Saturday 24th February 2018 at 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Thame

Join Crendon Chamber Orchestra for our Russian themed concert in the warmth of St Mary’s Church.

  • Tchaikovsky – Elegy for Strings
  • Tchaikovsky – Andante Cantabile
  • Shostakovich – Symphony for Strings op. 118
  • Arensky – Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
  • Glazunov – Theme and Variations
  • Rachmaninov – Vocalise

Arensky (Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky) and Glazunov (Theme and Variations) took a memorable solemn melody from pre-revolutionary Russia and embellished it.  The music of Shostakovich Symphony for Strings starts dark and foreboding to become tormented, reflecting his political turmoil in post-war Russia. Finally we return to melodies of Tchaikovsky Elegy for Strings and Andante Cantabile and the instantly recognisable Rachmaninov Vocalise.

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Tickets ( Adults £12, Students £9, U14 free) are available:

  • for collection at the door from crendonchamberorchestra@yahoo.co.uk
  • from ForeGolf, 10 Buttermarket, Thame
  • on the door.

The Crendon Chamber Orchestra is a string orchestra which draws its players and audience from Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.   The orchestra has a mixture of professional and amateur musicians and aims to perform string and other chamber works to a high standard.  3 concerts per year are given in St. Mary’s Church, Thame, and players also take part in other educational or development activities.

The Crendon Chamber Orchestra is UK Registered Charity Number 1087695

Updated 29 January 2018


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