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Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule 2017/18

Please check the website and our ERSO Members Facebook group for updates to this schedule.

All rehearsals are at Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, Camden, except for those on the day of the concert which will be at the concert venue. Venue addresses and details appear at the end of this schedule.

Concert dress is all black.

Please remember to bring a stand to all rehearsals.

Concerts 2 & 3 – Children’s concerts – Conductor Chris Stark

Sunday 19 Nov – Camden Girls School, 4pm

Sunday 26 November 2017 – St Annes Church, Kew Green, 4.30pm

Ives The Unanswered question ( strings) 6 mins
 Mother Goose Suite (2*.*2.2.2*-, harp, percussion (celeste in final movement), strings 20 mins
Milhaud Le boeuf sur le toit op. 58 (2*.1.2.1- + perc [guiro, tambourine, bass drum, cymbals] + strings) 16 mins


Rehearsals (all Sundays):

5 November         2-5pm (1.30 start for wind and brass in Milhaud)

12 November       2–5pm

19 November      12-3.30pm followed by concert at 4pm at CSG

26 November      1 – 4pm followed by concert at 4.30 pm at St Annes


Concert 4 – Sunday 11 February 2018 – St John’s Waterloo – 6:30pm

Conductor: Peter Stark, Soloist – Winner of ERSO Soloist of the Year

Walton – Portsmouth Point (picc, 2 fl (II+picc), 2 ob, ca, 3 cl (III+bcl), 3 bn (III+cbn), 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tba, timp, 3-4 perc, str Percussion: clash cym, sus cym, tam, tri, cast, xylo, SD, BD, tamb)

 Concerto to be played by winner of ERSO Soloist of the Year, 2018  – concerto TBA

 Vaughan Williams2nd Symphony (A London Symphony) (3*.2+1.2+1.2+1  4.4. [2 trumpets + 2 cornets] 3.1  T+4  Hp  Str  (44 mins)


Rehearsals (all Sundays):

21 January           10am-1pm: Semi-final ERSO Soloist of the Year

2-5pm: rehearsal Walton & Vaughan Williams

28 January           10am-1pm and 2-5pm

4 February           2-5pm

11 February       2.30–5.30pm


Concert 5 – Sunday 18 March 2018 – “Musical Globetrotters!” – 5.30pm, St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill,

A Family Concert with children from The Camden Sinfonia

Conductor: Tom Hammond

Rimsky-Korsakov              Capriccio espagnol          15’

(3[1.2.pic]  2[1/Eh.2]  2  2 — 4  2  3  1 — tmp+5 — hp — str perc: bd, cym, sus cym, sd, tri, tambn, cast)

Carl Nielsen from  ‘Aladdin’, The Market Place at Isphahan                         5′

ERSO will play these pieces with the Camden Sinfonia using the “BBC 10 pieces” arrangements:

Bizet                            Habanera from Carmen Suite No.2

Sibelius                        Finlandia

Tchaikovsky                Trepak (Russian Dance)  from Swan Lake

Dvořák                                    Largo from New World Symphony

Copland                      Hoe-Down from Rodeo


Rehearsals (all Sundays):

4 March               10am-1pm and 2-5pm

11 March             POSSIBLE MORNING REHEARSAL to assess candidates for Behind the Baton Concert


18 March            Concert


Concert 6 – Sunday 20 May 2018 – St John’s Waterloo – 6:30pm

ERSO Young Conductors Concert – “Behind the Baton”

Programme TBA

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

22 April               2-5pm

29 April               2-5pm

13 May                10am-1pm and 2-5pm

20 May                2.30–5.30pm