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