Warwick Arts Centre's Orchestral Series 2023-2024
Chineke! Full Orchestra - Eduardus Lee - Concertgebouw Nov 2022
Six inspiring concerts featuring world-renowned musicians and iconic works. Cinematic marches, revolutionary epics, international heavyweights and returning favourites are all featured in Warwick Arts Centre's Orchestral Series 2023-2024.
The popular classical concert series begins on Thursday 26 October 2023 with the return of Chineke! Orchestra, who travel back to pre-and post-revolutionary Paris for a programme that includes works by Haydn, Beethoven and, significantly, Joseph Bologne - the French/Caribbean violinist, fencer and composer whose life story was recently explored in the Hollywood biopic, Chevalier.
Symphony Orchestra of India. Photo courtesy of Warwick Arts Centre.
Making their debut on Wednesday 29 November 2023 are the Symphony Orchestra Of India, conducted by Richard Farnes (of Opera North fame). India's first, and only, professional orchestra present Wagner's Parsifal Suite and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor alongside John Williams' stirring and iconic Imperial March - first heard in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and now synonymous with the whole Star Wars franchise.
National Youth Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Warwick Arts Centre.
On Saturday 6 January 2024, Sir Mark Elder conducts the truly dazzling National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain. Playing Strauss and Debussy compositions inspired by the natural world, the skilled young musicians also present new work for brass and percussion.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo creditBen Wright .
Trailblazing South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung steers the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) on Friday 23 February 2024. Expect big emotions and great melodies with RPO Artist-in-Residence Zlatomir Fung (cello) and a programme featuring Beethoven, Haydn and Dvořák.
MILOŠ - photo credit Lars Borges, Mercury Classics.
Miloš Karadaglić, named one of the six best classical guitarists of the last 100 years by BBC Music Magazine, makes a welcome return on Saturday 9 March 2024. Montenegro-born Miloš promises an uplifting night of Vivaldi, Bach, Marcello, Alberti, and more.
Sir Mark Elder conducting credit Bill Lam The Hallé
The series concludes on Friday 10 May 2024 with a second appearance by Sir Mark Elder - this time conducting The Hallé. As his tenure with the northern powerhouse comes to a close, he's joined - as he was in his first season as the orchestra's Musical Director - by the internationally renowned pianist, Sir Stephen Hough.
Doreen Foster, Warwick Arts Centre's Director, said: "Expect plenty of genuine surprises for our 2023-2024 orchestral season, as the series boasts truly iconic works alongside lesser-known masterpieces, and all performed by some of the most accomplished musicians in the world.
"From Chineke! Orchestra highlighting the remarkable Joseph Bologne, to the reunion of Sir Mark Elder and Sir Stephen Hough, to the stunning Miloš Karadaglić, it’s a series filled with emotional highs.”
For more information on the concerts at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, see: www.warwickarts.co.uk
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