Future Concerts

All concerts at The Forum Theatre, Malvern WR14 3HB unless otherwise stated.

Sunday 18 Nov 2018 • 7:30pm

40th Anniversary Concert

Conductor: Michael Lloyd

Parry Elegy for Brahms
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
   (soloist: David Cohen)
Bruckner Symphony No. 9

The music for this concert, as the regular concert date closest to the 40th Anniversary of the then Chandos Sinfonia, has been chosen after much thought as to how best celebrate this milestone. Opening with the emotional Elegy for Brahms, the evening continues with Elgar's wonderful Cello Concerto. By turns soulful, passionate, spirited and wistful, this work is arguably the most well-known in the instrument's repertoire, and Chandos is extremely pleased that another great friend of the orchestra, the superb Belgian cellist David Cohen can be with us once again as soloist. ‚ÄčThe concert concludes with Bruckner's epic Symphony No. 9. As the piece that first indicated the potential for Chandos Sinfonia to grow into the committed, enthusiastic and skilful group of musicians that it has now become, this was a natural choice to feature in this concert. Prepare yourself for music full of emotion, energy and drama that uses all of the current orchestra membership and more!

Sunday 17 March 2019 • 7:30pm

Conductor: Michael Lloyd

Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
   (soloist: Aydin Önaç)
Mahler Symphony No. 1 "Titan"

Opening with Berlioz's effervescent Roman Carnival Overture, the first concert of the 2019 season sees the long-awaited return an old friend of the orchestra, Aydin Önaç, to play arguably Rachmaninov's most famous work. Chandos has been fortunate to work with Aydin on a number of occasions during its four decades, and the combination of this extraordinarily talented pianist and quite possibly the best-loved piano concerto ever written makes this a performance not to be missed. ‚ÄčPremiered in 1889, Mahler's Symphony No. 1, then a five-movement work rather than the four it eventually became, had a very mixed reception, but it has since become a favourite of orchestras and audiences alike. Moving from naturalistic sounds of the countryside, through a rustic dance and then a funeral march, it concludes with an exuberant and up-lifting ending.

Sunday 15 September 2019 • 7:30pm

Conductor: Paul Hoskins

Sibelius King Christian II Suite
Tubin Double Bass Concerto
   (soloist: Toby Hughes)
Dvorak Symphony No. 8


Sunday 17 November 2019 • 7:30pm

Conductor: Michael Lloyd

Berlioz Overture: Les Francs-Juges
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
   (soloist: Roberto Ruisi)
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique