SUFFOLK PHILHARMONIC musicians in Rattlesden – Thursday 19th April 2012
A new professional orchestra offers older people free musical entertainment, with lunch and lifts provided, in their own village, or one very close by.
Bringing top professional musicians into Suffolk villages is part of the vision of Rattlesden resident Leslie Olive, founder and conductor of the new fully professional Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra. The new orchestra, made up of some of the country’s finest orchestral musicians, has its inaugural concert at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Wednesday 23rd May as part of the 2012 Bury Festival, with a programme entitled “THE LARK ASCENDING.”
But a month before the big concert in the cathedral, there is to be a more intimate musical event in the new Rattlesden Pavilion. On Thursday 19th April, at 12.00 noon, an ensemble of musicians from the Suffolk Philharmonic will provide a free one-hour concert for local people, specially designed to appeal to those who are older or less mobile, and who rarely get to hear wonderful music in the bigger towns.
The one-hour recital by Suffolk Philharmonic musicians will be free of charge to those attending, while local people who are in a position to do so will have the opportunity to contribute to the costs of the event by becoming supporters of the new orchestra. Leslie Olive hopes that if this pilot project is successful, it will be possible to replicate it throughout Suffolk in due course.
If you would like to come and hear wonderful music played by musicians of true international calibre, in the middle of the day, in informal surroundings, with lunch and lifts thrown in, or you know someone else who would, please ring Carole and David Gooderham and book your free tickets on 01449 736631 by 12th April.