Concert Season 2020/2021

at the Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells

Welcome to the RTWSO's 2020/21 season

Plans for our new series of concerts have now been finalised and we are looking forward to an exciting 2020/21 season.

However, due to Covid-19 restrictions we cannot say for certain when we will be able to resume our concerts. We will be back on stage as soon as we feasibly can, and tickets will be on sale once we have a clearer idea of when this will be. In the meantime, if you would like to support the orchestra through these uncertain times, please consider becoming a friend or a patron. Donations and sponsorship provide a vital source of our funding, particularly at the present time when we are unable to sell tickets. We really do appreciate your ongoing support.

In the coming season we have something for everybody: wonderful soloists such as violinist Joo Yeon Sir, the young baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason who is making such a name for herself, as well as return visits from Katherine Lacy and Stephen Hough.

A special feature is our March concert when we celebrate International Women’s Day. In a first for the RTWSO we have three wonderful pieces composed by women and conducted by Alice Farnham.

Once again we will be running our Education Outreach Programme, inviting pupils from local schools along to workshops and a concert. The March concert also features ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ by Paul Dukas. This much-loved piece will delight young and old alike.

The season’s music is wide-ranging, with pieces from favourites like Beethoven and Tchaikovsky along with Ravel, Mendelssohn, Mahler and Sibelius among others. We are also proud to present two new pieces written by local composers, our own bassoonist Philip Le Bas and Sylvia Villa.

As always, there are very substantial discounts for season tickets which are actually cheaper than they were last year!

We look forward to seeing you.

Frances Armstrong
Chairman