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GALLERY: After 28 months... the music returns

GALLERY: After 28 months... the music returns

Monday 08 August 2022

GALLERY: After 28 months... the music returns

Monday 08 August 2022

The Jersey Symphony Orchestra made a triumphant return this weekend after a forced 28-month break in the music.

The JSO had six concerts cancelled over the last two years, with the most recent one - their Christmas performance - cancelled just five days before it was scheduled due to the omicron variant of covid-19.

On Saturday 6 August, they finally managed to get the music started again with a showstopping performance at Les Quennevais School.


Pictured: Paw-fectly tuneful!

Under the direction of Hilary Davan Wetton, the orchestra performed well-loved pieces such as Copland’s ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’, Bizet’s ‘Carmen Suite No.1’, Grieg's 'In the Hall of the Mountain King', and Glinka’s ‘Overture. Ruslan and Ludmilla’.

Soloist Gerard Le Feuvre performed Elgar's Cello Concerto.

In addition to the evening concert, the musicians also presented a special ‘Discovery Concert’ earlier in the day, with Mr Davan Wetton leading the audience through some of the evening concert’s repertoire.


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Photographs courtesy of Gary Grimshaw...

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