A warm welcome to the 28th season of the Oswestry School Recital Series
What a remarkable musical and emotional evening we shared with Chris Symons as soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra in the final concert of the last Series. It was his final concert as Director of the Series and we owe Chris a great debt of thanks for the years of international music and musicians he consistently brought to Oswestry.
So indefatigable was Chris there is now a group of people who have stepped up, not to replace him (how would that be possible after all?), but to continue presenting the Series to you, the wonderfully appreciative Oswestry audience, and we hope our first Series contains the same eclectic mix of old and new that you have come to expect.
In fact, we have no fewer than four returners this year: perennial favourite John Lill, (who once told Chris he'd be happy to return for a packet of crisps and a pint of beer, so enjoyable was his time here), comes to offer us a wonderful programme of Beethoven, the London Mozart Players and the Endellion Quartet are back, along with Catrin Finch, who you may not remember came way back in 1997 as soloist with the Purcell School Chamber Orchestra! Perhaps our most popular returner, of course, is Chris Symons himself, who will be at all the concerts and will continue to write his hugely entertaining programme of notes. Bravo to that!
We are very excited to be joined by new artists to the Series, clarinettist Emma Johnson and period indtrument group The London Handel Players. All the artists for this Series are wonderful and their programmes an exciting mixture of standards and surprises. We hope you enjoy yourselves.
Individual tickets can be bought for each concert, as detailed in the booking form, but we highly recommend the amazingly priced Subscriber Ticket at just £90 for the whole Series. (Since these bargain tickets are limited to just 200, early application is strongly recommended.)