship and reputation. His enthusiasm, humour and gently challenging approach were valued by all who worked with him and his consummate musicianship has been appreciated by audiences, soloists and orchestra players alike. We will all miss him.