2019 Concerts ...

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Here are our 2019 dates.

‘Pearls of the Russian and Tatar Music’

7pm Sunday February 10

Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Peter Scholes conductor

Soloist - Michael Kieran Harvey piano

Rashid Kalimullin "Symphony No. 4" for string orchestra
Rashid Kalimullin "Cities of the World" for pianoforte"
Elena Anisimova "Spring Dance" for string orchestra
Elmir Nizamov "At the Wailing Wall" for string orchestra
Andrián Pertout "Navigating the Labyrinth" for string orchestra
Anatoly Luppov "Two Preludes" for string orchestra
Leonid Lyubovsky "Litany" for string orchestra
Michael Kieran Harvey "Module Fugue" for pianoforte
Julia Beck "Continuum" for pianoforte and string orchestra
Ilgam Baytiryak "Ethnic Diptych" for string orchestra
Natalya Vagner "Curlews in the Night" for string orchestra

5pm Sunday April 14

Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Tansy Davies "Dune of Footprints" for string orchestra
Alberto Ginastera "Variaciones concertantes, Op. 23"
Mendelssohn "Symphony No.4 'Italian'""

5pm Sunday June 23

Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Composer Portrait - David Hamilton

Peter Scholes conductor

Nix Olympica ob,cl,bsn,hn,pf
A Small Garden of Songs (1,5) sop, vln, hp
Canticle sop,ob,pf
Hurdy Gurdy fl,cl,vln,pf
Concertino for Oboe and Strings ob,strings
The Ghosts of Wreck Bay vln,vln,vc, strings
Hineraukatauri solo fl, hp,perc,strings
Kingston Flier pf, strings

5pm Sunday August 11

Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Composer Portrait - Annea Lockwood

Peter Scholes conductor

Te Oti Rakena baritone

Claire Scholes mezzo soprano

Luminescence baritone 1000-0100-perc-pf-str[00110]
Immersion 4 perc
In Our Name baritone - cello -electronics
I Give You Back solo mezzo soprano
Bayou-borne 6 players

5pm Sunday September 8

Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Xu Tang/ Matthias Balzatt

Peter Scholes conductor

Soloist Matthias Balzatt violoncello

Peter Scholes Shifting Sands (solo clarinet and strings)

Xu Tang "Zhong" (Concerto for Cello and Orchestra) [WORLD PREMIERE]

Francis Poulenc "Sinfonietta"

5pm Sunday October 20

Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Composer Portrait - Juliet Palmer

American Woman
drift, drop
W is for

5pm Sunday November 24

Raye Freedman Arts Centre

Programme to be confirmed

A message from ACO Chairman Frank Olsson

A message from Musical Director Peter Scholes


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