Chichester Symphony Orchestra summer concert

Kate Mosse, international bestselling author, will compere.

Smyth – Overture: The Wreckers
Smith – Andante for clarinet and orchestra*
Gipps – Clarinet Concerto* (*soloist: Alex Buckley)

Mackenzie – Britannia: A Nautical Overture op.52
Arnold – Little Suite for orchestra
Wood – Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance march number 1
Parry, arranged Elgar – Jerusalem

Chichester Symphony Orchestra will be performing an exciting new format for the summer concert, which combines the best of British female composers in the first half with the familar Last Night of the Proms sequence in the second.

Women composers are at last receiving the attention they deserve and CSO have selected three pieces which show off their romantic output.

Ethyl Smyth wrote a dramatic overture for her opera The Wreckers which vividly depicts the adventures set against the backdrop of the Cornish coast.

Rising clarinet soloist Alex Buckley will then join the orchestra for a pair of solo pieces, which perfectly demonstrate the lyrical and virtuosic abilities of the instrument. In the second half the orchestra brings the party atmosphere of the Royal Albert Hall with attractive character pieces by Mackenzie and Arnold followed by the classic sequence of Elgar, Parry and Henry Wood.

Simon Wilkins conducts.
Suitable for adults and children.

Chichester Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is Chichester’s premier and longest-operating amateur music ensemble, having been in existence for well over 100 years. The orchestra is always looking to appeal to a new generation of listeners, and indeed welcomes new members over the age of 18. It rehearses each week in central Chichester and currently gives four concerts a year, including the cathedral’s lunchtime series as well as being part of the Festival of Chichester.

Recently the orchestra has started to include a themed family concert to its annual programme which is proving very successful.

Simon Wilkins is an experienced conductor of amateur orchestras in the south of England, and is particularly committed to the encouragement and development of non-professional musicians. As an accomplished ‘cellist, he has also performed many concertos.

Tickets £17.

Visit the Festival of Chichester event web page for further details.

Chichester Symphony Orchestra has been part of the musical life of Chichester for many years. We're a friendly and sociable charity orchestra.
The Festival of Chichester is a month-long celebration of the arts running from mid-June to mid-July each year.
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