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The Beethoven Society was founded in 1888 and has met without a break since then. The Society gives classical music concerts in aid of both local and national charities. We do not purely perform works by Beethoven; rather the name is kept as a tribute to the long and illustrious history of the orchestra.  We are a group of musicians dedicated to playing good music, enjoying ourselves, and helping to raise money for charities at the same time.

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Saturday 8th October 2016, 7:30pm

We begin this year’s programme with a concert of shorter, lighter pieces amongst which will be found that oddity of an overture by an otherwise completely obscure Scottish composer, Hamish MacCunn, The Land of the Mountain and the Flood which became a favourite when used as the theme for the BBC series  Sutherland’s Law. It is not the only piece we play that found fame this way because we also perform the Adagio from Khachaturian’s ballet Sparticus heard as the titles rolled for The Onedin Line in the 1970s. Also in the programme will be The Carmen Suite no.1 of Bizet and the Marche Slave by Tchaikovsky two perennial concert favourites.


A selection of short, popular pieces to include:

MacCunn, Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Bizet, Carmen Suite No.1

Tchaikovsky, Marche Slave

Khachaturian, Adagio from Spartacus




  In support of:

Jessie's Fund

The Manchester Beethoven Orchestra
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12th September 2016



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