2021-22 Season



Saturday 12th March 2022 at 7.30 pm
All Saints’ Church, Leamington Spa, CV31 3AA

The Tragic Overture, Op. 81 – Brahms
Bassoon Overture – Woolfenden
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 – Dvořák

Rebecca Eldridge – bassoon
Roger Coull – conductor

Brahms Tragic Overture has an emotional resonance which is deeply moving. This is followed by Guy Woolfenden’s Bassoon Concerto, which was premiered by the WSO in 1999.

Composed on a commission from the London Philharmonic Society, Dvořák’s 7th is the most dramatic and austere of his nine symphonies.

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Saturday 11th June 2022 at 7.30 pm
St. Mary’s Church, Warwick, CV34 4RA

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis – Vaughan Williams
Dancing Fish – Cecilia McDowall
Scaramouche – Milhaud
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 – Schumann

Gillian Blair saxophone
Roger Coull conductor

Two composers working almost 400 years apart bring us the much loved Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, written for strings. Inspired by a Russian folk story, Dancing Fish is written for solo saxophone and strings. It is a three-movement work based on incidental music written for a Molière play. Schumann’s third and final symphony is sometimes known as The Rhenish; it was written after the composer had made a trip to the Rhineland with his wife.