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 1  Sunday 11 February 2018 at 16.00

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

Our inaugural concert! An afternoon of classical music with Didcot's very own and brand new symphony orchestra, playing music from the late Romantic era. Ballet lovers especially will recognise Ponchielli's charming "Dance of the Hours" with its changing moods and catchy tunes depicting the times of the day. French composer César Franck's highly melodic and atmospheric symphonic poem "Psyché" offers a unique chance to hear this rarely performed but tuneful gem. The concert concludes with Brahms' incomparable and sunny Second Symphony, replete with fresh inventive melodies, colourful orchestration, and tunes you'll go home humming.
BushellA Didcot Fanfare
PonchielliDance of the Hours
FranckSymphonic Poem: Psyché
BrahmsSymphony no 2 in D
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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

Future concerts

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

CONCERT VENUE

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

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