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


22nd February

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  • Cherubini, Luigi: Concert Overture. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Schubert, Franz: Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus, Incidental Music, D.797. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Trumpet Concerto in E flat, Hob.VIIe:1. Wynton Marsalis, tpt. English CO/Raymond Leppard.
  • Czerny, Carl: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.73. Felicja Blumental, pno. Vienna CO/Helmut Froschauer.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio (orig. Leonora). Final Scene. Christa Ludwig, m-sop., Gerhard Unger, ten., Gottlob Frick, bass, Ingeborg Hallstein, sop., Jon Vickers, ten., Walter Berry, bass Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orch/Otto Klemperer.

  • 15th February

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Overture - Magic Flute, K620. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Pleyel, Ignace: Clarinet Concerto in C. Thomas Friedli, cl. South-West German CO/Paul Angerer.
  • Paisiello, Giovanni: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor. Mariaclara Monetti, pno. English CO/Stephanie Gonley.
  • Dean, Brett: Testament. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36. Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 8th February

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  • Schubert, Franz: Symphony No.8 in B minor, D759 - Unfinished. Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Clarinet concerto No.1 in F minor, Op.73. Sabine Meyer, cl. Dresden State Orch/Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Bella mia fiamma, addio! Concert aria K528. Siobhan Stagg, Enseble Pygmalion/Raphael Pichon
  • Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op.68. Berlin Philharmonic/Nicholas Harnoncourt

  • 1st February

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  • Berlioz, Hector: Benvenuto Cellini, Overture, Op.23. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Damnation of Faust, Op.24: D'amour l'ardente flamme. Yvonne Minton, m-sop. Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Vieuxtemps, Henri: Violin Concerto No.4 in D minor, Op.31. Hilary Hahn, vln. German Chamber Philharmonic/Paavo Jarvi.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22 Bertrand Chamayou, pno., Orchestre National de France/Emmanuel Krivine
  • Dutilleux, Henri: Symphony No.1. BBC PO/Yan Pascal Tortelier.

  • 25th January

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV1048. Orch of the Antipodes/Anna McDonald.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No. 99 in E flat, Hob. I:99. London PO/Eugen Jocum.
  • Brahms, Johannes: A German Requiem, Op.45. Christiane Oelze, sop., Gerald Finley, bass-baritone Collegium Vocale Ghent, La Chapelle Royale, Orchestre des Champs Elysees/Philippe Herreweghe.

  • 18th January

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K.453. Maria Joao Pires, pno. CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.
  • Wieniawski, Henryk: Violin Concerto No.2 in D Minor, Op.22. Gil Shaham, vln. London SO/Lawrence Foster.
  • Wieniawski, Henryk: Chanson Polonaise, Op.12/2. John Lenehan, pno., Marat Bisengaliev, vln.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.3 in E flat Op.55, 'Eroica'. CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

  • 11th January

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  • Berwald, Franz: The Queen of Golconda - Overture. Gavle SO/Petri Sakari.
  • Larsson, Lars-Erik: Violin concerto, Op.42. Leo Berlin, vln. Stockholm PO/Stig Westerberg.
  • Lange-Muller, Peter E: Once upon a Time, Op.25. Guido Paevatalu, bar. Tivoli SO/John Frandsen.
  • Rautavaara, Einojuhani: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.45. Laura Mikkola, pno. Royal Scottish NO/Hannu Lintu.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Symphony No.6 in D minor, Op.104. Lahti SO/Osmo Vanska.

  • 4th January

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  • Clifford: A Pageant of Youth. BBC Concert Orch/Ronald Corp
  • Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.80. Anthony Marwood, vln. BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Toward the Unknown Region. London Philharmonic Choir, London PO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch/Vasily Petrenko


  • 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