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Saturday 24th September 2016 at 7:30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

September Spectacular

Puccini - Capriccio Sinfonico
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and ‘Cello
Soloists - Maya Iwabuchi and Matthias Felle
Weber - Tchaikovsky Ballet Suite from Sleeping Beauty
Tomlinson - Fantasia on ‘Auld Lang Syne’


Saturday 4th June 2016 at 7:30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

Your Concert

Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks
Mahler - Adagietto from Symphony No.5
Ravel - Bolero
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5



Saturday 6th February 2016 at 7:30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

A Scottish Blend

Soloist - Dennis Hagerty sings Scotland the Brave, Ae Fond Kiss, The Tartan, Loch Lomon and Scots Wha Hae

Mendelssohn - The Hebrides Overture
Arnold - Four Scottish Dances
Mason and McGarva (Arrangers) - The Drummers
McGarva - Takashi’s Dawn
Roever and Korb - Highland Cathedral
McGarva (Arrangers) - Marches
Mason - The Old Man of Hoy



Saturday 26th September 2015 at 7:30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

September Symphony

Mozart - Overture: Marriage of Figaro
Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia
Smetana - Symphonic Poem Vltava
Tchaikovsky- Symphony No. 4



Saturday 20th June 2015 at 7:30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

This concert was a farewell to Ron Walker who is stepping down as Principal Conductor of TSO.

Berlioz - Overture Roman Carnival
Weber - Concertino for clarinet and orchestra
Soloist - Sarah Watts
Weber -
Adagio and Hungarian Rondo for bassoon and Orchestra
Soloist - Laurence Perkins
Richard Strauss -
Duett Concertino for clarinet, bassoon and orchestra
Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Sibelius - Finlandia

The evening rounded off with two of Ron's favourites - the Waltz from Eugene Onegin and Finlandia.  The orchestra revelled in playing these works and showed TSO at its very best said the critic.  Read the full crit here.

Saturday 7th February 2015 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

Showtime music from Wicked, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Gilbert and Sullivan, James Bond movies, plus
Adam - Overture Si j'etais Roi
Herold - Overture Zampa
Barber - Adagio for Strings

Based on tonight's performance from both orchestra and conductor, it is heartening that Ron's legacy will certainly be in safe hands for the future said the critic. Read the full crit here.



Saturday 20th September 2014 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

Hamish McCunn - Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Saint-Saëns - Dance Macabre
Malcolm Arnold - Tam O'Shanter
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

"Another successful evening from the orchestra" said the critic.  Read the full crit here.



Saturday 28th June 2014 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

Rossini - Overture "Il Signor Bruschino"
Khachaturian -  Adagio from Spartacus
Also known as the music for the Onedin Line
Tchaikovsky - Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet
An old favourite with all the passion of Shakespeare's play
Dvorak - Cello Concerto
Soloist: Matthias Feile
Former principal cellist of the Philharmonia Orchestra London, Matthias is now a fully qualified doctor of medicine.

What a superb way to round off an evening of fantastic music said the critics.  Read more here.



Matthias Feile

Saturday 8th February 2014 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

This concert was dedicated to the memory of TSO member cellist
Audrey Brown, who died in 2013.

'Nimrod' - Enigma Variations (Elgar)
Rossini 'On Ilkla Moor'
Intermezzo - 'Cavalleria Rusticana' - Mascagni
Selection from 'Evita' - Lloyd Webber
Meditation from 'Thais' - Massenet
(Violin Solo: Muriel Dyer Audrey Brown's sister)
Theme from 'Out of Africa' - John Barry
Mexican Hat Dance - Peter Hope
'Dance of the Hours' - Ponchielli
'Holberg Suite' - Grieg
Playful Scherzo - Peter Hope
Galop from Masquerade Suite - Khachaturian
Champagne Polka - Strauss

"A most enjoyable evening of light music" said the critic.  Read his full crit here.

