News, Plans and Programmes
Our new season opened on Friday, 7th September, when Philippa Jennings worked on Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony with us.
Peter Young followed Philippa. He selected Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, a suite from Bizer's L'Arlesienne, and works by Berlioz and Grainger, as well as a new composition of his own.
For the following three weeks we were conducted by Barry Sugden. He set us a major challenge: Schubert's big C Major Symphony which we played really quite well. Following Barry, we welcomed Elaine Levene who chose Haydn's Symphony no. 85 and overtures by Mendelssohn, Boieldieu, Rossini and Cimarosa as her "syllabus" for her three-week visit. She also brought her own copies of Butterworth's " On Banks of Green Willow" to mark the centenary of the Armistice.
Our orchestral workshop will be held on 2nd March 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (doors open at 9:30) at Kirklands Community Centre, Main Street,
Menston, LS29 6HT.
We will be conducted by David Dawson and the work we will concentrate on will be Dvorak's Symphony no. 5 in F major opus 76.
The AGM will take place on 22nd February, 2019.