We wish all our members, friends, and supporters a very happy 2024!
Last autumn we enjoyed a concert with an avian theme, entitled Birds of Myth and Fable. The fantastic evening stretched the whole orchestra
to play at our very best. Starting with Dvořák's The Wood Dove, an orchestral poem telling a tragic story,
then following with Concerto for Birds and Orchestra by the Finnish composer Rautavaara, which included recordings
of bird song recorded near the Arctic Circle and on the bogs of Liminka in northern Finland. The final piece was Stravinsky's Firebird Suite
which was written for the 1910 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company.
Our upcoming 2024 Spring and Summer seasons promise to feature a great variety of music. Love is in the Air for our Spring Concert on
23 March 2024, featuring Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture (Tchaikovsky),
Peer Gynt Suite selection (Grieg), as well as works by Ian Hÿtch, Mascagni, da Falla,
The Summer Concert on 29 June 2024 will be a special celebration to mark the 40th Anniversary of Wymondham Symphony Orchestra!
It also falls on the year that the composer Anton Bruckner would have celebrated his 200th birthday, so our summer concert will feature
his Symphony 4 (The Romantic). The programme will also feature Little Suite no.2 by
Arnold and Violin Concerto in E minor by Mendelssohn, for which we are delighted to welcome our
soloist Catherine McCardel.
Do come and join us for what promises to be a really exciting start to 2024!