Audrey Brown

Saturday 28th September 2013 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar


The programme featured -

Claire Echevarria - Flute
Sophie Askew  - Harp
Maggie Findlay - Soprano
Bob Thomson - Clarinet

In the following works by Mozart:

Overture – ‘The Impresario'
Overture -‘La Clemensa di Tito’

Concerto for Harp & Flute In C Major K.299
Symphony No. 29 in A Major K.201
Symphony No.39 in E flat Major K.543

‘Parto, parto’  (Aria - ‘La Clemensa di Tito’)
'Laudate Dominum'

Ron Walker must be very, very pleased with this performance said the critic.  Read the full crit here.



Saturday 22nd June 2013 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

This was a  Grand Gala Concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary of TSO's first performance. The programme was:

Beethoven - Overture 'Fidelio'
Max Bruch - Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra
Soloist -
Ben Norris
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2

Ron Walker deserves great credit for exacting such a high standard of performance from the Orchestra said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit here.

Saturday 2nd February 2013 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

The theme of this concert was Invitation to the Dance. The programme was:

Weber - Invitation to the Dance’
Tschaikowsky - Waltz from ’Eugene Onegin’
Dvorak - Slavonic Dances Op.46
Strauss - ‘Thunder & Lightning’ Polka
Strauss - ‘Emperor’ Waltz
Suppe - The ‘Banditenstreiche’ overture
Tschaikowsky - Polonaise from ‘Eugene Onegin’
Shostakovich - Jazz Suite No 2
Strauss - ‘Feuerfest’ Polka
Strauss - ‘Blue Danube’ Waltz
Strauss - ‘Auf der Jagd’ (Polka schnell)
Strauss - ‘Radetsky’ March

This was an ambitious programme, and the players and conductor deserve warm congratulations for the hard work which must have accompanied rehearsing such a large number of pieces wrote a music critic.  Read the full crit here

Saturday 22nd September 2012 at 7.30pm -Reid Hall, Forfar

TSO shared the platform with Angus Choral Society & Cecilian Choir, Dundee. The programme was:

Schubert – ‘Rosamunde’ Overture
Vangelis (arr. Ron Walker) - 1492 The Conquest of Paradise

Haydn – ‘St. Nicolas' Mass
(Conductor - Mary Veal)
Schubert (orch. Ron Walker) - The Lord is my Shepherd

Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major (‘Eroica’)

An evening of musical delight and pleasure said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit here.

Mary Veal




Saturday 23rd June 2012 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar


Programme had a French theme:

Charpentier Fanfare from 'Te Deum' 
Offenbach  Overture to La Belle Helene
Bizet  Symphony No 1 in C
Gounod Petite Symphonie for Wind 
Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1  
ChabrieMarche Joyeuse

This concert was dedicated to the memory of Michael Wilson, a TSO supporter, who died earlier this year.

 a word of praise to the TSO strings would not be out of place here; their highly commendable contribution, allied to the proficient woodwind, brass and percussion, led to the overall success of this performance.said the Dundee Courier. Read the full crit here.





Saturday 4th February 2012 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar


A February Festival for Youth.

Jonathan Willcocks -Meet the orchestra
(narrator - Ron Stewart)

Humperdinck -  Overture Hansel and Gretel
Prokofiev -Peter and the Wolf
(narrator - Ron Stewart)
John Williams - Music from Superman
Hans Christian Lumbye - Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
Jonathan Willcocks - The Theatre Ghost
(narrator - Ron Stewart)

Ravel - Bolero
Selections from 'Pirates of the Caribbean' (arr. Ricketts)

Orchestra’s child-friendly offerings are a Real Winner said the Dundee Courier.  Read more about it here.

Peter and the Wolf

Saturday 24th September 2011 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

An Evening of Magic and Dance

Weber Overture Oberon
Delibes Ballet Suite Coppelia
Brahms Symphony No. 4

The orchestra produced a memorable concert said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit here .

