08/08/2013 Delius to be featured on BBC’s ‘The One Show’

BBC 1’s popular evening programme is due to feature Delius on Monday 15th April, probably with a recorded excerpt from ‘On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring’ and introduced by Giles Brandreth. Schedules are subject to change but will be confirmed nearer the time on the Society’s Facebook and Twitter feeds: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007tcw7https://www.facebook.com/deliussociety?fref=tshttps://twitter.com/deliussociety
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07/04/2013 Success of ‘Delius 2012’ Review of the Year

Mike Green, Vice-Chairman and his brother, Chris, Project Advisor, provided members with an entertaining review of the Delius anniversary year (2012), including some of the many memorable events, concerts and recordings, at a special members’ gathering in London recently. Certificates were presented to a number of worthy individuals and organisations who had contributed to the […]
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24/01/2013 ‘2012 – What a Year!’

Tuesday 29th January 2012 at 6.30pmMike and Chris Green reflect upon some of the memorable events of our Anniversary year.Including the Chairman’s 2012 Certificate Award and Presentation: celebrating individuals and organisations whose contribution has been outstanding. Light Refreshments with cash bar. Centenary Suite, New Cavendish Club, 44 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 8BSNearest Underground station: […]
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23/01/2013 To Frederick with Affection

Digby Fairweather’s recent jazz views of the music of Delius has made the Top 10 in the Annual Critics’ Poll in Jazz Journal. Brigg FairSummer EveningFennimore and GerdaOn hearing the first Cuckoo in SpringSleigh Ride/Daybreak DanceFlorida Flare Up (from ‘Appalachia’)Dance for HarpsichordWith Delian piano reflections by Ralph Sutton, Alan Rogers and Paul Guinery, and other […]
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09/10/2012 DELIUS 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Chetham’s School of Music Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th October 2012

Chetham’s School of Music presents this four-day celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of Delius’s birth, focussing on both the music and life of Delius, with the renowned concert cellist Raphael Wallfisch as the featured artist, guest Conductor, Dane Lam, and narrator, Jonathan Keeble, with contributions from Delius experts, Dr Lionel Carley and Lionel Friend. […]
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10/09/2012 DELIUS: A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET First London performance for fifty years

DELIUS: A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIETFirst London performance for fifty years Tuesday 25th SeptemberQueen Elizabeth Hall, London New London OrchestraConductor, Ronald CorpAndrew StaplesAnna DevinChristopher MaltmanAndrew ShoreDavid Wilson-Johnson In the 150th anniversary year of Delius’s birth, A Village Romeo and Juliet has, in Ronald Corp, found a true champion who is passionate about the opera. “It’s […]
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16/08/2012 Frederick Delius exhibition Barbican Library

16th August – 25th September 2012FREDERICK DELIUS (1862-1934) An exhibition arranged by The Delius Society in celebration of Delius’s birth 150 years ago. With original and copy scores, letters and pictures, the exhibition gives a brief overall view of his life and works. This exhibition complements The Delius Trust’s exhibition on display at the Royal […]
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New Releases

Grieg and Delius Piano Concertos (SOMMCD 269) Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16Delius: Piano Concerto in C minorGrieg: Piano Concerto No.2 in B minor (sketches)Delius: Three PreludesDelius: On Hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring Jan Latham-Koenig, Mark Bebbington An evergreen masterpiece, an under-appreciated jewel and a great ‘what might have been’ – pianist Mark […]
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03/08/2012 Delius in 2012: An International Celebration

Tickets are now on sale for the Delius Study Weekend, 22nd – 23rd SeptemberDELIUS IN 2012: AN INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATIONThe British Library, Conference Centre, St Pancras, 96 Euston Road,London NW1 2DB A weekend symposium event organised by The Delius Society in partnership with the British Library, focuses on the life and work of the composer and […]
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24/07/2012 Delius International Composition Prize-winner Announced

Following a huge international response to the inaugural Delius Composition Prize, launched as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the composer’s birth in 2012, The Delius Society is delighted to announce the winner. From a total of 73 entries received by the closing date, the judging panel comprising the composers Anthony Payne, Sebastian Forbes […]
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23/07/2012 Don’t miss the Delius exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall!

