Symphony Orchestra to play first concert of 2014 in the afternoon


What a way to start the New Year... In 1804 Johann Nepomuk Hummel took up a post with the powerful Esterhazy family in Austria, and got off to a good start by conducting the first performance of his new Trumpet Concerto. Since then, this tuneful work has become a standby for trumpet players and a favourite with audiences. On the afternoon of Sunday 16 February the Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra will be marking its first concert of 2014 with a performance by our virtuoso principal trumpet, John Bush.

Please note the 'Sunday afternoon'! For this concert, we're trying out a new time of 3pm on a Sunday afternoon, which we feel should be a more audience friendly time for the winter months.

The main work is Elgar's mighty Symphony No 2. From its tumultuous opening to its reflective close, it's a challenge for the performers and a sumptuous listen for the audience. Our young Spanish conductor Juan Ortuño conducts Elgar to the manner born – we will be in safe hands.

Elgar works in a nod to Brahms, and we open with his much-loved Variations on a Theme of Haydn. So hopefully we will see you then – at a new time, but in our familiar venue, the Evans Theatre in Wilmslow Leisure Centre.

Tickets cost £10 and can be bought at the door on the afternoon of Sunday 16th February.

Member post by Dermot Gault.

Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra


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Pippa Jones
Monday 3rd February 2014 at 5:44 pm
Great news: and you can combine it with a trip to the Artisan Market!
Monday 3rd February 2014 at 10:46 pm
A really good idea for the winter months and it shows that someone is thinking about how to draw in a wider audience.