Upcoming Concerts

July 19- August 1st, 2015

Montpeyroux Chamber Music Festival

A la cave

Quatuor Op. 76 no 5 Finale Presto                                                       F. J. Haydn
Passacaile Duo pour violon et alto                                                        Handel/Halvorsen
Morceaux pour quatuor a cordes                                                          D. Shostakovich
Quatuor en Re Majeur Op.44 No. 1   Presto con Brio                       F. Mendelssohn
Jalousie                                                                                                       Gade

Resto La Terasse

Une exploration de la musique Americaine

Suite Zeppeline  en Quatour
All of My Love
Black Dog
Stairway to Heaven

La musique de Johnny Cash             Nicolas et Quatour

Three Memories                                                                      Evan Chambers

Sous les etoiles

Quatuor Op. 76 No. 5   Allegretto                                                             F. J. Haydn
Sonate No 2 pour deux Violons                                                                 J. Leclair
Quatuor en re Majeur   Op. 44 No.1     Molto allegro vivace                   F. Mendelssohn
Suite Argentine
Jalousie                                                                                                     Gade
Danzas Argentinas No. 2                                                                        Ginastera
Por Una Cabeza                                                                                       Gardel
Encore Four for Tango                                                                            Piazzola

Resto Pont du diable

La Cloture

Quatuor Op. 76 no 5                                                                             F. J. Haydn

Largo: Cantabile e mesto
Menuetto: Allegro
Finale: Presto

Des morceaux avec les eleves et les professeurs. La musique de Borodin, Henk Badings et les Chansons Italienne

Quintette No 2 en Sol Majeur No. 2 Op 111                                         J. Brahms

Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
Un poco Allegretto
Vivace, ma non troppo presto

Encore: Bohemian Rhapsody


September 12-13, 2015
Wyastone Concert Hall
English Symphony Orchestra
Recordings for Toccata Classics
Ernst Krenek- Complete Piano Concertos, volume 1
Mikhail Korzhev- piano

September 18, 2015
Elgar Concert Hall
English Symphony Orchestra
Recordings for Signum Records
Toby Young and Geoffrey Gordon- New Concertos for Trumpet, Piano and Strings
Clare Hammond- piano
Simon Desbruslais- trumpet

September 22, 2015
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Concert for Radio Wales

September 26, 2015
Surrey Mozart Players
Electric Theatre, Guildford
Elgar- Froissart Overture
Schubert- Unfinished Symphony
Elgar- Violin Concerto
Alexander Sitkovetsky- violin

October 7-10, 2015.English Symphony Orchestra- An Elgar Pilgrimage

Wednesday, 7 October
7:30 PM
Hereford Cathedral

English String Orchestra
Academia Musica
Three Choirs Voices
Ralph Vaughan Williams- Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Philip Sawyers- Songs of Loss and Regret (world premiere)
April Fredrick, soprano
Elgar- Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Elgar/Fraser- Sea Pictures (world premiere of new version for choir and strings)

Thursday, 8 October
7:30 PM
Malvern Theatres

English Symphony Orchestra
Elgar- Overture “Froissart” opus 19
Brahms- Symphony no. 3 in F major, opus 90
Elgar- Violin Concerto, opus 61
Alexander Sitkovetsky- violin

TICKETS- On Sale Now from Malvern Theatres

Pre-concert talk at 6:30
Kenneth Woods, Donald Fraser and Alexander Sitkovetsky
on Elgar, Boult and Menuhin
Kenneth woods and Donald Fraser on Elgar and Brahms’s use of codes, secret messages and mottos, and the Elgar-Brahms connection

Friday, 9 October
7:30 PM
Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham
Brahms- Piano Quartet in G minor, opus 25
Elgar- Piano Quintet  in A minor, opus 85
Alexander Sitkovetsky and Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violins
Louise Lansdown- viola
Matthew Sharp- cello
Clare Hammond- piano

Saturday, 10 October
4:00 PM
Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham

