Saturday 9 March, 2019
Caldicott, Crown Lane, Farnham Royal
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1
Bruckner Symphony no 6
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From the magnificent opening melody, Tchaikovsky skilfully pitches this dramatic confrontation between heroic soloist and eloquent orchestra. It is a grandiose gesture that announces the entry into a virtuoso concerto of handsome proportions and tuneful content. The exquisite slow movement, that includes a glittering scherzo, leads to a finale based on a vigorous Russian dance melody. To play it we welcome the brilliant young Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt, who has won numerous international piano competitions. He has recently given a recital at the Louvre in Paris and at Wigmore Hall, performed concertos in the USA and Russia, with tours of China, Colombia, and Chile as well as the UK.
Bruckner’s symphonies have been called ‘cathedrals in sound.’ The rich and individual 6th Symphony is the loveliest of them all; a sweeping Austrian landscape glowing with tenderness and deep feeling. Its centre piece is a majestic and deeply profound slow movement, music of the utmost nobility of spirit. The composer himself thought it his boldest work.
Tickets £15, £10 under 16s/students
The orchestra start this season with Wagner, Mahler and Holst.
Our Christmas concert centred around the energetic rhythms and strong melodies of John Rutter, together with carol tunes in various forms – including an opportunity to join in.
In March, pianist Daniel Lebhardt will bring you Tchaikovsky’s most popular of all piano concertos.
The chorus and orchestra will be joined by four vocal soloists to close the season with Rossini’s gloriously operatic Petite Messe Solonnelle.
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‘What a sound behind me! Thank you David and everyone for having me. What a fantastic experience…‘Simon Allen, saxophonist, November 2017
‘A pleasure to join such a wonderful choir and orchestra!’ Vanessa Bowers, soprano, April 2018
Tickets- All concerts: £15 and £12.50 (U16/students £10)
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Director of Music: David Wilson
Chorus Director: Sheila Cornall
Orchestral Leader: Marilyn Vanryne
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Slough Philharmonic has been rooted in the community for more than 75 years from its visionary war-time birth to its current dynamic involvement with the town’s schools and music-lovers throughout the area. The chorus and orchestra were founded in 1941 by SEGRO (then Slough Estates Ltd) which despite the outbreak of World War Two in 1939 pursued a far-sighted policy enabling people to enjoy artistic, cultural and sporting activities locally. Slough Phil is still generously supported by SEGRO plc. Its twin structure of orchestra and chorus is its strength, allowing members to perform a hugely-varied repertoire (see our concerts page) from the great symphonies, showpiece concertos and choral works to pop classics, musicals, jazz and opera.
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