Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Celebration - Wagner, Beethoven & Saint-S …

 23 May
 St Edmundsbury Cathedral Angel Hill Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 1LS England
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 Concerts in Suffolk
Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Thomas Gould (violin) Dan Soper (organ) Leslie Olive (conductor) Overture, from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, 'The Mastersingers of Nuremburg' - Richard Wagner Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Op 61 - Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ' Op 78 - Camille Saint-Saëns Suffolk's fully professional orchestra celebrates its third anniversary with the return of the captivating violinist Thomas Gould to play the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Thomas gave an unforgettable performance of Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending at the Launch Concert of the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra threee years ago to the day, and audiences will not want to miss his performance of the Beethoven concerto, timed to coincide with the launch of his CD of this work: Thomas will be signing copies in the interval. After the interval, cathedral organist Dan Soper joins the Suffolk Philharmonic for a performance of Saint-Saëns's Third Symphony , one of the few works to combine the splendour of full symphony orchestra with the magnificence of the four-manual Cathedral organ. Rarely performed at the professional level outside of the main centres, the 'Organ' Symphony with its sinuous high strings rapturously entwined with gentle low organ pedal notes, and its spectacular grand finale, remains one of the most unforgettable of all symphonies. Opening the evening on a note of suitably celebratory grandeur is the Overture to Wagner's Mastersingers of Nuremburg. Saturday May 23, 2015 at 19:30 £14-£36; children and students half price; disabled: two tickets at half price; Platinum ticket with interval drinks £45 Phone for tickets: 01284 758000 Phone lines open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Tickets "at the door" - until sold out For a map and further details please visitëns

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