2017/18 - A Symphonic Gallery

Our 124th season is an exploration of the relationship between the visual arts and orchestral music, with at least one piece on each concert inspired by painting, sculpture, or filmmaking.

The online brochure below is a way of finding out more about the music and art we will be sharing this season - click on the image for a concert schedule; interesting content about the music, art, and soloists; and links to book your tickets for each concert, or scroll down for a quick view of our concerts and programmes.

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Film Music: SOLD OUT

  • February 24th 2018 7:30 pm Christchurch NN1 5LL;
  • John Williams Suite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Bernard Herrmann Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra
  • William Walton Battle of Britain
  • Malcolm Arnold Suite from Inn of the Sixth Happiness
  • William Alwyn Nemesis from Odd Man Out
  • Richard Rodney Bennett Waltz from Murder on the Orient Express
  • John Williams Adventures on Earth from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa

  • April 21st 2018 7:30 pm Christchurch NN1 5LL;
  • Claude Debussy La Mer – Three Symphonic Sketches
  • Richard Peaslee Arrows of Time – featuring Trombone Soloist Carol Jarvis
  • Arnold Bax The Garden of Fand
  • Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko op. 5

George Frederic Watts

  • June 16th 2018 – 7:30 pm Saint Matthew’s Church NN1 5RT;
  • Charles Villiers Stanford Symphony no. 6 –“In Memoriam G.F. Watts”
  • Edward Elgar Enigma Variations
  • Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto no 1 – featuring Anna Szalucka
  • William Alwyn Piano Concerto no 1 – featuring Anna Szalucka

Friends’ Concert – Exclusive to the Friends of the NSO

  • July 15th 2018;
  • Ottorino Respighi Trittico Boticelliano
  • Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Astor Piazzolla Tangazo – Variations on Buenos Aires
  • Manuel de Falla Ritual Fire Dance
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
    • Please note, while the NSO will always endevour to present concerts as advertised; concert programmes, venues, and soloists are subject to change.