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Evening of American Music

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Saturday 3rd November, 7.30pm, Thornden Hall

Evening of American Music

The City of Southampton Orchestra kicks off its new 2012-2013 season with a flourish. The concert on Saturday 3rd November, 7.30pm, at Thornden Hall, Chandler’s Ford features an all American programme and is conducted by Principal Conductor, John Traill.
Bernstein's exuberant and brassy Candide Overture is followed by Gershwin's bluesey Piano Concert in F, played by Making Music recommended artist John Paul Ekins. The concert concludes with Copland's wonderful Symphony No. 3, which uses the well-known Fanfare For The Common Man as the main theme of the final movement.
There will be a pre-concert talk by conductor John Traill at 6.45pm – free to ticket holders.
A concert not to be missed!
Tickets: £15. Over-65s £13.
On-line at, telephone 07729 674876 or on the door
Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 11:47

Next Concert

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Our next concert will take place on Saturday 24th November 2012.JohannesBrahms

The concert has a delightful all-Brahms programme. For the Piano Concerto no. 2, the orchestra will be joined by Roger Owens. We have played with Roger several times before, and it is always a treat.

The second half of the concert is Brahms's much-loved Symphony no. 2.

The concert will be conducted by our musical director, Nicholas Wilks, and will take place in our home venue of New Hall, Winchester College.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:08

Programme Notes for "Music in the Air"

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There were no printed programmes for our recent concert Music In the Air in aid of the Hampshire Air Ambulance. However if you would like to review the notes from our excellent compère, John Wesley, read on:

Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 11:44

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Friends of the Orchestra who are Facebook users and would like to receive updates that way can now "Like" us on Facebook. Feel free to post your photos or comments:


Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 11:46

Next Concert - 19 May 2012

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Our next concert will take place at 2:30 pm on Saturday 19th May 2012, at the United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester.

Hampshire Air Ambulance
The concert, directed by guest conductor Edgar Holmes, is a programme of light music in aid of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. There is no charge for admission, and a retiring collection in aid of this vital charity.

The programme will include:

  • Ron Goodwin selection including Aces High, 633 Squadron, Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, Scarborough Fair, Send in the Clowns, Magnificent Seven, On Golden Pond
  • Mozart Horn Concerto no. 4  with soloist Neill Evans
  • Eric Coates Dambusters March


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:40

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