Concert Season 2017-2018

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The principal conductor post is currently vacant. For this season, the orchestra has asked four guest conductors to each rehearse and conduct one concert. Once the details have been confirmed, the programme for each concert will be shown below.

Season 2017-2018


Soloist: Hannah Mitchell
Guest Conductor: Tim Pithers
Leader: Hywel Jenkins

Saturday 25th November 2017 7:30PM
Strode Theatre, Street

  • Rossini:           Overture Semiramide
  • Chopin:           Piano Concerto no 2
  • Brahms:         Symphony no 2

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Sing for Somerset Carol Service in association with Somerset Life

Conductor: Laurence Blyth
Leader: Hywel Jenkins

Saturday 16th December 2017 7:00PM
Wells Cathedral

Lessons and carols, led by Somerset Voices (member and friends of Taunton and Wellington Choral Societies)

Winter Concert

Soloist: Jonathan Benger
Conductor: Richard Jones
Leader: Hywel Jenkins

Saturday 27th January 2018 7:30PM
Strode Theatre, Street

  • Beethoven:  Overture Coriolan
  • Mozart:          Horn Concerto no 3
  • Mozart:          Overture Così Fan Tutte
  • Haydn:           Symphony no 99 in E flat

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Spring Concert

Soloist: Hilary Suckling
Conductor: Hitoshi Suzuki
Leader: Hywel Jenkins

Saturday 12th May 2018 7:30PM
Strode Theatre, Street

  • Nicolai:                Overture The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Beethoven:       Piano Concerto no 4
  • Shostakovich: Festive Overture
  • Ravel:                  Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Tchaikovsky:   Overture-Fantasy Romeo and Juliet

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A European Tour

Conductor: Dennis Simons
Leader: Hywel Jenkins

Saturday 7th July 2018 7:30PM
Strode Theatre, Street

  • Berlioz:                     The Roman Carnival
  • MacCunn:               The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
  • Sibelius:                   Finlandia
  • von Reznicek:       Donna Diana
  • Berlioz:                     The Corsair
  • Massenet:               El Cid Ballet Music
  • Tchaikovsky:          Marche Slave
  • Parry orch. Elgar: Jerusalem

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