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


24th October

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  • Lilburn, Douglas: Forest. New Zealand SO/James Judd.
  • Berwald, Franz: Violin Concerto in C Sharp Minor, Op.2. Arve Tellefsen, vln. Royal PO/Ulf Bjorlin.
  • Stenhammar, Wilhelm: Piano concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.23. Seta Tanyel, pno. Helsingborg SO/Andrew Manze.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Sav, sav, susa, Op.36/4, Barbara Bonney, sop, Antonio Pappano, pno.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote, Op.37/5. Barbara Bonney, sop., Antonio Pappano, pno.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Symphony No.1 in E Minor, Op.39. Minnesota Orch/Osmo Vanska.

  • 17th October

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  • Cherubini, Luigi: Symphony in D. London SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op.83. Nelson Freire, pno., Gewanhausorchester/Riccardo Chailly
  • Schumann, Robert: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

  • 10th October

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  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Souvenir de Florence, Op.70. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Stabat Mater, Op.58, B.71. IlseEerens, sop., Michaela Selinger, mezzo-sop., Maximilian Schmitt, ten., Florian Boesch, bass. Collegium Vocale Gent, Royal Flemish Philharmonic/Philippe Herreweghe

  • 3rd October

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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.
  • Homer, Sidney: Sing to me, sing, Op.28. Eileen Farrell, sop., George Trovillo, pno.
  • 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.

  • 26th September

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  • Brahms, Johannes: Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op.56a, "St. Anthony Chorale". Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21. Murray Perahia, pno. Israel PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64. Joshua Bell, vln. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Schumann, Robert: Symphony No.1 in B flat, Op.38, Spring. Zurich Tonhalle Orch/David Zinman.

  • 19th September

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  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: The Wasps, Overture. Queensland SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Finzi, Gerald: Clarinet concerto in C minor, Op.31. Michael Collins, cl. City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Finzi, Gerald: Introduction: Music for 'Love's Labour's Lost', Op.28b. Royal PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Tippett, Sir Michael: A Child of Our Time. Indra Thomas, sop., Steve Davislim, ten., Matthew Rose, bass, London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Sir Colin Davis

  • 12th September

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  • Wagner R: Rienzi, Overture. London SO/Barry Tuckwell.
  • Hyde, Miriam: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Sharp minor. Miriam Hyde, pno. West Australian SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Violin concerto in D, Op.77. Jascha Heifetz, vln. Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Gestillte Schnsucht, Op.91a, Jessye Norman, sop., Daniel Barenboim, pno, Wolfram Christ, vla.,
  • Bruckner, Anton: Te Deum. Maria Stader,sop., Sieglinde Wagner, also., Ernst Haefliger, ten., Peter Lagger, bass, Chorus of the German Opera Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic/Eugen Jochum
  • Tutty: Listen. Siobhan Stagg, sop., Paul Hankinson, pno.

  • 5th September

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV1043. Helena Rathbone, vln., Richard Tognetti, vln. Australian CO .
  • Bach CPE: Oboe Concerto in E flat, Wq.165. Paul Goodwin, oboe English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466. Maria Joao Pires, pno. Orch Mozart/Claudio Abbado.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68, 'Pastoral'. Gewandhausorchester/Riccardo Chailly


  • 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