Summer Concert 2018

Saturday 7 July 2018
United Reformed Church,
Southernhay, Exeter
Time: 7.30pm

Summer Concert 2018

A Cotswold Symphony - Gustav Holst

Concerto for Piano & Orchestra - Behzad Ranjbaran (soloist: Kiana Shafiei)

A selection of film music to include '633 Squadron' and ''Where Eagles Dare' -

*a European premiere performance - soloist: Kiana Shafiei.

Our recent summer concerts have have been a fine mixture of english music; well-known incidental/film music, and some colourful and varied music for the visiting soloists.

In 2015 we had such pieces as 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'Gabriel's Oboe', and a fine trumpet concerto. In 2016 - promoting the Devon Wild Life trust - insects,birds, and animals came to the fore with Wasps,Cuckoo and Faune all featured, and the wonderful young violinist, - who has played with us on several occasions - Tamsin Waley-Cohen, playing the great Tchaikovsky violin concerto.

This summer 2017 it was the turn of the renowned cellist - Raphael Wallfisch - to join us for the celebrated Cello concerto by Dvorak.Other 'guests' included the Walkyries, and a symphony by the great English composer Sir Arthur Bliss - a modern work coming second only to the Dvorak for enthusiastic responses from our wonderfully supportive and appreciative audience.

Where will this summer take us then I hear you ask? Film music will again feature as shown in the programme above, plus a very attractive and tuneful celebration of the Cotswolds in the Symphony by Gustav Holst - best known for his Suite - The Planets. The concerto will be another first for us, with the first european performance of a Persian piano concerto by Behzad Ranjbaran.

Oh - a modern work I hear the whisper! Yes indeed, but if you want to hear an orchestra at its most colourful; the piano glittering and cascading around, as well as your foot tapping - try this link to the finale.

Listen a couple of times and let your imagination have a pictorial outing perhaps - it goes well with film music too I feel.We hope to see you there as always. Brian