Jersey Symphony Orchestra
‘Best of British’ Summer Concert
Saturday 3rd August 2019 at Fort Regent
The Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Best of British’ Summer Concert is on Saturday 3rd August, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton. Ably led by Martin Smith, the Orchestra is joined by the award-winning mezzo soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons.
The programme features an all British line-up of composers from William Walton, Edward Elgar, and Benjamin Britten, to Gustav Holst, (b. Cheltenham), and Frederick Delius (b.Bradford). Among the pieces being played are Walton's famous 'Crown Imperial March', Elgar’s ‘Sea Pictures’ and ‘Nimrod and Finale’ from the Enigma Variations; ‘Walk to the Paradise Gardens’, and ‘Two Songs with Words’ by Holst.
One of the highlights of the evening will be the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Britten, narrated by Tim Pollard. The narrative by Eric Crozier, it is a great introduction to orchestral music for young people and a special price of £2 is being offered for accompanied children.
In true ‘last night of the proms’ fashion, the ever popular Jerusalem and the Pomp and Circumstance March will round off a perfect evening of light summer music.
Tickets are available from eventbrite.co.uk.