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    Southport Orchestra is pleased to present its Spring concert on March 23rd at Christ Church, Lord St, Southport starting at 7.30 pm with pianist Tom Kimmance as the soloist and Jeff Rimmer as conductor.

    The concert will start with Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture which was inspired by an excursion in 1829 to the Scottish island of Staffa. Mendelssohn reportedly wrote down the opening theme after seeing the basalt sea cave known as Fingal's Cave. The Orchestra will then be joined by pianist Tom Kimmance for Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. This is a bravura concertante work in a single movement first performed by the composer in 1934. It consists of a number of variations on a theme Paganini wrote for solo violin with the 18th variation being particularly well known. The concert will end with Dvorak's Symphony No. 5 and has 4 movements. It is the beginning of the series of symphonies which would be recognised as Dvorak's symphonic masterpieces.

    Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for under 18s and are available from,
    on the door using cash or card, orchestra members and from TICKETSOURCE.


    Apart from a break each year in August Southport Orchestra rehearses every Tuesday evening at All Saints’ Church, Rawlinson Road, Southport PR9 9JR (entrance to the car park is in Park Road). We commence at 7-45 and finish at 10-00 with a welcome refreshment break. Whilst working hard we have lots of fun and new members who are confident players and willing to learn are always welcome. We are currently looking to expand our violin and brass sections. Those interested should telephone our Musical, Director Jeff Rimmer, on 07795 662245 for more information.

    Next Concert

    Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
    Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 (with Tom Kimmance as piano soloist)
    Dvorak - Symphony No. 5 in F major, Op. 76

    At Christ Church, Lord St on March 23rd, 7.30 pm.

    Tickets available soon from members of the orchestra via on the night or
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