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NSO Members' Brochure 2018/19 Looking forward to our future and commemorating our past

Our quasquicentennial season is a special one for the orchestra, with each concert connecting in some way to the year of our inception (1893), the Victorian era, or Northampton's rich musical history.

10th November 2018

Saint Matthew's Church NN1 4RY

We open the season with an exciting march, an expansive and popular concerto for cello, and what is considered by many to be the greatest American symphony-based on Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man"

Johan Halvorsen

Entry March of the Boyars (1893)

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 1 percussion, strings

4 Minutes

Antonin Dvorak

Cello Concerto op 104

Yaroslava Trofymchuk, Cello

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, Timpani + 1 percussion, strings

43 minutes

Aaron Copland

Third Symphony

3 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 B flat clarinets, E flat Clarinet, bass clarinet,2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 5 percussion, 2 harps, Piano/Celeste , strings

43 minutes

90 minutes total

9th December 2018

Spinney Theatre NN3 6DG

The NSO looks back on its Victorian beginnings with a concert of music composed during and inspired by the Victorian era. We will be joined by compere and narrator Alan Bell.

Bryan Kelly

Scrooge

Alan Bell, Compere

Narrator, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 4 percussion, harp, strings

20 minutes

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Waltz of the Flowers

2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 1 percussion, harp, strings

8 minutes

Engelbert Humperdinck

Hansel and Gretel Overture

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings

8 minutes

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Divertissment from the Nutcracker

Spanish Dance (Chocolate), Arab Dance (Coffee), Chinese Dance (Tea), Russian Dance (Trepak), Dance of the Reed Flutes, Mother Ginger and Her Children

2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, Timpani, percussion, harp, strings

12 minutes

David Lovrien

Minor Alterations: Christmas Through the Looking Glass

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, Timpani, 3 percussion, harp, strings

6 minutes

Lionel Bart Arr. Alfred Reed

Selections from Oliver!

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, Timpani, 2 percussion, Strings

6 minutes

Phillip Lane

Old Christmas Music

2 Flutes (2nd db Piccolo), Oboe, 2 Clarinets in Bb and A, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns , 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion (3 players: Tenor Drum, Snare Drum, Triangle, Tambourine, Tubular Bells, Glockenspiel, Xylophone), Harp, Strings

12 minutes

70 minutes plus carols and compere

2nd February 2019

Northampton High School NN4 6UU

Our third concert features the immediately recognizable Dvorak Symphony no 9 "from the New World" composed in 1893- the first year of the NSO. 1893 is also the birth year for Arthur Benjamin, composer of the Romantic Fantasy for Violin and Viola

Antonin Dvorak

Symphony no. 9 "From the New World"

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 1 percussion, strings

44 minutes

Arthur Benjamin

Romantic Fantasy for Violin and Viola

Benjamin Roskams, Viola and Stephen Bryant, Violin

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 percussion, piano, strings

20 minutes

Mikhail Glinka

Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets , 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings

4 minutes

68 minutes

30th March 2019 - Christchurch

Christ Church NN1 4HL

Malcolm Arnold, a Northampton native, played in the trumpet section of the NSO. His Sussex Overture is a perfect way to open our concert featuring the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto and Elgar's final reconstructed symphony.

Sir Malcolm Arnold

A Sussex Overture

3 flutes,2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 1 percussion, strings

12 minutes

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for Flute and Harp

Jenny Dyson, Flute and Elinor Nicholson, Harp

2 oboes, 2 horns, strings

26 minutes

Sir Edward Elgar

Symphony no. 3

2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussion, 2 harps, strings

55 minutes

93 minutes

16th June 2019 - Derngate

Derngate Theatre - NN1 1DP

The NSO performs our last celebratory concert in Northampton's premier concert venue, the Royal and Derngate. Our concert is capped with Strauss's monumentally epic Alpine Symphony. This concert will also include a commissioned piece (tba)composed especially to celebrate our 125th year.

Sir William Walton

Crown Imperial

2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, strings

8 minutes

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto no. 2

Peter Donohoe, Piano

2 flutes,2 oboes,2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings

45 minutes

Richard Strauss

An Alpine Symphony

2 flutes, 2 piccolos, 2 oboes, cor anglais, Heckelphone, 2 Bb clarinets, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 16 horns/Wagner tubas, 6 trumpets, 6 trombones, 2 tubas, 2 timpani, 3 percussion, celeste/organ, 2 harps, strings

53 minutes

101 minutes

14th July 2019

Northampton High School NN4 6UU

Frank Bridge

Two Old English Dances: Sally in Our Alley & Cherry Ripe

Strings

6 minutes

Peter Warlock, arr. Various

Capriol Suite

We will be alternating movements between arrangements for Brass and Wind Dectet

10 Minutes

Wind Dectet version arr. John Geddes

Edvard Greig

Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2

2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, Timpani, 1 percussion, strings (harp is ad lib one movement)

33 minutes

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Symphony no.6 - Mvt. 3 (1893)

2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 1 percussion, strings

8 minutes

57 minutes Total

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