Upcoming Concerts

UPCOMING CONCERTS

May 5, 2013
Harborough Music Collective
R. Strauss- Sextet from “Capriccio”
Brahms- Sextet in G Major

May 13-14, 2013
Orchestra of the Swan
Recordings for Nimbus Records
Philip Sawyers- Concertante for Violin, Piano and Strings
Philip Sawyers- Cello Concerto
Philip Sawyers- Symphony No. 2

May 14, 2013
Orchestra of the Swan
Philip Sawyers- Symphony no. 2
Schumann- Piano Concerto
Mendelssohn- Symphony no. 3

May 26- June 8, 2013
Scotia Festival of Music
Ensemble Epomeo
Conductor and cellist in residence

Highlight Concert 1
Monday, May 27, 2013 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Bach - Chaconne - Philippe Djokic, violin
Schnitke - String Trio - Ensemble Epomeo (Carolin Chin, violin, David Yang, viola, Kenneth Woods, cello)
Schubert - E flat major Piano Trio - John Novacek, piano, Mark Fewer, violin, Denise Djokic, cello

Recital 1 – Ensemble Epomeo
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University Ave.
Ensemble Epomeo
Carolin Chin, violin, David Young, viola Ken Woods, cello
Krása – Tanec & Passacaglia and Fuga
Penderecki – String Trio
Kurtag – Signs, Games and Messages
Beethoven – String Trio in E-flat, Op. 3

Highlight Concert 3
Friday, May 31, 2013 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Britten - Cello Suite No. 3 - Denise Djokic, cello
Brady, Tim - World-premiere - Suzanne Lemieux, oboe, Tim Brady, electric guitar, Caroline Chin, violin, David Yang, viola, Kenneth Woods, cello, Simon Docking, piano
Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio - John Novacek, piano, Mark Fewer, violin, Denise Djokic, cello

Highlight Concert 4
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Berg - Concerto for Piano, Violin & 13 Winds - Scotia Winds, Robert Uchida,violin, Simon Docking, piano, Ken Woods, conductor
Mozart - Wind Serenade No. 10, K. 361, Gran Partita - Scotia Winds, Ken Woods, conductor

Highlight Concert 5
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Weinberg - String Trio - Ensemble Epomeo (Carolin Chin, violin, David Yang, viola, Kenneth Woods, cello)
Brahms  - Clarinet Trio, Op. 114 - Micah Heilbrunn, clarinet, Blair Lofgren, cello, Peter Allen, piano
Smetana - Piano Trio - John Novacek, piano, Mark  Fewer, violin, Denise Djokic, cello

Highlight Concert 6
Friday, June 7, 2013 7:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
T. Brady – “We’re Hardcore”  - Kenneth Woods, conductor, Janice Jackson, soprano, Airi Yoshioka, violin, Caroline Chine, violin, David Yang, viola,  Blair Lofgren, cello, Max Kasper, bass
Kurt Weill – The Threepenny Opera – Scotia Winds, Kenneth Woods, conductor
Britten – Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10 – Scotia Festival Strings, Kenneth Woods, conductor

Gala
Sunday, June 9, 2013 2:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
John Adams - Violin Concerto - Mark Fewer, violin
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K.453 - John Novacek, piano
Shostakovich - Cello Concerto - Denise Djokic, cello

June 14, 2013
Orchestra of the Swan
Spring Sounds Festival
Britten- Les Illuminations
Toru Takemitsu- Death and Resurrection
Shostakovich- Symphony no14
April Fredrick- soprano Arwel Hew Morgan- bass

29 June, 2013
Surrey Mozart Players
Mozart – Don Giovanni Overture
Sibelius – Symphony no 4
Brahms – Violin Concerto –soloist Sasha Sitkovetsky

31 July, 2013
English Chamber Orchestra
Recordings in Abbey Road Studios, London
Music of Edward Elgar

August 29-30, 2013
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Recordings for Somm Records in Henry Hood Hall
British Piano Concertos
Mark Bebbington- Piano

