An overcast sky, cool wind and frequent showers didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of either the orchestra or the audience at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert promoted by Cherry Tree Cricket Club on 5 June. It was wonderful to see and hear folks singing patriotic songs and waving Union Flagsas the orchestra launched into the ‘last night of the proms’ finale. This was certainly an event to be remembered for years to come!
Tickets are now available from www.blackburnsymphony.org.uk/tickets/ or on the door for the final concert of our 2021/22 season on 9 July 2022 in the Croston Theatre at Westholme school. Lauren Dunbar will be the violin soloist in Max Bruch’s ever popular ‘Scottish Fantasy’.
Dvorak’s lyrical symphony ‘From the New World’ and Verdi’s orchestral showpiece ‘The Force of Destiny’ complete a programme that will leave you with a spring in your step and a tune in your heart!
Planning for our 2022/ 2023 season is well underway – our afternoon concert in Accrington Town Hall on 27 November 2022 will have a Spanish Theme – ‘Viva Espana’ will include;
Chabrier – Espana
Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez
Rimsky Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnole
Moszkovski – Spanish Dances
On 25 March 2023 our concert in the Cathedral will include;
Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
Bruckner – Symphony No 6
….and our Summer concert on 8 July 2023 at Westholme school will include;
Shostakovitch – Piano Concerto No 2
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 6
We look forward to sharing our music with you.
Chair, BSO Committee