Concert Season 2021-2022

This year sees the welcome return of the MSO after what seems like a lengthy break

We have been waiting a long time for this and are looking forward to interacting with an audience again

To find more about each concert and book tickets, follow each of the links below

Autumn Concert

Beethoven
Beethoven

Haydn

Overture “Prometheus”
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor
Symphony No 101 in D Major “The Clock”

Following enforced pandemic silence, the Mid-Somerset Orchestra returns to present a belated celebration of 250 years since the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.

The MSO welcomes Robert Weaver as guest conductor for this concert. Robert comes to the orchestra with considerable professional experience as both conductor and violinist. The concert will open with Beethoven’s celebrated overture to his ballet The Creations of Prometheus (1801).

The orchestra also welcomes Nicola Meecham as soloist in Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto. Internationally acclaimed for both performances and recordings, Nicola has performed a wide-ranging repertoire in all the major concert halls and at prestigious festivals. The concerto was first performed in 1803 with the composer as soloist.

Joseph Haydn was one of Beethoven’s teachers. His Clock Symphony was first performed in 1794 to great popular acclaim during the second of his two visits to London. The symphony earns its name for the “tick tock” motive which opens the second movement.

Christmas Carols

Sing for Somerset Carol Service
in association with NSPCC

Wells Cathedral

Conductor: Laurence Blyth
Leader: Hywel Jenkins

Saturday 11th December 2021 17:00PM
Wells Cathedral

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

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Winter Concert

Conductor: Hitoshi Suzuki
Leader: Hywel Jenkins
Soloist: Eliza Talman

Saturday 5th February 2022 7:30PM
Strode Theatre, Street

Handel
Haydn

Mozart

 

The Music for the Royal Fireworks
Trumpet Concerto
    Soloist: Eliza Talman
Symphony No 38 “Prague

Making Music is the UK’s leading organisation for leisure-time music, with over 3,500 music groups in membership. The support of Emma Halnan’s appearance this evening is made possible by the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust which is administered by Making Music.

Spring Concert

DUE TO THE UNFORTUNATE EVENTS OCCURING IN UKRAINE, THE MSO HAS CHANGED ITS ADVERTISED CONCERT. 

More Information to follow...

Conductor: Hitoshi Suzuki
Leader: Hywel Jenkins

Saturday 7th May 2022 7:30PM
Strode Theatre, Street

Sibelius
Sibelius
Dvorak

Finlandia
Karelia Suite
Symphony No 9
(from the New World)

The MSO presents symphonies composed by two of the most eminent Eastern European masters.

Sibelius is perhaps best known for his work ‘Finlandia’, known for its patriotic theme. Also to be performed is the Karelia Suite using themes from the Karelia region. 

Antonín Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony was composed and received its première in New York in 1893 while Dvořák was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. Dvořák apparently added the name From the New World in acknowledgement of his interest in the indigenous music of North America and spirituals, even if never really abandoning his Bohemian roots. The New World is one of the most popular of all symphonies.

Summer Concert

Strode Theatre

Conductor: Hitoshi Suzuki
Leader: Hywel Jenkins

Saturday 2nd July 2022 7:30PM
Strode Theatre, Street

Mendelssohn
Sullivan
Johann Strauss II
Elgar

Symphony no 3 Scottish
Overture The Yeoman of the Guard
Emporer Waltz
March Pomp and Circumstance no 4

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