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


16th January

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  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Overture: Der Freischütz. Hanover Band/Roy Goodman.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53, B.108. Frank Peter Zimmermann, vln. Czech PO/Jiri Belohlavek.
  • Bartok, Bela: Piano concerto No.3, Sz.119. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, pno., BBC Philharmonic/Gianandrea Noseda
  • Brahms, Johannes (arr. Schoenberg, Arnold): Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.

  • 9th January

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  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Cockaigne Overture, Op.40. London PO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Schubert, Franz (arr. Davidson, Robert): Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D.821. Patricia Pollett, vla. Queensland PO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No.7 in E. Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Bernard Haitink.

  • 2nd January

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  • Mills, Richard: Bamaga Diptych. Melbourne SO/Richard Mills.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Introduction and allegro Op.47. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: A Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1). Katherine Broderick, sop., Roderick Williams, bar., Halle Choir, Schola Cantorum, Ad Solem, Halle Orch/Sir Mark Elder

  • 26th December

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  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No.104 in D, Hob.I:104 - London. Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch/Adam Fischer.
  • Bach CPE: Cello Concerto in A, Wq.172. Alison McGillivray, vlc. English Concert/Andrew Manze.
  • Schubert, Franz: Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus, Incidental Music, D.797. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.41 in C, K.551, Jupiter. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.

  • 19th December

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  • Elgar, Sir Edward: The Starlight Express Suite Op.78. Alison Hagley, sop., Bryn Terfel, bar., Welsh National Opera Prch/Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Poulenc, Francis: Four Motets for Christmas. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Honegger: A Christmas Cantata. James Rutherford, bar., BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales/Thierry Fischer
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58. Paul Lewis, pno. BBC SO/Jiri Belohlavek.
  • Humperdinck, Engelbert: Hansel and Gretel. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Barbara Bonney, sop., Bavarian RSO/Jeffrey Tate.

  • 12th December

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  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60. Academy of St Martin in the Foelds/Joshua Bell
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Missa Solemnis in D, Op.123.Lucy Crowe, sop., Jennifer Johnson, mezzo-sop., James Gilchist, ten., Matthew Rose, bass. Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner

  • 5th December

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  • Borodin, Alexander: Symphony No.2 in B minor. Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orch/Carlos Kleiber.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.19. Maxim Vengerov, vln., London Symphony Orch/Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri: Piano Concerto No.2 in F, Op.102. Dmitri Shostakovich Jr, pno. I Musici de Montreal/Maxim Shostakovich.
  • Weinberg: Symphony No 2 Op 30 for string Orchestra. Kremerata Baltica/Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

  • 28th November

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  • Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel: Hiawatha Overture, Op. 30. RTE Concert Orch/Adrian Leaper.
  • Delius, Frederick: Appalachia. Andrew Rupp, bar., BBC Symphony Orch and Chorus/Sir Andrew Davis
  • Benjamin, Arthur: North American Square Dance. Symphony Nova Scotia/Georg Tintner.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95, B178, 'From the New World'. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.

  • 21st November

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  • Taneyev, Sergei: Overture: The Oresteia, Op.6. Philharmonia Orch/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Weiner, Leo: Serenade for Small Orchestra, Op.3. Budapest Festival Orch/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Khachaturian, Aram: Piano Concerto in D flat, Op.38. Dikran Atamian, pno. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Tubin, Eduard: Symphony No.4 in A, Lyrical. Bergen PO/Neeme Jarvi.


  • 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