Preview of Petersfield Orchestra Wind Ensemble Sunday afternoon concert

Petersfield Orchestra is alive and well despite Covid. After a long absence from the concert platform, the orchestra’s strings performed Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ to an invited audience in Liss this June.

Next it is the turn of the wind players. Ten musicians will take to the platform at The Studio at The Petersfield School on Sunday afternoon 3 October, in a sparkling and tuneful programme designed to highlight the virtuoso skills of the local orchestra’s wind section. Music by Gounod and Donizetti is featured alongside works by two 20th century composers, Jacques Ibert and Georges Enescu.

“It’s all gorgeous music, including Gounod’s delightful Petite Sinfonie and Enescu’s dectet Dixtuor’” says Orchestra chairman – and bassoonist – Steve Bartholomew: “The Enescu is not that well-known but is richly textured, and has a very French flavour – it’s a joy to listen to and to play.”

The concert is expected to last about 80 minutes, plus a short interval. To cover some of the costs there is a small admission charge of £5, with under 17s admitted free: book online at: or via One Tree Books, Lavant Street or by phone: 01730 261199.

The full Orchestra will perform together in St Peter’s on 18th November – for the first time since November 2019!


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