Our Fiftieth Anniversary concert season got off to a spectacular launch with a “Proms in the Park” concert at the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry, one of our commercial supporters and sponsors of the concert. It was an amazing night of top class music which sparkled with wonderful guests.Terry Waite, CBE spoke about the importance of working towards peace in the world and the contribution of the arts and music in the enrichment of our lives. He supported the Orchestra’s commitment to developing young musical talent in the region and encouraged us to not waver in this regard. Maria Hinfelaar, our President, in launching our anniversary season, shared about the important relationship that Wrexham Glyndŵr University has with the Orchestra and its work with the students, offering them real life projects as part of their study programmes. It was a win-
We have four brand new collaborations during this season. Firstly with the Royal British Legion in Wales, as we join forces in a commemoration of the 100 years since the Great War in a special concert on November 24th. It includes John William’s Dartmoor 1912 from “War Horse” and music by Elgar, Ravel and Walton. Our own Rhiannon Collins is the viola soloist in Hindemith’s “Trauermusik”. The concert will include an act of commemoration for those who gave their lives in the Great war and also in subsequent wars. Students at the University are working on projects related to our WW1 concert. In February, in a collaboration with Welsh National Opera, our President’s Annual concert offers a wonderful programme including Elgar’s Sea Pictures with soloist Rebecca Afonwy-
We look forward to seeing you join in our WW1 Commemoration concert in the William Aston Hall as we pay tribute to those who gave their today for our tomorrows.
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Looking ahead to 2020, we are now able to announce that on June 20 we are returning to the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, to perform Mahler’s Eighth symphony. There are pictures of our previous concert day at the Bridgewater Hall here, when we played Mahler 2 in 2015