We are very pleased to be able to announce our 2017- 2018 programme for which we welcome back Andy Morley and Leo Geyer as our two guest conductors for the season.
We will start the season on November 4th with a celebration of romantic music conducted by Andy Morley and featuring Brahms Double Concerto with soloists Benjamin Baker who we are excited to be playing with again, and cellist Michael Petrov. This will be followed by a performance of the magnificent 4th Symphony by Tchaikovsky, with its recurring "Fate" theme.
Our season continues with our now popular Christmas family concert for children on December 9th in Wimbledon Town Centre for which there will be two performances at 2pm and 4pm which will be conducted and lead by Leo Geyer, with narration by Zeb Soanes and Mezzo-Soprano Rachel Maby.
Once again we will partner with MacMillan Cancer Support for our early spring concert on March 17th to be conducted by Andy Morley. Further details for this concert will be announced soon.
We are also very excited to be holding another of our bi-annual 'athon' events on April 29th 2018. For those of you who have not experienced this event before it is a whole day playing the music of one composer - whose identity will be revealed shortly - where we welcome audience as well as guest players and conductors, and raise money for the orchestra whist enjoying a day of playing and meeting new players as well as friends of WSO. This will take place at Burntwood School in Earlsfield, SW17.
And on June 16th we will close the season with an exciting jazz themed summer concert featuring Gershwin's An American In Paris, and the dramatic and evocative Danzon 2 by Arturo Márquez and made popular by Gustavo Dudamel.
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