Thank you to all our fans and friends for a wonderful 2016/17 season! Next up for us is a short ‘tour’ to Tuscany, with our main concert in Chiesa di Santa Maria Corte Orlandini, in Lucca on Saturday 29 July. The programme includes Rachmaninov 2nd Symphony, and Doreen Carwithen’s Bishop Rock Overture – thank you to the William Alwyn Foundation for their support of this piece.
After that we take a short break, then back to rehearsals in September for our 2017/18 programme – see Concerts for details!
Saturday 7 October 2017, 7.30pm
Barbara THOMPSON Saxophone Concerto (Saxophone: Jess Gillam)
HOLST The Perfect Fool
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 4
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Ealing Symphony on BBC Radio 3
We are delighted to have been chosen as one of ten groups to be featured on BBC Radio 3, as part of the “Get Playing” scheme, in collaboration with Making Music. Our recording of George Lloyd’s Sixth Symphony was the piece submitted. The third movement was broadcast on the Breakfast show on BBC Radio 3 on 2 August. You can listen to the recording on the BBC website.
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Who we are
The ESO is an independent voluntary orchestra based in West London usually giving around five main concerts a year. We try to do something in most concerts which is a bit out of the ordinary, without forgetting that players and audiences come to enjoy themselves, so there are plenty of popular classics as well as some fine music you may not know already. Our concert programmes pages should give you an idea of what we’re about. To find out more about the orchestra, see About us. Our conductor is John Gibbons, now well-known in both the professional and amateur worlds.
We are always happy to hear from good amateur string players. Find out more on our Join us page.