24th March 2019

Sunday 24th March 2019

Richmondshire Orchestra performs a cheerful and rip-roaring programme. Brahms’ Symphony No.2 was composed during an 1877 summer holiday, on the shores of an Austrian lake. The Overture to Rossini’s opera ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’, first performed in 1813, is joyful, light-hearted and the opening is one of Rossini’s most memorable.

Richmondshire Orchestra is proud to present cellist Jeremy Harbottle who performs Elgar’s cello concerto. Jeremy performs as the principal cellist with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra. Elgar’s cello concerto, composed in 1918, was described by Elgar himself as ‘the best thing I ever wrote’. Others have described the concerto as having ‘such passion in its melodies, that it can speak to all generations.’


Richmondshire Orchestra is a thriving community orchestra, formed in 1970. It meets weekly in Richmond during term time, and draws players from a wide area of the Dales, North Yorkshire and County Durham. Over the years it has had several conductors, most recently Peter Stallworthy. Peter is an experienced conductor, having previously worked with Manchester Sinfonia and CBS Records (now Sony Classical). Since moving to Wensleydale he has been appointed conductor of the Richmondshire Choral society and the Swale Singers.


2.30pm Doors open

3pm Concerts Starts

3.45pm Interval

5pm Concert ends



Adults £12

School age children free of charge.


Why not join us for Sunday lunch and make it an afternoon of great food and inspiring and entertaining music?  Sunday lunch will be served in The Garden Rooms Restaurant from 12noon.

To buy tickets for the concert and to book a table for lunch please call The Garden Rooms on 01969 621146 or email [email protected]

Tickets are also available through www.richmondshireorchestra.org.uk at the same price through WeGotTickets


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