Here are some programmes, recordings and videos of our performances. In addition, a complete list of every piece we have performed since 1960 is on the repertoire page in a sortable table.
Many of the sound recordings in this archive were recorded by students on the Tonmeister course at the University of Surrey.
Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2
Massenet Méditation from Thaïs
Rossini’s overture is very well known, not least for its galloping finale which became the ‘Lone Ranger’ theme music. Music for strings from Walton’s ‘Henry V’ film music calms things down. Strauss’s love for the horn shines though all his orchestral works, and particularly in this late concerto which needs a real virtuoso soloist. We conclude our season with this wonderful symphony, which has been a mainstay of the orchestral repertoire ever since it was written.
Rossini: Overture ‘William Tell’
Walton: Two pieces from ‘Henry V’
Henry V Suite 2 – Passacaglia: The Death of Falstaff
Henry V Suite 4 – Touch her soft lips and part
Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2
Andante con moto
Rondo (Allegro molto)
Massenet: Méditation from Thaïs
Bernard Brook tribute
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Allegro Non Troppo
Allegro Giocoso – Poco Meno Presto
Allegro Energico e Passionato – Più Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 ‘The Emperor’
Borodin’s wonderful music is very widely known, much of it having been adapted for use in lighter and popular genres, notably in the musical ‘Kismet’. For Beethoven’s most well loved piano concerto, we are delighted to welcome back Masa, whose previous appearances with us met with such enormous acclaim. Bartók certainly puts the various sections of the orchestra through their paces in his showpiece concerto, a true 20th Century classic.
Arnold Clarinet Concerto No. 2
For 2012, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, we open with Walton’s 1937 coronation march. The poignant ‘Sospiri’ (sighs) cools the mood, ready to be revived by Arnold’s jazzy concerto, originally written for Benny Goodman. In 1830 Berlioz took the musical world into new realms with his vivid picture of passionate but unrequited love that eventually turns into a wild nightmare.
Beethoven: Overture ‘Coriolan’
Berlioz: ‘Reverie et Caprice’
Mahler: Symphony No 5
Kabalevsky: Overture ‘Colas Breugnon’
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1
Prokofiev: ‘Romeo and Juliet’
The Young Juliet
Romeo and Juliet: Love Scene
Death of Tybalt
Romeo at Juliet’s Grave