Concerts

Saturday 29th September 7.30pm
St. Mary’s Church Dorchester

Symphony No. 4 – Boyce
Angelus – Liszt
Cello Concerto in C – Haydn
Soloist: Hannah McFarlane
Simple Symphony – Britten
Symphony No. 33 – Mozart

The season begins with a concert featuring local
cellist Hannah McFarlane. A rare performance of
Liszt’s Angelus brings a wonderful evocation of
Roman bells and the concert concludes with two
light and joyful symphonies


Saturday 24th November 7.30pm
St. Mary’s Church Dorchester

Siegfried Idyll – Wagner
Horn Concerto No. 1 – Richard Strauss
Soloist: Diego Incertis Sanchez
3 Botticelli Pictures – Respighi
Symphony No. 4 ‘The Italian’ – Mendelssohn

We welcome one of the most promising players of our
time in Strauss’ epic concerto. The Respighi and
Mendelssohn works bring an idyllic Italian flavour to the
second half of this varied concert, as reflected in our
cover photo. The concert begins with Wagner’s musical
birthday present to his wife Cosima.


Saturday 9th March 4.00pm
St. Mary’s Church Dorchester

Concert for Youth with Martin Clunes (Narrator) 

Soloist: Elise Griffin ~ Composer: Joe Berry

Music to include: –

The Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Dukas

The orchestra’s annual afternoon concert features
Tchaikovsky’s timeless music from the Nutcracker ballet.
The concert concludes with Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s
Apprentice made famous by the Disney Film Fantasia.
This very popular concert will also include a performance
by local young violinist Elise Griffin and a new work
specially composed by Joe Berry


Saturday 11th May 7.30pm
St. Mary’s Church Dorchester

Overture ‘Donna Diana’ – Reznicek
Violin Concerto – Tchaikovsky
Soloist: Frida Backman
Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’ – Beethoven

The final concert in our season sees the return of
Frida Backman who performed the Brahms
violin concerto with the orchestra in 2016.
Frida returns to play the ever-popular Tchaikovsky
concerto. The season concludes with Beethoven’s
magnificent ‘Eroica’ symphony.