Saturday 25th June 2011 - Reid Hall, Forfar

A Summer Symphony Concert

Dvorak Carnival Overture
Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso
Nicolai Overture The Merry Wives of Windsor
Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Offenbach Overture Orpheus in the Underworld

"A change of programme due to unforeseen circumstances 5 days before the concert would have been a daunting task for a professional orchestra to have undertaken, yet the TSO players rose to the challenge superbly"  said the Dundee Courier. 
Read the full crit here.


Antonin Dvorak

Saturday 5th February 2011  - Reid Hall, Forfar

This concert was a Festival of Light Music

Curtain up - a showtime medley arr. Bob Krogstad
Cotswold Folk Dance Suite - Philip Lane
Salute to the Big Apple - arr. Calvin Custer
3 American Sketches - arr. Peter Hope
Rossini on Ilkla Moor baht 'at - Eric Fenby
Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson, featuring dancers
Cally and Kyle Robertson from the Esk Academy of Dance
A Salute to Cole Porter -arr. John Whitney
Gilbert & Sullivan Medley - arr. Ted Ricketts
Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein - arr. John Moss
Fantasia on Auld Lang Syne - Ernest Tomlinson

"The orchestra's performance throughout was excellent" said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit here.


Saturday 25th September 2010  - Reid Hall, Forfar

An all-Tchaikovsky programme, featuring the symphony played at TSO's first concert:

Fantasy Overture "Romeo and Juliet"
Capriccio Italien
Symphony No. 6 in B minor - "Pathetique"

"A First-class night of Tchaikovsky" said the Dundee Courier.  Read what they wrote here.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Saturday 19th June 2010 at 7.30pm - Caird Hall, Dundee

A Showtime Extravaganza!

Richard Meyer - An American Rhapsody
Lloyd Webber - Selection from "Phantom of the Opera"
Schönberg (arr. Britten) - Orchestral Suite from "Miss Saigon"
Lloyd Webber (arr. Calvin Custer) - Themes from "Evita"
John Barry - "Dances with Wolves" suite
Katchaturian - Adagio from "Spartacus"
Bill Conti (arr. Ron Walker) Theme from "North and South"
Ted Ricketts - Themes from "Chicago"

"Cinematic flavour brings the hall to life" said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit here.

Caird Hall

Saturday 6th February 2010 - Reid Hall, Forfar

"Music from Stage and Screen"

For this concert, we were joined by the Byrerhythm Taiko Drummers who opened the second half.

Richard Meyer - An American Rhapsody
arr, Calvin Custer - Themes from "Evita"
Bob Lowden - Selection from "Les Miserables"
arr. Calvin Custer - Music from "Grease"
Victor Lopez - James Bond Medley
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Ronan Hardiman - Music from "Lord of the Dance"
Ted Ricketts - Themes from "Chicago"
"Disney's The Lion King Orchestral Song Suite"
Music by Elton John,  Words by Tim Rice
Score by Hans Zimmer
Arranged by Brad Kelley
1994 Wonderland Music Co., Inc. (BMI)

"The audience enthusiastically enjoyed a musical extravaganza" said the Dundee Courier. Read what else they said here.
Also, read here the compliments passed by Making Music Scotland.

Saturday 26th September 2009 - Reid Hall, Forfar

We were delighted that the harpist Sophie Crichton joined us for this concert.  Sophie was the soloist in William Alwyn's "Lyra Angelica" - a Concerto for Harp and String Orchestra.

The remainder of the programme was:
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G Major
Elgar – Serenade for Strings in E Minor Op 20
Haydn – Symphony No 22 in E Flat (The Philosopher)

TSO’s Autumn Serenade -  a ‘very interesting recital’ said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit here.


