Schedule shown below.  Click here for a printable version of the rehearsal dates for the rest of the season.

Click here for the detailed rehearsal schedule for the 11th February concert

Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule for the remainder of 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.

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

Mozart Flute        10.00am – 10.40am                2200 2000 Strings

Strauss Oboe       10.40am – 11.20am            2 flutes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, 2 bassons, 2 horns, strings


Sibelius Violin    11.40am – 12.20pm            2222 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones strings

Walton Violin      12.20pm – 1.00pm              2222 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones strings

2-5pm: rehearsal Walton & Vaughan Williams

28 January           2-5pm (sectionals)

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

11 February       2.30–5.30pm


Concert 5 – Sunday 18 March 2018 – “Musical Globetrotters!” – A Family Concert with children from The Camden Sinfonia, 5.30pm, St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill,

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 the Nutcracker

Dvořák                          Largo from New World Symphony

Copland                      Hoe-Down from Rodeo

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

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

11 March             2-5pm

18 March            2.30 rehearsal

5.30 – Concert

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

ERSO Young Conductors Concert – “Behind the Baton”

Brahms; Variations on a Theme of Haydn (17’)

piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B♭), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns (2 in B♭, 2 in F), 3 trumpets (B♭), timpani, triangle, strings

Rachmaninov; The Rock (18’)

Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons, 4 horns (E), 2 trumpets (B♭), 3 trombones, tuba

timpani, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam, harp, strings

Tchaikovsky; Romeo & Juliet (19’)

piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons, 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (E), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, bass drum, harp, strings

Gershwin; An American in Paris (16’)

3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B♭), bass clarinet (B♭), 2 bassoons,         3 saxophones (alto (E♭)/soprano (B♭), tenor (B♭)/soprano (B♭)/alto (E♭), baritone (E♭)/soprano (B♭)/alto (E♭))     4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B♭), 3 trombones, tuba     timpani, snare drum, bass drum, triangle, wood block, cymbals, low and high tom-toms, xylophone, glockenspiel, 4 taxi horns (A, B, C, D), celesta, strings

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

22 April               2-5pm

29 April               2-5pm

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

20 May                2.30–5.30pm