Dr Catherine Hocking, Music Officer at the University’s Lakeside Arts Centre, reveals forthcoming plans for the Department’s leading musical ensembles:
At Lakeside we’re working on exciting performance projects for students over the coming months. We will be mounting our first outdoor symphonic orchestra concert next year. The ‘Summer Symphony in the Park’ on Sunday 16 June 2013 will be free to the public, and we anticipate attracting a very large crowd for the afternoon concert. The University orchestra will perform a concert of largely well-known popular classics such as ‘Jupiter’ from Holst’s The Planets and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. A highlight of the concert will be Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez performed by the EMI Classics-signed Xuefei Yang, an amazing opportunity for the student orchestra to perform with one of the world’s finest guitarists. A large screen situated next to the stage will show video clips of items by our students in the Nottingham Malaysia and China campuses. It promises to be a fantastic evening, so bring family, friends and a picnic hamper for a musical summer evening by the lake next to Lakeside.
Before then, join us on Saturday 1 December for a programme of gorgeous Slavic music. Every academic year Lakeside programmes a large-scale concert with the University Philharmonia and Choir at the Albert Hall in Nottingham. This year's programme includes music by Glinka and Suk, and substantial extracts from operas by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Borodin. Tickets are available from the Lakeside Box Office.
Find out more about performance at the Department of Music.
Posted on Friday 2nd November 2012