Bach/Elgar: Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, opus 86
Mahler- Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Baritone- TBA
Elgar/Fraser- Symphonic Realization of Piano Quintet in A minor, opus 84 (world premiere)

October 31, 2015
English Symphony Orchestra
Worcester Arena
A Family Spooktacular
Mussorgsky- Night on Bald Mountain
Saint-Saens- Danse Macabre
Woods- The Ugly Duckling
Kraines- Hansel and Gretel
Theme from The Addams Family
Theme from Ghostbusters
Mussorgsky- The Flea
Schubert- Die Erlkonig
Matthew Sharp- narrator and baritone

December 12th 2015
Surrey Mozart Players
Electric Theatre, Guildford
Mendelssohn- Trumpet Overture
Sawyers- Trumpet Concerto
Simon Desbruslais- trumpet
Haydn- Symphony no. 103 “Drum Roll”

January 13-14, 2016
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Sage Gateshead
Recording for Avie Records
Hans Gál- Piano Concerto
Sarah-Beth Briggs- piano

January 16, 2016
Royal Society of Church Musicians
St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow
Come and Sing Dvorak’s Stabat Mater

January 30, 2016
Surrey Mozart Players
Electric Theatre, Guildford
Mozart- The Triptych.
Mozart- Symphony no. 39 in E-flat Major
Mozart- Symphony no. 40 in G minor
Mozart- Symphony no. 41 in C major “Jupiter”

7 February, 2016
English Symphony Orchestra
Hereford Shirehall
Emily Doolittle- green/blue
Mendelssohn- Violin Concerto
Alexander Sitkovetsky- violin
Beethoven- Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major “Eroica”

February 28, 2016 at 3 PM

Ensemble Epomeo
Market Square Concerts

Temple Ohev Sholom
Kurtág, Selections from Signs, Games, and Messages
Weiner, String Trio, Op. 6
Beethoven, String Trio, Op. 3

March 5, 2016
Ensemble Epomeo
Newburyport Chamber Music Festival
The Carriage House
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Trio in E flat Major, Opus 3
Peteris Vasks – Piano Quartet
George Lopez- piano

March 6, 2016
Ensemble Epomeo
Exeter New Hampshire

March 19, 2016
Guildford Spring Festival
Gala Public Masterclass and awarding of Guildford Young String Player scholarship

March 19, 2016
Surrey Mozart Players
Guildford Spring Music Festival
Mozart Symphony No. 29
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Jane Lindsay-cello
Beethoven Symphony No. 8

3 April, 2016
English String Orchestra
Ruddock Performing Arts Centre
Elgar- Serenade for Strings
Philip Sawyers– Concerto for Trumpet, Timpani and Strings (WORLD PREMIERE)
Arban (arr; Desbruslais)- Fantasie and Variations on Carnival of Venice for Trumpet and Strings (WORLD PREMIERE)
Simon Desbruslais- trumpet
Dvorak- Serenade for Strings

23 April, 2016
Surrey Mozart Players
Menuhin Hall- Stoke d’Abernon
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
James Brawn- piano
Schubert Symphony in C D812

May 8, 2016
Ensemble Epomeo
Kyo-Shin-An Arts Concerts at Tenri Cultural Centre

Matthew Harris- Shakuhachi Quartet
Ciara Cornelius- New work for shakuhachi, voice and strings
Jay Reise-The Gift to Uruishima for Shakuhachi and Strings
Kenneth Woods- Quartet for Electric Guitar and Strings
James Nyoraku Schlefer- shakuhachi
Dan Lippel- guitar

May 15-22, 2016
Colorado MahlerFest
Boulder, Colorado
May 21 and 22, 2016
Kurt Schwertsik- Nachtmusiken (US Premiere)
Mahler- Symphony no. 7

Saturday 25th June 2016
Surrey Mozart Players
The Electric Theatre, Guildford 
Season Finale Gala Concert
Sibelius En Saga
Busoni Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 6

July 30- August 13
CastleBarry Festival at Montpeyroux, Languedoc, France