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30th May 2016
Jerome Sadler

Concert 28 May 2016 with Fenella Humphreys

A big thank you from the CRSO to all of our audience at the Central Theatre on the 28th May. We hope that you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! At the interval, the foyer was buzzing with excitement after Fenella’s astonishing performance of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto; everyone linked to the CRSO

30th May 2016
Jerome Sadler

Jacob Bride Viola Concerto, “Sense and Sensibility”

The CRSO is thrilled to be giving the world première of Jacob Bride’s wonderful Viola Concerto (2014-16) in our concert at the Woodville, Gravesend, on Sunday 26th June at 18:30. You can view the full programme here. Jacob has given us the following overview of the work and its genesis: “I approached Gill Rutland just

24th May 2016
Jerome Sadler

The CRSO’s next concert is coming soon… Book now for the 28th May!

The CRSO’s next concert is approaching rapidly; do buy your tickets for an evening that promises to be outstanding. The orchestra had an inspiring rehearsal on Monday 23rd May with our wonderful violin soloist Fenella Humphreys playing Prokofiev’s beautiful 2nd Violin Concerto. Fenella has become a firm favourite of the CRSO’s membership since her astonishing