Sophie Crichton

Saturday 20th June 2009 - Caird Hall, Dundee

This was a joint concert with the Arbroath Instrumental Band, conductor Mike Robertson

Orchestra only:
Rossini - Overture "William Tell"
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto, Soloist - Euan Crabb
Morriconi -
Gabriel's Oboe, arranged for trumpet and orchestra by Euan Crabb
Band only:
Works by Paul Lovet-Cooper, Luc Vertommen, Edward Gregson and Peter Graham.
Orchestra and band together:
Andrew Duncan - The Declaration of Arbroath, re-scored by the composer for Band & Orchestra, this was the first performance of a new version which was commissioned by both groups especially for tonight's concert.

"The TSO have got into the excellent habit of bringing unusual music to their annual Caird Hall concert" said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit here.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Saturday 7th February 2009 at 7.30pm - Reid Hall, Forfar

"February Film Festival".  Programme:

John Williams - "Olympic Fanfare and Theme"
Lloyd Webber - "Jesus Christ Superstar" medley
John Barry - "Dances with Wolves" suite
Gershwin - Suite from "An American in Paris"
Stephen Schwartz - "Wicked" selection
John Williams - "The Cowboys" overture
Lloyd Webber - Selection from "Phantom of the Opera"
Bernstein - Selection from "West Side Story"
John Barry - "Out of Africa" main theme
Paul Lavender - A Tribute to John Williams

"TSO ringing the changes" said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit here.

Saturday 27th September 2008 - Reid Hall, Forfar

Our soloist for this concert was Claire Forgan, who has been a member of TSO for a number of years.


Schubert - Overture "Rosamunde" D797
Mozart - Flute Concerto No 1 in G K313
Beethoven - Symphony No 3 in E flat Op 55 "Eroica"

"A very fine concert and one in which TSO can be justifiably proud" said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit.

         Claire Forgan

Saturday 21st June 2008 - Caird Hall, Dundee

We were delighted to welcome back Sarah Williamson as our soloist for this concert.  Sarah has played twice before with TSO to great acclaim.


Rossini - Overture "The Thieving Magpie"
Crusell - Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op. 5
Lovreglio - Fantasia da Concerto su motivi de "La Traviata" di G. Verdi (arr. Jonas Forssell) (UK Premiere)
Schubert -
Symphony No. 9 in C  D944 "The Great"

"wonderful clarinet playing by Sarah, and high quality achieved by the orchestra" said the Dundee Courier. Read the full crit.


   Sarah Williamson

Saturday 9th February 2008 - Reid Hall, Forfar

TSO's "Grand Tour"

Suppé - Overture "Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna"
McCunn - "Land of the Mountain and the Flood"
Françaix - "L'Horloge de Flore" (Solo Oboe -
Geoffrey Bridge)
Coates - "London" Suite
Wagner - Overture "Die Meistersinger"
Jacob - "Barber of Seville" goes to the Devil
Sullivan - "Merchant of Venice" Suite
Strauss - "Blue Danube" Waltz

"Le Grand Tour" contained something for everyone said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit.

Saturday 22nd September 2007 - Reid Hall, Forfar

Gabriel Fauré - Dolly Suite Op. 56
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64
Soloist: Sophie Sneddon
Sibelius -
Edward Gregson - Tuba Concerto 1978
Soloist: Ross Knight
- Pomp and Circumstance No. 4

A praiseworthy recital said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit.

Ross Knight and Sophie Sneddon

Saturday 23rd June 2007 - Caird Hall, Dundee

Shostakovich - Festival Overture
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
Soloist: Joseph Long
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 6 in B minor Op 74 - Pathétique

"Most people who attended Saturday's concert will have gone home really satisfied".  Read the full crits





Joseph Long

Saturday 10th February 2007 - Reid Hall, Forfar

Reznicek - Overture "Donna Diana"
Ponchielli - "Dance of the Hours" from "La Gioconda"
Holst - "Venus" from "The Planets"
Delibes - Extracts from "Coppelia":
                 Prelude and Mazurka
             Theme Slave Varié
Humperdinck - Overture "Hansel and Gretel"
Khatchaturian - Adagio from "Spartacus"
Sibelius - Valse Triste
Schonberg (arr. Britten) - Orchestral Suite from "Miss Saigon"

"Plenty to savour from all Sections" said the Dundee Courier.  Read the full crit.


