Conductor Bob Chasey returns for Lancashire Chamber Orchestra concert
Acclaimed conductor and BBC Philharmonic violinist Bob Chasey returns to the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra after a 14 year gap to take the baton for a classical music matinee concert in Altrincham on Sunday 20th November.
The concert features three popular works from the classical orchestral repertoire – Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful Clarinet Concerto, performed by soloist Lynn Threadgold.
Bob spent over a decade as principal conductor with the orchestra in the 1980s and 90s which he juggled with his professional role as Principal Second Violin with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Since leaving the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra, he has conducted the Bolton Symphony Orchestra and other North West ensembles and in April 2017 retires from the BBC Philharmonic after 40 years of world-class music-making.
Orchestra leader Anne Heaton said: “We are thrilled to welcome Bob back to conduct our autumn concert. We recorded Elgar’s Serenade for Strings with him at the BBC studios in June 2002 and his return as guest conductor brings back many happy memories for the orchestra.”
The performance at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, starts at 3pm. Tickets cost £10 (children free), including program and tea and cakes in the interval. They may be reserved in advance by ringing the LCO box office on 0161 980 4275.