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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Sunday 3 September 2017, 3.30pm, Barbican Cinema 1, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
JAMES McWILLIAM London Symphony (film screening with live orchestra) world première
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Tuesday 5 September 2017, 8.00pm, Prague
MOZART Don Giovanni: Overture
J. STRAUSS II Wiener Blut
J. STRAUSS II Auf der Jagd
BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances
VON SUPPÈ Light Cavalry Overture
OFFENBACH (arr. Binder) Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sunday 10 September 2017, 6.00pm, Kloster Eberbach, 65436 Eltville im Rheingau
HAYDN Symphony No. 30 in C 'Alleluja'
MOZART Exsultate, jubilate
MAHLER Symphony No. 4 in G
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Carolyn Sampson soprano
Ben Palmer conductor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Sunday 17 September 2017, 7.00pm, Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate, Rowley Way, London NW8
JAMES McWILLIAM London Symphony (film screening with live orchestra)
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Janus Ensemble
Friday 29 September 2017, 6.00pm, Chiddingly Village Hall, Church Lane, Chiddingly, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6HE
Chiddingly Festival
STRAVINSKY The Soldier's Tale (complete)
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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Sunday 8 October 2017, 5.30pm, Cedars Hall, The Liberty, Wells, Somerset BA5 2ST
BEN PALMER Eggs or Anarchy world première
WALTON Façade
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Zeb Soanes narrator/reciter
William Sitwell reciter
Ben Palmer conductor
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Philharmonia Orchestra (assistant conductor to Vladimir Ashkenazy)
Thursday 12 October 2017, 7.30pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
SHOSTAKOVICH Battleship Potemkin (film screening with live orchestra)
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Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
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Wolsey Orchestra
Saturday 14 October 2017, 7.30pm, The Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1DH
MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain (original version)
DUKAS The Sorcerer's Apprentice
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
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Janus Ensemble
Sunday 15 October 2017, 5.00pm, Royal and Derngate, Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP
Malcolm Arnold Festival
ARNOLD Concertino for Flute and Strings Op. 19a
ARNOLD Concertino for Recorder and Strings
ARNOLD Concertino for Oboe and Strings Op. 28a
ARNOLD Symphony for Strings
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Laura Davies flute
Oscar Gormley recorder
Amy Roberts oboe
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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Saturday 28 October 2017, 6.30pm, Shree Ghanapathy Temple, 125-133 Effra Road, London SW19 8PU
JAMES McWILLIAM London Symphony (film screening with live orchestra)
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sunday 12 November 2017, 6.00pm, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
J.S. BACH (arr. Webern) Fuga (Ricercarta) a 6 voci from The Musical Offering
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
WAGNER Parsifal: Transformation Music
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5 in D 'Reformation'
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John Reid piano
Ben Palmer conductor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Friday 17 November 2017, 7.30pm, Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, Beckenham BR3 3BP
JAMES McWILLIAM London Symphony (film screening with live orchestra)
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Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 19 November 2017, 4.00pm, St Mary's Church, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 2JJ
VERDI La forza del destino: Overture
BIZET Carmen: arias and excerpts
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor
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Ciara Hendrick mezzo-soprano
Ben Palmer conductor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia • Vox Cordis
Tuesday 21 November 2017, 7.30pm, St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
HAYDN The Creation
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Carolyn Sampson soprano
James Gilchrist tenor
Andrew Ashwin bass
Ben Palmer conductor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Cinecity - the Brighton Film Festival
Sunday 26 November 2017, 1.30pm, Duke of York's Picture House, Preston Circus, Brighton BN1 4NA
NEIL BRAND The Lodger (film screening with live orchestra)
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Royal Northern Sinfonia
Sunday 3 December 2017, 3.00pm, Sage Gateshead, NE8 2JR
Sunday 3 December 2017, 7.30pm, Sage Gateshead, NE8 2JR

John Williams Home Alone (film screening with live orchestra)
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Covent Garden Sinfonia • Woking Choral Society
Saturday 9 December 2017, 7.30pm, H.G. Wells Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey GU21 6HJ
BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis
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Nina Bennet soprano
Katherine Nicholson alto
Ruairi Bowen tenor
James Birchall bass
Ben Palmer conductor
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Southbank Sinfonia
Sunday 10 December 2017, 1.30pm, Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4UH
Sunday 10 December 2017, 3.30pm, Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4UH

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker: Suite
HOWARD BLAKE The Snowman (film screening with live orchestra)
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Piu Fan Lee narrator
Ben Palmer conductor
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Southbank Sinfonia
Saturday 16 December 2017, 3.45pm, Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE
Saturday 16 December 2017, 6.00pm, Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker: Suite
HOWARD BLAKE The Snowman (film screening with live orchestra)
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Piu Fan Lee narrator
Ben Palmer conductor
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Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Sunday 17 December 2017, 3.00pm, Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR
HERBERT CHAPPELL Paddington Bear's First Concert
HOWARD BLAKE The Snowman (film screening with live orchestra)
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Piu Fan Lee narrator
Ben Palmer conductor
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BBC Singers (recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Afternoon on 3)
Thursday 21 December 2017, 2.00pm, St Luke's Church, Chelsea, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NH
Simon Callow's Dickensian Christmas
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Simon Callow actor
Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Saturday 13 January 2018, 11.30am, Wagenhalle Griesheim, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 59a, 64347 Griesheim (youth concert)
KORNGOLD Der Schneemann: Suite
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Juri Tetzlaff presenter
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Saturday 13 January 2018, 3.00pm, Wagenhalle Griesheim, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 59a, 64347 Griesheim (open general rehearsal)
Sunday 14 January 2018, 4.00pm, Kurhaus Wiesbaden (performance)

KORNGOLD Der Schneemann: Suite
RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2 in E minor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Thursday 25 January 2018, 7.30pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 4 February 2018, venue TBC
GOTTFRIED HUPPERTZ Metropolis (film screening with live orchestra)
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Covent Garden Sinfonia • Woking Choral Society
Saturday 17 February 2018, 7.30pm, St John's Church, Camphill Road, West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6EH
FAURÉ (arr. John Rutter) Cantique de Jean Racine
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat
FAURÉ Requiem
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sunday 11 March 2018, 11.00am, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
Sunday 11 March 2018, 6.00pm, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
Monday 12 March 2018, 7.30pm, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt

Programme TBA
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Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 29 April 2018, 4.00pm, St Mary's Church, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 2JJ
MENDELSSOHN Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt
ARNOLD English Dances Set 1
ARNOLD Trumpet Concerto
ELGAR Enigma Variations
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sunday 6 May 2018, 6.00pm, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Georg-Büchner-Platz 1, 64283 Darmstadt
Programme TBA
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Covent Garden Sinfonia • Woking Choral Society • Octavian Singers
Saturday 12 May 2018, 7.30pm, Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7UP
ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius
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Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 24 June 2018, 4.00pm, venue TBC
Programme to include:
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park
ENNIO MORRICONE Gabriel's Oboe
JOHN WILLIAMS Close Encounters of the Third Kind
ELMER BERNSTEIN The Magnificent Seven
HANS ZIMMER Gladiator
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T.: Adventures on Earth
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra (excerpts)
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Saturday 7 July 2018, 8.00pm, Jagdschloss Kranichstein, 64289 Darmstadt
Programme TBA
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