Upcoming Concerts

September 13th, 2014
Christ Church, Malvern
English Symphony Orchestra
7:30 PM (Pre-concert talk at 6:45)
English String Orchestra
Tchaikovsky- Serenade for Strings
Shostakovich- Chamber Symphony op 110a
Dvorak- Serenade for Strings

September 20, 2014
Surrey Mozart Players
Mozart- Overture “The Impressario”
Sibelius- Violin Concerto
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Dvorak- Symphony no. 5

October 3rd at Christ Church, Malvern
English Symphony Orchestra
7:30 PM  (Pre-concert talk at 6:45)
ESO Winds
Mozartarr Triebensee  –Harmonium selections from Don Giovanni 
Gál – Divertimento for Winds
Dvorak – Serenade for Wind Instruments

October 8th at Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham University Campus
English Symphony Orchestra
7:30 PM  (Pre-concert talk at 6:45)
English String Orchestra
Tippett- Concerto for Double String Orchestra
John McCabe- “Pilgrim” for Double String Orchestra
Vaughan Williams- Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Elgar- Introduction and Allegro for Strings

October 18th at LSO Saint Luke’s, Old Street, London
English Symphony Orchestra
Wall of Water
7:30 PM  (Pre-concert talk at 6:30)
English String Orchestra
Harriet Mackenzie violin
Thea Musgrave- Green for String Orchestra
Deborah Pritchard- Violin Concerto “Wall of Water” (World Premiere)
Emily Doolittle- “falling still” for Violin and strings (UK Premiere)
Kaija Saariaho- Terra memoria for String Orchestra (UK Premiere)

November 3, 2014
Ensemble Epomeo
Swarthmore College Series
Penderecki- String Trio
Reise- String Trio
Whitman- String Trio

November 8, 2014
Ensemble Epomeo
Newburyport Chamber Music Festival
Penderecki- String Trio
Jay Reise- String Trio
Tom Whitman- “Elizabeth Bray’s Diaries” for string trio and soprano
Beethoven- String Trio in G major Opus 9 no. 1

November 9, 2014
Ensemble Epomeo
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Penderecki- String Trio
Jay Reise- String Trio
Tom Whitman- “Elizabeth Bray’s Diaries” for string trio and soprano
Beethoven- String Trio in G major Opus 9 no. 1

November 10, 2014
Ensemble Epomeo
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Penderecki- String Trio
Jay Reise- String Trio
Tom Whitman- “Elizabeth Bray’s Diaries” for string trio and soprano
Beethoven- String Trio in G major Opus 9 no. 1

November 14th at Christ Church, Malvern
7:30 PM  (Pre-concert talk at 6:45)
English Symphony Orchestra
Peter Adams- Cello
McCabe- Red Leaves
Haydn- Cello Concerto in C Major
Mozart- Symphony no 29 in A Major

15 November, 2014
Surrey Mozart Players
Ravel- Le Tombeau de Couperin
Vaughan Williams- On Wenlock Edge
Butterworth- The Banks of Green Willow
Haydn- Symphony no. 44 “Trauer”

November 30, 2014
Niagara Symphony Orchestra
Ullmann arr. Woods- Chamber Symphony
Britten- Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Beethoven- Symphony no. 4
Lawrence Wiliford, tenor 
Austin Hitchcock, horn

January 19, 2015
CD/Book Release Event
Hans Gál- The Complete Symphonies
Hans Gál- Music Behind Barbed Wire
Grand Central Synagogue, London

January 30, 2015
English String Orchestra
National Gallery of Art
Deborah Pritchard- Wall of Water

January 31, 2015
Surrey Mozart Players
Hans Gál- Idyllikon
Vaughan Williams- Oboe Concerto
Barber- Canzonetta
Victoria Brawn- Oboe
Sibelius- Incidental Music from “Pelleas and Melisande”

February 13, 2015
Ensemble Epomeo
University of Pennsylvanian
Weinberg: String Trio
Beethoven:  G Major, Opus 9/2
Mahler-Schnkttke- Piano Quartet
Reise- Piano Quartet

February 14, 2015
Ensemble Epomeo
Bowdin College
Weinberg: String Trio
Beethoven:  G Major, Opus 9/2
Mahler-Schnkttke- Piano Quartet
Reise- Piano Quartet

February 15, 2015
Ensemble Epomeo
Exeter New Hampshire

February 26, 2015
Ensemble Epomeo
Penarth Pavillion
John McCabe- String Trio
Weinberg- String Trio
Beethoven- String Trio in G Major opus 9 no. 2

February 27, 2015
English Symphony Orchestra
Academia Musica
Hereford Cathedral
Mozart Requiem: Origins
Sofia Larsson- soprano, Emma Curtis- contralto, Matthew-Minter- tenor, Brian Bannatyne-Scott- bass
Handel- “Alleluia” from The Dettingen Anthem
WF Bach- Adagio from Sinfonia in D Minor
Handel- Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline, “The Ways of Zion do Mourn”
Mozart- Requiem in D minor

March 1, 2015
Ensemble Epomeo
St Leonard’s Church, Malvern
John McCabe- String Trio
Weinberg- String Trio
Beethoven- String Trio in G Major opus 9 no. 2

March 7, 2015
Harborough Music Collective
Cabaret of the Moon
Schönberg- Verklärte Nacht
Mahler- Rückert Lieder

March 8, 2015
Revelation St Mary’s, Ashford Chamber Music
Cabaret of the Moon
Schönberg- Verklärte Nacht
Mahler- Rückert Lieder

