Next Concert

Season Finale NSO is rehearsing for what promises to be a fantastic season finale, on Saturday 9th July in St Mary's Church, Nottingham. The evening includes a feast of British classics as well as a world premier. The first half features Walton's electrifying Viola Concerto, with soloist Carmen Flores, Holst's Ballet Music from The Perfect Fool, and the premier of Sarah Brialey's Carrick-a-Rede, inspired by the breathtaking scenery of coastal Northern Ireland. The second half features a single work, Elgar's mighty First Symphony, a piece that received over 100 performances in the year of its first performance. A concert not to be missed. For further details, including ticket information, see the Next Concert page.

Concert Report An enthusiastic audience of over three hundred and fifty joined NSO on the evening of Saturday 12th March in Nottingham's Albert Hall for a programme of American classics. Central to the evening were three major works, two by Gershwin, his Symphonic Picture from Porgy and Bess and the Piano Concerto in F with soloist Simon Callaghan. Simon's performance, full of lyricism and driving rhythm, drew sustained applause. The third work was Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story... a particular must for anyone who saw the recent award winning remake of the film version, directed by Steven Spielberg. The concert started with Barber's overture The School for Scandal and Gershwin's charming, ever-popular promenade, Walking the Dog. A wonderful evening.

Calling violas & double basses! We want to hear from you with a view to joining us! Grade 8 standard.


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