December 11 2013 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Thursday, August 30, 2012
TWO classical concerts featuring a rousing programme of music to close the school summer holidays have been arranged by Hertfordshire County Council’s Music Service.
The performances will see the Hertfordshire Schools’ Symphony Orchestra performing in Hertford next month and the Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra in Watford the following day.
Hertfordshire Schools’ Symphony Orchestra will play the Hertford Theatre, in The Wash, at 7.30pm on Saturday, September 1.
Their invigorating programme, conducted by John Brennan, includes Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, as well as Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony.
Tickets cost between £15 and £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for children.
Call 01727 860941 and select option two for the box office.
The Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra, conducted by Peter Stark, will perform Mahler’s Symphony No.6 at Watford Colosseum, on Rickmansworth Road, at 7pm on Sunday, September 2.
This ambitious and rarely performed piece features a vast orchestra including two sets of timpani drums, cowbells and a great hammer.
Tickets cost between £18 and £12 for adults, £15 and £10 for concessions and £5 for children.
Frances Button, the county council’s cabinet member for education, said: “These concerts showcase two Hertfordshire ensembles that are among the country’s finest youth orchestras and this is a great opportunity for you to enjoy them perform.”
For further information visit www.hertsmusicservice.org.uk