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WPO: Autumn Classics
 

Sunday 6th October 2024, 3pm

Worthing Assembly Hall

The WPO presents two of the most popular works in the orchestral repertoire, Beethoven's stirring Leonore Overture No. 3 and Dvořák's tuneful Eighth Symphony.  Virtuoso bassoonist, Siping Guo, performs Rossini's rarely-heard concerto for that instrument; and the WPO's new Composer-in-Residence, Ansel Chaloner-Hughes, sees his first composition for the orchestra given its world première.

Siping Guo, Bassoon

Dominic Grier, Conductor

Cello Soloist, Leo Popplewell

(Photo by Matthew Johnson)

Leo Popplewell, Cello

Dominic Grier, Conductor

At a glance

AUTUMN CLASSICS

Sunday 6th October 2024, 3pm

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3

Ansel Chaloner-Hughes: Florestan (New Work)

Rossini: Bassoon Concerto

Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major

 

Siping Guo, Bassoon

Dominic Grier, Conductor

ORCHESTRAL TRANSFORMATIONS

Sunday 24th November 2024, 3pm

 

Stravinsky: Suite from 'The Firebird' (1919 Version)

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Ekaterina Grabova, Piano

(Winner of the 2024 Coulsdon and Purley Festival)

Dominic Grier, Conductor

A FAIRYTALE CHRISTMAS

Sunday 15th December 2023, 3pm

A fun-filled Christmas concert for all the family

including

Selections from The Sleeping Beauty, Mother Goose,     Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella

Seasonal favourites, popular classics

and sing-along carols for all!

Worthing Choral Society

Aedan Kerney, Music Director

Sam Barton, Assistant Conductor

Sompting Village Primary School Choir

 

Dominic Grier, Conductor

SYMPHONIES AND SERENADES

Sunday 9th February 2025, 3pm

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Magnus Walker, Tenor

John Peskett, Horn

Dominic Grier, Conductor

SYMPHONIC DANCES

Sunday 23rd March 2025, 3pm

R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Graham Fitkin: Recorder Concerto

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Daniel Swani, Recorders

Dominic Grier,  Conductor

DURUFLÉ'S REQUIEM

Saturday 5th April 2025, 7:30pm

at St. George's Church, Worthing

Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor

Howells: Elegy for String Orchestra

Duruflé: Requiem Mass

Brighton16 Chamber Choir

Matthew Jelf,  Conductor

BERNSTEIN'S CANDIDE

Saturday 7th June 2025, 7:30pm

with The Merry Opera Company

Worthing Festival Concert

Bernstein: Candide

(Semi-staged Concert Performance)

Worthing Philharmonic Chorus

Dominic Grier, Conductor & Stage Director

BERNSTEIN'S CANDIDE in LONDON

Saturday 14th June 2025, 7:30pm

with The Merry Opera Company

at Cadogan Hall, London (TBC)

Bernstein: Candide

(Semi-staged Concert Performance)

Worthing Philharmonic Chorus

Dominic Grier, Conductor & Stage Director

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