Month: February 2017

February 21, 2017 Jerome Sadler 1 comment

We are approaching our very exciting next concert of the 2016-17 season, on Saturday 25th February, and enjoyed a very good rehearsal on Mahler’s Blumine and Brahms’s First Piano Concerto last night in the Pilkington Building in Chatham Dockyard. Our conductor Peter Bassano had a travel mishap which meant that he arrived half an hour late…

February 20, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

Members of the CRSO had a wonderful rehearsal on Sunday 19th February in which we explored CRSO Associate Composer Jacob Bride’s new work “Baptism and Belle”, a song cycle in five movements after poems by Louise Erdrich and Emily Dickenson. Jacob conducted, and we were joined by Mezzo-Soprano Sian Woodling, who sang beautifully. The movements are:…

February 8, 2017 Jerome Sadler 1 comment

I had a sad trip to Newcastle on the 24th January to attend the funeral of a very important figure in the history of the CRSO. Many people in our audience will remember James (“Jimmy”) Clinch, who founded the orchestra (in its first guise as Rochester Arts Orchestra, the “RAO”) in 1969 with Bill Holtby and…

February 1, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

The programme for the CRSO’s concert on 25th February 2017 is available now here for £2 online (it is £3 for a printed copy on the day). The programme is full of interesting information about the pieces which we are playing, and it’s always a good idea to download it and read it ahead of the concert….