Concerts

NEXT CONCERT
SATURDAY 30th MARCH 2019 

ST JOHN’S CHURCH BIRKDALE

Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor) in Eb major Op.73
Soloist: Tom Kimmance
Borodin – Symphony No.2 in B minor

Southport Orchestra March Concert 2019
Southport Orchestra March Concert 2019

Tom Kimmance 

Tom was born in Merseyside. His musical career dates back to age 13 when he began to teach himself the piano. Within months, his talent was evident to others, when he transcribed Mozart’s ‘Ronda Alla Turca’ by ear and performed it at a local festival from memory. 

In the years that followed Tom went on to study at Liverpool Community Art College gaining his Music A-level and HND. During this time, Tom was performing concertos by Mozart and Beethoven with the college orchestra and giving numerous piano recitals from memory. It was also at college, that Tom discovered his love for composition. 

Continuing his education at the University of Liverpool, Tom continued to perform numerous concertos and recitals including Mendelssohn’s ‘Capriccio Brillante’ with the university orchestra. He participated in masterclasses with famous concert pianists Gil Sullivan, Joanna MacGregor OBE and Stephen Hough CBE and in his final year, he gained the highest mark on record for a solo undergraduate performance, completing his BA Hons Music. Tom has continued his studies with his mentor John Gough, from his time at the university. 

After gaining a first class masters degree in 2008, Tom has been in demand as a concert pianist for orchestra’s across the North West. His repertoire has included the Addinsell’s ‘Warsaw Concerto’, Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, Grieg’s ‘Piano concerto in A minor’, Rachmaninov’s ‘Piano Concerto no.2′ , Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no.1’ and his own ‘Piano Concerto in E flat minor’. Tom also performs regular solo recitals and duo performances with his mentor John Gough. Most recently he has performed as a chamber musician and conductor for a debut performance of his own orchestral work, ‘The Haworth Overture’. 

Alongside his performing career, Tom is an accompanist and teaches piano and music theory both privately and within schools and universities.You can contact Tom and keep up with his concert schedule via his facebook page

The present orchestra was formed in 1952, generally playing three concerts a year in local venues. We are a group of enthusiastic and friendly musicians getting together once a week to rehearse for a series of concerts throughout the concert season.

The orchestra plays a wide variety of music from the standard classical repertoire through to light classics. Our concerts provide an opportunity for everyone to experience live music played by a full orchestra in local venues.

We meet and rehearse from 8pm to 10pm on Tuesday evenings at All Saints Church Hall, off Park Road, Southport

For further information about the orchestra then please email to admin@southportorchestra.co.uk