This extraordinary concert is a celebration of 40 years music making with Colin Metters and ESYO. Founded in 1979, East Sussex Youth Orchestra affected and influenced many hundreds of lives. ESYO alumni from across the years now return to play once again under Colin’s baton. Colin’s invitation was open to all alumni and the Reunion Orchestra contains players at the top of the profession, occasional and freelance players, enthusiastic amateurs, and those who had to find their instruments and practise!
The following quotes reflect feelings and sentiments expressed by so many:
“I think I learned most of my orchestral skills during those summers and most importantly had some of the strongest musical experiences of my life. It really was such a special time and I know many others feel the same.” (C.M. Violinist)
“20 years after leaving ESYO, and God knows how many orchestras later, nothing comes close to the way I felt being on stage with you, Colin, and ESYO. For this, my eternal thanks and respect!” (T.O. Oboist)
Leader: Charles Mutter
Conductor: Colin Metters
Rossini Overture: Semiramide
The first piece played by ESYO on October 1979 at the Congress Theatre Eastbourne.
Powell New Commission. World Premiere
John Powell, a founding member, now internationally recognised composer of film scores and the very moving Prussian Requiem has composed a piece in celebration and thanks for his time with Colin and ESYO. He journeys from Los Angeles with his viola to play again, forty years on !
Mahler Symphony No: 5
Never played by ESYO in 40 years. Now programmed to excite and thrill all ESYO alumni.
|Sunday - 20th October||7:30 PM||£15||Book Now|
Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Bagenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.
The Phoenix Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.
Phoenix Pianos are a British company that pride themselves on leading the piano manufacture industry with new, high-end piano technologies.
Founder and Chairman, Richard Dain, is a man of impressive engineering pedigree and tireless vision, who in the early 2000s began to combine his passion for pianos and music with his wide-ranging engineering skills.
A series of ground-breaking innovations have led to the most technologically advanced pianos in the world.
The Phoenix mission is twofold:
Phoenix instruments benefit from:
The installation of a fleet of Phoenix instruments in the Fairfield Halls, and their sponsoring of the Phoenix Academy, represent a very special moment for both piano design and manufacture, and for this premier venue.