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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 26th September 2018 at 7.00pm

Delius:  On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Grieg:  Piano Concerto
George Li, piano
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Monday 1st October 2018, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Foyle Visitor and Learning Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Digital Delius: Unlocking Digitised Music Manuscripts
How can technology help people access and understand music manuscripts?
(This event has been rescheduled from 16 July.)
Join us for the launch of a new digital exhibition showcasing the music of British-born composer Frederick Delius (1862–1934), including a live performance by the Villiers String Quartet.
Bringing together digitised sources including scores and sketches, early recordings, photographs, and concert programmes, the exhibition is complemented by expert commentary and interactive digital tools. 
Daniel Grimley, Joanna Bullivant and representatives from the University of Oxford’s e-Research Centre present an overview of the AHRC-funded project and outline how technologies they have developed can enrich engagement with musical sources and give an insight into the creative process. 
Then enjoy a performance by the Villiers String Quartet, revealing some of the practical implications of the project.
This event is free but booking is required. 

Saturday 6th October 2018 from 7.00pm

Razumovsky Music Studio, 56 College Road, London NW10 5ET
CD Launch – From the Shadow of the Great War
Liubov Ulybysheva, ‘Cello and John Paul Ekins, Piano launch their CD of English Music for ‘Cello & Piano, from which they will perform extracts.
Delius: ‘Cello Sonata
Ireland: Sonata for ‘Cello & Piano in G Minor
Bridge: Sonata for ‘Cello & Piano in D Minor; Berceuse, Elegie, Spring Song, Cradle Song & Serenade
7.00pm Pre-concert drinks
7.30pm Concert – to include excerpts from the CD
8.45pm Post-concert supper
Admission £30
Please book your tickets by emailing: or

Saturday 6th October 2018

English Music Festival - Yorkshire

11.00am St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR
1918: War's Embers and echoes of a dying age
Parry: Shulbrede Tunes
Bliss: Elegy (FKB Thiepval 1916)
Ireland: London Pieces
Delius: Three Preludes
Armsrong Gibbs: An Essex Rhapsody
Alwyn: Three Preludes
Farrar: Waltz
Bridge: Sonata
Duncan Honeybourne, piano

2.30pm St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR
Vaughan Williams: It was a lover and his lass
Delius: So white, so soft, so sweet is she; To Daffodils
Finzi: Come away, death; Fear no more the heat o’ the sun; Who is Silvia?
Quilter: Weep you no more, sad fountains
Gurney: Under the Greenwood Tree; Spring; Sleep
Browne: To Gratiana dancing and singing
Vaughan Williams: The Vagabond; Let Beauty Awake
Delius: Twilight fancies
Haydn: The Sailor’s Song
Ireland: Sea Fever; Hope the Hornblower
Vaughan Williams: Silent Noon
Gurney: I will go with my Father a-ploughing
Trad. arr. Britten: The Ploughboy
Warlock: My own Country
Armstrong Gibbs: Silver; Five Eyes
Royal Northern College of Music Songsters:
Olivia Carrell, soprano
Kamil Bien, tenor
Liam McNally, baritone

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

Saturday 3rd November 2018 at 7.30pm

SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH
String Portraits
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Delius: Two Aquarelles
Britten: Two portraits
Grace Williams:Sea Sketches
López-Chávarri: Acuarelas Valencianas
Corona Strings         
Conductor, Janet Lincé

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
Elgar:  The Spirit of England
Delius:  The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society
Orchestra tbc
Robyn Sevastos, conductor

Thursday 29th November at 8:30pm

Detrás de las lineas - Behind the Lines
Coles, Behind the Lines
Walton, Viola Concerto
Delius, A Song Before Sunrise
Haydn, Symphony no. 94 in G major "Surprise"
Real Filharmonía de Galicia
Paul Daniel, Conductor
Isabel Villanueva, Viola

Friday 7th December 2018 at 7.30pm

Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London
A Winter Wonderland

Humperdinck:  Hänsel und Gretel: excerpts
Prokofiev:  Lieutenant Kijé: Symphonic Suite, Op.60
Tchaikovsky:  Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
Tchaikovsky:  Eugene Onegin: Waltz
Delius:  Sleigh Ride
Tchaikovsky:  The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Owain Arwel Hughes, 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


Friday 18th January at 7:30pm

Bradford Cathedral
Brahms:  Sonata No 2 in A major
Beethoven:  Sonata in E flat major Op 12 No 3
Clara Schumann:  Romance Op 22 No 1
Delius: Legende
Grieg: Sonata No 2 in G major
Tasmin Little, violin
John Lenehan, piano

Monday 21st January 2019 at 1:00pm    

Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP
Lunchtime Concert
Enrique Granados: Spanish Dance No.5
Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera
Villa-Lobos: Etude No. 7 & No. 10
Villa-Lobos: Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras
de Falla: Spanish Dance
Radamés Gnattali: Sonata for Cello
Delius: Serenade
The Fruit of Broken Lands
Liubov Ulybysheva, cello and Martin Fogel, guitar
Join us in Music Room for a one-hour musical interlude to your busy day, featuring Royal Liverpool Philharmonic musicians.

Friday 8th March 2019 at 7:30pm    

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Delius:  The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Grieg:  Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Sibelius:  Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Thursday 28th March 2019 at 7.00pm
Saturday 30th March 2019 at 3.00pm

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

Sunday 7th April 2019 at 2:45pm

Assembly Hall, Worthing
Parry, Jerusalem
Elgar, Salut d'Amour (Liebesgruss) for violin and piano, Op.12
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Delius, Walk to the Paradise Garden
Stanford, Symphony no. 6 in E flat major "In Memoriam G.F. Watts", Op.94
Arta Arnicane, Piano
Worthing Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, Conductor

Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 7:30pm    

Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London
Delius:  The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Walton:  Two Pieces for Strings from Henry V Suite
Vaughan Williams:  Symphony no. 5 in D major
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Mark Wrigglesworth, conductor

Thursday 11th April 2019 at 7:30pm

Schumann’s Spring
Delius, On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Sibelius, Vårsång (Spring Song) for orchestra, Op.16
Schumann, Symphony no. 1 in B flat major 'Spring', Op.38
Maximilian Hornung, Cello
Orchestre Métropolitain
Jordan De Souza, Conductor

Friday 12th April 2019 at 7:30pm

Schumann’s Spring
Delius, On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Sibelius, Vårsång (Spring Song) for orchestra, Op.16
Schumann, Symphony no. 1 in B flat major 'Spring', Op.38
Maximilian Hornung, Cello
Orchestre Métropolitain
Jordan De Souza, Conductor

Saturday 13th April 2019 at 7:30pm

Schumann’s Spring
Delius, On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Sibelius, Vårsång (Spring Song) for orchestra, Op.16
Schumann, Symphony no. 1 in B flat major 'Spring', Op.38
Maximilian Hornung, Cello
Orchestre Métropolitain
Jordan De Souza, Conductor

Sunday 30th June 2019 at 6:00pm

Lady St. Mary Church, Wareham, Dorset
Summer Soirée - Poetry and songs for a summer evening
Mäntyjärvi, Four Shakespeare Songs
Vaughan Williams, Three Shakespeare Songs
Delius, Two songs to be sung of a Summer Night on the Water
Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir
David Gostick, Conductor

Thursday 16th May 2019 at 8.00pm
Friday 17th May 2019 at 8.00pm

Delius:  The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Velázquez:  Concierto violonchelo y orquesta (Encargo OSN. Estreno absoluto)
Beethoven:  Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Asier Polo, cello
Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
Pablo González, conductor

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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