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Details of forthcoming concerts containing works by Delius can be sent to: Publicity@TheDeliusSociety.org.uk
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2019

Saturday 9th February 2019 at 2:00pm

St Michael’s All Angels Church, Brighton  
20th Century Part Songs
Parry: Songs of Farewell; My soul there is a country, Never weather-beaten sail, There is an old belief 
Finzi: Seven Poems by Robert Bridges; My spirit sang all day, Clear and gentle stream, Nightingales, Wherefore tonight so full of care
Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs and The Lovers Ghost
Elgar: My love dwelt in a northern land and Deep in my soul
Delius: To be sung of a Summer Night on the Water
BRIGHTON16
Matt Jelf, Conductor
https://brighton16-co-uk.webnode.com/

Saturday 9th February 2019 at 8:00pm 

NEUBAUKIRCHE WURZBURG, GERMANY
Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Bells 
Frederick Delius: Sea Drift
Monteverdi Chor, Würzburg
Jenaer Philharmonie
Matthias Beckert, conductor 
Anna Nesyba, soprano 
Benedikt Nawrath, tenor 
www.monteverdichor.com/projekte/index.php?rubric=Konzert

Sunday 10th February 2019 at 5:00pm 

NEUBAUKIRCHE WURZBURG, GERMANY
Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Bells 
Frederick Delius: Sea Drift
Monteverdi Chor, Würzburg
Jenaer Philharmonie
Matthias Beckert, conductor 
Anna Nesyba, soprano 
Benedikt Nawrath, tenor 
www.monteverdichor.com/projekte/index.php?rubric=Konzert 

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
www.thsh.co.uk/boxoffice/ticket/585536

Friday 15th March 2019 at 7:30pm

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, Suffolk
'Best of British'
Hess: A Christmas Overture
Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Walton: Spitfire prelude and fugue
Jenkins: Palladio
Elgar: Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Duncan Riddell, Violin
Stephen Bell, Conductor

Saturday 16th March 2019 at 7:30pm

Oxford Town Hall, Oxford
d'Indy: La Forêt Enchantée
Delius: Double Concerto, for violin and cello
Saint-Saens: La Muse et le poète, for violin, cello & orchestra, Op.132
Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, op.54 
Oxford Symphony Orchestra
Robert Max, conductor
Benjamin Nabarro, violin
Gemma Rosefield, cello 
www.oxfordsymphonyorchestra.org

Thursday 28th March 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday 30th March 2019 at 3:00pm

Stockholm Composer Weekend
KONSERTHUSET STOCKHOLM: STORA SALEN, STOCKHOLM
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
www.konserthuset.se

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: The 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 Wigglesworth, conductor
https://secure.cadoganhall.com/event/rpo-190409/book/?performance=4654

Thursday 11th April 2019 at 7:30pm

SAINTE-SUZANNE CHURCH, PIERREFONDS, MONTREAL, CANADA
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

LA MAISON SYMPHONQUE DE MONTREAL, MONTREAL, CANADA
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

MAISON DE LA CULTURE MERCIER, MONTREAL, CANADA
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 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
www.leamingtonmusic.org/festival-weekend/

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
www.leamingtonmusic.org/festival-weekend/

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
www.leamingtonmusic.org/festival-weekend/

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.
www.leamingtonmusic.org/festival-weekend

Thursday 16th May 2019 at 8:00pm
Friday 17th May 2019 at 8:00pm

BALUARTE, PALACIO DE CONGRESOS Y AUDITORIO DE NAVARRA, PAMPLONA
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
www.baluarte.com/

Saturday 18th May 2019

Leeds - check website for latest details
The Northern Opera Group
Delius: Irmelin
This will be only the second staging of Delius's first opera, after Beecham’s in 1953.  The production has the support of the Delius Trust and a reduced orchestration will be used.  
www.northernoperagroup.co.uk

Sunday 19th May 2019 at 3:30pm

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

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
www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

Saturday 5th May 2019

Bradford - check website for latest details
The Northern Opera Group
Delius: Irmelin
This will be only the second staging, after Beecham’s in 1953.  The production has the support of the Delius Trust and a reduced orchestration will be used.  
www.northernoperagroup.co.uk

Sunday 26th May 2019 at 10:45am

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


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
www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

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)
https://croydonsymphony.com/

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
www.bschoir.org.uk

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 opportuity to  see Delius’s only verismo opera, and the project will be generously supported by the Delius Trust.
https://operahollandpark.com/season-and-events/2020-season/ 


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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