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Forthcoming Concerts and Talks

Details of forthcoming concerts containing works by Delius can be sent to:
Venues shown in RED CAPS are outside the British Isles.  
We cannot be held responsible for external content information which is subsequently changed so please check with the organiser before making a special journey. 

Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 7.15pm

Delius's Piano Concerto - with pianist, Mark Bebbington
To coincide with his new recording of the Delius Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jan Latham Koenig for the SOMM label, pianist Mark Bebbington discusses Delius’s Piano Concerto and also performs the Three Preludes and 'On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring' for piano duet, with pianist Irene Loh, in the transcription by Peter Warlock.  Mark’s talk will be illustrated with extracts from the recording and the new CD will be on sale.
A Delius Society Event - non-members also welcome - further information on the Events page.

Saturday 28th April 2018 at 7.30pm

Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
Delius and Gaughin:  A concert of music expressing significant exchanges between composers and artists
Delius:  Violin Sonata in B Op. posth.

Grieg:  Lieder (arr. Sauret)
Ravel:  Violin Sonata No. 2 in G
Delius:  Violin Sonata No. 3
Midori Komachi, violin
Simon Callaghan, piano

Saturday 28th April 2018 at 7.30pm

Neston Parish Church, Chester
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5
Elgar: The Severn Suite:
Sibelius: Valse Triste
Stanford: Irish Rhapsody no. 1
MacKenzie: Britannia a Nautical overture
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Waltz
Delius: Summer Night on the River
Elgar: Three Bavarian Dances
Elgar: Nimrod from the Enigma Variations
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Port Sunlight Orchestra

Saturday 12th May 2018 at 7:30pm

Trinity Church, Nether Street, London
'Times and Seasons'
Bliss:  Aubade for Coronation Morning
Brahms:  Der Abend - The Evening , Op. 64 No. 2
Delius:  Two songs to be sung of a Summer Night on the Water
Kodály:  Evening Song
Gershwin:  Porgy and Bess: Summertime
Finchley Chamber Choir
Finchley Chamber Ensemble
David Lardi, conductor

Saturday 19th May 2018 at 7.30pm

GLive, Guildford
Guildford Symphony Orchestra Summer Prom
Walton:  Orb and Sceptre March
Walton:  Largo and Rejoice Greatly
Delius:  A Song Before Sunrise
Ireland:  Piano Concerto
Elgar:  Enigma Variations
Wood:  Sea Songs Fantasia
Songs from the Last Night of the Proms
Alexandra Stevenson, soprano
John Paul Ekins, piano
David Leonard, narrator
Guildford Symphony Orchestra
Supported by the Delius Trust and the John Ireland Trust

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 

Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucs. GL52 3JE 
‘English Rhapsody’
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Delius: Summer Night on the River

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Quilter: Songs
Walton: Two Pieces from Henry V
Warlock: Capriol Suite
Holst: Brook Green Suite
Britten: Folksongs
Finzi: Rhapsody
Orchestra of St John’s
Mathilde Milwidsky violin
John Lubbock conductor
Tickets from Martin Randall Travel as part of their tour package:

Friday 25th May 2018 at 7.30pm

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
English Music Festival
Richard Blackford: Violin Concerto (UK Premiere)
Frederick Delius: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
Christopher Wright: Symphony (World Premiere)
English Symphony Orchestra
Rupert Marshall-Luck, violin
Joseph Spooner, cello
John Andrews, conductor
(mini-bus transfer available to/from Didcot Parkway station)

Monday 28th May 2018 at 7.00pm

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
English Music Festival
Dyson: Woodland Suite for string orchestra
Warlock: Serenade for the 60th birthday of Delius
Delius: Air and Dance
Herbert Howells: First Suite
Arwel Hughes: Fantasia in A minor
John Ireland: Elegaic Meditation
Gerald Finzi: Romance
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Charterhouse Suite
Camerata Wales
Owain Arwel Hughes, conductor
(mini-bus transfer available to/from Didcot Parkway station)

Sunday 10th June at 7:30pm

St Mary's Church, Beaminster
Warlock: Capriol Suite
Delius: Late Swallows
Tavener: Mother of God: Here I stand
Holst: Brook Green Suite
Finzi: Eclogue
Walton: Two Pieces for Strings from Henry V Suite
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major, Hob XVIII:11
Allington Strings
Jonathan Delbridge, Piano
Mark Westwood, Conductor

Saturday 16th June at 5:30pm

All Saints Church, Hertford
Brahms: Violin Sonata no. 2 in A major, Op.100
Beach: Romance for violin and piano, Op.23
Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor
Schumann C.: Three Romances for violin and piano Op.22
Delius: Légende for violin and piano
Ravel: Tzigane, for violin and piano
Tasmin Little, Violin
John Lenehan, Piano

Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at 7.30pm

St John's Smith Square, London
Delius: A Song of Summer
Bridge: The Sea
Sibelius: Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op.104
Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Russell Keable, conductor

Sunday 8th July 2018

Elgar: String Quartet
Delius: String Quartet
Sterndale Bennett: String Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet, Op 13
The Villiers Quartet

Friday 20th July 2018

Brickwall Music and Arts Society
Elgar: String Quartet
Delius: String Quartet
Sterndale Bennett: String Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet, Op 13
The Villiers Quartet

Tuesday 24th July 2018 at 8.00pm

Spanish Summer Nights
Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain
de Falla:  Noches en los Jardines de Espana (Nights in the gardens of Spain)
Delius:  In a Summer Garden
Chabrier:  Espana
Jorge Luis Prats, piano
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Kazuki Yamada, conductor

Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 3.00pm

St John’s Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
'American 2018'
Winton Marsalis: String Quartet
Delius: Late Swallows (original 1913 version)
Barber: Dover Beach
Dvorak: String Quartet, op 105
The Villiers Quartet

Friday 26th October 2018 at 1.00pm

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London
War's Embers - A BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Delius (arr Fenby):  Air and Dance for Strings
Elgar: Sospiri for string orchestra and harp
Vaughan Williams:  Romance for viola and piano
Bliss:  Conversations for woodwinds and strings
Gurney:  Ludlow and Teme
Nash Ensemble

Sunday 11th November 2018 at 3.00pm

Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2 LU
Programme to include
Vaughan Williams:  Dona nobis pacem
Delius:  The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Delius:  In a Summer Garden

Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society
Salomon Orchestra
Rebecca Miller, conductor

Saturday 15th December at 1:30pm

Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet (in concert)
Marina Costa-Jackson, Vreli
Matthew Newlin, Sali (adult)
Tim Kuypers, Manz
Callum Thorpe, Marti
David Stout, The Dark Fiddler
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor)
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Benjamin Goodson, Choirmaster / chorus director


28th and 30th March 2019

Stockholm Composer Weekend
Haglund: Serenata per Diotama
Haglund: Hymns to the Night
Delius: Fennimore and Gerda: Intermezzo
Haglund: La rosa profunda
Haglund: Symphony
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Tobias Ringborg, Conductor
Ilya Gringolts, Violin
Miah Persson, Soprano

Information provided on this page was accurate at the time of entry and is published in good faith.  However, when booking tickets it would be wise to enquire whether there have been any changes to the programme, venue, timing etc.  The Society cannot be held responsible for any subsequent changes.

Photograph - Midori Komachi, violin, and Simon Callaghan, piano

The Villiers Quartet

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