The Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Best of British’ Summer Concert is on Saturday 3rd August when we welcome back the charismatic conductor Hilary Davan Wetton. Ably led by our wonderful leader, 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 we are offering a special price for children students.
In true ‘last night of the proms’ fashion, we will have the ever-popular Jerusalem and the Pomp and Circumstance March to round off a perfect evening of light summer music.
Do come and join us for this wonderful programme the Box Office closes at 7pm on the night so make sure you get your tickets in good time.
Tickets can be bought online at fortregent.je, Eventbrite, jso.org.uk or in person from Fort Regent Box Office.
In the event of difficulties with your booking, or if you have wheelchair requirements please telephone Daytime 449614.