Information for our Players
Our Next Concert
After the untimely arrival of the second “Beast from the East” resulted in the cancellation of our March 2018 concert, Chandos decided that this programme was simply too good not to perform so we have rescheduled it as our first concert of the 2019 season. We were then, and still are, delighted to include the long-awaited return of an old friend to the orchestra — Aydin Önaç — to play one of the most famous and best loved piano concertos of all time, the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2. The combination of Aydin with this concerto should make it a memorable occasion.
Starting with the effervescent Roman Carnival by Berlioz, the concert concludes with a spectacular performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. This popular work is written on a large scale and includes a wide range of elements from naturalistic sounds of the countryside, a rustic dance, a funeral march and an exuberant and up-lifting final movement.
Next Concert Rehearsals
Watch this space for our March 2019 concert schedule.
Auditions are not necessary but a glance at our repertoire will indicate the level at which we play. Chandos has a professional leader and conductor and we rehearse intensively over two weekends with a concert on the second Sunday. There are usually some vacancies in the strings, although less often in other sections, but it's worth asking! However, we will be pleased to keep your name on file for future occasions. Young players are particularly encouraged to contact us, especially if they are approaching grade 8. It is always possible to try out the orchestra in a workshop before you commit yourself.
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