Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra

Concerts in the 2018/19 season

Concert 1 – Principal Conductor Premiere

Sunday 14 October 2018 – St John’s Waterloo – 6.30pm

Conductor: Chris Stark

Weber Freischütz overture

Strauss Oboe concerto, Soloist – Michael Stowe (Finalist ERSO Soloist of the Year 2018)

Dvorak Symphony No. 7

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Tickets available on the door for £12 and £5 for students and children or at the reduced rate of £10 (£4 students and children) in advance from We Got Tickets.


Concert 2 – Sunday 25 Nov – Camden School for Girls – 4.30pm

Children’s Concert “In Disguise,” Conductor: Chris Stark, Presenter – Tim Keasley

With children from the Camden Training Orchestra

Programme to include:

Britten Courtly dances from Gloriana

Khachaturian Masquerade Suite

Admission free, voluntary collection at the end of the concert.


Concert 3 – Sunday 17 February 2019 – St John’s Waterloo – 6:30pm

Conductor: Chris Stark

Mussorgsky Khovanshchina prelude (arr. Rimsky Korsakov)

Prokofiev – Cinderella Suite No. 1

Shostakovich Symphony No. 6

Tickets available on the door for £12 and £5 for students and children or at the reduced rate of £10 in advance from We Got Tickets.


Concert 4 – “Spotlight on the Set Works” – Sunday 24 March 2019, 6pm

With pupils from The Camden School for Girls

St Mary the Virgin Church, Primrose Hill, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ

Conductor: Chris Stark

Soloists – Caroline Welsh & Jaga Klimaszewska, Finalists in ERSO Soloist of the Year 2018)

Programme of GCSE and A level set works including:

Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 5

Stravinsky Symphony of Winds

Milhaud – Le boeuf sur le toit

Ives – The Unanswered Question

Shostakovich 5th Symphony, 4th movement


Concert 5 – Sunday 16 June 2019 – St John’s Waterloo – 6:30pm

Conductor: Chris Stark

Concerto to be played by the ERSO Soloist of the Year

Mahler Symphony No. 1

Tickets available on the door for £12 and £5 for students and children or at the reduced rate of £10 in advance from We Got Tickets.