Michael Lloyd

Music Director

Sunday 6 April 2014 • 7.45pm

The Forum Theatre, Malvern

Sunday 14 Sept 2014 • 7.45pm

The Forum Theatre, Malvern

Sunday 16 Nov 2014 • 7.45pm

The Forum Theatre, Malvern

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The Young Musician Showcase
Essentially English
The Dvorák discovery
Strauss                    Tod und Verklärung

Nino Rota                 Divertimento                                             Concertante for

                                  Double Bass and                                      Orchestra

Rachmaninov           Symphony No 2


Michael Lloyd • conductor

Toby Hughes • double bass

Winner 2013 Chandos Young Musician Competition


A stunning virtuoso performance on the double bass bagged Toby Hughes the title of 2013 Chandos Young Musician. He showcases his skills in oscar-winner Nino Rota's fiendishly difficult double bass concerto. Rota was best known for writing the oscar-winning title music to The Godfather. The gravitas of Strauss' tone poem Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) is offset by Rachmaninov's magnificent 2nd Symphony, which never loses its freshness, vitality and ravishing melodic beauty.

Brahms                Tragic Overture

Dvorák                 Cello concerto in A                                    major             

Sibelius               Symphony No 3


Michael Lloyd • conductor

David Cohen • cello


Thirty years before the famous B minor concerto, Dvorák composed the A major concerto, originally with piano accompniment. Here, charismatic Belgian cellist David Cohen champions this neglected & re-orchestrated work of Dvorak. Cohen is incredibly popular with Malvern audiences, and rightly so - his most recent performance was lauded for his "purity of intonation, eloquence of tone"  (Birmingham Post).  The major work on the programme, Sibelius' Third Symphony represents a turning point in his output, leaving behind the Romantic intensity of his first two symphonies.

Elgar                       Overture: Cockaigne

Walton                    Viola Concerto

Vaughan Williams  London Symphony


Michael Lloyd • conductor

Robin Ireland • viola


Three of the finest composers define their own interpretation of the English character: Elgar's witty visualisation of the capital's streets; Vaughan Williams' heartfelt response to Butterworth's exhortations to write a symphony; and for the best-loved Walton viola concerto we are delighted to welcome renowned viola soloist Robin Ireland to the Malvern platform.