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December 7th at 7:30pm
English String Orchestra Concert
at Bromsgrove Artrix
With Penelope’s Dance Studio
Conducted by Stephen Roberts
Corelli Christmas Concerto
Vivaldi Double Violin Concerto
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
S Roberts Snow White
TICKETS FROM ARTRIX BOX OFFICE 01527 577330. Just about sold out (2/12).
Following a fabulous debut collaboration last year ESO is delighted to be back in harness with Penny Frost and her dance troupe, with this year’s show featuring a brand-new ballet, Snow White.
The English Salon Orchestra present
The Spirit of Christmas Time
With Elizabeth Macdonald, soprano
Arranged by Simon Lenton
at Stanbrook Abbey, Worcester
The English Salon Orchestra recreates music from Christmasses past in the spectacular setting of Stanbrook Abbey’s beautiful Gothic Revival buildings and grounds. Tickets include Apple and Cinnamon punch on arrival and coffee and mince pies in the interval.
The English Salon Orchestra consists of principal players of the ESO.
TICKETS FROM ESO BOX OFFICE 01386 791044.
Feedback from Noyes Fludde
ESO staged three performances of Noyes Fludde at Worcester and Gloucester Cathedrals in October. All were sold out. Here is a message received from a parent of two of the children in the youth orchestra:
Congratulations to all for a spectacular and very impressive Noye’s Fludde last night! It was an enormous success. The inspired idea of dressing the animals in multi-coloured plastic rain ponchos made a simple yet visually dramatic statement. The rising waters were extremely effective (and very well-trained!). Sitting by the aisle, it really felt as though the waters were rising around us. The orchestra made the storm a vivid reality and the whole came together in an unforgettable performance. The very heavens must have been envious: we could have done with an ark to get home afterwards!
A new era begins for the ESO
The English Symphony Orchestra are delighted to announce the appointment of Kenneth Woods as Principal Conductor- Ken fills the post left vacant since the death of Vernon Handley in 2008. Read the official announcement here.
Kenneth Woods’s appointment marks the beginning of a new era for the ESO, and the 2013-14 season promises to be the most active and diverse undertaken by the orchestra in many years. Details of the 2013-14 season will be announced at the beginning of September, and friends, Friends and fans of the orchestra can look forward to a year of exciting concerts, world-class soloists, premieres, new venues and the appointment of a composer-in-association. Featured soloists will include the extraordinary young violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen and the charismatic cellist Matthew Sharp.
Our programmes for young musicians continue to be some of the most innovative and popular in the country, and
ESO leads the field in making music accessible to all members of the community through our concerts in care homes, hospices, schools and other often overlooked settings.