Saturday afternoon concert of orchestral music (including choral orchestral items), from Baroque to contemporary, featuring a major work each week.


18th September

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  • Williamson, Malcolm: Ballet - 'The Display': Concert Suite. Sydney SO/John Hopkins.
  • Ireland, John: Piano Concerto in E Flat. Geoffrey Tozer, pno. Melbourne SO/David Measham.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Norfolk Rhapsody No.1. London PO/Bernard Haitink.
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert: Symphony No.2 in F major (The Cambridge). London PO/Matthias Bamert.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Laudi alla Vergine Maria. Chicago SO, Chicago Symphony Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.

  • 11th September

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Keyboard Concerto in F, BWV1057. Alison Mitchell, fte., Angela Hewitt, pno., Emma Sholl, fte. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Krommer, Franz: Oboe Concerto in F, Op.52. Sarah Francis, oboe London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Mass in E flat, "In honour of Blessed Virgin Mary", Hob.XXII:4. Carolyn Watkinson, contr., David Thomas, bass, Judith Nelson, sop., Martyn Hill, ten. Academy of Ancient Music, Christ Church Cathedral Choir/Simon Preston.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, 'Fur Elise'. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550. Berlin PO/Karl Bohm.

  • 4th September

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  • Khachaturian, Aram: Spartacus - Ballet Suite No.1. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Medtner, Nikolai: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.50. Geoffrey Tozer, pno. London PO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda, kuda. Rolando Villazon, ten. Munich Radio Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Glazunov, Alexander: Symphony No. 6 in C Minor, Op.58. Moscow SO/Alexander Anissimov.

  • 28th August

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  • Burgon, Geoffrey: Brideshead Revisited: Variations. Adelaide SO/Jose Serebrier.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Cello Concerto No.2 in D, Hob.VIIb:2. Daniel Muller-Schott, vlc. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Clarinet Concerto in A, K622. Craig Hill, cl. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Strauss R: Standchen, Op.17/2. Steve Davislim, ten. State Orch of Victoria/Simone Young.
  • Strauss R: Dedication, Op.10/1. Steve Davislim, ten. State Orch of Victoria/Simone Young.
  • Strauss R: Metamorphosen. West Australian SO/Simone Young.

  • 21st August

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  • Goossens, Eugene: Divertissement, Op.66. Melbourne SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Somervell, Arthur: Violin Concerto in G minor. Anthony Marwood, vln. BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins.
  • Finzi, Gerald: Let us garlands bring, Op.18. John Carol Case, bar. New Philharmonia Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Sospiri, Op.70. New Philarmonia Orch/Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Symphony No.4 in F minor. London Symphony Orch/Sir Antonio Pappano

  • 14th August

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  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33. Li-Wei Qin, vlc. Melbourne SO/David Stanhope.
  • Sibelius, Jean: En Saga, Op.9. Lahti SO/Osmo Vanska.
  • Madetoja, Leevi: Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op.35. Helsinki Philharmonic Orch/John Storgards

  • 7th August

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  • Berlioz, Hector: Beatrice and Benedict, Overture. Sydney SO/Robert Pikler.
  • Chausson, Ernest: Poeme, Op.25. Nicola Benedetti, vln. London SO/Daniel Harding.
  • d'Indy, Vincent: Symphony on a French Mountain Song, Op.25. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Tzigane. Stephanie Chase, vln. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Magnard, Alberic: Symphony No. 3 in B flat minor, Op.11. Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.

  • 31st July

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  • Bach CPE: Symphony in G, Wq.173. Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Rene Jacobs.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, Op.73, 'Emperor'. Stephen Kovacevich, pno. Australian CO/Stephen Kovacevich.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Mass No.18 in C minor, 'Great', K427. Barbara Hendricks, sop., Benjamin Luxon, bar., Janet Perry, sop., Peter Schreier, ten. Berlin PO, Vienna Singverein/Herbert von Karajan.

  • 24th July

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  • Benjamin, Arthur: Cotillon. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Goossens, Eugene: Concertino, Op.47. Sydney SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Moeran, Ernest John: Violin Concerto. Lydia Mordkovitch, vln. Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Bliss, Sir Arthur: A Colour Symphony. English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Toward the Unknown Region. London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Bryden Thomson.


  • As well as boasting five years working for the internationally acclaimed Steinway and Sons in London, Gary has serviced pianos at The Barbican and Wigmore Halls, and the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. Gary is now putting his knowledge and expertise to use closer to home from his base in Point