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October 2018

  Danny Driver, piano J S Bach  Prelude & Fugue in F sharp minor, BWV 883  (from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2) J S Bach  Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825 J S Bach  French Suite No.5 in G major, BWV 816 Rachmaninov  Étude Tableau Op.39, No.2 in A minor Ravel  Le Tombeau de Couperin Medtner  Sonata No.9 in A minor, Op.30 Danny Driver first played at Malvern Concert Club in January 2016 and quickly became a firm…

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  La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) Conductor: Marco Armiliato Cast: Minnie (Eva-Maria Westbroek), Dick Johnson (Jonas Kaufmann), Nick (Carlo Bosi), Jack Rance (Željko Lučić), Sonora (Michael Todd Simpson), Ashby (Matthew Rose), Jake Wallas (Oren Gradus) Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini. Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar,…

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  LEONARD BERNSTEIN AT THE BBC Marking the centenary of Bernstein's birth A BBC documentary film made for the renowned Monitor arts series. The eloquent Bernstein talks about his work and conducts Elgar's Nimrod in a breathtaking performance, never to be  forgotten. Location - Coach House Theatre On the left of Malvern Theatres, Grange Rd. WR14 3HA Sponsored by Hilary Elgar & Jean Upton The Autumn in Malvern Festival is a renowned series of artistic events & exhibitions held annually…

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November 2018

  Alexander Vedernikov – Conductor Paul Watkins – Cello Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture 5' Dvořák Cello Concerto 42' Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 1 Guest conductor Alexander Vedernikov storms the heavens with Ludwig van Beethoven, and joins cellist Paul Watkins in the most romantic of all cello concertos: 40 minutes of heartfelt poetry and soaring emotion.   Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

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  Please note this performance will not be broadcast live.   Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns) NEW PRODUCTION Conductor: Sir Mark Elder Cast: Samson (Roberto Alagna), Dalila (Elīna Garanča), High Priest (Laurent Naouri), Abimélech (Elchin Azizov), The Old Hebrew (Dmitry Belosselskiy) Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years. Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart…

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MET Broadcast: Marnie

November 10th 5:55 pm

  Marnie (Muhly/Wright) MET PREMIERE PRODUCTION Conductor: Robert Spano Cast: Marnie (Isabel Leonard), Mrs. Rutland (Janis Kelly), Marnie's Mother (Denyce Graves), Terry Rutland (Iestyn Davies), Mark Rutland (Christopher Maltman) A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free?  Based on the novel that…

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  Michael Lloyd  Conductor David Cohen   Cello Parry Elegy for Brahms Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor (soloist: David Cohen) Bruckner Symphony no 9 The music for this concert, as the regular concert date closest to the 40th Anniversary of the then Chandos Sinfonia, has been chosen after much thought as to how best celebrate this milestone.  Opening with the emotional Elegy for Brahms, the evening continues with Elgar's wonderful Cello Concerto. By turns soulful, passionate, spirited and wistful, this work is arguably the…

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    ARMISTICE CENTENARY CONCERT James Gilchrist, tenor Philip Dukes, viola Anna Tilbrook, piano ‘Faith, Fate and the Futility of War’ Purcell arr. Britten  Evening Hymn (1947) Purcell arr. Britten  Lord, What is Man? (1947) Rebecca Clarke  Come, Oh Come, my life's delight (1912) Rebecca Clarke  Passacaglia for Viola and Piano (1941) Rebecca Clarke  Weep no more sad fountains (1912) Britten  Lachrymae (1950) David Bednall  The Mower (2017) Elgar arr. Tertis for viola and piano  Cello Concerto, Slow movement (1920)…

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Malvern Festival Chorus

November 25th 6:00 pm

Malvern Festival Chorus presents an evening of sacred choral music in the great classical tradition by two of the genre’s foremost composers, J. S. Bach and W. A. Mozart. Originally composed in the key of E-flat in 1723, Bach subsequently transposed his glorious Magnificat to the brighter key of D, a more satisfactory key for the trumpets. Mozart’s Mass in C K317 was composed over 50 years later and probably gained its popular title of Coronation Mass as a result…

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December 2018

  ‘The Nutcracker and I’ by Alexandra Dariescu, is a new and innovative 50-minute live performance based on the magical Christmas story, for anyone who dares to dream. Alexandra inspires the audience by telling us her own story as Clara: from little girl to concert pianist and invites us to use our own imagination, to hope, work hard and never give up. On stage will be a grand piano, played by Dariescu herself, and ballerina Désirée Ballantyne behind a see-through…

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