Wycombe Arts Festival Concert 2018

Saturday 19th May 2018 at 7:30pm

All Saints Church (view map)

Wedding March

Violin Concerto in D Major
Soloist - Eva Thorarinsdottir

 Symphony No 2 in D Major

Tickets £12, concessions £10
There is no charge for accompanied children (up to 18yrs)
Students of violin under 21 - £1 at the door

The concert opens with Mendelssohn's much loved Wedding March, out of fashion now so will be unlikely to feature in the Royal activities in Windsor earlier in the day. Then we welcome the return of our soloist for the concerto.   Eva has impressed our audience on every occasion she has played concertos with us.  We look forward to working with her for this  performance of Tchaikovsky’s popular concerto. The Sibelius symphony, with its colourful orchestration and big tunes, is one of the favourites of the concert hall.

Concerto Concert

Saturday 13th Oct 2018 at 7:30pm

All Saints Church (view map)

Overture:  Leonora No3

Concerto for Flute and Harp 
Flute - Theresa Cory     Harp - Ruby Rose Lee

Cello Concerto
Cello - Elizabeth Corbett

Symphonic Poem: Les Preludes

Tickets £12, concessions £10
     There is no charge for accompanied children (up to 18yrs)
      Students of the violin under 21 - £1 at the door

Of the four overtures Beethoven wrote for his opera Leonore - later renamed Fidelio - only Leonore no.3 has gained favour both in the concert hall, where it is much loved, and in the opera house, where it is often played, inappropriately, just before the finale of Fidelio.

The Mozart concerto, written for a French count who was a keen amateur flautist and his daughter, who played the harp and had composition lessons from Mozart, is a rare combination and a beautiful work.  Theresa is our lead flautist and Ruby will be making her debut with us.

Haydn’s Cello Concerto was lost and rediscovered by Charles Mackerras in 1962 since when it has become much loved. Elizabeth is a remarkably talented your local cellist.

One of Liszt’s earliest tone poems, Les Préludes  is by far his most admired.  It is a dazzling, free-flowing piece and the flagship for Liszt’s daring style of “new music”.


Children's Concert

Sunday 20th Jan 2019 at 3:30pm

John Hampden Grammar School (view map)

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
by Eric Coates

Wycombe Sinfonia presents the Goldilocks tale in music
Narrated by Julian Brockless

Come and hear the story and the music
Come dressed as a character from the story

Come and join in with the orchestra 

Tickets - buy here or at the door
Adult £7   Usual concession £6     Child £2.50    Family Ticket (2 ad + 3 ch) £18

Programme to include:
Coates - Three Bears Fantasy
Farnon - Derby Day
Bratton - Teddy Bears Picnic
Farnon - Peanut Polka
Haydn - Symphony No 82 "The Bear" (last movt)
(expected finishing time - 4.40)

Wycombe Arts Festival Concert 2019

Saturday 18th May 2019 at 7:30pm

Meistersinger Overture

Piano Concerto
Soloist - Alexander Karpeyev

Slavonic Dances, op 46


We look forward to working with Alexander again for our performance of Grieg’s popular concerto. The op 46 Slavonic Dances of Dvorak, with their Slavic rhythms and folk-like melodies, contain favourites everyone will recognise.  The powerful overture to Die Meistersingers opens the evening. 

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