2007 Concerts

2007 Concert programmes

March 10th

Overture Light Cavalry                     Suppé

   Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso and           

Havanaise                               Saint-Saëns  

         Soloist: Oliver Nelson

Symphony No. 2 in E minor   Rachmaninov

Conductor: Nicholas Simpson

May 12th

This was a partnership event with Chetham’s School of Music  given as part of The Spirit of Norway Festival, February – July 2007, celebrating Norwegian music and culture in Grieg’s centenary year.

Aladdin Suite                              Nielsen

Romance                                  Svendsen

Soloist: Philip Chidell (violin)

(Chetham’s School of Music)

Sigurd Jorsalfar – Homage March     Grieg

Lemminkainen’s Return                Sibelius

Peer Gynt Suites Nos 1 & 2             Grieg

Conductor: Nicholas Simpson

Saturday July 14th

The orchestra was invited to present a concert at Gorton Monastery as one of the Trust’s pre-opening events. The concert was at 7.30pm on Saturday, 14th July 2007 at the newly restored and refurbished Monastery. 

Iolanthe Overture                                             Sullivan

Crown Imperial March                                       Walton

London Suite                                                    Coates

 Pomp & Circumstance No. 4                                Elgar

Enigma Variations                                                Elgar

Conductor:  Nicholas Simpson

October 20th

Henry V suite                                                     Walton

Clarinet Concerto No. 1                                       Weber

Soloist: Lenny Sayers

Symphony No. 1 in C minor                               Brahms

Conductor: Nicholas Simpson

December 8th

A Festival Concert with a programme of light popular music including

 Academic Festival Overture (Brahms)

Bruch Violin Concerto (2nd movement) with Emily Howard as soloist.

Three Elizabeths Suite (Coates)

Ruy Blas Overture (Mendelssohn)

Hobson’s Choice (Arnold)

Les Patineurs Waltz (Waldteufel).

Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)

Emperor Waltz (Strauss)

Colonel Bogey Goes to Hollywood (Simpson)

Conductor: Frank Lennon