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)

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SEEING SOUNDS

Saturday 19th September 2009, 7:30 pm
St James Church, 197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL

One of the greatest of symphonies, combining Mahler’s love of nature, his humour (bordering at times on the grotesque), with scintillating orchestration, and a beautiful final movement with soprano solo (here sung by rising star Stephanie Corley). Coupled with a display of some modern artists’ responses to this symphony.

Mozart:  Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart:  Ach, Ich Fühls (aria from The Magic Flute)
Mozart:  Dove Sono from (aria from The Marriage of Figaro)
Mahler:  Symphony No.4 in G

OUT WITH THE OLD?

Saturday 7th November 2009, 7:30 pm
St James Church, 197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL

We begin in the glorious ‘Old’ world of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. We end with Dvorak’s final symphony, inspired by the ‘New’ world of America. Inbetween we have two very new pieces. ‘All For Love’ is a slow, contemplative piece with overlapping parts based on a carol with a pre-recorded speaker. ‘Polarities’ is a concerto for orchestra with both pre-recorded and live electro-acoustic input. What will you say at the end of all this? Out with the old, in with the new? Bring back the good old days? Can the two co-exist?

Mozart:  Overture to Don Giovanni
Peter Fender:  All For Love (world première)
Edward Wright:  Polarities (London première)
Dvorak:  Symphony No.9 in E minor (‘New World’)

THE PLANETS

Saturday 12th December 2009, 7:30 pm
St Columba’s Church, Pont Street
London SW1X 0BD

Powerful pieces of music, perfect for perking you up during the dark winter months! The Planets will be accompanied by remarkable astronomical video images.

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides
Mussorgsky:  Night on Bare Mountain
Holst:  The Planets

This concert is in aid of Borderline (charity no.208437) who work with and for homeless Scots in London.