72 & 73 – Oxford University Orchestra, conducted by Ben Palmer
Date(s) – 18th May 2017, 3:30 pm (open rehearsal) 7:30 pm (main performance)
Venue – Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3A
As part of the Somme100 Film project Oxford University Orchestra presents a screening of the 1916 film The Battle of the Somme with a live orchestra score by Laura Rossi, and Vaughan Williams Symphony No 3
Oxford University Orchestra and conductor Ben Palmer put on a brilliant performance – perfectly in sync and with so much expression. The Theatre was packed out and it was a very moving evening.
Here are some photos from the rehearsal. Laura Rossi spoke to the music students who attended the open rehearsal before the evening performance, and also gave a pre-concert talk at the concert.