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Mornington Sinfonia is a friendly, welcoming orchestra in North London which is particularly suitable for intermediate players. We meet each Thursday evening during term time.

We're just starting our new season, and looking forward to what should be an exciting programme for the year ahead.

Dates and programmes for the 2014/15 season are as follows:

Autumn term
First rehearsal: Thursday 25 September 2014
Half term: Thursday 30 October 2014: no rehearsal that day
Last session (and probable concert): Thursday 4 December 2014
Boieldieu: The Caliph of Baghdad overture (9 mins)
Haydn: Symphony No 103 in E flat Drum-roll (35 mins)
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Overture (print Vorspiel only!  9 mins)
plus a Christmas-flavoured piece to be introduced later in the term

Spring term
First rehearsal: Thursday 15 January 2015
Half term: Thursday 19 February 2015: no rehearsal that day
Last session (and probable concert): Thursday 26 March 2015
Mozart: The Magic Flute overture (9 mins)
Vorisek: Symphony in D (30 mins)
J S Bach arranged by T Whitehouse and K Bramich: Orchestral Suite No 4 (20 mins)

Summer term
First rehearsal: Thursday 23 April 2015
Half term: Thursday 28 May 2015: no rehearsal that day
Last session (and probable concert): Thursday 2 July 2015
Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld overture (11 mins)
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No 1 (16 mins)
Schubert: Symphony No 3 in D (25 mins)
 

Since October 2008 we've had great fun playing Weber's Invitation to the Dance (arranged by Berlioz), Mozart's Symphony No 31 (Paris), Schubert's Rosamunde Overture, Beethoven's Symphony No 4, Haydn's Symphony No 104 in D, Butterworth's The Banks of Green Willow, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte overture, E Bach's Spring Awakening, Beethoven: Symphony No 2, Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony, Rossini: Overture The Silken Ladder, Mozart: Symphony No 40, Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte, Elgar: Enigma Variations, Schubert: Symphony No 6, Hérold: Zampa Overture, Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Op 46 Nos 1-4, Johann Strauss II: The Blue Danube, J Strauss I: Radetzky March, Zena Robinson: Dika (parts I, II and III), Schumann's Genoveva Overture, Haydn's Symphony No 99, Mozart's Haffner Symphony, Suppé's overture Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna, Lutoslawski's Lacrimosa (with soprano soloist Eva Phoenix), Schubert's Symphony No 8 (Unfinished), Beethoven: Symphony No 7, Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, Mendelssohn's Symphony No 4 (Italian), Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture, a new piece for harmonica and orchestra by Eva Phoenix, Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Bizet's Symphony in C, Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite No 2, Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad, Brahms' Hungarian Dance No 5, Mozart's Laudate Dominum (with soprano soloist Marije Rommes and Mary Mogil's Leon Singers), two of Copland's Old American Songs (again with soloist Marije Rommes), Weber's overture Der Freischutz, Schumann's Symphony No 2, Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite No 1, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto (with our leader, Ann Binks, as soloist), Haydn's Symphony No 102 and Surprise Symphony, Beethoven's Fidelio Overture, Brahms' Symphony No 1, Mendelssohn's Symphony No 1, Rossini's overture The Italian Girl in Algiers, Dvořák's Symphony No 7, Brahms'  Academic Festival Overture, Haydn's Clock Symphony, Bruch's Violin Concerto (soloist: Ann Binks), Schubert's Marche Militaire No 1 (orchestrated by Richard Lawrence), Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel Overture, Tchaikovsky's Little Russian Symphony, Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage overture, Schubert's Overture in the Italian Style (in C), Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony (No 5 in D minor), Dvořák's Symphony No 6, Weber's Euryanthe Overture, Elgar's Three Dances From the Bavarian Highlands, and Beethoven's Symphony No 1.

We sometimes change part of our repertoire twice a term to get experience performing different pieces.

 


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