Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Autumn Concert

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Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Autumn Concert

Sunday, 24th November, 2019 |6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto

Soloist: Philippa Barton


Brahms Serenade No. 1 in D major

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that their next concert will be on Sunday 24th November at 6 pm when we will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Philippa Barton as soloist followed by Brahms’ enchanting Serenade No. 1 in D major.  Philippa is a very well known local violinist and teacher who trained at the Royal Academy of Music, freelanced with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra  and is now leader of a number of regional orchestras.

Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto shows off his wonderful gift for lyricism and the slow movement is so emotionally charged that you just melt into it.  When you learn about the difficult circumstances it was written under (Tchaikovsky had recently married a woman he hardly knew with the predictably unhappy result) and then the difficulty he had in getting it performed you are just grateful it survived.  Brahms Serenade No. 1 could have been called a symphony in terms of its length and the instruments used in the work.  As with all serenades it has a multiplicity of movements (six in total) each contrasting with the next.  Brahms composed this piece when he was just 26, before he felt ready to compose a symphony as he was daunted that by the doing so he would be stepping into the shoes of the grand master, Beethoven. He should not have worried, but this hesitancy did give us this lovely work which really shows off his unmatched melodic skills.  Enjoy!

Tickets are just £12 for adults (including complimentary concert programme) and £2 for children aged 16 and under. Tickets will be available from the end of October onwards from Compact Music, North Street, Sudbury and Sudbury Tourist Information (library). Or email: As usual a limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

We hope you will join us for this evening of really wonderful music.


Sunday, 24th November, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sudbury Symphony Orchestra


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Market Hill
Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2EA United Kingdom
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