Visitors to this year’s BBC Prom concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, London, should visit the small exhibition of artefacts from the Delius Trust’s Collection, along with the Ernest Procter portrait of Delius which is owned by the Royal Albert Hall. The exhibition is in the amphitheatre corridor so can be seen by anyone attending […]
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02/07/2012 EALING AUTUMN FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE DELIUS AND DICKENS

Following successful Festivals featuring Romance with Russia and Genius of Hungary, the third Ealing Autumn Festival (12th – 27th October) this year celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Delius and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. The main concentration of Delius events will take place over the opening weekend (Friday […]
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23/05/2012 English Music Festival – An invitation to the Delius Drinks Reception and CD launch

Members of the Delius Society are invited to a Drinks Reception at this year’s English Music Festival at 9.30pm on Tuesday 5th June. This follows the final concert, which includes several rarely heard works by Delius. The event, which will also see the launch of E.M.Records fifth disc of world premiere recordings of chamber works […]
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22/05/2012 ‘Delius: Composer, Lover, Enigma’: a new film by John Bridcut

A major new film on Delius by the award-winning film maker John Bridcut is to be televised on BBC4 on Friday 25th May at 7.30pm. Using evidence from his friend, the Australian composer Percy Grainger, who reported that Delius “practised immorality with puritanical stubbornness”, this film by John Bridcut explores the multiple contradictions of the […]
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21/05/2012 Chethams to commemorate Delius with Autumn Festival in Manchester and Bradford: 17th – 20th October

Full details can now be found on our Concerts page, and also at: http://www.chethams.com/whats-on/delius-celebration
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28/04/2012 Delius to be commemorated during 2012 BBC ‘Proms’ season

Seven concerts will feature works by Delius to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth this year. These include Sea Drift, Cynara, Paris, the Violin Concerto, and Songs of Farewell in the final ‘Last Night’. Some will be broadcast on TV and all on BBC Radio 3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2012/people/2a006dfe-a7af-46d1-b38f-8c1d90dd230d
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27/04/2012 BBC Music Magazine to showcase Delius

BBC Music Magazine will include a feature on Delius in their June issue, on sale from 9th May. The cover CD will include the following works: Sea Drift, Poem of Life & Loveand the Piano Concerto. http://www.classical-music.com/issue/june-2012
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03/04/2012 Delius Celebration – Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra

18 October 2012, 7.30pmSt. George’s Hall, BradfordA Delius 150th Anniversary Celebration ConcertTickets now on salePresented by Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra and Chetham’s Chamber Choir (youth orchestra and choir from Chetham’s School in Manchester). Programme will include:Grieg: Music from Peer GyntDelius: Cello ConcertoDelius: Florida SuiteGrieg music: At the Wedding; Abduction of the Bride; In the Hall of […]
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02/04/2012 Edinburgh Festival – Tickets now on sale for opening concert – A Mass of Life Friday – 10th August

Royal Scottish National OrchestraSir Andrew Davis, ConductorEdinburgh Festival ChorusAnna Christy, SopranoPamela Helen Stephen, Mezzo-sopranoRobert Murray, TenorHanno Müller-Brachmann, Bass BaritoneBook early to avoid disappointment http://www.eif.co.uk/opening
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01/04/2012 Delius features as ‘Composer of the Week’ on BBC Radio 3 from Monday 9th April 2012:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01fhyxg Celebrating the 150th year since the composer’s birth, Donald Macleod is joined by the violinist Tasmin Little and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, to discuss the life and music of Frederick Delius. Journeying from Delius’s birth to death, Donald Macleod traces the composer’s battle with his father, his jaunts off to Norway, Germany and Florida, […]
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17/02/2012 Look out for the Delius stamp!

The Royal Mail will issue many special stamps throughout 2012, celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Games and ‘Britons of Distinction’. One of the latter is Delius, who figures in a series of notable personalities with anniversaries in 2012, on sale from 23rd February. Stamps are usually available in a number of collectable formats, […]
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15/02/2012 Joint meeting of the Anglo-Norse Society and the Grieg Society

New Cavendish Club at 7.00pm for 7.15pm: ‘Delius, Grieg and the High Hills’. In the 150th anniversary year commemorating Delius’s birth, Robert Matthew-Walker outlines the connections between Delius’s major work, ‘The Song of the High Hills’, and his profound friendship with Grieg against the background of the unique Norwegian landscape, which was clearly the inspiration […]
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14/02/2012 Listen ‘live’ on 24th February!

Listen in to the following live broadcast at www.rte.ie/lyricfm and click on ‘listen now’ on the upper right hand corner of the page: 24th February 8pmNational Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin.RTE National Symphony OrchestraAlan Smale (violin) and Martin Johnson (cello)Alan Buribayev, conductor. Grieg – Norwegian Dances Op. 35Delius – Concerto for Violin and CelloProkofiev – Symphony No. […]
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29/01/2012 Boosey & Hawkes commemorate Delius anniversary

Music publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, have commemorated the Delius anniversary with a dedicated web-page: http://www.boosey.com/cr/news/Delius-150th-EMI-box-and-Southbank-Centre-day/12354
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