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Concert 141: Saturday 8 November 2014 at 19:30
Cornerstone, Didcot  How to get tickets for this concert

The Viennese Waltz
Johann Strauss II
Cornerstone, Didcot
"A Night in Vienna" - a rousing selection of polkas, marches and waltzes, with Didcot's own version of the Viennese New Year's Day concert and tunes made popular by André Rieu. Toe-tapping tunes by Offenbach, Waldteufel, Suppé and the Johann Strauss family, including the unmissable Blue Danube.
Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture
Lehar The Merry Widow: selection
Strauss, J II Perpetuum Mobile
Strauss, J II On the Hunt
Strauss, J II Where the Lemon Trees Bloom
Waldteufel Skaters Waltz
Strauss, J II Gypsy Baron: Overture
Suppé The Beautiful Galatea
Strauss, J II Thunder and Lightning Polka
Strauss, J II Tritsch Tratsch Polka
Strauss, J II Emperor Waltz
Strauss, J II Blue Danube Waltz 65
Strauss, J I Radetzsky March 155
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Concert 142: Saturday 17 January 2015 at 19:30
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Radovan Cavallin, clarinet
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet (1869 version) 109
Stanford Clarinet Concerto (Radovan Cavallin)
Saint Saens Symphony no 3 "Organ" (Kate Adcock) 14
As well as the rarely played original of the three versions of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture, we welcome as our soloist Radovan Cavallin, principal clarinet with the Gran Canaria Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Clarinet at the Conservatory of Music of the Canary Islands. In the Saint Saens organ Symphony, the soloist is orchestra member and former Queens College Organ Scholar Kate Adcock.

Concert 143: Saturday 18 April 2015 at 19:30
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Rebecca Herman, cello
Sibelius Finlandia 27
Schumann Cello Concerto (Rebecca Herman)
Bruckner Symphony no 4 in E flat "Romantic"
Rebecca completed her Masters at the Royal Academy, and prior to that studied at Chetham's School of Music, Corpous Christi College Cambridge, and the prestigious Eastman Eastman School of Music in the USA. Rebecca has already won numerous prizes and awards, and was selected as the principal cellist of the 2012 London Sinfonietta Academy. Rebecca has recently been playing with The Philiharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Northern Ballet. Also in our concert we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sibelius with his ever-popular and patriotic Finlandia.

Concert 144: Saturday 20 June 2015 at 19:30
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Emma Griffiths, soprano
Goldmark Sakuntala Overture
Grieg Seven Orchestral Songs including Solveig's Song from Peer Gynt (Emma Griffiths) 60
Sibelius Symphony no 1 in E minor
Emma Griffiths was a member of the Bicester Choral and Operatic Society, where she has sung solos and performed in shows such as Calamity Jane. She is currently at Coventry University reading Music Performance and Professional Practice. We also continue to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sibelius, plus the 100th anniversary of the unjustly neglected Hungarian composer Karl Goldmark.

Concert 145: November 2015
Cornerstone, Didcot 


Cornerstone, Didcot
"Magic and Mystery" - a programme of classical musical that goes bump in the night.
Mussorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain
Saint Saens Danse Macabre
Williams, John Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Dvorak The Noonday Witch
Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead

Concert 146: January 2016
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Suppé Light Cavalry Overture
Sibelius King Cristian Suite: Elegie
Korngold Violin Concerto (Leo Appel)
Dvorak Symphony no 7 in D minor
We welcome exciting young soloist Leo Appel to play the demanding but popular and enjoyable Violin Concerto by Erich Korngold.

Concert 147: April 2016
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Johannes Brahms
Delius Irmelin: Prelude
Verdi Force of Destiny: Overture
Ippolitov Ivanov Caucasian Sketches
Brahms Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor (Bethe Levvy)
After her SGO debut with the Brahms Piano Concerto no 2, Oxford pianist Bethe Levvy returns to play the First Concerto.

Concert 148: June 2016
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Jacqui Johnson, cello
Duparc Lenore
Bruch Canzone (Jacqui Johnson)
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations (Jacqui Johnson)
Delius Florida Suite
Oxfordshire cellist Jacqui Johnson plays Tchaikovsky's ever popular Rococo Variations, plus the little known but tuneful Canzone by Max Bruch. There is also a rare opportunity to hear Delius's Florida Suite - arguably the closest he came to writing a symphony.

