Click here to see full details of our season’s programmes… ————————————————————————————————- This season is our tenth, and we continue to go from strength to strength, always supported by you, our audience, whose never-ceasing enthusiasm is the reason why we enjoy performing so much!
Our 2013-14 programmes show our usual blend of the well-known and the unfamiliar, the popular classical favourites and brand-new works that are literally hot off the press. Romantic symphonies form a large part of our programming for this season – our opening concert completes the Brahms symphony cycle with his passionate and exciting Symphony No. 4; we are performing Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony in March; and we are bringing you the symphonies of Tchaikovsky for the first time, with nos. 2 and 3 in November 2013 and June 2014 respectively.
We are delighted to be welcoming back some old friends and making new ones with our soloists this season. Marcus Andrews continues his Beethoven piano concerto cycle with the Sinfonia, performing No. 1 in November; Christopher Guild, who thrilled us all last season with his scintillating Haydn concerto, returns to perform the Shostakovich concerto for piano and trumpet (with Laura Garwin); and in another fascinating double concerto, we welcome back Aleks Szram to partner the Sinfonia’s timpanist Will Burgess in Martinů’s stormy Concerto for Piano, Timpani and Double String Orchestra.
Lastly – a St Paul’s Sinfonia season would not be complete without some new music to delight and enchant your innocent ear. Timothy Jackson, who the Sinfonia audiences know as both a French horn virtuoso and a wonderful composer, adds to his Lancashire folksongs for us, and brings us a brand-new work in May 2014; and the music of Mark Bowden makes a welcome return with his Welsh-inspired work Tirlun (which itself grew out of the Sinfonia’s commission dark night day light.
Tickets for all our concerts are available on the door from 7.00 p.m. on the day of the concert – we hope to see you there in September for the opening concert of our season!