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Dvorak 'From the New World'

Bread at the ready, this well known extract from the slow second movement will be known to all from the TV commercial. The lovely cor anglais solo is played by Clive Evans, the BSO's resident oboe / cor anglais player.

Elgar Cello Concerto

Recorded at a concert in Queen Mary's Hall, Basingstoke, the cello solo is played by Wolfgang Nusslein in this extract from the opening of the beautiful second movement. Wolfgang recently returned to play the Tchaikovsky 'Rococco Variations' with the orchestra.

Swan Lake

The whole first and last movement of Tchaikovsky's ballet suite is included in these clips, whch closed the first concert of the 98/99 concert series. The concert was dubbed 'a triumph' when reviewed in the Basingstoke Gazette, and further reinforced the BSO's position as one of the leading non-professional orchestras in the south.

Swan Lake

The whole first and last movement of Tchaikovsky's ballet suite is included in these clips, whch closed the first concert of the 98/99 concert series. The concert was dubbed 'a triumph' when reviewed in the Basingstoke Gazette, and further reinforced the BSO's position as one of the leading non-professional orchestras in the south.

Dance Macabre

Recorded live at The Anvil, the solo violin part in Saint-Saens's famous work is played by Tim Griffiths, the leader of the Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra. The first clip is from the opening of the piece, the second is from the lively central section. Tim delighted the audience in this performance not just by his magnificent playing but also the red shirt and cape he donned to take on the part!

Dance Macabre

Recorded live at The Anvil, the solo violin part in Saint-Saens's famous work is played by Tim Griffiths, the leader of the Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra. The first clip is from the opening of the piece, the second is from the lively central section. Tim delighted the audience in this performance not just by his magnificent playing but also the red shirt and cape he donned to take on the part!

The Drums of Time

Recorded at the World Premiere in November 1998, this piece was commissioned by the Orchestra from local composer Graham Brooker. The clip is from the exciting central section of the piece, employing a large percussion section to build to the piece's climax. Few people knew it at the time, but Graham was seriously ill with cancer at the time of the concert, and died a few months after this performance was recorded. As a tribute to him, the Orchestra reprised the work in the first concert in the 70th season, in November 1999