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Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 19:00
The Anvil, Basingstoke
Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra
Ranelagh and The Holt School Choirs
Stephen Scotchmer
Rebecca Totterdell
Yulia Chaplina - Piano


Bax: Tintagel
Scotchmer: St Michael’s Mount (World Premiere)
Arnold: Cornish Dances
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2


Join the Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra for a concert of music inspired by Cornwall, paired with one of the best loved of all piano concertos.  Russian pianist Yulia Chaplina, fresh from competing in the 2011 Tchaikovsky competition, performs Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, forever linked to the moving British film Brief Encounter.   The orchestra performs Arnold Bax’s majestic evocation of Arthurian legend, Tintagel, alongside Four Cornish Dances by another Great British composer, Air Malcolm Arnold.  Following the successful world premiere of conductor Stephen Scotchmer’s Fantasy for orchestra during the BSO’s 2009-10 season, Stephen’s choral pieceSt Michael’s Mount receives its first performance and celebrates one of Cornwall’s most famous landmarks.

Upcoming Concerts

Spring Classics Concert Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 19:45

Humperdinck    Hansel and Gretel Overture
Reinecke           Ballade for Flute and Orchestra
Dvorak               Slavonic Dances (Selection)
Saint-Saens       Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)

Rory McAllister Hosts 'Cinema in Symphony' Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 19:30

Williams       Star Wars, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Shore           The Lord of the Rings
Morricone    Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission)
Barry            Out of Africa
Beethoven   The King's Speech (from Symphony No..7)