Concerts

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2016

concerts

 

Michael Lloyd

Music Director

Sunday 13 March 2016 • 3pm

The Forum Theatre, Malvern

Sunday 11 Sept 2016 • 7.30pm

The Forum Theatre, Malvern

Sunday 13 Nov 2016 • 7.30pm

The Forum Theatre, Malvern

Michael Collie

Dominic Grier

The Young Musician Showcase
The Friends 25th Anniversary 

Mussorgsky   Night on a Bare Mountain

Adams        Short ride in a Fast Machine

Bernstein         West Side Story Dances

Bach-Stokowski         Toccata & Fugue 

Holst     Mars & Jupiter from the Planets

Badelt              Pirates of the Caribbean 

Williams    Star Wars: Phantom Menace

 

Dominic Grier  conductor

Michael Collie presenter 

Kelly McCusker leader

 

Please note the earlier 3pm start time.

With a young upcoming conductor and a BBC presenter this concert is serious FUN! Chandos takes little listeners on a musical exploration of some of the most exciting orchestral music we could lay our hands on.  A great selection of the BBC 10 pieces and blockbustin’ film music.

 

There’s starry, scary, spooky, piratical, astronomical & downright phantasmagorical. What’s not to like? Children - please come dressed as your favourite character from any of the pieces of music. Bring all the family, no matter what age, for a Chandos afternoon to remember. 

Generously sponsored by Lansdowne Rodway Estates

 

Tickets  £11,13,15, child half price

12% theatre booking fee applies

School group concessions - call box office

To book online click here:

malvern-theatres.co.uk

or

Call in person at Malvern Theatre

or call

Box office 01684 892277

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Wagner    Overture: Die Meistersinger

Grieg            Piano concerto in A minor

Elgar                           Symphony No 2

 

Michael Lloyd  conductor

Adelaide Yue  piano

 

Please note the earlier 7.30pm start time.

Adelaide Yue was an instant hit with the judges and the audience at the 2015 Chandos Young Musician Competition and cruised to the winning spot with serene assurance. Expect a sparkling pianistic performance right from the very opening bars of this magnifient concerto, set alight by the thunderous roll of the timpani.  

 

Chandos continues its journey through the symphonies of Elgar with his second.  At its heart, a melancholy core of tragic lyricism, yet flanked by movements of unquenchable energy.  We open with Die Meistersinger: it’s midsummer’s eve, Nuremberg, 16th century. Can Walter learn the mastersinger’s art in time to win the fair lady’s hand?

 

Tickets  £11,13,15, child half price

12% theatre booking fee applies

To book online click here:

malvern-theatres.co.uk

or

Call in person at Malvern Theatre

or call

Box office 01684 892277

 

Bax                                         Tintagel

Elgar              Elegy for Strings op 58

Lalo                             Cello Concerto

Prokoviev Romeo & Juliet highlights

 

Michael Lloyd  conductor

David Cohen  cello

 

Please note the earlier 7.30pm start time.

This is the programme chosen by our Friends of the orchestra for their 25th anniversary. The call for programme items created a great deal of interest, so we present the four winning entries as picked by music director, Michael Lloyd. 

 

We are delighted to say that the Lalo will be performed by our friend David Cohen, Belgian cellist extraordinaire, who is always so popular with Malvern audiences. Three more beautiful and evocative pieces complete the evening, which will be marked by a special presentation.

 

Tickets  £11, £13,  £15

12% theatre booking fee applies

Click here

malvern-theatres.co.uk

or

Call in person at Malvern Theatre

01684 892277

 


The Dvorák discovery
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.