Dartmouth Orchestra takes centre stage on Friday 12th May in St Saviour’s.
Their programme will include Dvorak’s cello concerto, Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Blencathra composed by the orchestra’s former Musical Director, Phil Watson, and Bizet’ L’arlesienne suites and the orchestra will be directed by Tim Pithers, in his first concert with them.
Tim began conducting in his teens, and went on to read Music & French at the University of Exeter. He studied violin performance with Mary Eade, composition with Joe Duddell and specialised in Musical Direction with Ian Mitchell. He particularly likes working with ensembles of varying degrees of experience, and is a firm believer that classical music should be made as accessible as possible to both performers and the wider audience.
The cello soloist, Kieran Carter, is a 3rd year student at the Royal College of music, where he studies with Melissa Phelps and Maria Zachariadou. Since starting at the RCM he has been given the opportunity to play as principle cello in the RCM String Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.
He plays on a 19th century Colin Mezin Cello, kindly on loan from the Cherubim Music Trust and is looking forward to playing the Dvorak Cello Concerto with Dartmouth Orchestra.