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Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 19:45
Venue: 
The Anvil, Basingstoke
Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: 
Stephen Scotchmer
Leader: 
Rebecca Totterdell
Soloist/s: 
James Lisney - Piano
Program: 

Brahms  Academic Festival Overture
Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Dvorak  Symphony  No 8

This promises to be a spectactular summer concert, featuring many popular works including Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak's famous symphony No.8.

The Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163, was composed and orchestrated by Antonín Dvořák within the two-and-a-half-month period from August 26 to November 8 1889 in Vysoká u Příbrami,Bohemia. The score was dedicated: "To the Bohemian Academy of Emperor Franz Joseph for the Encouragement of Arts and Literature, in thanks for my election." Dvořák conducted the premiere in Prague on February 2,1890.

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)