Past concerts

  • 1 February 2016

    Shostakovich Festive Overture in A major, Op. 96
    Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
    Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2
    Monday 1 February 2016, 7:30pm

    St John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

    Michael Seal, conductor

    Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, violin

     

    Our first concert in 2016 is not to be missed. We make our debut at St John's Smith Square with a spectacular programme under conductor Mike Seal. Brilliant German-Hungarian violinist Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay joins us in Bruch's ever popular first violin concerto. The programme begins with Shostakovich's sparkling Festive Overture and concludes with Rachmaninov's luscious Second Symphony.

     

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    Online: St John's Smith Square website
    Phone: 020 7222 1061

  • 11 December 2015

    Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
    Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
    Dvořák Symphony No. 5
    Various Some Christmas favourites
    Friday 11 December 2015, 7:30pm

    St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

    Adrian Brown, conductor

    Vashti Hunter, cello

     

     

    Tickets: £17, £15, £10 (concessions £3 off)

    To reserve tickets
    Email: tickets@corinthianorchestra.org.uk
    Phone: 020 7381 0441

     

    Disguised as a man called Fidelio, Leonora sets out to find her imprisoned husband Florestan. Although never the overture to the opera, Leonore Overture No. 3 tells the heroic Fidelio story masterfully and is the popular overture chosen for tonight’s concert. We are very pleased to welcome Vashti Hunter as our soloist to perform the Saint-Saëns concerto with us this evening, a concerto considered by many composers, including Shostakovich and Rachmaninov, as the greatest of all cello concertos. After the interval, Adrian Brown, an inspiring interpreter of Dvořák, will return to conduct Dvořák’s Slavic fifth Symphony and will send you home with some traditional CCO festive musical fare.

  • 2 October 2015

    Delius Irmelin Prelude
    Vaughan Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
    Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
    Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 7
    Friday 2 October 2015, 7:30pm
    St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

    Eamonn Dougan, conductor
    Ben Davies, bass

     

    Tickets: £17, £15, £10 (concessions £3 off)

    To reserve tickets
    Email: tickets@corinthianorchestra.org.uk
    Phone: 020 7381 0441

     

     

  • 26 June 2015

    Copland Appalachian Spring
    Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 in Eb major, K.482
    Stravinsky Symphony in 3 Movements
    Friday 26 June 2015, 7:30pm
    St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

    Michael Seal, conductor
    Chris Hopkins, piano

    Tickets: £17, £15, £10 (concessions £3 off)

    To reserve tickets
    Email: tickets@corinthianorchestra.org.uk
    Phone: 020 7381 0441

    We end our 2014/15 series with an exciting programme that pairs two classics from the Twentieth Century repertoire with one of Mozart's finest piano concertos. Stravinsky's energetic Symphony in Three Movements and Copland's wonderful ballet score, Appalachian Spring - both written during the Second War - provide a contrasting backdrop to Mozart's exquisite 22nd Piano Concerto. Chris Hopkins, who charmed audience and orchestra alike with his Rachmaninov Paganini variations in 2014, makes a very welcome return as soloist. Mike Seal conducts.

  • 23 May 2015

    Brahms Tragic Overture
    Dvořák Serenade for Strings
    Brahms Symphony No. 1
    Saturday 23 May 2015, 7:00pm
    St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

    Thomas Kemp, conductor

     

    Tickets: £17, £15, £10 (concessions £3 off)

    To reserve tickets
    Email: tickets@corinthianorchestra.org.uk
    Phone: 020 7381 0441

    Our May concert pays musical homage to the close friendship that existed between Dvořák and Brahms. Dvořák's serenely beautiful Serenade for Strings - one of his most popular works - is framed by Brahms's muscular Tragic Overture and his glorious and long awaited First Symphony. Thomas Kemp, who conducted a highly acclaimed string concert with CCO in 2013, conducts.

  • 20 March 2015

    Elgar Violin Concerto
    Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141
    Friday 20 March 2015, 7:30pm
    St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

    Adrian Brown, conductor
    Mathieu van Bellen, violin

    Tickets: £17, £15, £10 (concessions £3 off)

    To reserve tickets
    Email: tickets@corinthianorchestra.org.uk
    Phone: 020 7381 0441

    To mark the 130th anniversary of the work's London première - at the former St James Hall in Piccadilly - our March concert features arguably Dvořák's finest symphony, the Seventh, steeped in Czech melodies. Elgar's epic and quintessentially English Violin Concerto makes up the rest of the programme, with Mathieu Van Bellen playing the virtuosic solo part. Adrian Brown, whose previous performances of Elgar and Dvořák have been particularly special, conducts.