The Leicester Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1922 by Dr (later Sir) Malcolm Sargent, then a local parish organist and chorus master. The orchestra continues the Sargent tradition of recruiting talented local players and bringing to Leicester soloists of international calibre and fame, to give the people of Leicester symphonic music of the highest possible standard.
LEGACY OF A MAESTRO: Saturday 25 November
James Oldfield soloist
SARGENT Impressions on a Windy Day
GILBERT & SULLIVAN Song selection with James Oldfield (including The Policeman’s song, Major General and Pirate King from Pirates of Penzance and When I went to the Bar as a very young man from Iolanthe)
BACH/SARGENT Air on a G String
BRITTEN (Purcell Variations) the Young Persons's Guide to the Orchestra
Pre-concert talk with Sam Dobson, LSO, and Sir Malcolm Sargent.
There will be an opportunity to attend an open rehearsal for this concert at Stamford Barn Hill Methodist Church on Sunday 24 September from 4pm to 5pm and join the LSO for tea – (Supported by Big lottery celebration fund). See the LSO website for more details: http://www.leicestersymphonyorchestra.co.uk/index.htm
ANIMAL ANTICS: Sunday 25 February
In association with John Ghent and The Little Theatre.
A family concert featuring:
Peter and the Wolf
ROSSINI William Tell Overture
GRIEG In the Hall of the Mountain King
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Flight of the Bumble Bee
Plus music from films and TV, including Jaws, Harry Potter, Born Free and Paddington.
REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIANS: Saturday 19 May
Concert sponsored by Chris Srawley
Simon Callaghan soloist
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
MUSSORGSKY Night on a Bare Mountain
MEDTNER Piano Concerto No.3
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.3
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm