Concerts

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Saturday 2nd December 2017, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra
5th anniversary concert

Weber: Overture to Oberon
Finzi: Clarinet Concerto (Cosima Yu, clarinet)
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Saturday 16th September 2017, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Busoni: Nocturne Symphonique
Webern: Passacaglia
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor

ENESCU PREMIÈRE

On Saturday April 29th, Samuel gave the UK première of George Enescu's Fourth Symphony, a masterpiece left partially unorchestrated at the composer's death and later completed for performance by Romanian composer Pascal Bentoiu. Details of the concert, given in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute, London, as part of their 'Bentoiu Month' series of events can be found below and at the ICR website.

Here is a preview of our performance from Richard Whitehouse on CLASSICAL SOURCE
and more information on Pascal Bentoiu can be found at TOCCATA CLASSICS.

A review of the concert can be read at CLASSICAL SOURCE

Saturday 29th April 2017, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Mahler: Blumine
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
Schubert: Andante from Symphony No. 10 D936A, realized by Brian Newbould
Enescu: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, realized by Pascal Bentoiu (UK première)

Concert given in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute

Saturday 21st January 2017, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Mozart: Concert arias (Anousheh Bromfield, soprano)

Nehmt meinen Dank K.383
Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle K.538
Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio! K. 418

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major (Anousheh Bromfield, soprano)

Saturday 17th September 2016, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela

Liszt: Les Préludes

Sibelius: Valse Triste

Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ Symphony'

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18th June - 10th July 2016
The Grange at Northington, Alresford, Hampshire
Grange Park Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Verdi: Don Carlo (4-act Italian version)

Assistant conductor/chorus conductor

Saturday 11th June 2016, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Shostakovich: Festive Overture

Copland: Clarinet Concerto (Cosima Yu)

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor

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12th March 2016, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Elgar: 'Cello Concerto (Edward Furse)

Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G

Oberon Concert March 2016

14th Februaray 2016, 2pm
St Mary's Church, St Marychurch Street, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JE
Organ recital as part of SEE16 Arts Festival

Georg Böhm: Chorale Partita on 'Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig'

Claude Balbastre: 'Joseph est bien marié' from 'Recueil de noëls'

Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Prelude on 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' BWV 659

François Couperin: Benedictus en taille from 'Messe pour les paroisses'

John 'Christmas' Beckwith: Voluntary in G minor/major, No. 4 from 'Six Voluntaries'

John Stanley: Voluntary in D minor, No. 8 from 'Ten Voluntaries' Op. 5

Georg Friederich Händel: Concerto for Organ in F major, 'The Cuckoo and the
Nightingale', HWV 295

5th December 2015, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Wagner: Wesendoncklieder (Nicole Oppler)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor

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22nd November 2015, 6pm
Teatro das Figuras, Faro, Portugal
Orquestra Clássica do Sul, with students of Conservatório Regional do Algarve Maria Campina

Mendelssohn: 'Trumpet' Overture, Op. 101

Haydn: Violin Concerto in G, Hob. VIIa:4 (1st Movement)

Haydn: Concertino (Divertimento) in C for Piano and Strings, Hob. XIV:3

Haydn: Concerto (Divertimento) in C for Piano and Strings, Hob. XIV:4

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D 'Haffner', K. 385

OCS

26th September 2015, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G (John Paul Ekins)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor

On 26th September 1940, seventy-five years ago to the day of this concert, my great-grandfather, the German philosopher Walter Benjamin, died in his attempt to flee the Nazi fascist regime, for whom he was persona non grata, stripped of his citizenship, on account not only of his Jewishness, but of his publication of Marxist essays. Shostakovich managed to survive the Stalinist regime and maintain his artistic integrity by virtue of the ability of music to say many things at once. This performance of Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony was dedicated to my great-grandfather, and through him to all those who have suffered under regimes of oppression or had to flee their homelands.

'Es ist niemals ein Dokument der Kultur, ohne zugleich ein solches der Barbarei zu sein.'

'There is no document of culture which is not at the same time a document of barbarism.'

Oberon September 2015

16th May 2015, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz

Dvořák: Vodník

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 (8) in C

Oberon May 16th 2015

17th January 2015, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D (Jana Vonášková-Nováková)

Smetana: Má vlast - Vyšehrad,  Vltava, Šárka, Z českých luhů a hájů

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9th November 2014, 7pm
St Cuthbert's Church, Earl's Court, 50 Philbeach Gardens, London SW5 9EB
Poppy Orchestra

Butterworth: On The Banks of Green Willow

Vaughan-Williams: Lark Ascending (Matt Bain, violin)

Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin

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27th September 2014, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Grieg: Excerpts from Peer Gynt

Langgaard: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat minor, 'Løvfald' (UK première)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat

Oberon Symphony Orchestra Concert, 27th September 2014

17th May 2014, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor (Konstantin Lapshin)

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D

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22nd February 2014, 7pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole (Horia Văcărescu, violin)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Oberon Symphony Orchestra Concert, 22nd February 2014

19th October 2013, 7.30pm
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UD
Oberon Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F 'Pastoral'

Dvořák: 'Cello Concerto in B minor (Rohan de Saram, 'cello)

2013 October Oberon