Friends of the Orchestra

2024 Concerts posted

2024 Concert list now posted here.

Posted by orchestramanager on Monday, October 23, 2023

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Friends Newsletter October 2023

Dear Friends,

As another concert approaches I thought I would send a quick reminder of how important it is for us to continue the support we give to the orchestra. As I have said before, the ticket revenue is their main source of income and, if possible, we all need to be there and bring a crowd!

This is not one to be missed!

The first half consists of two works by Mozart including the ever popular concerto for clarinet. The soloist is Chris Swann who regularly conducts the orchestra’s wind section rehearsals.The second half is a rare performance of Eine Alpensinfonie by Richard Strauss. This work is not often undertaken because of the vast forces required. Strauss uses 8 French Horns and Wagner Tubas on stage with a further off-stage brass group.. Thunder sheet, Wind Machine, Cow Bells, Heckelphone, a large woodwind section and strings also add to the excitement – both aural and visual! The piece depicts the events during one day climbing an Alpine mountain.

The concert is on November 12th at the Forum Theatre in Malvern. PLEASE NOTE, this is an afternoon concert, it starts at 3.00pm.
This is a departure from the normal concert time and another endeavour by the orchestra to attract a larger audience. Tickets are available from the theatre as per usual.

I shall look forward to meeting you all again — please come and say “hello” and get your free programme.

With grateful thanks,

Anna Forster

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The Friends scheme has also taken a bit of a battering with our wonderful supporter Chris Balch stepping down from running the scheme in the midsts of everything else around us in the last couple of years being closed down or up in the air, so please forgive us this last year or so for tardy communications and a slight lack of input from us in the forms of newsletters as we gather ourselves back up again and get the scheme back up and running as it should be!

With this in mind, if any friends feel that they would like to be more involved in the scheme, we would love to have a ‘friend or two’ come aboard to help steer the scheme, hand out programmes at concerts, as little or as much as you can offer in the form of time is useful to us, and all help is willingly accepted by the orchestras committee, who are only a small team!

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