Welcome to the RTWSO’s 2016/17 season

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to another exciting season of Sunday afternoon concerts in our 2016/17 season. Our new season sees the welcome return of world renowned pianist Peter Donohoe with Rachmaninov’s ‘Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini’ and rising star Callum Smart performing the lyrical Korngold Violin Concerto. Guest conductors George Vass and Neil Thomson join us again for two concerts of great English and Russian music, and I am looking forward to conducting the first Opera Gala in the orchestra’s 94-year history.

Other highlights include Prokofiev’s brilliant music from ‘Romeo & Juliet’, Mozart’s superbly crafted ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ with the orchestra’s principal wind players as soloists, and to close the season, Mozart’s vibrant Symphony No. 39 and Mahler’s mighty Symphony No. 5, with its beautiful ‘Death in Venice’ Adagietto. With our ticket prices still representing the best value for quality orchestral concerts in the south east, we hope you will continue to support the RTWSO.

We look forward to seeing you,


Roderick Dunk
Music Director

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