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March 2018

  English Symphony Orchestra Academia Musica Choir Conducted by Kenneth Woods 14 March, 2018 at 7:30 PM Malvern Priory Sawyers- The Valley of Vision (world premiere) Haydn- Missa in tempore belli (Mass in Time of War) Beethoven- Symphony no. 3 “Eroica” Two of the great musical manifestations of the Napoleonic Wars form the heart of this exciting concert- Haydn’s Mass, performed by the hugely acclaimed ESO and Academia Musica Choir, is a powerful plea for love and peace, while Beethoven’s Eroica is the greatest-ever…

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    115th Season 2017-18 .. Mark Bebbington piano Coull Quartet: Roger Coull violin Philip Gallaway violin Jonathan Barritt viola Nicholas Roberts cello .. Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.5 Ian Venables Piano Quintet, Op.27 Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34 .. Formed in 1974, the Coull Quartet rapidly achieved national recognition, and were appointed Quartet-in-Residence by the University of Warwick in 1977, a post which they still hold today. The Quartet, which includes two of its founder members, has performed…

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  Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time.  To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents.  Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, “The People’s Tenor” returns to the stage with his brand-new show Canzoni d’Amore.  Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell Watson continues to wow audiences with his…

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  Berlioz Carnival Romain Overture Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 2 Mahler Symphony No 1 "Titan" ​ Michael Lloyd conductor Aydin Onac piano Opening with Berlioz's effervescent Roman Carnival Overture, the first concert of the 40th Anniversary season sees the long-awaited return an old friend of the orchestra, Aydin Onac, to play arguably Rachmaninov's most famous work. Chandos has been fortunate to work with Aydin on a number of occasions during its four decades, and the orchestra is delighted that he…

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  Handel's Messiah Bach Cantata  

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  Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses. Described by the critics as an ‘astonishingly beautiful’ (The Stage), ‘direct and impactful interpretation’ (The Times), this dramatised concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. Cert: 12A Running time: 2hrs 15mins Ticket price inludes a £1 contribution to our…

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  Così fan tutte (Mozart) – New Production A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test…

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April 2018

  Luisa Miller (Verdi) – First time in HD The Met: Live in HD 2017–18 season Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him.…

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    115th Season 2017-18 .. Britten Oboe Quartet: Nicholas Daniel oboe Jacqueline Shave violin Clare Finnimore viola Caroline Dearnley cello .. Elgar Andante and Allegro (c.1878) Moeran Fantasy Quartet Mozart Adagio for Cor Anglais and String Trio, K580a Britten Fantasy Quartet, Op.2 Oliver Knussen Cantata Lennox Berkeley String Trio Mozart Oboe Quartet, K.370  .. Since winning the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition in 1980, Nicholas Daniel has toured the world as a virtuoso of the oboe, and…

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  Cendrillon (Massenet) – MET Premiere “Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the…

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