!! We’re celebrating 50 years of the Lakeland Sinfonia !! Some of the original players will be VIPs at our November 30th concert. JOIN US FOR THE PRE-CONCERT TALK AT 6:30pm.
Dec 14th Concert Handel’s Messiah: Starts EARLY at 6:30pm. Seats are selling quickly. Book today to secure your seat for this classic.
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Lakeland Sinfonia 50th Birthday Celebration Concert
Saturday 30th November 2019
(Pre-Concert talk at 6:30pm)
To celebrate our 50 years performing live classical orchestral music in Kendal, we welcome back Lakeland resident Martin Roscoe, some 30 years since he first performed for us, and the brilliant conductor Philip Ellis. VIPs in the audience will be some of the orchestra members from our first concerts back in the 1968/69 season.
Vaughan Williams: The Wasps Overture
Grieg: Piano Concerto, op. 16
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 ‘Winter Day-dreams’, op. 1
Overview: Grieg hated school and would stand under leaking and dripping gutters and downspouts so that he arrived drenched and had to be sent home to change! Thank goodness he survived all this and went on to compose his piano concerto with its unmistakable thunderous opening. With Martin Roscoe as our soloist, we are sure that all of the right notes will be there and in the right order.
Another first Symphony follows, this time by Tchaikovsky. Unlike Mozart who ‘composed as easily as sow’s piddle’, Tchaikovsky struggled with his first and at one stage was composing night and day, causing a doctor to warn his concerned family that the composer was ‘on the verge of insanity.’ It was eventually completed and although not heard as often as his later symphonies, has some delightful moments, especially the memorable folksong inspired slow movement.
This is all after the concert starts with a real buzz!
The internationally famous conductor Philip Ellis will direct our own much loved Lakeland Sinfonia orchestra…….
….. and Lakeland resident Martin Roscoe will be our soloist.
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Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society is UK registered charity 505373.
We bring high quality live classical orchestral music to Lakeland and North Lancashire.