Assembly Hall Theatre

RTWSO: Celebrating International Women’s Day

An exciting programme of firsts for RTWSO as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, which follows on March 8th. We put the focus very much on women musicians in this special concert, which will be conducted by the fabulous Alice Farnham who will be the first woman ever to conduct the RTWSO in its long history!

We also feature three lovely works composed by women, including ‘Sortilege’ by our own Tunbridge Wells composer Sylvia Villa, and of course we have the very welcome return to the orchestra of soloist Laura van der Heijden to perform the beautifully lyrical Schumann Cello Concerto. This programme also includes two of the most popular orchestral pieces of all time, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas (well who can forget Mickey Mouse and his brooms in ‘Fantasia’?), and to end the concert the thrilling orchestral showpiece Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov.

D'un Matin de Printemps - Lili Boulanger

Sortilege - Sylvia Villa

Cello Concerto in A minor - Schumann

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Dukas

Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes - Grace Williams

Capriccio Espagnol - Rimsky-Korsakov

Conductor: Alice Farnham Soloist: Laura van der Heijden (Cello).

Alice Farnham

Listed in the Classic FM Today’s Ten Best Women Conductors and in the BBC Woman’s Hour Music Power List, Alice Farnham is a British Conductor who trained at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire with the legendary pedagogue Ilya Musin. She is much sought after in the UK and further afield particularly in opera where her repertoire is large and varied. Guest conducting includes the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (The Firework Maker’s Daughter), Mariinsky Theatre (The Rape of Lucretia), Calgary Opera (Norma), Folkoperan (Turandot, Satyagrha, Carmen), Wermland Opera (Bernstein on Broadway), Grange Park Opera (Falstaff, I Capuletiei Montecchi).

Laura van der Heijden

Laura van der Heijden has already made a name for herself as a very special emerging talent, captivating audiences and critics alike with the sensitivity of her sound and interpretations. This soulful and evocative artist can already look back on a number of exceptional achievements, among them being the winner – at the age of just 15 - of the BBC Young Musician competition. Her 2018 debut album “1948”, featuring Russian music for cello and piano with pianist Petr Limonov, won the 2018 Edison Klassiek Award (broadcast live on Dutch television), and the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Newcomer Award. The CD has been hailed as a “dazzling, imaginative and impressive” debut recording.




What's On?

Skate Tunbridge Wells
November 19th 2021
Until January 3rd 2022
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Bavarian Curling
November 19th 2021
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Parent & Toddler Ice Skating
November 19th 2021
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Adam Kay: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
December 5th 2021
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
December 17th 2021
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Jimmy Carr
January 19th 2022
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Legend - The Music of Bob Marley
January 20th 2022
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Frankie - The Concert
January 21st 2022
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Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years
January 22nd 2022
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Made in Tennessee
January 28th 2022
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Katherine Ryan
January 29th 2022
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Bee Gees Magic
February 2nd 2022
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The History of Soul
February 3rd 2022
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Rob Lamberti
February 4th 2022
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Hits Out Of Hell - The Meatloaf Songbook
February 5th 2022
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RTWSO: 100th Birthday Civic Concert
February 6th 2022
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An Evening with Aggers & Tuffers
February 7th 2022
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Gordon Buchanan
February 8th 2022
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Killer Queen
February 9th 2022
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The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis
February 10th 2022
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Animals and Friends Farewell Tour
February 11th 2022
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Gangsta Granny
March 2nd 2022
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RTWSO: Celebrating International Women’s Day
March 6th 2022
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Dreamboats and Petticoats - Bringing on Back the Good Times
March 7th 2022
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Ian Ashpitel & Jonty Stephens as Eric & Ern
March 15th 2022
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Trexstasy
March 16th 2022
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Russian State Opera - Madama Butterfly
March 17th 2022
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That'll Be The Day 35th Anniversary Show
March 18th 2022
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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
March 19th 2022
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Pop Divas Live!
March 20th 2022
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Friends! The Musical Parody
March 24th 2022
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Cinderella - Grown-Ups Only
March 25th 2022
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Henning Wehn
March 27th 2022
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Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced
March 29th 2022
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RTWSO: Centenary Season Finale
April 3rd 2022
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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
April 4th 2022
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A Beautiful Noise
April 5th 2022
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Count Arthur Strong: And This Is Me!
April 7th 2022
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RTWCS: Verdi's Requiem
April 10th 2022
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Blood Brothers
April 12th 2022
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The Illegal Eagles
April 17th 2022
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The Carpenters Story
April 18th 2022
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Reginald D Hunter
April 20th 2022
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Think Floyd
April 21st 2022
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Lost In Music - One Night At The Disco
April 22nd 2022
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Nish Kumar: Your Power, Your Control
April 24th 2022
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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
April 25th 2022
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RTWSO: Sounds of the '70s
May 1st 2022
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Dreamboats & Petticoats Music That Lives Forever
May 3rd 2022
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Sound of Springsteen
May 7th 2022
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Tony Hadley
May 8th 2022
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Fascinating Aïda
May 10th 2022
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Stewart Lee: Snowflake Tornado
May 12th 2022
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Billionaire Boy
May 26th 2022
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Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
June 8th 2022
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Paul Merton's Impro Chums
June 10th 2022
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Shrek
June 14th 2022
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Strictly Presents: The Power of Dance
June 22nd 2022
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Anton & Giovanni
July 11th 2022
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Jason Manford
July 20th 2022
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The Quo Experience
August 12th 2022
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Bye Bye Baby
September 3rd 2022
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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
September 7th 2022
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Wrong Jovi
October 1st 2022
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Milton Jones: Milton Impossible
October 3rd 2022
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Abbamania In Concert
October 4th 2022
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Sarah Millican
October 7th 2022
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ELO Again
October 27th 2022
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The Legends of American Country
November 1st 2022
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The World Famous Elvis Show
November 5th 2022
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Sara Pascoe: Success Story
November 20th 2022
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Sleeping Beauty
November 22nd 2022
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