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Turner Sims Concert Hall
University Southampton
Salisbury Road

SO17 1BJ


Dmitry ShostakovichSymphony no.10 in E minor, Op.93
Benjamin BrittenYoung Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Benjamin BrittenFour Sea Interludes, Op.33a


Southampton University Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

Rightly regarded as one of the finest university symphony orchestras in the UK, the Southampton University Symphony Orchestra makes a welcome return to Turner Sims to perform one of Shostakovich’s most popular scores – Symphony No. 10. The programme also includes two of Benjamin Britten’s best loved works, the evocative Four Sea Interludes and the ever-popular The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

The gala concert is the orchestra’s showcase performance of the season, featuring challenging works rarely taken on by university orchestras. This season saw the orchestra joined by new Music Director Susanna Riddell. Susanna’s approach to rehearsals and the professionalism she demands from the members has resulted in some extremely exciting ensemble playing from the orchestra. After a highly acclaimed concert in Southampton’s Central Hall, Susanna makes her debut with the orchestra in Turner Sims. 

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