Welcome to the SPO’s 2017 Programme
TUESDAY 4th APRIL 2017 at 11.0am / Rattlesden Pavilion
Leslie Olive, Founder and Conductor of Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, talks about the season’s musical choices, including THE LARK ASCENDING featured in the 26th May concert – and invites your suggestions for future concerts. Followed by finger-buffet lunch at 12.00 noon.
Tickets £4 at the door.
May – Bury Festival Concert
THE LARK ASCENDING
FRIDAY 26th MAY 2017 at 7.30pm / The Apex, Bury St Edmunds / Bury Festival
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT! JOIN US ON 7th OCTOBER for Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
We are proud to introduce to you our FEATURED YOUNG ARTIST, violinist SAVITRI GRIER, who performs with the SPO three times during 2017. Learn more about Savitri.
This concert presents Savitri in a programme which celebrates the SPO’s outstanding string section in a programme of English music mainly for strings:
- Vaughan Williams: THE LARK ASCENDING [ How does this music fly so effortlessly? Find out more here.]
- Vaughan Williams: FANTASIA ON A THEME OF THOMAS TALLIS
- Vaughan Williams: OBOE CONCERTO
- Elgar: SERENADE IN E MINOR
- Finzi: PRELUDE
- Martelli: PERSIFLAGE
- Montgomery: CONCERTINO
Savitri Grier, Violin / John Anderson, Oboe / Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra / Leslie Olive, Conductor
Tickets: Bury Festival Box Office / The Apex / 01284 758000 / www.buryfestival.co.uk
SPONSORED BY ST EDMUNDSBURY FINANCIAL SERVICES
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SUMMER GALA SUPPER CONCERT
The general election being scheduled for 8th June has made it necessary to change the date of this event, which will now take place on WEDNESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER. The change has also necessitated a chance of solo performer.
We are delighted to announce that Savitri Grier has been awarded a place at the prestigious Hans Eisler Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin and will not be able to be with us on 13th September. But we are equally excited about a young artist we have provisionally booked instead. As soon as those arrangements can be confirmed, we will announce his name here.
WEDNESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2017 / Glemham Hall, Nr.Woodbridge
A fund-raising event in aid of Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, with a donation also to be made to St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich.
With the Suffolk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
SUPPER – CONCERT – AUCTION
FRIENDS’ OPEN EVENING
An SPO FRIENDS Event
THURSDAY 6th JULY 2017 at 7.00pm / Pilgrims’ Kitchen, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
A special event to welcome new FRIENDS of the SPO, with supper, and music from members of the orchestra.
Thursday 14th September
Suffolk Philharmonic Players work with patients at St Elizabeth Hospice, children in schools, and provide and evening Community Concert at Orwell Park School.
SAVITRI PLAYS MENDELSSOHN
SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER 2017 at 7.30pm / The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
In association with St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocesan Centenary Fund
- Mendelssohn: VIOLIN CONCERTO, Savitri Grier violin
- Mozart: COSI FAN TUTTE OVERTURE
- Delius: ON HEARING THE FIRST CUCKOO IN SPRING
- Fauré: PAVANE
- Butterworth: BANKS OF GREEN WILLOW
- Mendelssohn: ‘ITALIAN’ SYMPHONY (No.4)
Savitri Grier, Violin / Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra / Leslie Olive, Conductor
IPSWICH AREA COMMUNITY CONCERTS
6 Community Days are planned during October, providing FREE lunchtime and afternoon concerts given by small groups of the SPO’s top professional players, in localities of Ipswich and the surrounding villages. To find out about arranging one near you, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY CONCERT
SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2017 at 4.00pm / Ipswich Corn Exchange
After the huge success of the first ever SPO Remembrance Sunday concert at the Corn Exchange in 2016, the Orchestra returns with a programme of bright and attractive popular classics – focused with two unforgettable pieces strongly associated with Remembrance-tide.
- Copland: FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN
- Barber: ADAGIO FOR STRINGS
- Elgar: CELLO CONCERTO
- Beethoven: SYMPHONY No.7 in A
Tickets: Corn Exchange Box office
FARTHING FUNERAL SERVICES
With Retiring Collection in aid of the Royal British Legion