BACK AT LAST !!
After a far longer hiatus than anyone envisaged in March 2020, we cautiously started rehearsing again. What a joy! Due to cautious social distancing we started back with separate Rehearsals for Strings and Wind and Brass. We tried to make the best of it, choosing separate repertoire that we wouldn't normally address when everyone is available.
The Strings have enjoyed playing the Capriol Suite, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and particularly the Elgar "Serenade for Strings". The Wind and Brass have started tackling Serenades by Mozart, Dvorak and Richard Strauss, plus an arrangement of Brahms "St Anthony Variations".
One gratifying fact is that we are getting expressions of interest from players enquiring about joining us. We want to encourage this - even if people feel somewhat rusty, there's nothing like playing regularly for that to improve.
LIST OF PAST CONCERTS
14 July 2019 New Forest Orchestra performance at Milford on Sea Music and Arts Festival. All Saints' Church, Milford on Sea. Including music in tribute to the Moon Landing of 1969.
29 June 2019 Summer Concert, St Thomas' Church, Lymington. Including: Warlock's Capriol Suite, Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, Beethoven's Symphony No 6 (Pastoral).
30 March 2019 "Mainly Schubert" at All Saints', Milford on Sea: Included Schubert's Unfinished Symphony and incidental music, Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Smetana's Vltava and Mendelssohn's Hebrides.
18 Nov 2018 "Lest we Forget" at St Michael's , Lyndhurst : Included Butterworth's "Banks of Green Willow" and Ivor Gurney's "War Elegy ( courtesy of the Gurney Society)
3 Nov 2018 NFO participated in "Pack up your Troubles" - New Milton's tribute to the centenary of the end of the First World War
7 July 2018 La Belle Epoque : Offenbach : Orfee en Enfers, Faure, Franck, Chabrier and Bizet's L'Arlesienne - Incidental music at St Thomas' , Lymington
1 Apr 2018 Wagner: Rienzi Overture, Grieg: Peer Gynt, Tchaikovsky: Second Symphony (Little Russian)
St Saviour's Church , Brockenhurst
25 Nov 2017 Weber: Oberon Overture, Bruckner: Four Little Pieces ,Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Schubert Symphony No 3
All Saints' Church, Milford on Sea
8 July 2017 Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Sibelius: Finlandia, Smetana: Vltava, Borodin: Polovtsian Dances, Dvorak : Te Deum
Concert with Total Voice at St Thomas', Lymington
6 May 2017 “Something Old, Something New , Something Borrowed"
Beethoven:Egmont, Sibelius: Karelia, Matesky: Paganini Variations, Britten : Matinees Musicales
St Michael's Lyndhurst.
3 Dec 2016 Weber: Peter Schmoll, Brahms: St Anthony Variations, Beethoven Symphony no 8, Jarnefeld Praeludium
St Mary's Church, Bransgore
9 July 2016 "From these Isles" - MacCunn: Land of Mountain and Flood, Warlock: Capriol Suit Elgar : Nimrod , Parry: Jerusalem
Sullivan : Extracts from Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore
Concert at St Thomas' Lymington with Total Voice Chamber Choir
11 June 2016 Concert at Forest Arts Centre as part of the New Forest Arts Festival
12 Mar 2016 Wagner: Rienzi Overture, Mozart Violin Concerto in D ( soloist Frances Attwood) and Dvorak 8th Symphony
All Saints' Church, Milford
5 Dec 2015 Schubert Unfinished Symphony Bruckner Symphony No 7 - St Ambrose , Westbourne Joint concert with Westbourne Orchestra
11 July 2015 Gala Concert at St Thomas' Church , Lymington Thieving Magpie Overture Opera Extracts, Fantasia on British Sea Songs
17 May 2015 Lest we Forget at St Michael's Church , Lyndhurst
21 Feb 2015 Invitation to the Dance at Brockenhurst Village Hall Dance Music from the Ballet and Concert Hall
15 Nov 2014 Zadok the Priest and Hallelujah Chorus Faure Requiem With Total Voice Chamber Choir at All Saint's Milford
27 July 2014 Milford on Sea Arts Festival
12 & 19 July Joint Concert with Westbourne Orchestra: Romeo and Juliet , Rodrigo Guitar Concierto di Aranjuez , Rachmaninov 2nd Symphony
4 May 2014 "May the Fourth be with you!" Children’s Concert at St Michael's Lyndhurst
14 Dec 2013 Wagner, Vaughan Williams , Sibelius First Symphony at St Mary Magdalene, New Milton
29 June 2013 " Music for a Summer’s Evening" at All Saint's Milford : Leonore 3, Carmen and L'Arlesienne Suites
11 May 2013 Rossini, Bizet, Capuzzi, Dvorak Symphony No 6 at St Thomas', Lymington
15 Dec 2012 "Marriage of Figaro Overture" and Haffner Symphony at St Mary the Virgin, Bransgore
7 July 2012 " Proms Favourites" at St Thomas', Lymington Haydn's London Symphony, Crown Imperial, Dambusters March etc!
28th April 2012 Rossini "Barber of Seville Overture and Borodin Symphony No 2 at All Saint's Milford
3rd Dec 2011 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante and Schubert 8th Symphony at St Thomas, Lymington
July 2011 "Magical Music" – Charity Concert for Naomi House at All Saint's Milford
12 Dec 2010 "Classical Favourites" at Brockenhurst Village Hall