Saturday 2nd November 2019 at 7.30pm in St Laurence's Church, Ludlow Dvořák- Symphony No. 7 in D minor
Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) Sibelius - The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 2 Smetana - Overture - The Bartered Bride
Jonathan Lyness conductor Rebecca Afonwy-Jones mezzo soprano
This programme from the Ludlow Orchestra under our newly appointed conductor, Jonathan Lyness, explodes into life with Smetana’s scintillating overture to his most famous opera, The Bartered Bride, and ends with another Czech masterpiece, Dvořák’s mighty seventh symphony, a work full of contrasts, from dark passion and fiery storm to celebration and triumph.
In between we perform one of Jean Sibelius’s most popular works – his wonderfully atmospheric tone poem The Swan of Tuonela with its evocative cor anglais solo. And to complete the programme, the orchestra are delighted to welcome the acclaimed Welsh mezzo soprano Rebecca Afonwy-Jones who travels from just across the border to sing Gustav Mahler’s hauntingly beautiful and uplifting song cycle ‘Songs of a Wayfarer’, the folksong-inspired story of a jilted young man in search of forgetfulness.
Tickets: £12 (under 19s free) from Ludlow Assembly Rooms, The Wool Shop, members of the orchestra or at the door
Ludlow Orchestra is an enthusiastic amateur orchestra consisting of around fifty players. It draws its members from Ludlow in South Shropshire and surrounding area. We meet fortnightly on Sunday evenings in Wistanstow Village Hall, just north of Craven Arms, off the A49. The orchestra performs up to three concerts each year locally.
Ludlow Orchestra was founded in 1970 as a string orchestra to accompany Ludlow Choral Society.
Vacancies There are currently vacancies for cello, French horn, tenor trombone and timpani players. Extra string players are always welcome. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the orchestra.
Wistanstow Village Hall Our main rehearsal venue is Wistanstow Village Hall, SY7 8DQ. Doors which can be unlocked on the northwest (far) side of the hall give full wheelchair access. There are no steps in the parts of the hall that we use and there is a disabled access toilet.
Moor Park Occasionally we rehearse in Henderson Hall at Moor Park School, SY8 1AJ. Here, there is one step up from ground level outside the door and then a further, similar step at the door to access the hall. If required, and with some advance notice, a ramp can be put out to allow wheelchair access. There is no disabled access toilet.
Both rehearsal venues have free unlimited parking right outside.
St Laurence's Church, Ludlow The main area of our concert venue, St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, is level and most steps in the church can be avoided for our purposes but we do use tiered staging. This is flexible and can be arranged to suit everyone. There is a disabled access toilet and the nearest disabled parking spaces are about 60m away.
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