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2019-20 Season

Our first engagement of 2020 is to appear with the Coventry Cathedral Chorus in their sixth annual DISCOVER THE CLASSICS Concert at 4.00 pm on Saturday 1st February.

SATURDAY 14th March 2020
All Saints’ Church, Leamington Spa, CV31 1AA

Overture: Egmont  –  Beethoven
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 – Mendelssohn
Symphony no. 1 in C# minor – Kabalevsky
Masquerade Suite – Khachaturian

Zoë Beyers  violin

Roger Coull  conductor

We welcome soloist Zoë Beyers to play what is arguably one of the most loved violin concertos in the repertoire.  Beethoven’s Egmont Overture makes a fitting prelude to the concerto.  Kabalevsky’s Symphony no. 1 is an enjoyable two movement piece.

Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite was written for a production of a play of the same name, which was one of the last plays staged in Moscow before Germany invaded the city.

Zoë Beyers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 20th June 2020
Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN

Summer Classics

Overture A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mendelssohn
Walk to the Paradise Garden – Delius
Variations on a Rococo Theme – Tchaikowsky
Symphony no. 8 – Dvořák

Roger Coull  conductor

What better way to open a concert in late June than with Mendelssohn’s overture to Shakespeare’s play?  And follow it with Delius’ Walk to the Paradise Garden?  In Tchaikowsky’s variations, written for cello and orchestra, the composer takes a nostalgic look at the classical style of the 18th century.

Antonin Dvořák composed the Eighth Symphony at his summer retreat in celebration of his admission to the Prague Academy.  The influence of his beloved Bohemian folk music is evident in this melodic symphony.

 

We will also be appearing at St. Mary’s Church, Warwick on Saturday 9th May at St. Mary’s Church, Warwick, accompany the Coventry Philharmonic Choir, conducted by our own principal conductor, Roger Coull.  The concert will include Elgar’s Choral Suite From the Bavarian Highlands.