Saturday 9th September 2006 - Reid Hall, Forfar

Mozart  "Marriage of Figaro" Overture
Mozart  Oboe Concerto in C Major K314
Soloist: Geoffrey Bridge
Symphony No 31 in D Major "Paris" K297
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A Minor "Scottish" Op 56

"Excellent Homage to Mozart by TSO"
read the full crit



Geoffrey Bridge

Saturday 24 June 2006 - Caird Hall, Dundee
Sunday 25 June 2006 - Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Brahms  Academic Festival Overture Op 80
W A Plagge Concerto for Horn and Orchestra Op 49
Soloist:  Christine Allan
(UK Premiere)
Dvorak  Symphony No 9 in E Minor Op 95  "from the New World"

"This performance was indeed a tour de force by Christine Allan, and much credit for the success of the accompaniment must go to conductor Ron Walker."
Read the full crit

Christine Allan

Saturday 11th February 2006 - Reid Hall, Forfar

"February Fantasia"

Peter Maxwell Davies  An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise
Soloist: Glenn Ross (bagpipes)
"Nimrod" from Enigma Variations
Boublil/Schoenberg Les Miserables Symphonic Suite
Tschaikowsky/Lennon & McCartney (arr. Arthur Wilkinson) Beatlecracker Suite
Alexander Campbell Mackenzie Benedictus
Ernest Tomlinson Fantasia on Auld Lang Syne

"This February Fantasia was fantastic, and Ron Walker can be justifiably proud of his players".
Read the full crit









Glenn Ross

17 September 2005 - Reid Hall, Forfar
18 September 2005 - Town Hall, Montrose

Holberg Suite for strings Op 40 - Grieg
Sinfonia Concertante K.279b - Mozart
Christine Allan (Horn)
Geoffrey Bridge (Oboe)
Aileen Taylor (Bassoon)
Robert Thomson (Clarinet)

Symphony No 104 in D ("London") - Haydn

Read what the papers said

25 June 2005 - Caird Hall, Dundee

Overture "Roman Carnival" - Berlioz
Piano Concerto No 2 in G Op 44 - Tchaikovsky
Soloist - Joseph Long
Symphony No 5 in C Minor Op 67 - Beethoven

5 February 2005 - Reid Hall, Forfar

Overture "Oberon" - Weber
Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre - Rodrigo
Soloist - Simon Thacker
Symphony No 6 in D Op 60 - Dvorak

25 September 2004 - Reid Hall, Forfar
26 September 2004 - Town Hall, Montrose

The Three Elizabeth Suite - Eric Coates
Gabriel's Oboe from "The Mission" - Ennio Morricone
Capriccio Italien Op 45 - Tchaikovsky
Sandpaper Ballet - Leroy Anderson
Marimba Concerto - Paul Creston
Soloist - Paul Judge
Petite Suite - Debussy
Extracts from "The Raiders" - John Williams

26 June 2004 - Caird Hall, Dundee

Distant Lands - John Rutter
Clarinet Concerto K662 - Mozart
Soloist - Sarah Williamson
Symphony No 2 in E Minor Op 27 - Rachmaninov

7 February 2004 - Reid Hall, Forfar
Myths and Legends

Overture - Fidelio Op 72 - Beethoven
Night on the Bare Mountain - Mussorgsky
"Nimrod" from Enigma Variations - Elgar
Overture Tannhauser - Wagner
Peer Gynt Suite No 1 Op 46 - Grieg
Intermezzo and Barcarole from Tales of Hoffman - Offenbach
Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet - Tchaikovsky

13 September 2003 - Caird Hall, Dundee
10th Anniversary Concert

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K525 - Mozart
Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat Op 74 - Weber
Soloist - Sarah Williamson
Wind Serenade in D minor Op 44 - Dvorak
Afro-American Symphony - William Grant Still

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