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Dorset County Orchestra - Autumn Concert

Dorford Centre in Dorchester

Saturday 17th November 2018

7:30pm til 9:30pm

No age restrictions

Concert featuring Arturo Serna conducting and BBC Young Musician Finalist, cellist Joe Pritchard with works by Saint-Saens, Haydn and Sibelius

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Dorset County Orchestra - Autumn Concert on Saturday 17th November 2018

Dorset County Orchestra's Autumn Concert will take place at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester at 19.30 on Saturday 17th November 2018 under the baton of the talented and enthusiastic Venezuelan/British conductor Arturo Serna.

Arturo leads an incredibly busy schedule conducting several orchestras in Devon and Dorset, leading cello masterclasses, performing, teaching and studying for a masters degree in conducting all done with great good humour and attention to detail.

The orchestra will be joined by Joe Pritchard a BBC Young Musician of the Year Finalist, graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and former Principal Cellist with the National Youth Orchestra to play the Haydn C Major Cello Concerto.

The concert opens with Saint-Saens Dance Bacchanale from the opera Samson and Delilah.

The major work in the concert is Sibelius Second Symphony. It was premiered in 1902, not long after Finlandia had its first outing and just before Sibelius’ Violin Concerto made its debut. Pretty soon, the overtly Nordic sounds led the Symphony No.2 to be dubbed the ‘Symphony of Independence’. Whether or not Sibelius actually intended this to happen has been open to debate, especially as sketches for it were begun while he was enjoying the beauty of the Italian countryside!

Tickets £12 are available at the door or in advance from Shoetrees, 6,Trinity Street

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