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Sunday 1 December 2024, 3pm

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra

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Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra playing on the stage at Saffron Hall

The SWSO are delighted to welcome back Alex Redington, leader of the Doric String Quartet, to perform Shostakovich's mighty Violin Concerto No.1. We open with two short extracts from Prokofiev's opera The Love for Three Oranges, the March and Scherzo. These are full of wit, sarcasm and absurdity.

Written in 1947-8, Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No.1 was premiered by dedicatee David Oistrakh in 1955. In four movements, it is a monumental work. We close with Rachmaninov's exuberant Symphony No.3, written while he was in Switzerland. This is considered to be his most 'Russian' symphony, full of rhythm and energy.

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old.

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

Programme and performers


  • Prokofiev March and Scherzo from 'The Love for Three Oranges'
  • Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1
  • Rachmaninov Symphony No.3


  • Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra
  • Richard Hull conductor
  • Alex Redington violin

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Information for your visit

Sunday 1 December 2024, 3pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

When to arrive

2pm - 2.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts



Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

4.50pm (approx)

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old.


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this performance
More info

Additional information


For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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Exterior of Saffron Hall showing the Saffron Walden County High School and Saffron Hall signs next to each other

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