Our charity concert on 27 June 2015 at St Mary’s church, Banbury supporting the Banbury branch of the British Heart Foundation and Anjali Dance Company was a huge success, playing to a large audience.
The theme for the evening was ‘Music to make you dance!’ and we thoroughly enjoyed playing Bernstein’s West Side Story suite as well as Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The highlight of the evening came in the second half with the world premier of local composer Nick Planas’s Symphony of Dances, which we performed alongside the Anjali dancers, choreographed by their resident dance artist, Aya Kobayashi.
We’ll announce shortly how much money we are donating to the two charities … watch this space.
“Bravo, Banbury Symphony Orchestra for such a splendid concert yesterday evening – a lovely variety of music, and a great contrast to hear Nick Planas’ new work being being premiered – huge energy in that piece!”
Our next concert
Saturday 21 November 2015, 7.30pm
SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Deddington
- Brahms ‘Academic Festival’ Overture
- Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Song for Piano and Orchestra
- Liszt Symphonic poem ‘Mazeppa’
- Schumann Symphony No.4
Tickets: £10 (adults), 18s and under are free
“We are blessed to have such talent in Banbury.”
“Congratulations to Banbury Symphony Orchestra – an excellent and inspiring concert last night.”
“Thank you for the fantastic evening & what a great performance !! Amazing concert for a great cause, amazing atmosphere , everything was just wonderful! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO!” Mrs & Mr Beyxer from Brackley
For information about our forthcoming concerts, please go to the Concerts page.