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Joseph Phibbs

Joseph Phibbs

7.30pm, Monday 09 October 2017
St John's Smith Square

Conductor: Russell Keable

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Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Joseph Phibbs
Rivers To The Sea
Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring

Kensington Symphony Orchestra returns to St John’s Smith Square for the first concert in the orchestra’s 2017/18 season, featuring Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Causing a riot at its first performance in 1913, this unrelenting, barbaric score still has the power to shock.

Conducted by music director Russell Keable, the concert opens with Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche: the composer Richard Strauss at his most witty and nimble, recounting a German folk hero’s “merry pranks”.

Joseph Phibbs’s Rivers to the Sea, commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra for its 2012 season, features four sharply contrasting movements, culminating in Neon with Sunrise, a celebration of New York.

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Rehearsal schedule

7 September 2017, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Pimlico Academy
14 September 2017, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Pimlico Academy
21 September 2017, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Netley Primary School (strings), Pimlico Academy (woodwind) (sectional)
28 September 2017, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Pimlico Academy
5 October 2017, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Pimlico Academy
8 October 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm, The Grey Coat Hospital School Sports Hall
9 October 2017, 5.30pm-6.40pm, St John's Smith Square