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Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule 2018/19

Concert dress is all black.  Please remember to bring a stand to all rehearsals.

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

Mussorgsky Khovanshchina prelude (arr. Rimsky Korsakov) (, tam tam, harp)  6mins

Prokofiev – Cinderella Suite No. 1  (3232/4331/timp.perc/

Shostakovich Symphony No. 6 (, harp, celeste) 30 mins

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

20 January                   2 – 5pm

27 January                   10am-1pm and 2-5pm (sectionals in pm)

3 February                   10am – 1pm

10 February                 10am – 1pm

17 Feb Concert          2.30–5.30pm


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

With Camden School for Girls

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

Soloists – Caroline Welsh and Jaga Klimaszewska (Finalists in ERSO Soloist of the Year 2018)

Piece Orchestration
Bach Brandenburg 5, Solo flute, violin, harpsichord plus strings
Vivaldi Gloria movements 1, 3 & 7 oboe, trumpet, strings (2 violins, viola), continuo and school choir
Stravinsky Firebird Finale With Junior String, Wind and Brass, using BBC 10 Piece arrangement
Holst Mars from the Planets With Junior String, Wind and Brass, using BBC 10 Piece arrangement
Stravinsky Symphony of Winds   3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and tuba.
Milhaud – Le boeuf sur le toit 2*.1.2.1- + perc [guiro, tambourine, bass drum, cymbals]
Ives Unanswered Question strings
Shostakovich 5  4th movement 2 flutes & piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets & E-flat clarinet, 2 bassoons & contra, 4 horns, 3 B♭ trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 harps (one part), piano, celeste

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

3 March           10am-1pm

10 March         10am-1pm, 2- 4.15pm  Strings not needed until 12

17 March         10am-1pm, 2 – 5pm

24 March        2 – 5pm, Concert at 6pm


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

This concert is part of the Waterloo Music Festival.


Concerto will be played by the ERSO Soloist of the Year

Mahler Symphony No. 1  – 4 flutes (2nd, 3rd, 4th also piccolo), 4 oboes (3rd also English horn), 4 clarinets (B♭, A, C) (3rd, 4th also E♭, 3rd also bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon), 7 horns (F), 4 trumpets (B♭, F), 3 trombones, tuba, 2 timpani, cymbals, triangle, tam-tam, bass drum, harp, strings

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

12 May            10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

Morning to include some time on tricky areas of the soloist’s concertos.

Afternoon will be Final of ERSO Soloist of the Year in pm.

19 May            2 – 5pm

2 June              10am-1pm and 2-5pm

9 June              2 – 5pm AT ST JOHNS.  Will include an hour where we showcase key aspects of the Mahler for local residents with commentary from Chris

16 June           2.30 – 5.30.