Orchestra gets ready for concert

Market Harborough Orchestra
Market Harborough Orchestra

Market Harborough’s very own orchestra, is preparing to give its ninth concert under the baton of Stephen Bell on Saturday January 30 at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church, Northampton Rd, Market Harborough.

Secretary and flautist Frances Hynes says: “We are looking forward to an enjoyable evening of German music. The centrepiece of the programme is Brahms’s First Symphony, one of the great items of orchestral repertoire, full of lovely melodies.

“Brahms reckoned it took him twenty-one years to complete and it sometimes known as ‘Beethoven’s 10th’ as Brahms was seen as Beethoven’s successor.

“We will also be playing Brahms’s ‘Academic Festival Overture’ in which he interwove a medley of student drinking songs for a university orchestra! Brahms was very struck by Hungarian gypsy and folk fiddle music, and a selection of his Hungarian Dances arranged by John Clark will be played by Jubilee Brass.”

Also on the programme is Weber’s beautiful clarinet Concertino, with Martyn Brown, one of our founder members, as soloist. Martyn is well known in the town as director of A. A. Brown Engineering, and Director of Music at the Baptist Church.

He took up the clarinet at Welland Park and has been contributing to local music ever since.

The orchestra has been going from strength to strength and aim is to provide the opportunity to play and listen to great orchestral music in our home town.

If you would like any further details you can email us at contact@market-harborough-orchestra.co.uk or look up our website at http://market-harborough-orchestra.co.uk/

Tickets for the concert are priced at £7 in advance from MH Music, St Mary’s Rd, and Quinns Bookshop, Three Crowns Yard (available from 10th Jan) or £8 at the door. Accompanied children at no extra cost.