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We are an ensemble of committed and experienced amateur, student and professional musicians, playing under the expert guidance of conductor David Curtis. We play a huge variety of classical pieces throughout the year in various venues in and around Gloucestershire.

Two Pump Room concerts in July

On the afternoon of Sunday 3 July Miranda Krestovnikoff is the narrator in Peter and the Wolf, in our CSO Family Classics concert. Check whether you’re eligible to buy 2-for-1 scheme tickets for this concert.

On the evening of Saturday 9 July Thomas Nickell plays concertos by Bach and Liszt.

For details of both, see below.

2015-16 concerts:

  • The FOAG Concert

    In aid of the Farmers Overseas Action Group

    Saturday 17 October, Pershore Abbey WR10 1DT
    Classics at Pershore

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Smetana: Overture: The Bartered Bride
    Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A K.622 (soloist Sally Harrop)
    Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor Op. 67

    Tickets: £15 (students £7, children 15 and under free) from FOAG Office, 01905 570540 or at the door, or from concert-diary.com

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

    Saturday 28 November 7.30pm, Cheltenham Town Hall GL50 1QA

    Peter Donohoe

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Verdi: Overture The Force of Destiny
    Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat Op.83 (soloist Peter Donohoe)
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op.47

    Tickets: £18, £15, £12 (students and children 50%) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210), at the door,
    and from concert-diary.com

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

    Saturday 30 January 7.30pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE
    Russia - Revolution and Romance 1

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain
    Shostakovich: Symphony no. 3 in E flat (The First of May) Op. 20
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 (soloist Anna Shelest)

    Tickets: £16 reserved, £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210) and at the door

    This is a qualifying concert for the 2015-16 2 for 1 scheme

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

    Saturday 12 March 7.30pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE
    Russia - Revolution and Romance 2

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Stravinsky: Firebird Suite, 1919 version
    Prokofiev: Piano concerto no. 2 in G minor Op. 16 (soloist Anna Shelest)
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (Little Russian) Op.18

    Tickets: £16 reserved, £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210) and at the door

    This is a qualifying concert for the 2015-16 2 for 1 scheme

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

    Saturday 30 April 7.30pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE
    Russia - Revolution and Romance 3

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet
    Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Ballet Suite Op.20a
    Rachmaninov: Piano concerto no. 2 in C minor Op. 18 (soloist Anna Shelest)

    Tickets: £16 reserved, £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210) and at the door

    This is a qualifying concert for the 2015-16 2 for 1 scheme

  • Sunday 3 July 3pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE
    CSO Family Classics

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Bizet: Carmen Suite, movements (BBC Ten Pieces)
    Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf Op. 67 (narrator Miranda Krestovnikoff)
    Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F (Pastoral)

    Tickets: £16 reserved, £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210) and at the door

    Saturday 9 July 7.30pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE
    Virtuoso Pianist Thomas Nickell

    Conductor: David Curtis
    Thomas Nickell, piano

    Bach/Elgar: Fantasia & Fugue in C minor
    Bach: Piano concerto in D minor
    Liszt: Les Préludes
    Liszt: Totentanz

    Thomas Nickell appears by courtesy of Alexander & Buono International

    Tickets: £16 reserved, £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210) and at the door

On Sunday 3 July at 3pm Miranda Krestovnikoff narrates Peter and the Wolf.
On Saturday 9 July at 7.30pm Thomas Nickell plays Bach and Liszt.

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German Tour 2015

Last summer the orchestra visited Cheltenham's twin town, Göttingen, as well as Dransfeld and Mönchengladbach.

Click here to read about the tour.