SATURDAY 25TH JUNE 2016 | 8.00PM | St. James


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Romeo and Juliet

Jean Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47 (Soloist - David Le Page)

Sergei Prokofiev
Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

For the second concert of the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra 2016 Credit Suisse Series, the orchestra is delighted to welcome back guest conductor Richard Dickins and local born, international musician David le Page.

To begin this exciting concert the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's ‘Romeo and Juliet Overture’, a magical fantasy piece, based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy. It is with great pleasure that the orchestra will play alongside locally born violinist David le Page, who will be performing Sibelius's violin concerto. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear an international soloist who has true Guernsey roots performing one of the most frequently recorded and performed concertos of the violin repertoire. A music journalist from The Independent describes David as ‘one the most exciting musicians I’ve been lucky enough to encounter. The finesse and fieriness of his playing is always top-notch, whether he is working as a solo violinist, in chamber music or as leader of his orchestra; but more than that, his unique sense of creativity infuses everything he does. His own music has a strong personal voice, full of improvisatory flair and independence of thought – and, like his interpretations of the classical repertoire, seems driven by a deeply poetic spirit.’

To conclude the concert, the orchestra will continue with the theme of the classic love story and perform excerpts from the ballet ‘Romeo and Juliet’ composed by Prokofiev.

Conductor: Richard Dickins

Soloist: David Le Page (Violin)

Richard Dickins will return to conduct the entire 2016 series:


19 NOVEMBER 2016

The GSO will welcome a finalist from the BBC Young Musician 2016 to perform a concerto with the orchestra

The 2016 series of concerts is kindly sponsored by Credit Suisse (Channel Islands) Limited
The Orchestra would like to thank Credit Suisse for their continued support since 1992