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Due to unprecedented demand we have put 30 additional seats on sale for the Sunday January 20th 2019 4pm concert at which local star Jess Gillam will play her saxophone with the Royal Northern Sinfonia conducted by Jessica Cottis. They’re selling really fast, so BUY NOW to secure your seat.
SATURDAY 20th October – The Hallé Orchestra in Kendal
For our second concert of the season we welcome the Hallé, in a marvellous programme conducted by Andrew Manze. The concert starts with his arrangement for brass and wind of Purcell’s Fantasia on one note. We then welcome the return of cellist Jian Wang (who gave a brilliant performance of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations in 2017) to play Dvorak’s great cello Concerto. Written in America, but first performed in London, it is full of the wonderful tunes we find in Dvorak at his best.
In the second half the Hallé play Vaughan Williams’ second symphony – ‘A London Symphony’. Though VW denied that this was programme music, and insisted it was a true symphony, it is nonetheless full of colourful evocations of parts of London at various time and seasons. Andrew Manze has been recording the complete Vaughan Williams symphonies to great acclaim, so this should be a splendid finale to the concert.
For all our concerts, under 19s/full-time students pay just £5! More booking details on the Booking Arrangements page.
The Society is grateful to Arts Council England, through its Grants for the Arts scheme, and to South Lakeland District Council for grants for 2018-19. We are also grateful for the support of our President John Summers, CEO of the Hallé.
The Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society wishes to appoint a Concert Co-ordinator. The Concert Co-ordinator’s principal role is to liaise with orchestra and Leisure Centre management in advance of concerts, and then to be present on each concert day to help with arrangements for the rehearsal, the concert itself and the post-concert period, both on-stage and backstage.
Full computer literacy and social media skills would be an advantage. The appointment will be a on a freelance basis, at a rate per concert to be negotiated.
For further particulars email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on the
Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society see www.lakelandsinfonia.org.uk
The current holder of this post also holds the position of Administration and Box Office Assistant at Lake District Summer Music and the freelance position of Administrator with the Westmorland Youth Orchestra. The three posts are being advertised separately, but make an attractive package and can be held concurrently. Applicants should make clear whether they are interested in one or more of the posts.