Chester Philharmonic Orchestra


June 2017 POSTER

Russian Evening

Chester Cathedral

Saturday 24, June 2017 7.30

The final concert in the season is a performance of Russian music. Richard Howarth will conduct the orchestra in a performance of Balakirev’s Overture on Three Russian Songs, Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Concerto, In the Steppes of Central Asia by Borodin and finally Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Number Five. The soloist and winner of the Chester Philharmonic/Chetham’s Concerto prize is Hannah Godfrey-Clarke. This concert concludes the 2016/17 ‘High Fives Season’ but, at the time of writing, it is proposed to continue the theme into 2017/18 with a performance of Mahler’s Fifth

Conductor - Richard Howarth

Hannah Godfrey Clarke:- Contra Bass.

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November 2017 POSTER FINAL LR

The last in the "High Five" series

Chester Cathedral

Saturday 18, November 2017 7.30

Our first concert of the new season actually completes last season’s theme. It is the fifth in our “High Five” concert series with a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. This work’s fourth movement, the well known ‘Adagietto’, featured in Visconti’s film “Death in Venice” is arguably Mahler’s best known music. You will also hear music by Schreker and Ponce. Both these early twentieth century contemporaries of Mahler write exquisite and tuneful music and we will be privileged to hear our special guest the international soloist Craig Ogden’s interpretation of Ponce’s Concierto del sul which the composer dedicated to Segovia.

Conductor - Stephen Trelfall

Craig Ogden

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