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 currently nearing the end of our Autumn term, playing Beethoven's Egmont overture and Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony. Please note that the last session this term is on Thursday 5 December 2013.
Next term's dates are 16 January to 3 April 2014 inclusive, with a break for half term on 20 February.
Summer term starts on 1 May and ends on 3 July 2014, and half term is on Thursday 29 May.
Since October 2008 we've had great fun playing Rossini: Overture The Silken Ladder, Mozart: Symphony No 40, Beethoven: Symphony No 2, Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte, Elgar: Enigma Variations, Schubert: Symphony No 6, Hérold: Zampa Overture, Dvorak: 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, Mozart's Symphony No 31 (Paris), 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 the Leon Singers), two of Copland's Old American Songs, 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, Beethoven's Symphony No 4, Dvorak'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), Dvorak's Symphony No 6, Weber's Euryanthe Overture, Elgar's Three Dances From the Bavarian Highlands, and Beethoven's Symphony No 1.
We often change some of the repertoire twice a term to get experience performing different pieces.
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