Fulham Symphony Orchestra

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Fulham Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
Fulham Symphony Orchestra logo
Former nameFulham Municipal Orchestra
Founded1958
LocationLondon
Principal conductorMarc Dooley
Websitefso.org.uk

Fulham Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is an amateur orchestra based in west London. It has given premieres of works by Wagner, Puccini and Tchaikovsky, performed with internationally renowned soloists, and featured many times in the national press.

Performances[edit]

A number of internationally renowned soloists have played with the orchestra including Alina Ibragimova,[1] Giovanni Guzzo[2] and Martin Owen.[3]

The FSO has collaborated with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on a number of projects[4][5] and performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC London.[5]

Notable performances have included:

Their 2011 performance of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony at London's St John's Smith Square, was described by Bachtrack as "a terrific performance by splendid band".[24] The Guardian's classical music crtitic wrote of being "surprised and impressed" by a performance in 2009.[25]

History[edit]

For nearly 30 years the musical director of the orchestra was Joseph Vandernoot.[26] Later musical directors included Andrea Quinn, Peter Stark, Roland Roberts and Levon Parikian. Since 2001 the FSO's conductor has been Marc Dooley.

Originally named Fulham Municipal Orchestra, the orchestra was sponsored by Fulham Borough Council (later the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham) until the 1980s.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History of Fulham Symphony Orchestra". Fulham Symphony Orchestra. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Briggs, Bob (November 2010). "Review: Rachmaninov, Sibelius, Debussy and Janáček". Seen and Heard. MusicWeb International. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Four Horns". Time Out. 21 Mar 2009. Retrieved 20 Jun 2014.
  4. ^ "BBC Performing Groups 2010/11 – learning programme". BBC Symphony Orchestra. BBC. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "'Between Earth and Sky' Premiere". Music Sales Classical. 21 November 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  6. ^ Driver, Paul (2017-05-14). "Varèse does it". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  7. ^ "BBC Symphony Orchestra - Total Immersion: Edgard Varèse - Free Performance". BBC Music Events. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  8. ^ "The Music of Edgard Varèse, Recital - BBC Radio 3". BBC. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  9. ^ "Vagn Holmboe". Music Sales Classical. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  10. ^ Forbes, Elizabeth (8 April 1978). "The Brandenburgers at Hurlingham". The Financial Times. p. 12.
  11. ^ "Without benefit of the clergy". The Guardian. 4 Nov 1977. p. 10.
  12. ^ Mann, William (4 May 1973). "Die Feen (review)". The Times. p. 13.
  13. ^ Porter, Andrew (28 July 1973). "Die Feen". The Financial Times. p. 8.
  14. ^ "Delius Society Newsletter" (PDF). 1969.
  15. ^ "What to look out for". The Times. 27 April 1968. p. 18.
  16. ^ Sadie, Stanley (24 May 1968). "Poetic qualities of Delius opera". The Times. p. 7.
  17. ^ Crichton, Ronald (24 May 1968). "Fennimore and Gerda". The Financial Times. p. 38.
  18. ^ Flury, Roger (2012). Giacomo Puccini: A Discography. Scarecrow Press. p. 9. ISBN 0810883295.
  19. ^ "Operatic Blueprint for the 1970s". Opera. Rolls House Publishing Company. 18: 358. 1967.
  20. ^ Walsh, Stephen (9 April 1967). "Review: Premiere for Puccini". The Observer. p. 24.
  21. ^ Porter, Andrew (7 April 1967). "Edgar". The Financial Times. p. 26.
  22. ^ Mann, William (8 December 1972). "Siberia (review)". The Times. p. 13.
  23. ^ "Fulham's Open Air Theatre". The Times. 2 July 1960. p. 12.
  24. ^ Ward, Ken (27 November 2011). "Powerful performances of Campkin and Bruckner by Fulham's finest". Bachtrack. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  25. ^ Service, Tom. "Tom Service on amateur orchestras". The Guardian.
  26. ^ Foreman, Lewis (27 Jul 1999). "Obituary: Joseph Vandernoot". The Independent. Retrieved 1 June 2014.

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