Concert 149: November 2016
Cornerstone, Didcot 

Cornerstone, Didcot
Cornerstone, Didcot
“Romeo and Juliet” - Classical music to celebrate a pair of star-crossed lovers, also celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare.
Delius A Villiage Romeo and Juliet: Walk to the Paradise Garden
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Suite no 2
Gounod Romeo et Juliette: Ballet Music
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture

Concert 150: January 2017
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Irmina Trynkos, violin
Glazunov Poeme Lyrique
Brahms Violin Concerto (Irmina Trynkos) 138
Dvorak Symphony no 4 in D minor
International violin vituoso Irmina Trynkos, who has recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Naxos, joins us for the Brahms Violin Concerto, and we complete our cycle of the mature symphonies of Dvorak with the tuneful Fourth.

Concert 151: April 2017
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Sergei Rachmaninov
Berlioz Hungarian March
Litolff Concerto Symphonique: Scherzo and Adagio Religioso (Bethe Levvy) 211
Addinsell Warsaw Concerto (Bethe Levvy) 146
Rachmaninov Symphony no 2 in E minor 32
This programme features the popular Warsaw Concerto and two movements from the Litolff concerto that contains the famous scherzo. Rachmaninov's Second Symphony is unmissable.

Concert 152: June 2017
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 


Sir Edward Elgar
Svendsen Zorahayda
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante K297b (Estevan Ellul, oboe; Jackie Bushell, clarinet; horn to be announced; Jonathan Ross, bassoon)
Elgar Enigma Variations
Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen opens our concert with his unjustly neglected Zorahayda, a love story between a Moorish princess and a Christian Knight. Elgar's Enigma Variations remain one of the most popular pieces of classical music of all time.

Concert 153: November 2017
Cornerstone, Didcot 

Cornerstone, Didcot
Cornerstone, Didcot
Cornerstone, Didcot
“By the Sleepy Lagoon (Desert Island Discs)” - a celebration of British Light Classical Music by Coates, Elgar and many others made famous in TV and radio signature tunes.
Eric Coates London Everyday Suite
Ronald Binge Elizabethan Serenade
Eric Coates By the Sleepy Lagoon (Desert Island Discs)
Eric Coates Calling All Workers (Mrs Dale's Diary)
Vivian Ellis Coronation Scot
Eric Coates Three Bears Phantasy
Edward Elgar The Starlight Express: Waltz
Percy Grainger Londonderry Air
Edward Elgar Dream Children
Vaughan Williams Fantasy on Greensleeves
Coleridge-Taylor Petite Suite de Concert

Concert 154: January 2018
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Irmina Trynkos, violin

Johann Strauss II

Strauss, J II Die Fledermaus: Overture
Waghalter Violin Concerto (Irmina Trynkos)
Waghalter Rhapsody (Irmina Trynkos)
Strauss, J II Gypsy Baron: Overture
Massenet Thais: Meditation (Irmina Trynkos) 105
Strauss, J II Tritsch Tratsch Polka
Strauss, J II Perpetuum Mobile
Strauss, J II Wiener Blut
Strauss, J II Emperor Waltz
International violin vituoso Irmina Trynkos returns to play the long lost Violin Concerto by Ignatz Waghalter (1881-1949), after her acclaimed Naxos recording of the work with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. We are hoping that the concert will be attended by Waghalter's grandson David Green who has been instrumental in promoting his grandfather's works on their rediscovery almost 100 years since they were written and first performed.

Concert 155: April 2018
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Mary Pope, soprano
Richard Wagner
Wagner Das Rheingold: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla
Bizet Carmen: Excerpts (Mary Pope, soprano) 101
Shostakovich Jazz Suite no 2 94
Wagner Gotterdammerung: Brunhilde's Immolation Scene and Finale (Mary Pope) 219
We welcome a return visit of soprano Mary Pope (after a long gap!) to sing the contrasting repertoire of Bizet's lyrical Carmen and the dramatic end of Wagner's Ring cycle.

Concert 156: June 2018
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Sir Edward Elgar
Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture
Suk Fairy Tale
Elgar The Music Makers (choir and soloist to be announced)
A rare opportunity to hear the unjustly neglected Fairy Tale by Josef Suk and Elgar's stirring "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams".

Concert 157: January 2019
St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford 

Golden Spinning Wheel
Dvorak The Golden Spinning Wheel
Mendelssohn Two Concert Pieces for two clarinets (Peter Newman, Jackie Bushell)
Brahms Symphony no 4 213
We could have called this concert "Master and Pupil" as Jackie Bushell and her former teacher Peter Newman are performing together for the first time since they met over 30 years ago. Dvorak's tone picture "The Golden Spinning Wheel" is not often played but has some memorable tunes, and the ever-popular Fourth Symphony of Brahms is not to be missed.