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Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule 2018/19

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All rehearsals are at Camden School for Girls except for concert day.

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

 

Concert 1 – Sunday 14 October 2018 – St John’s Waterloo – 6.30pm

Conductor: Chris Stark, Soloist – Michael Stowe (Finalist ERSO Soloist of the Year 2018)

Weber Freischütz overture (2.2.2.2-4.2.3.0-timps) 10mins

Strauss Oboe concerto (2.1.2.2-2.0.0.0) 25 mins

Dvorak Symphony No. 7 (3.2.2.2-4.2.3.0-timps) 40 mins

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

23 September              2 – 5 (horns and 2 trumpets called, no trombones called)

                                    Drinks to welcome Chris Stark at The Draft House, opposite Camden Road

30 September              10 – 1 (full orchestra minus brass), 2 – 5 (sectionals)

7 October                    10 – 1 (with full brass)

14 October                 2.30–5.30pm

 

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

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

Britten Courtly dances from Gloriana (2.2.2.2-4.2.3.1- timps plus 2) 10 mins

Khachaturian Masquerade Suite 20 mins (2.2.2.2-4.2.3.1-perc) 20 mins

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

11 November              10 – 1, 2-5pm

18 November              10 – 1, 2-5pm

25 November             1 – 4pm followed by concert at 4.30pm

 

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

Conductor: Chris Stark

Mussorgsky Khovanshchina prelude (arr. Rimsky Korsakov) (2.2.2.2-4.0.0.0-timps, tam tam, harp)  6mins

Prokofiev – Cinderella Suite No. 1  (3232/4331/timp.perc/glock.xyl.cel.pf.hp/str)

Shostakovich Symphony No. 6 (3.3.3.3-4.3.3.1-timps, 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)

Details TBC following discussion with the school

Programme will include:

  • ERSO – Brandenburg 5 (with Jaga and Caroline, ERSO Soloist of the Year finalists)
  • ERSO – challenging 20th Century pieces to fit with A level syllabus
  • ERSO & the CSG pupils – BBC 10 Pieces arrangements of 20th century pieces and some others to bridge between Bach and 20th Century.

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

10 March         10am-1pm, 2- 5pm

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.

Programme

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

16 June           2.30 – 5.30.