Orchestra season is milestone for conductor
The Maidstone Symphony Orchestra is preparing for the start of this year’s concert season.
The first performance of their 107th season will be at Mote Hall, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, on Saturday where they will play Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2.
The concert season will feature five “stars in the making,” soloists including BBC young musicians of the year for 2014 and 2016, Martin James Bartlett and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
Part of this Saturday’s performance will be violinist Savitri Grier, the young soloist who has recently played Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with both the Bournemouth Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras.
Also in the program is Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, written to celebrate the perceived glories of the Russian revolution, a timely piece of music with the approach of the historic event’s 100th anniversary.
This season will be particularly special as it marks 25 years as conductor for Brian Wright.
Brian Wright has 25 years as conductor of the Maidstone Symphony Orchestra