Programmes 1973_1978

Programmes from the 1973 -1974 Season
Conductor - Hugh Watkins

The Orchestra was formed in 1973 and gave its first performance in 1974

6th July 1974 - Regis School, Wolverhampton
Weber - Der Freischutz Overture
Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor - Soloist Gordon Hardman
Liszt - Tone Poem "Les Preludes"
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite


Programmes from the 1974-1975 Season
Conductors - Hugh Watkins, Peter Barlow and Dennis Powell

4th December 1974 -Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (HW conducting)
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in E flat - Soloist David Haines
R Strauss - Horn Concerto in E flat - Soloist Alwyn Manley
Holst - St. Paul's Suite


24th April 1975 - Regis School Wolverhampton (HW conducting)
Glinka - Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
Mozart - Violin Concerto in G major - Soloist Joanne Cohen
Dvorak - Symphony No. 7 in D minor
Rossini - Britten - Soirees Musicales


15th June 1975 - Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (PB & DP conducting
Combined concert with Civic Choir and Wombourne Choral Society
Glinka - Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
Faure - Pelleas et Melisande
Copland - Billy the Kid
Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony


Programmes from the 1975-1976 Season
Conductor - Peter Barlow

22nd November 1975 - Regis School, Wolverhampton
John Gardner - Overture, Half Holiday
John Joubert - Bassoon Concerto - Soloist Graham Rudland
Borodin - Symphony No. 2 in B minor


28th February 1976 - Regis School, Wolverhampton
Gounod - Petite Symphonie de Ventes
Liadov - Eight Russian Folksongs
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F minor


22nd May 1976 - Derry Hall, Wolverhampton Grammar School
Humperdinck - Overture, Hansel and Gretel
Janacek - Hary Janos Suite
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf - Narrator Denis Grayson
Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C


Programmes from the 1976-1977 Season
Conductor - Peter Barlow

11th December 1976 - Derry Hall, Wolverhampton Grammar School
Sibelius - Finlandia
Sibelius - Karelia Suite
Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat - Soloist James Handy
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A (The Italian)


5th March 1977 - Girls' High School, Wolverhampton
Mozart - Overture, Don Giovanni
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major - Soloist Alan Booth
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat (The Eroica)


28th May 1977 - Derry Hall, Wolverhampton Grammar School
Jarnefelt - Praeludium
Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kije Suite
Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Copland - John Henry
Bizet - Jeux D'Enfants Suite


Programmes from the 1977-1978 Season
Conductors - Meirion Williams and Sheila Freeman

26th November 1977 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (MW & SF conducting)
Wagner - Overture, The Flying Dutchman
Debussy (orch. Henri Busser) - Petite Suite
Mussorgsky - Night on a Bare Mountain
Cesar Franck - Symphony in D minor


11th March 1978 - Polytechnic Hall, Wolverhampton (MW & SF conducting)
Mendelssohn - Overuture, Ruy Blas
Weber - Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat - soloist Peter Bayliss
Bartok - Rumanian Folk Dances
Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in G major


10th June 1978 - Main Hall, Wolverhampton Grammar School (MW & SF conducting)
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Ravel - Mothe Goose Suite
Saint-Saens - Dance Macabre
Charles Ives - Variations on America
Haydn - Symphony No. 45 in F minor (The Farewell)


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