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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. 


Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30pm

St George's Church, Pinner View, Harrow HA1 4RJ
Vaughan Williams: The Lake in the Mountains
Robert Matthew Walker: Piano Sonata no 3 ‘Hamlet’ (1980)
John Ireland: London Pieces
Delius transcribed Peter Warlock: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (piano duet with Irene Loh)
Delius: Three Preludes

John Ireland: Sarnia
Mark Bebbington, piano

N.B. Performances of Delius's Irmelin in Leeds and Bradford by the Northern Opera Group, originally scheduled during May 2019, have been postponed. 

Friday 3rd May 2019 at 7:30pm

Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, Warks.
Leamington Music Festival
Brahms: Sonatensatz WoO2
Delius: Violin: Sonata No 2
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No 2 in D Op 94a
Schubert: Moment Musicale No 4 in C sharp minor D780
Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat Op 18
Szymanowski: Notturno e Tarantella Op 28
Tasmin Little, violin & Andrey Gugnin, piano

Saturday 4th May 2019 at 7:30pm   

Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, Warks.
Leamington Music Festival
Schubert: Sehnsucht D636
Schubert: Quartettsatz (ii: Andante) D703
Schubert: Gute Nacht from ‘Winterreise’
Roderick Williams: Fremd bin ich (première)
Delius: Late Swallows
Schubert: Quartet in G D887
Fitzwilliam String Quartet:
Lucy Russell and Marcus Barcham Stevens, violins
Alan George viola, Sally Pendlebury, cello

Sunday 5th May 2019 at 12:00pm   

Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, Warks.
Leamington Music Festival
Schubert arr. Piatigorsky: Introduction, Theme and Variations in B flat D968a
Prokofiev: Ballade Op 15
Delius: Cello Sonata
Schubert: Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’ D821
Raphael Wallfisch, cello and John York, piano

Sunday 5th May 2019 at 2:45pm   

Royal Spa Centre Studio, Leamington Spa, Warks.
Song of Farewell
Director Nick Gray introduces this screening of his classic documentary of the true story of Delius and his amanuensis Eric Fenby, introduced by the film-maker. It is a twentieth century legend of the young man from Scarborough assisting the Bradford-born, blind and paralysed composer complete his life’s work. The film features a contribution from Yehudi Menuhin and an appearance of Tasmin Little when she was a student at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Tea and cake available afterwards with the opportunity to meet Nick Gray.

Wednesday 8th May 2019 at 8:00pm

Scandinavian Art Festival Nordischer Klang

Grieg: Holberg Suite
Delius: Paa Vidderne
Christian Holm, speaker
UniversitatsSinfonieOrchester Greifswald
Harald Braun, 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

Sunday 19th May 2019 at 3:30pm

St Nicholas' Chapel St Anne's Street King's Lynn Norfolk PE30 1NH 
Journeys to Paradise
Mendelssohn: Symphony no.4 in A major 'Italian', Op.90 
Elgar: Concert Overture 'In the South', Op.50 
Takemitsu: Green; November Steps No 2 
Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden 
Norfolk Symphony Orchestra
Philip Hesketh, Conductor
Philippa Barton, Leader

Friday 24th May 2019 at 7:30pm

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
English Music Festival
Berners: Portsmouth Point, World Premiere                                                                      
Arnold: Serenade for Small Orchestra                                                                     
Stanford: Violin Concerto in D, World Premiere                                                                                                                       
Vaughan Williams: The Blue Bird, World Premiere                                                                        
Delius: A Song before Sunrise
Milford: Symphony, World Premiere                                                                     
BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates, conductor
Sergey Levitin, violin

Sunday 26th May 2019 at 10:45am

Silk Hall, Radley College, Abingdon, Oxon.
English Music Festival
Bowen:  Suite op.52 
Alwyn: Fantasy Waltzes 
Delius: Eventyr 
Francis Routh: Roumanian Dance 
Bowen:  Four Pieces op.90 
Bliss: Rout 
Tovey:  Balliol Waltzes 
Lynn Arnold, Charles Matthews, pianos

Monday 27th May 2019 at 7:00pm

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxon.
English Music Festival
Bainton: Pavan, Idyll and Bacchanal
Delius: Légende
Alwyn: Love Scene from ‘The Fallen Idol’
Jenkins: Sinfonietta for Strings
Ireland: Cavatina
Ireland: Soliloquy
Ireland: Bagatelle
Finzi: Romance
Vaughan Williams: Concerto Grosso
Chamber Ensemble of London
Peter Fisher, Director

Sunday 2nd June at 8:00pm (Doors open 6:30pm)

The Pheasantry, Pizza Express Chelsea 
152 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT MAP 
Elgar: Chanson de Matin & de la Nuit
Delius: Sonata for violin and piano No.3 
Britten: Waltz
Grieg: Solveig's Song, Ich Liebe Dich (arrangement for violin & piano by Sauret)
Ravel: Sonata for violin and piano 
Midori Komachi, violin
Florian Mitrea, piano

Saturday 22nd June 2019 at 7:30pm

Trinity School Concert Hall, Croydon, Surrey CR9 7AT
Summer Classics and the final of the Croydon Concerto Competition
Delius: Marche Caprice
Finalists from the Croydon Concerto Competition (programme TBC)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 2 ‘Little Russian’
Croydon Symphony orchestra
Conductor, Darrell Davison
Soloists: TBC (Finalists in CCC)

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

Wednesday 9th October at 7:30pm 

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH 
English Pastoral
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy
Johanna Roehrig, Violin
Orchestra of St John’s
John Lubbock, Conductor

Thursday 17th October 2019 at 7.30pm

Royal Festival Hall, London
The Bach Choir
Roxanna Panufnik: Four Choral Seasons (world premiere)
Bloch:  Schelomo - Hebraic Rhapsody for cello and orchestra
Debussy: La Mer
Delius: Sea Drift
Raphael Wallfisch, cello
Duncan Rock, baritone
The Bach Choir
Philharmonia Orchestra
David Hill, conductor
Supported by the Delius Trust

Advance notice - 2020

Opera Holland Park has announced that their 2020 Season will feature five new productions, including Delius’s Margot la Rouge.  This is a rare opportunity to  see Delius’s only verismo opera, and the project will be generously supported by the Delius Trust. 

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 - Worthing Symphony Orchestra

Worthing Symphony Orchestra

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