We’re delighted Winchester Chamber Orchestra will be supporting us in their Winter Charity Concert in January. The orchestra felt that Solent Mind was a particularly appropriate charity to support on this occasion as they are performing a work by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – his third symphony, the ‘Rhenish’, inspired by the Rhine. Schumann struggled all his life with serious mental health problems, nonetheless producing beautiful and original music, and his third symphony brilliantly expresses his inspired, but often troubled, musical vision.
Winchester Chamber Orchestra is a well-established, amateur orchestra that performs a wide variety of orchestral works. They aim to nurture developing talent both within their membership and by inviting young soloists at the start of their musical careers to perform with them. To this end they support the Kent International Piano Competition by providing the winner with the opportunity of performing (often for the first time) with an orchestra. This year it is Timothy Ellis who won the Concerto prize and he will be performing Saint-Saëns’ Concerto No. 2.
The evening promises to be a classical delight and a perfect way to spend a wintery January evening.
The programme will feature:
-Pelleas et Melisande Op.80
-Piano Concerto No.2 Op.22
-Symphony No.3 Rhenish’ Op.97
Musical Director: Craig Lawton
Pianist: Timothy Ellis
Tickets cost £10, concessions £8
For more details or to buy tickets please visit www.winchesterchamberorchestra.org.uk