SLAVIC STRINGS WITH NORIKO OGAWA IN HEREFORD SHIREHALL

Sunday 3rd March 2019, 3:30pm

Martinů – Partita for Strings (1931)
Mozart – Piano Concerto in C major K 415 (version for strings by Mozart)
Kaprálová – Partita for Piano and Strings
Noriko Ogawa – Piano
Tchaikovsky arr. Woods – Symphony for Strings (String Quartet no. 3 in E- flat minor) WORLD PREMIERE

Noriko Ogawa, one of the leading pianists of our time, is the soloist in both the Kaprálová and Mozart’s own string orchestra version of his effervescent Piano Concerto in C Major K415. The concert concludes with the world-premiere of Kenneth Woods new orchestration of Tchaikovsky’s passionate and dramatic String Quartet in E-flat minor.

DVORÁK AND VAUGHAN WILLIAMS WITH NICHOLAS DANIEL IN GREAT MALVERN PRIORY

Saturday 9th March 2019, 7.30pm

Bacewicz – Concerto for String Orchestra
Vaughan Williams – Concerto for Oboe and Strings
Nicholas Daniel, oboe
Dvořák – Serenade for Strings

Vaughan Williams’ beautiful Oboe Concerto is possibly the finest concertante work written for that instrument, heard here in a performance by the works’ leading advocate, Nicholas Daniel.

Now available!

Kenneth Woods’ symphonic orchestration of Brahms’ lyrical Piano Quartet in A major
“Hopefully this new addition to the Brahms symphonic canon will get the widespread dissemination it certainly deserves… Kenneth Woods has grasped this nettle and produced an absolutely imaginative arrangement.” Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine

New CD
Concertos for Trumpet and Violin by Philip Sawyers

“ONE is not often wowed by a new work, but Philip Sawyers’ Violin concerto—premiered here by Alexander Sitkovetsky and the English Symphony Orchestra under Kenneth Woods—really did the trick…” David Hart, Birmingham Post

UPCOMING EVENTS

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    Wagner's Die Walküre Act I in Worcester's Swan Theatre
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    Tchaikovsky and Mozart with Noriko Ogawa in Hereford Shirehall
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    Dvorák and Vaughan Williams with Nicholas Daniel in Great Malvern Priory
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