Listen to the classics in style at Sunderland Symphony Orchestra concert
Sunderland Symphony Orchestra will begin the spring season in style with a concert of classics.
The musicians will perform Marching & Waltzing at 7.30pm on March 14 at West Park Church in Stockton Road, city centre.
Marking the opening of their 20th season, they’ll perform a selection of classical orchestral marches and waltzes, including the Swan Lake Waltz from Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s timeless orchestral ballet and the much-loved Blue Danube by Johann Strauss ‘junior’.
The concert will features many well-known and popular pieces of music including, the Radetsky March by Johann Strauss ‘senior’; Jazz Suite Waltz by Dmitri Shostakovitch; Dambusters March by Eric Coates; Ralph Vaughan Williams Folk Song Suite.
Completing the evening’s programme of Marches and Waltz’s the orchestra will be playing the dramatic and rousing Grand March Aida by Giuseppe Verdi.
A spokesman said: “Do come along and join us in the start to our 20th concert season with a programme of beautiful waltzes and rousing marches.”
The Orchestra is also looking out for viola players to join in with weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals with a group of friendly musicians. The orchestra has put out a call for Viola Players of Grade 5 standard upwards to take up the opportunity of playing within Symphony Orchestra.
Viola Players can get in touch through the orchestra’s website at www.sunderlandso.org.uk.
*Tickets for Marching & Waltzing at 7.30pm on March 14 at West Park Church in Stockton Road, city centre, are available now from Eventbrite via www.sunderlandso.org.uk. General Admission is £8; Students and Under 16 yrs: £5.