7.45pm, Saturday 13th April 2019
Evans Theatre, Wilmslow Leisure Centre
Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert 2019 reaches back into the past and up into the twentieth century, and ends with one of the best-loved works in the repertoire; Dvorak’s Cello Concerto.
Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra’s talented brass section begins with two pieces by Gabrieli from the very end of the sixteenth century.
Then, we move forward to Hindemith’s symphony drawn from his opera ‘Mathis der Maler’ (Mathis the Painter), one of his most popular and approachable works.
The main item on the programme is a concerto, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto – written while he was living in the United States and, like his recently-completed ‘New World’ symphony, steeped in nostalgia for his home country.
To play it, WSO welcomes distinguished cellist Simon Turner, co-principal of cello at the Hallé Orchestra and tutor at Manchester University.
An alumnus of the Chetham School of Music and the Royal Northern College, Simon is a keen chamber musician and a chef of professional standing.
The conductor will be Bob Chasey, and as guest leader WSO is delighted to welcome Helen Brackley Jones.
The concert takes place at 7.45pm on Saturday 13th April 2019.
Tickets cost £12 (concessions £10, under 18s £2) and can be bought at the door, from the ticket secretary on 01925 756 144 or through the Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra website www.wilmsloworchestra.co.uk.