Spring Concert 2019

Saturday 30 March 2019
United Reformed Church,
Southernhay, Exeter
Time: 7.30pm

Spring Concert 2019

A Moorside Suite - Holst

Concerto for Orchestra - Bela Bartok

Details of the programme are still to be finalised but should include the Holst, and certainly the Bartok and a piano concerto.

A Moorside Suite for Orchestra – Gustav Holst

Concerto for Orchestra – Bela Bartok

Piano Concerto – TBC

While spring 2019 may seem some way off and endless tedious news bulletins away over Brexit - although that won't affect our programme!! - it is amazing how planning ahead can be fraught with music availability discovered at the last minute.

Having conducted the Stokowski arrangement of the Bach Prelude and Fugue several times in my life it was astonishing how difficult it was to find a set for the March concert this year!!

So what is the problem for next year I hear you all ask? Well - while the Holst is an amazing piece the publishers have withdrawn both full band and orchestral sets so that depends on finding a library with a set still available. We think we have found one but the orchestral version - not the wind band one.

The Bartok Concerto for Orchestra is probably his best known and most easily listened to piece and we should have no problems there. As for a piano concerto we always have a good waiting list of soloists wanting to play with us, but a visa delay when planning caused a change in soloist possibility a while back and therefore the decision will be made in July but a firm popular concerto ranging from Mendelssohn to Schumann is planned - and all will be revealed as soon as I can.

In the meantime, thank you to all our continued supporters, and a great pleasure and reward it is to be playing for you all. Watch for further updates soonest!!