Performances October 2013



2013 Performances















05 October
Four Scottish Dances
Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra,
conductor Gareth John
Cowdray Hall

10 October
Symphony for Brass
Central Band of the RAF
Arcomis International Brass Festival
St David's Hall

12 October
BBC Philharmonic,
conductor Juango Mena
Bridgewater Hall

13 October
Concerto for 2 Violins and String Orchestra
Concertino Offenburg,
conductor Dieter Baran
Ines Then-Bergh (violin) / Ines Lung (violin)
The Great Hall, Waldorf School

13 October
Symphony 5
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
conductor Clark Rundell
St David's Hall

19 October
The 8th Malcolm Arnold Festival , Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Day 1
11.00 - Royal & Derngate - Festival launched by Dame Monica Mason

"A Fanfare for Malcolm" - World premiere of a specially commissioned fanfare  by the brilliant young composer Toby Young, winner of the 2009 Malcolm Arnold composition competition.
12.00 - The Turtle Drum - performed by singers and instrumentalists from the Malcolm Arnold Academy.
14.00 - Guitar Concerto + Serenade for Guitar and Strings. Soloist Michael Button (guitar) and the  Berkeley Ensemble. This dynamic and  talented young ensemble are fast  establishing themselves on the international concert scene.  Included in the programme is a new work by Michael Berkeley.
15.00 - St Matthew's Church, Northampton.  A  family concert given  by the  Ealing Symphony Orchestra, under their conductor  John Gibbons:
Organ Concerto
Sweeney  Todd Suite
Recorder Concerto
Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev)
(NB. It is the Festival's intention to bus anyone who wishes from the Royal & Derngate to St Matthew's church for this special afternoon orchestral concert)
19.00 - An illustrated talk on the subject of Malcolm Arnold's concertos by Dr Timothy Bowers, Head of Undergraduate programmes at the Royal Academy of Music.
20.00 -The Julian Metzger Piano Trio will perform a mixed programme of Arnold chamber pieces  and the  3 Concert Studies  by Alan Bush:
Piano Trio Op 54, 
Hobson's Choice Trio,
5 Pieces for Violin and Piano
3 Concert Studies (Alan Bush)

20 October
The 8th Malcolm Arnold Festival
Day 2

11.00 - The first of two illustrated talks on Malcolm Arnold's music given by young scholars.
12.00 - The Northampton County Youth Orchestra - one of the UK's finest youth orchestras, the NCYO returns to the Festival this year with another magnificent orchestral programme, including a work by Malcolm Arnold's friend and fellow Northampton composer, William Alwyn:
Anniversary Overture
Water Music Op
The Crimson Pirate
14.00 - The second of two illustrated talks on Malcolm Arnold's music given by young scholars. 15.00 - Vocal Recital - a selection of Arnold's captivating songs performed by the soprano Claire Thompson and pianist Scott Mitchell, including:
5 William Blake Songs
5 Songs from Kensington Gardens

16.30 - Malcolm Speaks. Original interviews and recordings offer a rare and intriguing insight into the composer's life and work. Presented by Festival Director, Paul Harris
17.00 - RNCM String Quartet perform two major works from the Arnold catalogue:
String Quartet 1 (1949)
String Quartet 2 (1975)
12.00 - Gala Concert: "A night at the Movies".

The Worthing Symphony Orchestra , conductor John Gibbons, will perform:
Inn of the 6th Happiness Suite
You know what Sailors are
Clarinet Concerto No 2
(soloist: Julian Bliss)
Out of Africa (Barry)
Schindler's List (Williams)
Odd Man Out (Alwyn)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Badelt)
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)
Bolero (Ravel)
Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov)

Booking Information. The box office at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton:
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Frequent trains from Euston to Northampton (journey time: 50 mins)

25 October
Symphony 5
The Open University Orchestra,
conductor Hugh Molloy
The Hub Theatre
Milton Keynes

27 October
Anniversary Overture
Carnival of Animals

De Haviland Philharmonic Orchestra,
conductor Robin Browning
Weston Auditorium



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