Worthing Symphony Orchestra
90th Anniversary Season
When a quintet of musicians began playing daily in the newly constructed Southern Pavilion at the end of Worthing Pier back in 1926, who could have imagined that 90 years later the town would boast an orchestra of professional musicians presenting an annual season of concerts, attracting world class soloists to the town? And as their 90th season approaches, it promises to be one of the best yet. The season spans until May 2017, beginning with some marvellous concerts this autumn. All are at the Assembly Hall in Worthing.
Remembrance Sunday on 13th November featured the most watched film in British Cinema – even bigger than Star Wars. ‘The Battle of the Somme’ was watched by nearly half the population in 1916 and this incredible Imperial War Museum film was shown on a big screen with WSO playing Laura Rossi’s specially commissioned score.
Evening concerts on 9th December and 12th January, bring two of the world’s greatest violinists to join the Orchestra for what promise to be sell-out performances. International superstar Tasmin Little, famed for her appearances as soloist at the Last Night of the Proms, returns to play Szymanowski’s richly romantic First Violin Concerto, while Nicola Benedetti returns with Beethoven’s magisterial Violin Concerto.
Bank Holiday Monday January 2nd is the date of the Orchestra’s hugely popular New Year Celebration Concert – a toe-tapping treat packed full of polkas, marches and waltzes from the Viennese masters. Soprano Natasha Jouhl has sung the lead role in Dvorak’s Rusalka for Glyndebourne Festival and will sing Rusalka’s famous Song of the Moon.
Visit www.worthingsymphony.co.uk for all details.