Chichester Symphony Orchestra: Bruch’s violin concerto with Catherine Lawlor

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Catherine Lawlor, former leader of the Chichester Symphony Orchestra, will perform Bruch’s violin concerto. The orchestra will also perform Brahms’ Symphony No 2 and Brahms’ Academic Overture.

The student songs quoted in the Academic Overture were inspired by the composer receiving an honorary doctorate, whilst the Second Symphony is full of warm orchestral colour and an equally exuberant finale.

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.

CSO is delighted to welcome back former leader and international soloist and recitalist Catherine Lawlor to perform Bruch’s romantic First Violin Concerto, alongside two classics by Brahms. Catherine has performed as a soloist and recitalist across the UK and USA.

Tickets £17 & £5.

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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