Assembly Hall Theatre

RTWSO: Katherine Lacy

Walton – Façade (Selection from Suites 1 & 2)
Viner – Sleeping Gomatz
Arnold – Clarinet Concerto No 2
Dvořák – Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)
Soloist: Katherine Lacy (clarinet)
Conductor: George Vass

We are very pleased to welcome Katherine Lacy for the first time to Tunbridge Wells as soloist in Malcolm Arnold’s Clarinet Concerto No 2. Katherine has been principal clarinet with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for several years whilst following an expanding career as a soloist which has included first
performances of a number of contemporary works.

The Second Concerto was commissioned by jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman and, not surprisingly is full of jazz influences, especially in the hilarious ragtime finale!

Frederick Viner is a young local composer, born in Tunbridge Wells, who studied music at Oxford and York Universities. The RTWSO is especially pleased to be supporting him by giving the second performance of Sleeping Gomatz, a short orchestral work which won first prize in the Royal Northern Sinfonia’s ‘Mozarts of Tomorrow’ competition.

William Walton’s Façade started life as a witty and irreverent musical accompaniment to a recitation of poems by Edith Sitwell. Walton later turned some of his music into a ballet, and our selection from the ballet score includes light hearted and clever parodies of popular music styles.

Our concert ends with Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No 9 (from the New World), one of the most popular of
all symphonies which includes memorable melodies that the composer heard during a sojourn in America towards the end of his life.


Katherine Lacy (clarinet)

Katherine Lacy grew up in Wrexham, North Wales and studied clarinet at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Whilst at the Academy she won the RAM’s clarinet prize in her first year and gave solo performances of Stravinsky’s “Ebony Concerto” and the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in London and Paris with the RAM Sinfonia. In 2015 Katherine was honoured to receive a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music, recognising her achievements on both clarinet and bass clarinet over the last twelve years. Almost immediately after completing her studies Katherine was appointed as Principal Bass Clarinet with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, where she spent eight happy years.

During her time in the RLPO Katherine was given many opportunities to play principal clarinet with the orchestra, including at the BBC Proms and for tours to Europe and the Far East. She also enjoyed combining her role in the orchestra with solo and chamber performances. Katherine appeared as clarinet soloist with the RLPO in performances of the Weber Concertino and Finzi’s Five Bagatelles and in 2010 gave the world premiere of Ian Gardiner’s “Spinning and Weaving” for solo bass clarinet with the orchestra’s Ensemble 10/10 at the Wigmore Hall.In 2013 Katherine moved to London to join the BBC Symphony Orchestra on bass clarinet and two years later was
delighted to be offered the Principal Clarinet position with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra- a dream come true!

Katherine performed Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the RPO throughout 2017 in Kingston upon Thames, High Wycombe, Dartford and Crawley. In April 2018 she made her Cadogan Hall solo debut with the orchestra where she played the Mozart once again and also officially launched her solo CD of the Mozart Concerto and Quintet, recorded with the orchestra in January 2018. Katherine is delighted tohave this opportunity to play the Malcolm Arnold Concerto with the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra this afternoon!




What's On?

Sleeping Beauty
December 12th 2018
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Ice Skating
December 12th 2018
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Parent & Toddler Ice Skating
December 12th 2018
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Think Floyd
January 12th 2019
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Vivaldi and Piazzolla
January 13th 2019
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Faith
January 18th 2019
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Bowie Experience
January 19th 2019
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The Chicago Blues Brothers
January 20th 2019
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TEDx
January 26th 2019
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Celebration of Dvořák
January 27th 2019
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Magic of Motown
February 2nd 2019
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RTWSO: Aleksandar Djermanović
February 3rd 2019
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Caroline's Kitchen
February 5th 2019
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Beyond the Barricade - 20th Anniversary Tour
February 14th 2019
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Let's Hang On
February 15th 2019
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The Rocket Man
March 2nd 2019
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RTWSO: Katherine Lacy
March 3rd 2019
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Arrival
March 7th 2019
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Sun Records
March 8th 2019
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Banff Mountain Film Festival
March 9th 2019
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Brendan Cole Live: Show Man
March 10th 2019
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Cat in the Hat
March 12th 2019
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Someone Like You
March 20th 2019
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Dire Straits UK
March 21st 2019
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Taking Care of Elvis
March 22nd 2019
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Alice in Wonderland
March 24th 2019
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Collabro
April 1st 2019
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Here Come The Girls
April 3rd 2019
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RTWSO: Hooray for Hollywood
April 7th 2019
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Paul Merton's Impro Chums
April 8th 2019
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Michael Starring Ben
April 12th 2019
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The Drifters
April 13th 2019
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Puccini: Messa di Gloria
April 14th 2019
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That'll Be The Day
April 16th 2019
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The Jungle Book
April 19th 2019
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Rhod Gilbert
April 28th 2019
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The Ladyboys of Bangkok
April 30th 2019
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Legally Blonde The Musical
May 7th 2019
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Les Musicals
May 13th 2019
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Luther
May 16th 2019
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The Summer of Love
May 17th 2019
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Julian Clary
May 18th 2019
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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
May 19th 2019
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Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
May 22nd 2019
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The Illegal Eagles
May 24th 2019
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Ruby Wax
May 25th 2019
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Walk Right Back
May 26th 2019
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Kevin Clifton in Burn The Floor
May 31st 2019
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The Counterfeit Stones
June 1st 2019
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My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
June 8th 2019
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An Evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
June 14th 2019
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Jimmy Carr
June 15th 2019
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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
June 27th 2019
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James Acaster
July 11th 2019
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Dreamboys
August 24th 2019
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Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors
October 3rd 2019
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Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians
October 3rd 2019
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Henning Wehn
October 10th 2019
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Get Ready
October 12th 2019
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Ben Elton Live
October 28th 2019
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Kevin Bloody Wilson
November 4th 2019
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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
November 8th 2019
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