Event Diary

Title Date Programme
A Romantic Weekend with the TSO 24 Nov 2018 to 25 Nov 2018


Following on from the success of the previous weekend festivals over the past two years (all the Beethoven Piano Concertos in 2016 and a String Concerto weekend in 2017), this year our music festival immerses itself in the Romantic era.

There are concerts, masterclasses, lectures, films, open rehearsals and much more. Put the 24th and 25th November in your diaries and come and join us for two days of musical joy and enlightenment.

As a community orchestra, we are always keen to encourage young people to experience classical music live. With this in mind, under 18s are invited to attend the entire weekend for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

PLEASE NOTE: We really encourage all ticket holders to attend the talks by Prof. Frank Denyer at 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Entrance is FREE. So have an early dinner and don't miss out!

Saturday, 24th November

9.30am - 11.30pm: Veronika Shoot works with children and young adults from SaMM (www.sammtotnes.org) Children who are not members of SaMM are welcome to attend, but spaces are limited. Please email shennessy@torbaysymphony.org if you would like to register for this.
2pm - 4pm: Open rehearsal with the TSO
6pm: Prof Frank Denyer talks about the Eroica and the Romantic Era, accompanied live by members of the TSO with excerpts from the symphony.

Concert 7.30pm

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in Eb, 'Eroica'
Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 in Bb - Irina Lyakhovskaya, Piano

Sunday 25th November

10am - 1pm: Irina Lyakhovskaya masterclass works with instrumentalists and accompanists  - programme to be announced
2 - 5pm: Open Rehearsal with the TSO
6pm: Prof Frank Denyer talks about the Tristan Prelude and Liebestod, accompanied live by members of the TSO with excerpts from music.

Concert 7.30pm

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Strauss: Four Last Songs - Catherine Hamilton, Soprano
Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto no 2 - Veronika Shoot, Piano

The Frank Denyer Lectures 24 Nov 2018 to 25 Nov 2018
2018 Summer Series 16 Jun 2018 to 17 Jun 2018

Tchaikovsky Overture to Romeo and Juliet
Mahler Songs of the Wayfarer (soloist Alison Kettlewell)
Debussy Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane (soloist Rosanna Rolton)
Dvorak New World Symphony

2018 Spring Series 10 Mar 2018 to 11 Mar 2018

Montague Dark Sun
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (soloist Elena Abad Martinez)
Mahler Symphony No. 1

String Concerto Weekend 25 Nov 2017 to 26 Nov 2017

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Bartok Concerto for Viola (soloist Kaija Lukas)
Jacob Little Concerto for Double Bass (soloist Danny Cleave)
Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello (soloists Ofer Falk and Bozidar Vukotic)
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola (soloists Ofer Falk and Kaija Lukas)
Dvorak Cello Concerto (soloist Bozidar Vukotic)
Beethoven Violin Concerto (soloist Ofer Falk)

2017 Summer Series 10 Jun 2017 to 11 Jun 2017

Bach Ricercar a 6 Voci Arr. R Gonski
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor (soloist Ofer Falk)
Bach Ricercar a 6 Voci Arr. Webern
Stravinksy Firebird Suite

2017 Spring Series 11 Mar 2017 to 12 Mar 2017

Debussy Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune
Schumann Cello Concerto (soloist Benjamin Tarlton)
Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

2016 Winter Concert 10 Dec 2016

Weber Der Freischutz
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 (soloist Adam Davies)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Beethoven Piano Concerto Weekend 8 Oct 2016 to 9 Oct 2016

Beethoven Piano Concerti 1-5 (soloists The McLachlan Family)

2016 Summer Series 11 Jun 2016 to 12 Jun 2016

Verdi La Forza del Destino
Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor (solosit Claire Sledd)
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique