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2023-24
CONCERT SEASON

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WPO: American Classics
 

Sunday 8th October 2023, 3pm

Worthing Assembly Hall

The WPO presents an exciting programme of great 20th-century music from the American continent, including suites from two ballets by Aaron Copland, via opera and operetta from Gershwin and Bernstein, to music by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have had her music played by a professional orchestra in the USA

Dominic Grier, Conductor

Cello Soloist, Leo Popplewell

(Photo by Matthew Johnson)

Leo Popplewell, Cello

Dominic Grier, Conductor

At a glance

AMERICAN CLASSICS

Sunday 8th October 2023, 3pm

Bernstein: Candide Overture

Copland: Four Dance Episodes from ‘Rodeo’ 

Barber: Second Essay, Op. 17

Florence Price: Suite of Dances & Colonial Dance

 

Gershwin: Cuban Overture 

Copland: Appalachian Spring

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Suite (‘Catfish Row’)

Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

Dominic Grier, Conductor

RACHMANINOV & ELGAR

Sunday 26th November 2023, 3pm

 

 

 

 

 

Liadov: Polonaise Op. 55

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E-flat Major

Elgar: Imperial March

Julian Chan, Piano

Dominic Grier, Conductor

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CHRISTMAS on BROADWAY

Sunday 17th December 2023, 3pm

A fun-filled Christmas concert for all the family

including

Selections from 'The Sound of Music' and 'My Fair Lady'

Seasonal favourites, popular classics

and sing-along carols for all!

Worthing Choral Society

Aedan Kerney, Music Director

Sam Barton, Assistant Conductor

Sompting Village Primary School Choir

 

Dominic Grier, Conductor

NORDIC ADVENTURES

Sunday 11th February 2024, 3pm

'A Hero's Journey in Music'

Sibelius: Kullervo — Introduction

Nielsen: Prelude to Act II of ‘Saul and David’ 

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

 

Nielsen: Helios Overture

Grieg: Excerpts from Peer Gynt       

Alfvén: Swedish Rhapsody No. 2 , Op. 24 

Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen’s Return

Preston Yeo, Violin

Dominic Grier, Conductor

WPO 75th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Saturday 23rd March 2024, 7:30pm

Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’

Firsova: To Spring

Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast

Alissa Firsova, Piano (WPO President)

The Boundstone Chorus

Worthing Choral Society

Dominic Grier, Conductor

MUSICAL PICTURES

Sunday 9th June 2024, 3pm

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

Debussy: Prelude à l’après-midi d’un faune 
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition 

Violin Soloist TBC

Denise Ham, Conductor

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