Concerts

Saturday 5th October 7.30pm
St. Mary’s Church Dorchester

Conductor – Walter Brewster

Overture to Oberon – Weber

Serenade for Wind Op. 7 – Richard Strauss

Serenade for Strings – Dag Wirén

Symphony No. 7 – Dvořák

 

The season begins with a concert featuring the wind in an early but characteristic work by Strauss together with one of the most well-known works for strings. The concert opens with one of Weber’s most rousing overtures and concludes with, arguably, Dvořák’s finest symphony.


Saturday 23rd November 7.30pm
St. Mary’s Church Dorchester

Conductor – Walter Brewster

All-Beethoven Concert

Overture – Coriolan

Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘The Emperor’ Soloist: Dominic Doutney

Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’

 

We welcome one of the most promising pianists of his generation in Beethoven’s heroic ‘Emperor’ piano concerto. This all-Beethoven concert also includes the composer’s most lyrical symphony and begins with the dramatic overture, Coriolan.


Saturday 14th March 4.00pm
St. Mary’s Church Dorchester

Conductor – Walter Brewster

Concert for Youth with Martin Clunes (Narrator) 

Also featuring a young soloist and items to be announced on our website.

The orchestra’s annual afternoon concert is popular with people of all ages. This season it features a wide range of familiar favourites. Once again we shall be joined by Martin Clunes and a local, young, soloist.


Saturday 9th May 7.30pm
St. Mary’s Church Dorchester

Conductor – Walter Brewster

Pastorale d’été – Honegger

‘A Dorset Rhapsody’ for saxophone and orchestra – Rick Birley

Elegie – Alfven

Scaramouche – Milhaud

Symphony No. 5 – Tchaikovsky

The final concert of the season features the winner of the BBC Young Musician, Woodwind category, Rob Burton. Rob will perform a major work by local composer, Rick Birley as well as the popular Scaramouche by French composer, Milhaud. 

The concert and season concludes with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent 5th Symphony.