September 27, 2013
English Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn- Overture “Hebrides”
Gal- Concertino for Cello and Strings
Matthew Sharp, cello
Mendelssohn- Symphony no. 3 “Scottish”

September 28, 2013
Surrey Mozart Players

Beethoven Overture – Creatures of Prometheus
Mozart Symphony No. 33
Britten Les Illuminations
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 1
Soloist Louise Alder – Soprano

October 21-November 2, 2013
Artist in Residence, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music

October 30, 2013
Ensemble Epomeo
In Recital at Capital Lakes
Weinberg- String Trio
Penderecki- String Trio
Kurtag- String Trio
Schnittke- String Trio

November 2, 2013
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music
UW Symphony Orchestra
Sawyers- Overture “The Gale of Life”
Brahms- Violin Concerto
Rachel Barton-Pine- violin
Shostakovich Symphony no. 5

November 16-17, 2013
Ensemble Epomeo
Newburyport Chamber Music Festival

A Celebration of Ten Years of Commissioned works

November 22, 2013
English Symphony Orchestra
Tchaikovsky- Andante Cantabile (arr. 1st Quartet)
Shostakovich- Chamber Symphony opus 83a (arr. 4th Quartet)
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Tchaikovsky- Violin Concerto
Tamsin Waley-Cohen- violin

November 22, 2013
Surrey Mozart Players
Holy Trinity Church
Dvorak- Symphony no. 6 in D major
Mozart- Requiem in D minor
Guildford Chamber Choir
Sofia Larsson – Soprano, 
Elizabeth Sikora – Alto
Andrew Wicks – Tenor,
Michael Druiett – Bass

December 2 and 3, 2013
Orchestra of the Swan
Recordings for Avie Records
Hans Gal- Symphony no. 1
Schumann- Symphony no. 1 “Spring”

December 3, 2013
Orchestra of the Swan
Beethoven- Overture “Egmont”
Hans Gal- Symphony no. 1
Schumann- Symphony no. 1 “Spring”

December 21, 2013
English Symphony Orchestra
Saint Michael’s Singers
St John the Baptist Church, Cirencester
Handel- Messiah
Pippa Hyde – soprano
Tom Williams -countertenor
Greg Tassell – tenor
Ian Caddy – bass

January 4, 2014
Kent County Youth Orchestra
Mote Hall, Maidstone
Tchaikovsky- Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Saint-Saens- Cello Concerto no. 2 in D inor
Dvorak- Symphony no. 8 in G Major

January 18, 2014
Ensemble Epomeo
Private concert in Phoenixville, PA
Scnittke String Trio
Weinberg String Trio
Kurtag- Sings, Games and Messengers
Penderecki- String Trio
Reise- String Trio

January 19,  2014
Ensemble Epomeo
Private concert in Philadelphia
Scnittke String Trio
Levinson- Three Fables
Kurtag- Sings, Games and Messengers
Penderecki- String Trio
Reise- String Trio

January 20, 2014
Ensemble Epomeo
Amado Recital Hall at Irvine Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania
Scnittke String Trio
Levinson- Three Fables
Kurtag- Sings, Games and Messengers
Penderecki- String Trio
Reise- String Trio

February 1, 2014
Surrey Mozart Players
The Electric Theatre, Guildford 7.30pm
Prokofiev A Summer Day – a suite for children
McCabe Trumpet Concerto
Telemann Trumpet Concerto
Simon Desbrulais – Trumpet
Copland Apalachian Spring

February 6-11, 2014
Ensemble Epomeo
Recordings for Avie Records
Schnittke- String  Trio
Pendereckit- String Trio
Kurtag- Sings, Games and Messages
Weinberg- String Trio

February 8, 2014
Magicians of the Orchestra: The Art of Conducting-Strauss’s Voice
International Concert Series, The Bridgewater Hall
2.00pm – 5.00pm in The Barbirolli Room.
A beginner’s guide to the ‘Art of Conducting’ is led by American conductor and music-blogger, Kenneth Woods. The session offers, a chance to view video samples of the great conductors of the past (including Richard Strauss), a masterclass with a young conductor and the opportunity for some members of the audience to have a go at conducting for themselves.
The session concludes with a performance of Strauss’s lyrical Serenade for wind instruments.

