28 April ESO Play Beethoven and Mozart in Kings Place, London

English String Orchestra
Kenneth Woods – Artistic Director
Noriko Ogawa – Piano

Programme

Bohuslav Martinů – Partita for Strings (1931)
Mozart – Piano Concerto in C major K 415 (version for strings by Mozart)
Vítězslava Kaprálová – Partita for Piano and Strings
Noriko Ogawa – Piano
Antonín Dvořák – Serenade for String

David Matthews Symphony no. 9

Part of the 21st C Symphony Project

Symphony no. 9
Variations for Strings
Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Strings
Sara Trickey – violin, Sarah-Jane Bradley – viola
Kenneth Woods – conductor

Released 3 May on Nimbus Records

9 May 2019 - Ballets by Stravinsky and Ravel in the Swan Theatre

Thursday 9th May 2019, 7.30pm

The Swan Theatre, Moore Street, Worcester, WR1 3ED

English Symphony Orchestra
Bradley Thachuk – Guest Conductor
Academy Theatre Arts

William Grant Still – Summerland, The Phantom Chapel, Navaho Country
Stravinsky
 – Danses Concertantes
Ravel – Mother Goose (complete ballet)

"... a new Brahms symphony"

One of the Ten Best Classical CDs of 2018

The Arts Desk

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

9 June in Cadogan Hall, London - Beethoven's Fifth

English Symphony Orchestra
Pavel Šporcl violin
Kenneth Woods conductor

Programme

Matthew Taylor Symphony no. 5 (world premiere)
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Concertos for Violin and Trumpet by Philip Sawyers

Philip Sawyers

(ESO Composer Laureate)

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
The Valley of Vision (Tone Poem for Orchestra inspired by paintings of Samuel Palmer)
Trumpet Concerto
Elegiac Rhapsody in Memory of John McCabe
–Alexander Sitkovetsky – violin, Simon Desbruslais – trumpet, Kenneth Woods Conductor

“Sawyers’ thrilling orchestral music truly captivates, aided and abetted by pitch-perfect soloists Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and Simon Desbruslais (trumpet) and the ESO.” BBC Music Magazine

UPCOMING EVENTS

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