Concerts & Events

Community performance

Bedford: Hear and Now

Tim Steiner – project leader
Supported by members of the Philharmonia

King’s House Conference Centre

Small-ensemble performance

Salon Music: Philharmonia MMSF Lunchtime Recital

Aisha Palmer – Harp

  • Bach Toccata and Fugue
  • Paul Hindemith Sonata for Harp
  • Henriette Renié Pièce Symphonique
  • Rhian Samuel La Roca Blanca
  • Grace Williams Hiraeth
  • Elias Parish-Alvars Introduction and Variations on Airs from Bellini’s Opera ‘Norma’
Hampstead Lane

Production image from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Opera

Garsington Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Douglas Boyd – conductor
Netia Jones – director & designer

 

Oberon – Iestyn Davies
Tytania – Lucy Crowe
Puck – Jerone Marsh-Reid
Bottom – Richard Burkhard
Lysander – Caspar Singh
Demetrius – James Newby
Hermia – Stephanie Wake-Edwards
Helena – Camilla Harris
Theseus – Nicholas Crawley
Hippolyta – Christine Rice
Quince – John Savournin
Flute – James Way
Snug – Frazer Scott
Starveling – Geoffrey Dolton
Snout – Adam Sullivan
Garsington Opera Youth Company

  • Britten Midsummer Night's Dream
Garsington Opera

Production image from The Marriage of Figaro
Opera

Garsington Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Tabita Berglund – conductor
John Cox – original director
Bruno Ravella – revival director
Garsington Opera Chorus

 

Figaro – David Ireland
Susanna – Claire Lees
Count Almaviva – Rafael Fingerlos
Countess Almaviva – Samantha Clarke
Cherubino – Bethany Horak-Hallett
Doctor Bartolo – Neal Davies
Marcellina – Susan Bickley
Don Basilio – Paul Nilon
Barbarina – Stephanie Hershaw
Antonio – Frazer Scott
Bridesmaid 1 – Jessica Lawley
Bridesmaid 2 – Hannah Bennett

  • Mozart The Marriage of Figaro
Garsington Opera

Opera

Garsington Opera: Un giorno di regno

Chris Hopkins – conductor
Christopher Alden – director
Garsington Opera Chorus

 

Belfiore – Joshua Hopkins
Marchesa del Poggio – Christine Rice
Baron Kelbar – Henry Waddington
Edoardo – Oliver Sewell
Giulietta Kelbar – Madison Leonard
La Rocca – Grant Doyle
Servant – Daniel Vening
Delmonte – James Micklethwaite

  • Verdi Un giorno di regno
Garsington Opera

Small-ensemble performance

Foundling Museum: MMSF Fellow Lunchtime Recital

Holly Clark – trumpet
Iain Clarke – piano

  • Böhme Trumpet Concerto
  • Rachmaninov When Silent Night Doth Hold me
  • Enescu Legende
  • Scelsi Four Pieces for Solo Trumpet
  • Piazzolla Escualo
Foundling Museum

An evening shot on the grounds of Garsington Opera
Concert

Garsington Opera: Gala Concert

Douglas Boyd – conductor
Jonathon Cole-Swinard – conductor
Chloe Rooke – conductor
Tess Jackson – conductor
Natalya Romaniw – soprano
Madison Leonard – soprano
Isabelle Peters – soprano
Christine Rice – mezzo soprano
Olive Sewell – tenor
Roderick Williams – baritone
Joshua Hopkins – baritone
Henry Waddington – bass-baritone
Garsington Opera Chorus
Garsington Opera Youth Company

  • Highlights from:
  • Beethoven Fidelio
  • Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Dvořák Rusalka
  • Handel Semele
  • Mozart Così fan tutte
  • Mozart Idomeneo
  • Mozart The Magic Flute
  • Rossini The Barber of Seville
  • Smetana The Bartered Bride
  • Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
  • Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
  • Verdi La traviata
Garsington Opera

Themba Mvula smiling into camera
Concert

Three Choirs Festival: Stanford's Stabat Mater

Samuel Hudson – conductor
Rebecca Hardwick – soprano
Marta Fontanals-Simmons – mezzo-soprano
Nicky Spence – tenor
Themba Mvula – baritone
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Worcester Cathedral Choristers

  • Mason The Imagined Forest
  • Holst Hymn of Jesus
  • Stanford Stabat Mater
Worcester Cathedral

Beth Taylor credit Olivia Da Costa
Concert

Three Choirs Festival: The Cloud Messenger

Geraint Bowen – conductor
Beth Taylor – mezzo-soprano
Three Choirs Festival Voices

  • Dearden Messages (World premiere)
  • Weir Still, Glowing
  • Respighi The Birds
  • Holst The Cloud Messenger
Worcester Cathedral

Cathedral concert at Three Choirs Festival, seen through a window shaped like a clover
Concert

Three Choirs Festival: Mass for the Endangered

Samuel Hudson – conductor
Three Choirs Festival Chorus

  • Biles-Liddell Yr Afon Yn Yr Awyr (UK premiere)
  • Weir O Sweet Spontaneous Earth
  • Elgar Serenade for Strings
  • Snider Mass for the Endangered
Worcester Cathedral

Opera

Garsington Opera: A Trip to the Moon

Douglas Boyd – conductor
Karen Gillingham – director
Rhiannon Newman Brown – designer
Ben Pickersgill – lighting designer
Garsington Opera Adult Company
Garsington Opera Youth Company
Primary School Youth Company

 

George Méliès – Robert Murray
Eoa – Jennifer France

  • Norman A Trip to the Moon
Garsington Opera

Anna Lapwood sat at the organ looking into the camera and smiling
Concert

Three Choirs Festival: Anna Lapwood and BBC Singers

Sofi Jeannin – conductor
Mark Padmore – tenor
Charles Gibbs – narrator
BBC Singers
Anna Lapwood – organ
Nicholas Freestone – organ

  • Arakelyan Seascapes
  • Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (trans. Lapwood)
  • Poulenc Figure Humaine
  • Weir In the Land of Uz
Worcester Cathedral

Small-ensemble performance

Foundling Museum: MMSF Fellow Lunchtime Recital

Isaac Prince – clarinet
Iain Clarke – piano

  • Debussy Premiere Rhapsody
  • Sarah Jenkins Shivelight
  • John Mayer Raga Music
  • Arthur Benjamin Le Tombeau de Ravel
  • Decruck Cantilene
Foundling Museum

Philharmonia Orchestra performing at Three Choirs Festival
Concert

Three Choirs Festival: Venables's Requiem

Adrian Partington – conductor
Ben Cooper – narrator
Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir

  • McDowall Shipping Forecast
  • Stanford/Dibble Sonata for String Orchestra
  • Venables Requiem
Worcester Cathedral

Philharmonia Orchestra performing at Three Choirs Festival
Concert

Three Choirs Festival: Elgar's The Kingdom

Adrian Partington – conductor
Anita Watson – soprano
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones – mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence – tenor
Ross Ramgobin – baritone
Three Choirs Festival Chorus

  • Elgar The Kingdom
Worcester Cathedral