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Drill down into a concert...

Discovery Concert –6th August 3.15pm – 4.15pm


A ‘Discovery Concert’ is exactly what it says on the tin. JSO Conductor, Hilary Davan Wetton, will lead the audience through some of the evening concert’s repertoire, offering sign posts to crucial moments and special orchestral effects which might be missed on a first hearing. He will show how the composer has put the music together and how the various themes interlock with each other. This process will deepen understanding of the music and help the audience to greater enjoyment of it.

  • Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

  • Glinka: Overture. Ruslan and Ludmilla

  • Elgar: Cello Concerto

  • Smetana: Die Moldau (Vltava)

  • Grieg: Morning and In the Hall of the Mountain King

  • Bizet: Carmen Suite No.1

Hilary has wide experience of guiding audiences of all ages through the joys and excitements of orchestral music. For six years, he was presenter/conductor for Classic FM’s Masterclass, and he was Jo Brand’s organ teacher for the BBC 1 series, Play It Again. As Director of the Classical Roadshow, he has brought tens of thousands of young people into a closer relationship with high quality music.


The event will last for one hour, with no interval.


Tickets can be bought at the door £10 adults, £5 children and students