Category: Repertoire

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),…

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:…

December 14, 2016 Jerome Sadler No comments exist

Beverley Meadow The CRSO is very excited to be giving the world premiere performance of Matthew Brown’s Beverley Meadow in our concert at Chatham Central Theatre on 25th February 2017. Matthew is a Kent-based composer and violist who studied composition at Canterbury Christ Church University and the Royal Northern College of Music. Background and Context…

November 22, 2016 Jerome Sadler 2 comments

A big thank you from all of us at the CRSO for the brilliant response to our “Music from the Movies” concert on Saturday 19th November. We had getting on for 700 people in the Central Theatre in Chatham, and, for those of us sitting on a (packed!) stage, it was so exciting to be…

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 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…

June 22, 2016 Jerome Sadler 2 comments

The CRSO is in the final stages of preparation for the world premiere of Jacob Bride’s Viola Concerto at the Woodville in Gravesend on 26th June at 18:30. We had a good rehearsal on Monday 20th June, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some more thoughts about this fascinating work. The concerto…