Early Bird tickets for the Thursday evening “Night at the Proms” concert will be on sale from 1 June 2017 – see information below.

A “Night at the Proms” Concert by the Torbay Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Richard Gonski) will be held in the Festival Marquee on Thursday 22 June 2017. Entry from 7.00pm, concert at 7.30pm. Bring your flags and sing along! Bays beer, cider and wine are available at this event, before the Main Beer and Wine Festival commences on Friday 23 June. Many thanks for kind donations to the raffle: Kingskerswell Co-op, The Linny Inn, Hare & Hounds, The Rotary Club and an anonymous donor.

ADVANCE TICKET SALES FOR THE THURSDAY EVENING CONCERT ONLY

ENTRANCE PRICES
Early Bird discount tickets (available from 1 June up to 18 June) – £8 per person.
From opening time at the Garden Gate on Monday 19 June and on the door – £10 per person.
Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Buy your tickets from Glynis at the Garden Gate, Fore Street, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5HT or call on 01803 873534.
Tickets will also be available on entry from 7.00pm but this is a very popular evening, so advance booking is recommended.

Please note that all tickets for the Beer and Music festival on the following days (23-24 June) are sold on the door only.

This is a traditional “Night at the Proms” concert by the Torbay Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy stirring traditional flag waving and singing along with those old favourites, Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia. The event is held entirely under cover in the marquee and is not weather dependent.

Conductor: Richard Gonski

Leader: Chris Eastman

Soloist: Ofer Falk

The concert programme this year is:-

Music from the Firebird suite – Stravinsky

Violin concerto – Sibelius Soloist Ofer Falk

Interval

Pomp & Circumstance March No 1 – Sir Edward Elgar

Fantasia on British Sea Songs – Sir Henry Wood

Jerusalem – Sir Hubert Parry

A few words from the Orchestra….

“We are as always looking forward to playing at this lovely venue where we are made so welcome by the enthusiastic audience and it has become a real pleasure to play” David Gay, Torbay Symphony Orchestra. Photos of previous concerts are in the Photo Gallery.

TORBAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  http://www.torbaysymphony.org/

Soloist’s biography:-
Born in Israel in 1967, Ofer Falk studied with the legendary pedagogue Ilona Feher in Tel-Aviv and later with Professor Dora Schwarzberg in Vienna.

Ofer has won numerous prizes in international competitions including the Henryk Szerying special prize (1993) and top prizes in the Tchaikovsky 10th International Competition in Moscow (1994) and Montreal International Violin Competition (1995).

Ofer made his debut performance as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra in February 2003 and was immediately re-invited for subsequent performances. Other UK venues at which Ofer has performed concerti include The Barbican, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Saint Martin in the Fields and the Purcell Room.

Internationally, his performances have been broadcast on both radio and television including BBC Radio 3, German Radio-Berlin, Israeli Radio and Television, Russian State Radio and Television, Canadian Radio (CBC).

Ofer is an accomplished chamber musician. He was founder member and leader of the Schidlof Quartet, (1994-2001) the Falk Quartet (2001-2003), and since 2007, has been leading the Allegri String Quartet, performing with artists such as Murray Perahia and Jack Brymer. He has recorded three CDs with the Schidlof Quartet (Linn Records) one with the Falk Quartet and three with the Allegri Quartet.

Ofer is a professor of Violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at Trinity College of Music in London.

Ofer plays on a 1661 violin by Nicolò Amati of Cremona.