March 21, 2015
Surrey Mozart Players
The Menuhin Hall, Stoke D’Abernon
Mozart Overture and ballet music from Idomeneo
Mark Bebbington - Piano
Mozart Piano Concerto in Bb Major K595
Schubert Symphony No. 6

29 March , 2015
3:30 PM
English Symphony Orchestra
Elgar Concert Hall
Mozart- Overture to Cosi fan Tutte
Mendelssohn- Violin Concerto in E minor
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin
Beethoven- Symphony no. 7 in A major

April 18, 2015
Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven- Symphony no. 1
Richard Strauss- Ein Heldenleben

April 24, 2015
English Symphony Orchestra
Academia Musica Choir

St John’s Smith Square, London
Mozart Requiem: Origins
Sofia Larsson- soprano, Emma Curtis- contralto, Matthew-Minter- tenor, Brian Bannatyne-Scott- bass
Handel- “Alleluia” from The Dettingen Anthem
WF Bach- Adagio from Sinfonia in D Minor
Handel- Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline, “The Ways of Zion do Mourn”
Mozart- Requiem in D minor

May 12-13, 2015
English Symphony Orchestra
Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham
Recording for Signum Records
Clare Hammond- piano
Simon Desbruslais- trumpet

May 13, 2015

English Symphony Orchestra
Elgar Concert Hall
Shostakovich (arr. Barshai)- Chamber Symphony opus 110a (String Quartet no. 8)
Shostakovich- Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
Clare Hammond-piano, Simon Desbruslais- trumpet
Geoffrey Gordon- Saint Blue for Piano, Trumpet and Strings (World Premiere)
Tchaikovsky- Serenade for Strings

May 24-June 7 2015
Scotia Festival of Music
Conductor, Scotia Festival Orchestra
Ensemble Epomeo- Ensemble in Residence

May 24- June 7 2014 Scotia Festival of Music
Halifax, NS
Ensemble in Residence

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Hollo, Aurel – Jose beFore JOHN5 – Architek Percussion (Ben Duinker, Mark Morton, Ben Reimer, Allessandro Valiante)
McCabe – String Trio – Ensemble Epomeo (Diane Pascal, violin, David Yang, viola, Kenneth Woods, cello) CANADIAN PREMIERE
Pape, Andy – caDance for 4 – Architek Percussion
Shostakovich – Violin Sonata – Elissa Lee, violin, Simon Docking, piano

Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Vasks, Peteris – Piano Quartet – Simon Docking, Ensemble Epomeo
Dvorak – Piano Quintet In A Major, Op.81 – Nelson Lee, violin, Marc Djokic, violin, Phillip Djokic, viola, Denise Djokic, cello, Lynn Stodola, piano
Dun, Tan – Elegy: Snow In June, for cello and percussion – Denise Djokic, cello, Architek Percussion

Monday, June 1, 2015 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Durufle – Prelude, Recitatif et Variations – Patricia Creighton, flute, David Yang, viola, Peter Allen, piano
Stravinsky – Septet – Dominic Desautels, clarinet, Ivor Rothwell, bassoon, David Parker, horn, Diane Pascal, violin, David Yang, viola, Kenneth Woods, cello, Peter Allen, piano
Poulenc – Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano – Patricia Creighton, flute, Suzanne Lemieux, oboe, Dominic Desautels, clarinet, Ivor Rothwell, bassoon, David Parker, horn
Sibelius – String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 – Super Nova String Quartet – Benjamin Bowman, violin, Elissa Lee, violin, Sharon Wei, viola, Blair Lofgren, cello

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Scotia Festival Orchestra- Kenneth Woods, conductor
Bartok – Music for Strings, percussion, celeste, harp and piano –
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons – Philippe Djokic, Marc Djokic, Nelson Lee, Giora Schmidt, violin

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Beethoven – String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3 – Ensemble Epomeo
Webern – String Quartet, Op. 28 – Super Nova Quartet
Bartok – Two pianos and percussion – John Novacek, Simon Docking, pianos, Architek Percussion

Friday, June 5, 2015 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Haydn – Trio in E flat, Hob.XV:29 – Super Nova Piano Trio
Perich, Tristan – Sequential – Diane Pascal, violin, Airi Yoshioka, violin, David Lang, viola, Kenneth Woods, cello, Architek Percussion
de Sarasate – Spanish Dance “Navarra”  – Benjamin Bowman, violin, Giora Schmidt, violin, John Novack, piano
Beethoven – String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74 – Super Nova String Quartet

Sunday, June 7, 2015 2:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Scotia festival Orchestra- Kenneth Woods, conductor
Benjamin – Romantic Fantasy – Scott St. John, violin, Sharon Wei, viola
Beethoven – Triple Concerto
Elgar – Enigma Variations

June 18, 2015
English Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music
Worcester Cathedral Magna Carta Celebration

Barber- Dover Beach
Kile Smith- Plain Truths (UK Premiere)
Dvorak- String Quartet in F major, “American”
Matthew Sharp- bass- baritone, Suzanne Casey- violin, Kenneth Woods- cello

June 19, 2015
English Symphony Orchestra
Worcester Cathedral Magna Carta Celebration
Mozart- Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Beethoven- Overture and Incidental Music from Egmont
Beethoven- Symphony no. 3 in E-flat Major “Eroica”

June 27,  2015
Surrey Mozart Players
The Electric Theatre, Guildford
Smetana Bartered Bride Overture
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2
Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2
Arranged for Orchestra by Kenneth Woods
Soloist: Suzanne Casey - Violin