Philharmonia Britannica

Ethel Smyth: Overture & On the Cliffs of Cornwall (from ‘The Wreckers’)
Elgar: Cello Concerto (with Jonathan Ayling)
George Lloyd: Symphony No 6

Time  7.30pm, Saturday 26 May

Place  St John’s Church, Waterloo,  SE1 8TY
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Tickets  £15, £12 (concs), £5 (U19s)

New London Opera Group

Gilbert & Sullivan: Utopia Ltd.

Time  7.30pm, Thu 14 / Fri 15 / Sat 16 June

Place  Riverhead Theatre, Louth, Lincolnshire

Tickets  and further details at www.newlog.org.uk

Whitehall Orchestra

In this Olympic year, we are delighted to welcome back the renowned Turkish pianist, Idil Biret. She will be performing Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto (popularly known as the Emperor Concerto). (You can find out more about Idil at www.idilbiret.eu). We will also be performing the “Planets Suite” by Holst.

Time  7.30pm, Saturday 7 July

Place  St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
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Tickets  £15/£12/£10 (concessions £12/£10/£8)

Edinburgh Players Opera Group

Concert performance of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung.

Time  10.30am, Sunday 25 September

Place  Portobello Town Hall, Edinburgh, EH15 1AF

Tickets  voluntary £15 admission charge

Whitehall Orchestra

A rare chance to hear Eugene d’Albert’s 2nd Piano concerto, played by Alan Brown (http://bit.ly/AlanBrown), plus Wagner’s Meistersinger Overture and Elgar’s 1st Symphony.

Time  7.30pm, Thursday 24 November

Place  St Gabriel’s Church, Pimlico, SW1V 2AD
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Tickets  £9 (£6 concessions), with group discounts available

Philharmonia Britannica

Mahler’s Third Symphony is his hymn to the natural world and his longest work. It combines a hitherto unheard of six movements. They range from sounds depicting huge and grand vistas to the angelic sound of women’s and children’s voices. From the loudest to the softest, from the most brash to the smoothest of sounds, almost everything is here in this piece which is larger than life – not unlike Mahler himself!

Time  7.30pm, Saturday 3 December

Place  St John’s Church, Waterloo,  SE1 8TY
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Tickets  £15, £12 (concs), £5 (U19s)

Time 7.30pm, Saturday 19-Feb-11

Place St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

The Sea
A series of evocative and contrasting pieces all inspired by the sea. From the swirling sounds of Ravel to the poignant poetry set to music by Elgar and the powerful sea interludes from Britten’s opera Peter Grimes. Combined with evocative sea-themed readings.

Mendelssohn Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.27
Elgar Sea Pictures -song cycle for contralto and orchestra, Op.37
Ravel Miroirs: Une barque sur l’océan
Britten Peter Grimes, Op.33: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia

Lilly Papaioannou, Mezzo-soprano
Peter Fender, Conductor
Philharmonia Britannica