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Saturday July 7th 2018 Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon

While the rest of the country was celebrating England's victory over Sweden on Saturday, the Trowbridge Symphony Orchestra took over the Holy Trinity Church in Bradford-on-Avon to pay tribute to something quite different.
Three of the biggest names in classical music to come out of Austria, to be precise. A stunning programme of Strauss, Mozart and Mahler lay in store for the audience.

First, the Overture of The Magic Flute, the last opera Mozart wrote before his death. Here, the orchestra in its entirety successfully emulated the composer's blend of fantasy, comedy and tragedy, almost leaving the audience wanting to hear the rest of the opera afterwards.
But instead, the second section was left in the capable hands and incomparable voice of the singularly-gifted soprano soloist Siân Dicker with Richard Strauss' The Last Four Songs.

Simply exquisite. The flawless capture of the melancholy and romance in each song was undeniable, all within Dicker's glittering vibrato voice. With their largest orchestra to date, 70-something musicians, Dicker would have been forgiven for being dominated by the sounds around her. But instead, she took each song and made it her own.

Commendation should go to the command, control and clarity of conductor Phil Draisey, who almost became the eponymous Titan in his fierce direction of the final part of the concert.

Mahler's 1st Symphony (The Titan). And in the composer's 158th birthday, no less

In this section, the entire orchestra shone as they captured the essence and emotion in every movement, from the natural tranquility and simmering rage at the beginning to the chaos and devastation for the finale. With crescendo after crescendo, it was impossible not to be entertained.

The strings, percussion and brass sections deserve great commendation. In particular, all the French Horn players, timpanist Daniel Watt and harpist Ben Creighton Griffiths. Each are a credit to their instrument and their craft in helping bring together the mesmerising performance.

As ever, under the master leadership of conductor Draisey and leader Carmen Tunney, the Trowbridge Symphony Orchestra delivered another extraordinary performance that will keep us looking forward to their next concert.

Saturday 24th June 2017
Conductor: Phil Draisey, Leader: Carmen Tunney
St. James Church, Trowbridge
Rossini
Overture Barber of Seville

Faure
Masques et Bergamasques

Delius
Walk to the Paradise Garden
Brahms
Symphony No. 4
Elgar
Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra

Saturday 25th March 2017
Conductor: Phil Draisey, Leader: Carmen Tunney
Wiltshire Music Centre
Rimsky-Korsakov
May Night
Shostakovich
Piano concerto No. 2
Soloist: Jacob Byrne
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5




Saturday 19th November 2016
Conductor: Phil Draisey, Leader: Carmen Tunney
St. James Church, Trowbridge
Beethoven
Coriolan Overture

Brahms
Serenade No. 2 in A

Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 Eroica





Saturday 18th June 2016
Conductor: Garteth Harris, Leader: Carmen Tunney
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Butterworth
The Banks of Green Willow

Smetana
From Bohemia"s Woods and Fields

Curran
Romance for Orchestra
1st Performance
Dvorak
Symphony No. 8


Saturday 18th March 2016
Conductor: Garteth Harris, Leader: Carmen Tunney
Wiltshire Music Centre
Mendelssohn
Overture "Ruy Blas"

Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
Soloists: Daphne Moody and Moira Alabaster
Sibelius
Symphony No. 2





Saturday 14th November 2015
Conductor: Garteth Harris, Leader: Carmen Tunney
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Brahms
Tragic Overture

Copland
Quiet City

Haydn
Trumpet Concerto
Soloist: Helen Whitemore
Schumann
Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish"


Saturday 20th June 2015
Conductor: Garteth Harris, Leader: Carmen Tunney
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Beethoven
Overture "Egmont" - Op.84

Bruch
Violin Concerto No.
Soloist: Katherine Stonham (violin)
Haydn
Symphony No.104 "The London"





Saturday 14th March 2015
Conductor: Garteth Harris, Leader: Carmen Tunney
Wiltshire Music Centre
Wagner
Overture "Die Meistersinger"

Bottesini
Grand Duo for Violin and Double Bass

Vaughan Williams
A London Symphony





Saturday 22nd November 2014
Conductor: Garteth Harris, Leader: Carmen Tunney
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Suppe
Overture "Poet and Peasant"

Sibelius
Karelia Suite

Brahms
Symphony No. 2





Saturday 21st June 2014
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Tunney
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Sibelius
Finlandia

Schubert
Unfinished Symphony

Dvorak
Symphony No 9 - From the New World





Saturday 8th March 2014
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Tunney
Wiltshire Music Centre
Quilter
A Children"s Overture

Beethoven
Piano Concerto No, 5 "The Emperor"
Soloist: Cordelia Williams (piano)
Mussorgsky orchestrated Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition





Saturday 23rd November 2013
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Tunney
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Walton
Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Prokofiev
Peter and the Wolf

Saint-Saens
Danse Macabre

Poulenc
Les Biches


Saturday 23rd March 2013
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Mirza
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Dvorak
Slavonic Dances 1, 2 8

Haydn
Cello Concerto
Soloist Liz Anderson
Beethoven
Symphony No. 5





Saturday 23rd March 2013
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Mirza
Wiltshire Music Centre
Mendelssohn
Hebrides Overture

Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Soloist: Cordelia Williams (piano)
Elgar
Enigma Variations





Saturday 1st December 2012
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Fern Joyce
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Vaughan Williams (arr Jacob)
English Folksong Suite

Gounod
Petite Symphonie

Grieg
Holberg Suite

Haydn
Symphony No.103 "Drum Roll"


Saturday 30th June 2012
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Mirza
United Church, Trowbridge
Arriaga
Symphony in D major

Weber
Bassoon Concerto Symphony No. 3
Soloist: Elizabeth Scott
Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 3 "The Scottish"





Saturday 31st March 2012
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Mirza
Wiltshire Music Centre
Bizet
Jeux d"Enfants

Canteloube
Songs of the Auvergne
Soloist: Maria Danishvar Brown (soprano)
Mahler
Symphony No. 4





Saturday 19th November 2011
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Mirza
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Vaughan Williams
Overture "The Wasps"

Mozart
Clarinet Concerto
Soloist: Katie Stevens
Brahms
Symphony No. 1





Saturday 25th June 2011
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Mirza
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Borodin
In the Steppes of Central Asia

Tchaikovsky
Ballet Suite Op. 20 "Swan Lake"

Mussorgsky
Night on Bare Mountain





Saturday 19th March 2011
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Mirza
Wiltshire Music Centre
Mozart
Overture and Extracts from "The Marriage of Figaro"
Emily Bradley (soprano), Maria Danishvar Brown (soprano), Steve Brown (baritone)
Dvorak
Symphony No. 7 in D minor








Saturday 6th November 2010
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Mirza
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Rossini
Overture "The Thieving Magpie

Beethoven
Symphony No.8 in F Op.93

Vaughan Williams
Symphony No.5 in D





Saturday 26th June 2010
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Mirza
Holy Trinity Church, Trowbridge
Mozart
Overture "La Clemenza di Tito"

Finzi
Dies Natalis

Strauss
Serenade for Wind Op.7

Haydn
Symphony No.99 in Eb


Saturday 20th March 2010
Conductor: David Price, Leader: Carmen Mirza
Wiltshire Music Centre
Verdi
Overture "The Force of Destiny"

Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor
Anna Roberts
Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien

Prokofiev
Suite "Lieutenant Kije"

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