Craig Lawton conductor
Shoshanah Sievers violin

Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Wieniawksi Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 22
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Bernstein   Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Standard ticket: £20

60 Plus: £12

Student: 8

Craig and the Charity Symphony Orchestra are joined by the award-winning violinist, Shoshanah Sievers, to raise money for KIDS.

The programme is aimed at evoking feelings of fun, romance and excitement beginning with notes from Tchaikovsky’s holiday in Italy and then the richly tuneful and masterfully orchestrated violin concerto by Wieniawski. This demands both musical poetry from the orchestra as well as virtuosic fire from the soloist!  

The second half returns to holidays with a trip to Cuba and the rhythm of the rumba continuing into Bernstein’s famous symphonic dances from West Side Story.

Craig says:

we look forward to performing at the Turner Sims, it’s where the orchestra’s founding members first made music together. We have raised thousands for charity over the years and look forward to a record-breaking achievement from this truly exciting programme


Shoshanah, 17, is a violinist and composer. She was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in 2017. Shoshanah has performed in recitals and concertos throughout the southeast and her playing has been described as a “glorious sustained sound” coupled with “terrific technical ability”. In 2016, she was winner of the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers Competition. Her piece, “Les Nuance de la Lumiere”, written for solo violin was performed as part of a Proms Extra concert on BBC Radio 3. In 2017, she completed a BBC commission “Silence”, working with Wellcome Collection exploring the relationship between music and dementia, which was also premiered on Radio 3. Shoshanah feels "honoured to work with the Charity Symphony Orchestra to raise money for such an essential and admirable cause as KIDS."

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