Author: Jerome Sadler

June 23, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

Lis Sadler, the CRSO’s Orchestral Manager, writes the following about the orchestra’s 2017-18 season, details of which will be appearing on this site shortly: ‘I am really looking forward to our next season, as we have managed to realise a couple of long-standing ambitions. First, we have finally programmed an American Concert (4th November 2017),…

June 1, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

Lis Sadler, the CRSO’s Orchestra Manager, has been extremely busy over the last few weeks, and reports back on the many activities that she and CRSO members have been involved with: “Just to keep you up to date with everything we have been busy with over the last few weeks. First of all, our wonderful…

March 31, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

Members of the CRSO visited Danecourt School in Gillingham recently to spend the day with the children exploring music and musical instruments. In this week’s blog entry, CRSO Orchestral Manager Lis Sadler reports on this great example of living the CRSO’s mission to “nurture excellence in our community through music“: “What is our vision for CRSO? We would like…

March 23, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

DH-Midi Organs The story behind one of the CRSO’s Sponsors The CRSO’s orchestral manager Elisabeth Sadler has been investigating the interesting story behind the organ which Scott Farrell, Director of Music and Organist at Rochester Cathedral, will play in the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony in the CRSO’s next concert on 13th May. ”Did you know that…

March 14, 2017 Jerome Sadler 2 comments

Reflections on the CRSO Concert, February 2017 Mahler, Brahms, Matthew Brown and Beethoven Thank you very much to the +-430 people who came to the CRSO’s concert on the 25th February; we hope that you felt very welcome, and that you enjoyed the evening. This was a demanding programme for the orchestra, and several members of…

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….

January 31, 2017 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

CRSO Young Composers’ Workshop 2017 The CRSO’s annual “Young Composers’ Workshop” took place on the 30th January at the Pilkington Building, Chatham Maritime. This event is a very important part of the CRSO’s mission of “nurturing excellence in the community through music”. Young composers today are part of a great tradition of creativity that has…