Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that their next concert will be on Sunday 25th November at 6 pm when Jill Morton will be returning as soloist for Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. This well known concerto has many beautiful themes which are discovered and rediscovered on each performance. The music is intensely lyrical and with its wonderful slow second movement this concerto fully deserves its enduring popularity.
In the second half of the evening's performance we will be playing Carl Nielsen's 1st Symphony. The symphony was written when Nielsen was just 27 and he performed in its 1894 world premiere in Copenhagen from somewhere in the middle of the second violins. The symphony clearly shows its classical roots (Nielsen immersed himself in Beethoven's symphonies) while having a very real sense of energy and vigor without being in any way excessive. This is a lovely expressive symphony which is a delight to play.
Jill Morton enjoys a highly successful and varied career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Her performances have taken her throughout Britain and across Europe and have received critical acclaim. Since making her professional debut in 1994, she has performed in all the major concert halls throughout Britain including the Royal Albert Hall. She studied with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was awarded the prestigious Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) in her final year. Throughout her study there she was supported by generous scholarships from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Sir James Caird's Travelling Scholarship Trust. Jill is also in demand as a teacher and has given highly successful masterclasses at Douglas Academy Music School, Aberdeen City Music School and Aberdeen University.
Tickets are just £12 for adults (including complimentary concert programme) and £2 for children aged 16 and under. Tickets will be available from the end of October onwards from Compact Music, North Street, Sudbury and Sudbury Tourist Information (library). Or email: email@example.com. As usual a limited number of tickets will be available on the door.
We hope you will join us for this evening of really wonderful music.
Reserve your seats
Friends of the orchestra can reserve their seats in advance once they have purchased a ticket, please see the attached seating plan and give us your first and second preference seats and how many seats you need. If you are not already a Friend, you can easily become one by completing and returning the attached Friends form. For just £20 a year (although if you would like to donate more, please do so) you are entitled to reserve seats at each concert given by the Orchestra and you will receive three vouchers, each voucher entitling the holder to a free drink at one of our concerts.