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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 28th February 2018 at 7.15pm

‘Delius in Japan’ - with violinist Midori Komachi, Simon Callaghan and BBC Radio 3's Nick Luscombe
Violinist Midori Komachi discusses her Japanese translation of Eric Fenby’s classic book of recollections, ‘Delius as I Knew Him’, and her experiences of performing Delius in Japan in conversation with BBC Radio 3 broadcaster, Nick Luscombe, plus live performances from Midori and pianist Simon Callaghan.
A Delius Society Event - non-members also welcome - further information on the Events page.

Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 7.30pm

Epsom Playhouse, Epsom, Surrey
Walton: Coronation March - Orb and Sceptre
Delius: Dance Rhapsody no.1
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Holst: The Planets
Johanna Rohrig, violin
Epsom Symphony Orchestra
Darrell Davison, conductor
Supported by the Delius Trust

Sunday 4th March 2018 at 2:30pm

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Prokofiev:  Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets
Gershwin:  Piano Concerto in F major
Gershwin:  Lullaby for Strings
Delius:  The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Bernstein:  West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Ian Buckle, piano
Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Simon Emery, conductor

Saturday 17th March 2018 at 7.30pm

Oaklands School, Waterlooville
Liszt:  Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor, S 244/2
Dvorak:  Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
Delius:  The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Mussorgsky:  Pictures at an Exhibition (arr Ravel)
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Havant Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Butcher, conductor

Sunday 25th March 2018 at 7.00pm

Grainger (arr. Ellen Nisbeth):  La Scandinavie
Leyman:  New piece for viola solo
Delius:  Violin Sonata No. 2 (arr. Tertis)
Ellington (arr. Hans Palmqvist and Ellen Nisbeth):  Anatomy of a Murder (Suite): Low Key Lightly
Ellington (arr. Hans Palmqvist and Ellen Nisbeth):  Anatomy of a Murder (Suite): Flirtibird
Bach:  Violin partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Gigue (Version in G minor for viola)
Grainger:  In a Nutshell: Arrival Platform Humlet
Grainger (arr. Hans Palmqvist and Ellen Nisbeth):  To a Nordic Princess
Grieg (arr. Thomas Riebl):  Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op.45
Ellen Nisbeth, viola
Bengt Forsberg, piano

Saturday 7th April 2018 at 2.30pm

St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, Shropshire
'The Celtic North'
Icelandic Hymn: Heyr, himna smiður
Sir Hubert Parry: There is an old belief
Wilhelm Stenhammer: September
Leevi Madetoja: Kevätunta
Sir Hubert Parry: Never weather beaten sail
Edvard Grieg: Ved Rondane
Percy Grainger: A Song of Värmeland
Frederick Delius: The splendour falls on castle walls
arr. Eyvind Alnæs: I lay down so late
Toivo Kuula: Nuku (Sleep)
Ina Boyle from Gaelic Hymns
Sir Arnold Bax: This Worldes Joie
The Carice Singers
George Parris, director

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 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

Friday 25th May 2018 at 7.30pm

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
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 from Didcot Parkway station)

Monday 28th May 2018 at 7.00pm

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
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 from Didcot Parkway station)

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

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


Friday 26 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 11 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

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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