International Concert Series

International Concert Series

Würth Philharmonic Orchestra

*Strauss II               Overture: Die Fledermaus
*Bruch                     Violin Concerto no. 1
*Saint-Saëns           Introduction and rondo capriccioso
Shostakovich        Symphony no.10

Maxim Vengerov         violin/conductor
Stamatia Karampini*

Philharmonia Orchestra

Mendelssohn  Symphony no. 4 (Italian)
Brahms           Symphony no. 2

Daniele Gatti

Mendelssohn’s irresistibly exuberant Italian Symphony captures in four movements his impressions of the country. The slow movement is a pilgrim’s march, and the gently flowing scherzo is followed by an exhilarating Neapolitan salterello.

Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven          Symphony no. 5
Shostakovich     Symphony no. 5

Michael Sanderling

Beethoven’s fifth symphony, from the most famous opening in music, builds through its four movements from dramatic struggle to a blazing, triumphant conclusion.

Arguments continue to rage over the true meaning of Shostakovich’s most performed and recorded symphony, but it remains a work of extraordinary emotional and musical tension, poised on a knife edge between survival and disaster.

Spira Mirabilis

Beethoven        Symphony no. 7

We’re delighted to welcome the extraordinary ensemble Spira Mirabilis to The Anvil for the first time. They gather each year for an intense period of concentration on a single work, which results in even the most familiar pieces appearing new and special in performance.  

Beethoven’s symphony was first played at a mammoth concert in 1813 which was one of his greatest public successes. Its joyous energy and rhythmic impetus have made it among the most popular of all his symphonies.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov    Symphony no. 1
Tchaikovsky       Violin Concerto
Rachmaninov    Caprice bohemien

Nemanja Radulovic    violin
Kirill Karabits

Philharmonia Orchestra

Beethoven   Piano Concerto no. 2
Mahler          Symphony no. 1

David Fray                  piano
Esa-Pekka Salonen

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 2 shows the young composer breaking away from Mozart’s model into his own world of emotion, with a tender slow movement and mischievous and sprightly finale.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Bach St Matthew Passion

Philharmonia Orchestra

Mosolov         The Iron Foundry
Prokofiev       Piano Concerto no. 3
Glière             Concerto for coloratura soprano
                       Suite: The Red Poppy

Behzod Abduraimov    piano
Nadezhda Gulitskaya  soprano
Vladimir Ashkenazy

Stuttgart SWR Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven         Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus
                            Piano Concerto no. 3
                            Symphony no. 3 (Eroica)
Francesco Piemontesi       piano
Sir Roger Norrington

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Mozart      Symphony no. 38 (Prague)
                  La clemenza di Tito: Non più di fiori
                  Parto, parto
Haydn      Scena di Berenice
                 Symphony no. 103 (Drumroll)

Stéphanie d'Oustrac      mezzo-soprano

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