Orches­tra sea­son is mile­stone for con­duc­tor

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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.

Pic­ture: Phil Lee FM4952441

Brian Wright has 25 years as con­duc­tor of the Maid­stone Sym­phony Orches­tra

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