Summer Workshop - Sunday 10th June 2012

Hans Rott

Hans Rott

Our Summer Workshop is an occasion when the orchestra spends a day rehearsing an interesting work then gives an early evening informal performance which audiences may attend at no charge, although a collection is made to help cover our costs. The rehearsal is open to non-member players (who should apply beforehand) and spectators, including (silent) children.

The work to be studied this year is the Symphony in E by Hans Rott, Speaker symbol a composer few people have encountered. He was a brilliant fellow student with Mahler, but sadly went mad and died at the age of 25. Mahler greatly admired this symphony, and his own symphonies, the first of which was written 8 years after Rott’s, show very strong influences. Anyone who appreciates Mahler’s music will enjoy this.

11:00 – 12.00 Strings only rehearsal

12:00 – 13:00 Full orchestra rehearsal

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (Please bring your own picnic lunch - weather permitting, lunch can be eaten outside)

14.00 – 15.30 Rehearsal

15.30 – 16.00 Break

16.00 – 17.30 Rehearsal

17.30 – 18:00 Break

18:00 – 18.15 Introductory talk to audience with possible extracts

18.15 – 19.15 Performance