February 12, 2014
Ensemble Epomeo
Lenthall Concert Series
Weinberg- String Trio
Bach- Selections from “Goldberg Variaions”
Beethoven- String Trio in G major, opus 9 no. 1

February 23, 2014
Ensemble Epomeo
Kyo-Shin-An Arts at Tenri Cultural Center
Schlefer- Duo for Shakuhachi and Cello
Victoria Bond- Quartet for Shakuhachi and String Trio (World Premire)
Reise- String Trio (New York Premiere)
Beethoven- String Trio in G major, opus 9 no. 1

March 4, 2014
English Symphony Orchestra
Christ Church Malvern
Tippett- Concerto for Double String Orchestra
McCabe- Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Vaughan Williams- Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Elgar- Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra

March 8, 2014
Wrexham Symphony Orchestra
Mahler Symphony no. 7

March 23, 2014
Harborough Music Collective
Bach (arr. Sitkovetsky)- Goldberg Variations (complete)
David Le Page- violin
Carnen Flores- viola
Kenneth Woods- cello

March 29, 2014
Surrey Mozart Players
The Electric Theatre, Guildford
Guildford Spring Music Festival- Gala Concert
Rossini Overture – William Tell
Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1
Brahms Serenade No. 1

April 5, 2014
Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra
Schubert- Symphony no. 3
Mahler Symphony no. 5

April 19, 2014
Kent County Youth Orchestra
Sibelius- En Saga
Grieg- Selections from Peer Gynt
Vaughan Williams- Symphony no. 4

May 9, 2014
Two Rivers Music Festival
Two Rivers Ensemble
Suzanne Woods- violin, Clare Hammond- piano, Kenneth Woods-cello
Andrew Keeling- Piano Trio “Unquiet Earth”
Mendelssohn- Cello Sonata
Beethoven Pathétique Sonata
Robin Walker Four Songs of Emily Brontë (world premiere)
Beethoven Cantata: Adelaide

May 18, 2014
ESO Chamber Players
Michael Bochmann and Angus Gibbon- violin, Helen Roberts- viola, Kenneth Woods- cello, Alison Lambert- clarinet, Graeme Adams- oboe
Mozart- Oboe Quartet
Schubert- String Trio in B flat
Mozart- Clarinet Quintet

June 5, 2014
The Music Room Chamber Players
Cohen- Two Cello Duos (UK Premiere)
Schubert- Cello Quintet in C major
David LePage and Suzanne Casey- violins, Catherine Leech- viola, Kenneth Woods and Parry Karp- cellos

Saturday, June 14 2014
Festival Institute at Round Top
Texas Festival Orchestra
Strauss- Duet Concertino
Strauss- Oboe Concerto
Beethoven- Symphony no. 2 in D major

Saturday 21st June 2014
Surrey Mozart Players
The Electric Theatre, Guildford 7.30pm
Gala Concert
Weber Euryanthe Overture
Barber Cello Concerto
Parry Karp-cello
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5

July 22, 2014
Harborough Concerts
LePage/Schubert- Sleep Softly in My Arms
Schubert- Cello Quintet
David Le Page and Suzanne Casey- violins, Catherine Leech- viola, Kenneth Woods and Parry Karp-cellos

July 5, 2014
Wrexham Symphony Orchestra
McIver- Premiere
Grieg-Piano Concerto in A minor
Mark Bebbington- piano
Mahler- Symphony no. 4
April Frederick-soprano

September 13th at 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
Brahms arr. Woods- Orchestral transcription of Piano Quartet in  A major, opus 26

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

February 14, 2015
Ensemble Epomeo
Bowdin College
Weinberg: String Trio (16 minutes)
Beethoven: a string trio TBD

Mahler-Schnkttke- Primosch piano quartet
George Lopez, piano

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