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


10th April

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  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Suite No.4 in G, Op.61, Mozartiana. Philharmonia Orch/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Kabalevsky, Dimitry: Violin Concerto in C, Op.48. Lydia Mordkovitch, vln. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • 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.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Jeanne d'Arc: Adieu, forets. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop. Adelaide SO/Nicholas Milton.
  • Kalinnikov, Vasily Sergeyevich: Symphony No.1 in G minor. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.

  • 3rd April

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV1046. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Bach JC: Symphony in D, Op.18/6. Netherlands CO/David Zinman.
  • Bach CPE: Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, Wq240. Christoph Pregardien, ten., Hillevi Martinpelto, sop., Peter Harvey, bar. Collegium Vocale Ghent, Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Philippe Herreweghe.

  • 27th March

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  • Smythe: Serenade in D. BBC Philharmonioc/Odaline de la Martinez
  • Walton, Sir William: Violin concerto in B minor. Joshua Bell, vln. Baltimore SO/David Zinman.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Symphony No.5 in D. BBC Symphony Orch/Martyn Brabbins

  • 20th March

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  • Glanville-Hicks, Peggy: Etruscan Concerto. Caroline Almonte, pno. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Tuba Concerto in F minor. Philip Catelinet, tuba London SO/Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Tubin, Eduard: Estonian Dance Suite. Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47. Adele Anthony, vln. Adelaide SO/Arvo Volmer.
  • Lilburn, Douglas: Symphony No.2. New Zealand SO/James Judd.

  • 13th March

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - Turkish. Giuliano Carmignola, vln. Orch Mozart/Claudio Abbado.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Songs of a Wayfarer. Yvonne Minton, m-sop. Chicago SO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Rott, Hans: Symphony in E. Norrkoping Symphony Orch/Leif Segerstam

  • 6th March

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op.3/6. Handel & Haydn Society/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Concerto in A minor for 2 violins, RV522, Op.3/8. Paul Wright, vln., Sayuri Yamagata, vln. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 82a, It is enough. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-sop., The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music/Craig Smith
  • Pergolesi, Giovanni: L'Olimpiade: Overture. St Cecilia CO/Alessio Vlad.
  • Stravinsky, Igor: Pulcinella Suite. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Purcell, Henry: Abdelazar or The Moor's Revenge. Joy Roberts, sop. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Britten, Benjamin: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34. London SO/Benjamin Britten.

  • 27th February

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  • Vine, Carl: Suite from The Tempest. Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Holst, Gustav: Double concerto for two violins, Op.49. Emanuel Hurwitz, vln., Kenneth Sillito, vln. English CO/Imogen Holst.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Piano Concerto in G. Samson Francois, pno., Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire/Andre Cluytens
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No.7). Alison Hargan, sop., Ian Tracey, org., Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Orch/Vernon Handley

  • 20th February

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  • Stravinsky, Igor: Dumbarton Oaks, Concerto in E flat. Scottish CO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
  • Strauss R: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30. Melbourne SO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Ruckert Lieder. Janet Baker, contr. New Philharmonia Orch/Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Bartok, Bela: Concerto for orchestra, Sz.116. Chicago SO/Sir Georg Solti.


  • 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