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


1st August

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  • Berlioz, Hector: Les Troyens: Prelude. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Les Nuits d'ete, Op.7. Jessye Norman, sop., London Symphony Orch/Sir Colin Davis
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61. Itzhak Perlman, vln. Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Franck, Cesar: Symphony in D minor. French NO/Leonard Bernstein.

  • 25th July

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  • Benjamin, Arthur: Overture to an Italian Comedy. Royal PO/Myer Fredman.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (arr. Grigoryan, Leonard): Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV1043. Leonard Grigoryan, gtr., Slava Grigoryan, gtr. Adelaide SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K.488. Maurizio Pollini, pno. Vienna PO/Karl Bohm.
  • Paganini, Nicolo: Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.6. Salvatore Accardo, vln. London PO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Respighi, Ottorino: Pines of Rome. Minneapolis SO/Antal Dorati.

  • 18th July

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  • Shostakovich, Dmitri: Concerto No.1 in C minor for Piano, Trumpet & Strings, Op.35. Marc-Andre Hamelin, pno., Mark O'Keeffe, tpt. BBC Scottish SO/Andrew Litton.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63. Maxim Vengerov, vln. London SO/Mstislav Rostropovitch.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: The Queen of Spades: Vy tak pichal'ny, daragaja. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar. Rotterdam PO/Valery Gergiev.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27. Tasmanian SO/Patrick Thomas.

  • 11th July

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    4th July

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  • Menotti, Gian Carlo: Overture - Amelia al ballo. Columbia SO/Thomas Schippers.
  • Chadwick, George Whitefield: Symphonic Sketches in A. Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Barber, Samuel: Violin Concerto in G, Op.14. Joshua Bell, vln. Baltimore SO/David Zinman.
  • Hanson, Howard: Symphony No.2, Op.30, 'Romantic'. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Gershwin, George: Porgy and Bess (Highlights). Barbara Hendricks, sop., Leona Mitchell, sop., Willard White, bass Cleveland Orch, Cleveland Orch Chorus/Lorin Maazel.

  • 27th June

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    20th June

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    13th June

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    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