Month: October 2016

October 29, 2016 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

A very good page on the CRSO’s partnership with the School of Music and Fine Art at the University of Kent in Chatham has been published on the University’s website here. This is a developing partnership, begun in 2014, completely aligned with our mission of “nurturing excellence in the local community through music” (for more details, see…

October 28, 2016 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

The programme notes for the CRSO’s special “A Night at the Movies” concert on the 19th November at the Central Theatre in Chatham are now available! You can download the programme notes for only £2 online (they are £3 on the day) in our shop here. The notes include comprehensive details about all of the pieces…

October 23, 2016 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

The CRSO has an important sister organisation – “The Friends of the CRSO” – which is managed separately from the orchestra itself, and supports the orchestra in three ways: 1) Articulating audience feedback 2) Sponsoring concerts, soloists, or individual pieces 3) Nurturing a sense of community in the CRSO’s audience by attending social and cultural events together The…

October 17, 2016 Jerome Sadler 2 comments

The CRSO’s mission of “inspiring excellence in the local community through music” is, increasingly, reflected in the day to day activities of the orchestra and its members. Examples include: 1) Regular World Premiere performances of works written by up-and-coming composers based in Kent. This season we are giving the World Premiere of Canterbury-based Matthew Brown’s…

October 16, 2016 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

The CRSO Chamber Ensemble is playing a charity concert, followed by a fundraising dinner and music quiz at St Stephen’s Church, Maidstone Road, Chatham, on 12th November 2016 at 1900. The proceeds will go to the St Stephen’s Church Building Fund. We are playing a lovely programme: Beethoven Piano Sonata No.31 in A Flat Major,…

October 7, 2016 Jerome Sadler 2 comments

Putting together a concert programme is a creative act. The CRSO has a Repertory Selection Committee – run, like every other aspect of the orchestra, by volunteers who give their time, energy, and funds because of their love of classical music – which has the challenging task of building programmes that audiences and our members…

October 2, 2016 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

The CRSO is so pleased to be preparing for a performance of Tim Souster’s riotously entertaining Paws 3D, a “score for an imaginary cartoon”. Rehearsals are going really well; do encourage your friends and family to hear this rarely heard work, written in1984, which we are performing as part of our “Music for the Movies” concert…

October 2, 2016 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

Welcome to the CRSO’s 2016-17 season! The summer break is over, the orchestra has been rehearsing since the beginning of September, and those who have subscribed to our mailing list will receive emailed updates throughout the season regarding the life of the orchestra and the music that we are playing. As always we add special thanks to…