The ESO’s 2018 performance of Handel’s Messiah was the hottest ticket of the season in Malvern. Book early to join us for our much-anticipated annual performance of this seasonal masterpiece with the outstanding Academia Musica Choir and a team of world-class soloists under the baton of Kenneth Woods.
English Symphony Orchestra
Academia Musica Choir
Kenneth Woods conductor
April Fredrick – soprano
Teresa Karcher-Young – alto
Jon Weller – tenor
Matthew Sharp – bass-baritone
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2018 The Arts Desk 10 Best Recordings of the Year – Brahms Piano Quartet orch. Kenneth Woods
2017 Gramophone Magazine Critics’ Choice Recordings of the Year – Sawyers Symphony No. 3
2017 MusicWeb Opera Recording of the Year – Jane Eyre
2016 Sunday Times Recording of the Year – Krenek Piano Concertos Vol. 1
2015 Classical Music Magazine Premiere of the Year – Elgar Piano Quintet. orch. Donald Fraser
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Isata Kanneh-Mason has raced to the forefront of her generation as one of the UK’s most charismatic, popular and admired young pianists. She makes her ESO debut as part of the orchestra’s celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary with a performance of his stormy Piano Concerto in C minor. Ruth Gipps was a musical genius ahead of her time, whose works abound in melodic inspiration. Her Cringlemire Garden is a touching and evocative portrait of the natural world. The concert ends with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, one of the most thrilling works in the repertoire.
Isata Kanneh-Mason has raced to the forefront of her generation as one of the UK’s most charismatic, popular and admired young pianists. She makes her ESO debut as part of the orchestra’s celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary with a performance of his stormy Piano Concerto in C minor. The concert opens with Mendelssohn’s tone poem Die Schöne Melusine is a richly-coloured musical setting of the mermaid myth. The concert ends with more Beethoven for his 250th birthday, his witty and life-affirming Eighth Symphony.
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NEWS & VIEWS
CD David Matthews – Symphony No. 9, Variations for Strings, Double Concerto£12.00
Philip Sawyers – Violin Concerto, The Valley of Vision, Trumpet Concerto, Elegiac Rhapsody£12.00
Brahms/Kenneth Woods- Piano Quartet in A Major (arr. for symphony orchestra)£10.00
Hans Gál- Concertino for Cello and Strings, Solo Cello Works, Avie Records£10.00
Simon Desbruslais and Clare Hammond- The Art of Dancing
Philip Sawyers- Symphony no. 3, Songs of Loss and Regret, Fanfare£12.00