Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra

Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra

Performances   1983-1988

Programmes from the 1983-1984 Season
Conductors – Mark Finch, Sheila Freeman and Ernest Dain
Leaders – Ralph Allin and Martyn Blythe

19th November 1983 – Central Hall, Walsall (MF conducting)     Program PDF
Mozart – Overture to Don Giovanni
Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor – Soloist Winnie Wu
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C minor

5th March 1984 – Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (MF conducting)    Program PDF
Beethoven – Leonora Overture No. 3
Beethoven – Violin Concerto in D – Soloist Jeremy Ballard
Brahms – Symphony No.3

19th May 1984 – Girls’ High School, Wolverhampton    Program PDF
  -Joint Concert with Penn Choral Society, SF and ED conducting.
Brahms – Academic Festival Overture
Walton – Crown Imperial March
Delius – Walk to the Paradise Garden
Handel – Hallelujah Chorus and other songs
Bizet – Symphony in C

7th July 1984 – Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Compton Site (MF conducting)
Smetana – Vltava, from Ma Vlast                            Program PDF
Mahler – Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen – Solo Baritone Anthony Scales
Dvorak – Symphony No.8 in G

Programmes from the 1984-1985 Season
Conductor – Mark Finch    Leader – Martyn Blythe

1st December 1984 – Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton      Program PDF
Kelly – Overture Sancho Panza
Dvorak – Cello Concerto in B minor – Soloist David James
Sibelius – Symphony No. 2 in D

2nd March 1985 – Polytechnic Hall, Dudley           Program PDF
Elgar – Cockaigne Overture
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto in C minor – Soloist Michael Ward
Beethoven – Symphony No. 4 in B flat

4th May 1985 – Central Hall, Walsall                Program PDF
Mozart – Overture to Don Giovanni
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No 4 in G – Soloist Mark Bebbington
Mahler – Symphony No. 4 – Solo Soprano Kym Cooper

13th July 1985 – St. Nicholas’ Church, Newport      Program PDF
Delius – La Calinda from Koanga
J S Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
Brahms – Symphony No. 2 in D

Programmes from the 1985-1986 Season
Conductors – Mark Finch and Denis PowellLeader – Martyn Blythe

30th November 1985 – Polytechnic Hall, Dudley (MF conducting)     Program PDF
Rossini – Overture to the Barber of Seville
Beethoven – Triple Concerto            
    – Soloists T. Lissimore (piano), V Joliffe (violin) & A Wells (cello)
Shostakovitch – Symphony No. 5

15th February 1986 – Polytechnic Hall, Dudley (MF conducting)
  J S Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F
Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor- Soloist Mark Robinson
Brahms – Symphony No. 2 in D

8th March 1986 – Regis School, Wolverhampton              Program PDF
  – Joint Concert with Wombourne Choral Society, MF and DP conducting
Vaughan Williams – Towards the Unknown Region
Vaughan Williams – Dona Nobis Pacem
    – Soloists Rona Lowe (soprano) and John Oxley (bass)
Brahms – Symphony No. 2 in D

17th May 1986 – Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (MF conducting)    Program PDF
J Haydn – Symphony No. 94 in G (The Surprise)
Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde – Soloists Gloria Finch (contralto) and Patrick Briddon (tenor)

12th July 1986 – St. Nicholas’ Church Newport (MF conducting)
Canteloube – Songs from the Auvergne – Solo soprano Kym Cooper

Programmes from the 1986-1987 Season
Conductors – Mark Finch and Denis Powell      Leader – Martyn Blythe

29th November 1986 – Polytechnic Hall, Dudley (MF conducting)
Copland – Quiet CityBeethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5
Dvorak – Symphony No. 7 in D minor

14th February 1987 – Central Hall, Walsall (MF conducting)   
Sibelius – Karelia Suite
Beethoven – Piano Concerto in C minor
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 in E minor

21st March 1987 – Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton         Program PDF
  – Joint concert with Wombourne Choral Society, MF and DP conducting
Malcolm Arnold – Four Scottish Dances
Constant Lambert – Rio Grande – Solo soprano Susan Pierce
Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony
                 – Soloists Rona Lowe (soprano) and John Oxley (bass)

6th June 1987 – Civic Hall, Brierley Hill (MF conducting)      Program PDF
Ravel – Bolero
Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra – Soloist Brian Perkins
Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D (The Titan)

10th July 1987 – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton (MF conducting)
Bizet – Carmen Suite                                                                  Program PDF
Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra – Soloist Brian Perkins
Other guitar pieces played by Brian Perkins

11th July 1987 – St. Nicholas’ Church, Newport       Program PDF
Debussy – Prelude a l’Apres Midi d’un Faune
Ravel – Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Dvorak – Wind Serenade in D minor
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Mozart – Symphony No. 35 in D (The Haffner Symphony)

Programmes from the 1987-1988 Season
Conductor – Sheila Freeman     Leader – Martyn Blythe

28th November 1987 – St. Edmund’s School Hall, Wolverhampton 
Nicolai – Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor             Program PDF
Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Ballet Suite
Berlioz – Harold in Italy – Solo viola Ruth Srodinsky

6th February 1988 – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton     Program PDF
Dvorak – Carnival Overture
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor – Soloist Julian Trafford
Cesar Franck – Symphony in D minor

23rd April 1988 – Central Hall, Walsall        Program PDF
Elgar – Cockaigne Overture
Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor – Soloist Ian Jones
Borodin – Symphonmy No. 2 in B minor

2nd July 1988 – Polytechnic Hall, Dudley        Program PDF
Beethoven – Egmont Overture
J S Bach – Violin Concerto in E minor – Soloist Richard Featherstone
Brahms – Symphony No. 1 in E minor