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2017 is our 37th season

 We are archiving details (programmes, photos, reviews etc) of concerts. It is a work in progress.

You will find them by going to the Events tab and then archived details. To help you, for example,

here is a link to our annual choral concert Brahms' Requiem on 19 March 2017 with Graham Jones conductor Lisa Wigmore leader

Click on the Events tab also for a list of all concerts (from our first one in January 1980) which can be sorted according to date, composer, work etc.

Click on the Orchestra tab for a gallery of photographs of the orchestra.

Please contact concertmanager@eso.org.uk or 07780 993801 for more information. 

The orchestra always welcomes new players and we are keen to hear from anyone who is interested in joining us. 
We are particularly keen to fill spaces in our brass, percussion and string sections.
Please contact orchestramanager@eso.org.uk or 07789 988477.

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  Concert and rehearsal schedule and other dates for the rest of the 2017 season

more details from concertmanager@eso.org.uk

 

Sun 22 October 2017, Autumn Concert, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players rehearsals (2–5pm)

click here for bowing for first violin Bizet

click here for bowing for first violin Mascagni

click here for bowing for first violin Mozart

click here for bowing for first violin Saint-Saens

click here for bowing for first violin Verdi

click here for bowing for first violin Gluck

click here for bowng for first violin Puccini

click here for bowing for first violin Donizetti

click here for bowing for first violin Borodin

St Saviour’s Church Hall: 30 Sep, 14 Oct

21 Oct (St Saviour's Church)

22 Oct (St Saviour’s Church)

 Click here for a flyer for this concert

A Night at the Opera
Bizet Carmen Suite
Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Mozart Exultate Jubilate
Saint-Saëns Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Verdi Overture from La forza del destino
Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice
Puccini O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Donizetti Quel guardo il cavaliere from Don Pasquale
Borodin Polovtsian Dances (arr for orchestra)
Kenneth Roberts conductor
Lisa Wigmore leader
Susannah Appleyard soprano soloist
£14 in advance (£12 for ESO Friends); £15 on the door (£13 for ESO Friends)
concertmanager@eso.org.uk 07780 993801
Reid and Dean, 43-45 Cornfield Road, Eastbourne BN21 4QG
Seats are not reserved

 

2018 is our 38th season

 

ESO 31st Young Soloist Competition

Birley Centre

Round One

Saturday (*from 2pm) and Sunday (*from 12noon) 6 and 7 January 2018

*exact timings to be decided

Final

Sunday 28 January 2–6pm 2018

 

Spring Concert 2018

Sunday 18 March 2018, 7.30pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players rehearsals (2-5pm) St Saviour's Church Hall: 3 Mar, 10 Mar; (church) 17 Mar

Players and singers rehearsal (2.30-5.30pm) St Saviour's Church: 18 Mar

Singers rehearsals and workshops to be decided


Summer Concert 2018

Sat 16 June 2018, 7.30pm, St Saviour's Church

Players rehearsals (2–5pm)

St Saviour’s Church Hall: 2 Jun, 9 Jun

16 Jun (St Saviour's Church)


Autumn Concert 2018

Sun 21 October 2018, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players rehearsals (2–5pm) St Saviour’s Church Hall: 6 Oct, 13 Oct

20 Oct (St Saviour's Church)

21 Oct (St Saviour’s Church)

 

2019 is our 39th season

 (all dates below are provisional)

ESO 32nd Young Soloist Competition

Birley Centre

Round One

Saturday (*from 2pm) and Sunday (*from 12noon) 5 and 6 January 2019

*exact timings to be decided

Final

Sunday 27 January 2–6pm 2019

 

Spring Concert 2019

Sunday 17 March 2019, 7.30pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players rehearsals (2-5pm) St Saviour's Church Hall: 23 Feb, 9 Mar; (church) 16 Mar

Players and singers rehearsal (2.30-5.30pm) St Saviour's Church: 17 Mar

Singers rehearsals and workshops to be decided


Summer Concert 2019

Sat 15 June 2018, 7.30pm, St Saviour's Church

Players rehearsals (2–5pm)

St Saviour’s Church Hall: 1 Jun, 8 Jun

15 Jun (St Saviour's Church)

 

Autumn Concert 2019

Sun 20 October 2019, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players rehearsals (2–5pm) St Saviour’s Church Hall: 5 Oct, 12 Oct

19 Oct (St Saviour's Church)

20 Oct (St Saviour’s Church)

This list was last updated on 10 August 2017