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Published: 27 April 2020

Musicians gather for Surrey’s biggest Orchestra Day ever

The University of Surrey’s Orchestra welcomed talented local musicians to their Stag Hill campus for their sixth annual Orchestra Day on Sunday 2 February 2020.

Strings at the University of Surrey Orchestra Day

The Orchestra Day, organised by the Department of Music and Media, was the biggest ever since the event’s inception in 2015. Players performed a rendition of one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular works, his Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’.

The admission-free concert provided local musicians with a unique opportunity to play alongside Surrey’s music students and staff, and to work with the Orchestra’s eminent conductor, Russell Keable.

Russell commented: “It’s a fantastic way of drawing the local community to campus, sharing our facilities and giving something back to Guildford. Whether you’re a player or member of the audience, it’s a thoroughly enjoyable day for all.”

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