"Didcot's new symphony orchestra"

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 2  Sunday 14 October 2018 at 16.00

  Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NE

Following our inaugural concert in February 2018, our second concert date is now confirmed. We begin with a rare gem written by Croydon composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor at the suggestion of Elgar, and follow this with Elgar's immortal Cello Concerto - practically his last work, and full of mourning for a lost world after the first world war. Soloist Jacqueline Johnson then treats us to an orchestration by world-famous cellist Lynn Harrell of Victor Herbert's short piano piece "Yesterthoughts", and we end the concert with Dvorak's happy and tuneful sixth symphony.
Coleridge-TaylorBallade in A minor
ElgarCello Concerto (Jacqueline Johnson)
HerbertYesterthoughts (Jacqueline Johnson)
DvorakSymphony no 6 in D

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 3  February 2019

We begin our third concert with the effervescent overture to Glinka's opera Russlan and Ludmilla. Then comes an unjustly neglected gem by Josef Suk – Dvorak's son-in-law – whose Fairy Tale is a broad melodic tapestry that relates the path of true love. The concert also includes Tchaikovsky's immortal Fifth Symphony.
GlinkaRusslan and Ludmilla Overture
SukA Fairy Tale - suite for large orchestra
TchaikovskySymphony no 5 in E minor

Future concerts

In future years, we intend to hold concerts every February, May and late September or early October.


Cornerstone, Didcot
Cornerstone, Didcot
Cornerstone Arts Centre
25 Station Road
OX11 7NE



Conductor & Musical Director
Geoff Bushell
Didcot, Oxfordshire
01235 818848
Geoff Bushell, Conductor and Musical Director, Didcot Concert Orchestra