Chester Philharmonic Orchestra

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Our Next Concert

Chester Cathedral

Saturday 4, March 2017 7.30

The second Cathedral Concert in the “High Fives” Season is a performance of the dark brooding Fifth Symphony of Shostakovich. Composed in 1937 and initially entitled, “A Soviet artist’s response to just criticism” but later described as “An expression of suffering to which the population had been subjected by Stalin.” Should you be unfamiliar with this piece don’t let these descriptions discourage you because it is brilliantly triumphant and very tuneful. We will also hear Weber’s more cheerful but less triumphant Clarinet Concerto performed by the BBC Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinet John Bradbury. The conductor is David Chatwin, also from the BBC Phil, and the concert commences with Rossini’s William Tell Overture, the tune you can’t hear without thinking of ‘The Lone Ranger.’

Conductor - David Chatwin

John Bradbury:- Clarinet

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