2008-9

Previous Concerts 2008

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Saturday 18th October 2008 at 7.30pm

Shostakovich
Symphony Concert

Sibelius Finlandia
Crawley Aspects of Eden (first complete performance)
Shostakovich Symphony No.5

 

Finlandia and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony are works of protest – against Tsarist oppression in Finland, and against Stalin’s Great Terror respectively, yet these messages were hidden – Shostakovich called his work ‘a Soviet artist’s reply to just criticism’. In contrast, Aspects of Eden – composed by SASO’s principal horn Chris Crawley and inspired by Cornwall’s Eden Project – receives its first performance.

St. Saviours Church, Sandpit Lane, St. Albans

TICKETS    £12, £8

All accompanied children under 18 pay £1 for any seat, students £5.

All tickets from Ticket Secretary


Wednesday 9th July 2008 at 7.30pm

 Concerto Evening and
End of Season Friends Night


Homewood Road URC Church, St Albans

Come and join us for this special event, and hear leading players from SASO play their favourite concertos accompanied by the orchestra, including the Mozart Sinfonia for Winds.

Free Admission!

Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets
Albrechtsberger Trombone Concerto
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Winds
Sibelius The Swan of Tuenola
Horvit Concerto for Brass Quintet

Symphony Concert
Methodist Church, High Street, Harpenden

Soloists: Mike Brien, Jenny Wigram, Koren Wilmer, Peter Lyndley

Saturday 19th April 2008 at 7.30pm

Symphony Concert
Methodist Church, High Street, Harpenden

Soloists: Mike Brien, Jenny Wigram, Koren Wilmer, Peter Lyndley

 

Albinoni Adagio for Organ and Strings
R.Strauss Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon
Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Schubert Symphony No.5

 


Saturday 8th March 2008 at 7.30pm

Brahms Double Concerto
St Saviours Church

 

With Guy and Magnus Johnston

 

Berlioz Overture: Les Francs-Juges
Brahms Double Concerto
Dvorák Symphony No.8

Tuesday 1st January 2008 at 7.00pm

Scottish New Year Concert

Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
Debussy March écossaise
MacCunn Land of the Mountain Flood
Maxwell-Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
Berlioz Overture: Rob Roy
Verdi Prelude and Ballet Music: Macbeth
MacStrauss family Waltzes, Polkas and Radetzky March