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, 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