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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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Ben Palmer conductor
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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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Ben Palmer conductor


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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Ben Palmer conductor
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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 (arr. Frank Strobel) 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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Ben Palmer conductor
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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
Ben Palmer conductor
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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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Ben Palmer conductor
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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, 7.45pm, 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, Aylesbury Vale Academy, Paradise Orchard, Aylesbury HP18 0PS
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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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Wednesday 22 November 2017, 7.30pm, Palais des Congrès, Boulevard Mohammed VI, Hivernage 40000, Marrakech, Morocco
ROSSINI William Tell: Overture
J. STRAUSS II Wiener Blut
J. STRAUSS II Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
MOZART Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture
J. STRAUSS II Persian March
BRAHMS Hungarian Dances 1 & 5
J. STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus: Overture
J. STRAUSS II Auf der Jagd
VON SUPPÈ Light Cavalry Overture
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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Sunday 26 November 2017, 1.30pm, Duke of York's Picture House, Preston Circus, Brighton BN1 4NA
Cinecity - the Brighton Film Festival
NEIL BRAND The Lodger (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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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 in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia
Quay Voices
Ben Palmer conductor
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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
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Juri Tetzlaff presenter
Ben Palmer conductor
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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
RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2 in E minor
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Ben Palmer conductor
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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 in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 4 February 2018, 4.00pm, Aylesbury Vale Academy, Paradise Orchard, Aylesbury HP18 0PS
GOTTFRIED HUPPERTZ Metropolis (film screening with live orchestra)
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London Haydn Project
Sunday 11 February 2018, 5.30pm, St MaryBrookfield, Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SL
HAYDN Symphony No. 6 in D 'Le matin'
MOZART/M. HAYDN Symphony No. 37 in G KV 444
HAYDN Symphony No. 65 in A
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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 to include:
MICHAEL GIACCHINO Rogue One
JOHN WILLIAMS The Book Thief
MICHAEL GIACCHINO Star Trek
JOHN WILLIAMS The BFG
MICHAEL GIACCHINO Jurassic World
BERNARD HERRMANN Psycho: Prelude
JOHN WILLIAMS Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
BARBER Adagio for Strings
HOWARD SHORE The Lord of the Rings
HANS ZIMMER Gladiator
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra (excerpts)
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Juri Tetzlaff presenter
Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 5 April 2018, 7.00pm, Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR
JOHN WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Friday 6 April 2018, 6.30pm, Bridgewater Hall, Lower Moseley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS
JOHN WILLIAMS Jaws in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 7 April 2018, 7.30pm, Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BP
JOHN WILLIAMS Jaws in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 8 April 2018, 7.00pm, York Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO10 4AH
JOHN WILLIAMS Jaws in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday 10 April 2018, 7.00pm, Cliffs Pavillion, Station Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
JOHN WILLIAMS Jaws in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday 11 April 2018, 7.00pm, Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA
JOHN WILLIAMS Jaws in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 12 April 2018, 7.00pm, Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE
JOHN WILLIAMS Jaws in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Friday 13 April 2018, The Anvil, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
JOHN WILLIAMS Jaws in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 14 April 2018, 7.00pm, Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR
JOHN WILLIAMS Jaws in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Friday 27 April 2018, 7.30pm, The Brewhouse, Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JL
JAMES McWILLIAM London Symphony (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 29 April 2018, 4.00pm, Aylesbury Vale Academy, Paradise Orchard, Aylesbury HP18 0PS
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
R. STRAUSS Don Juan
ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor
ELGAR Symphony No. 1 in A flat
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Maximilian Hornung cello
Ben Palmer conductor
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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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Ben Palmer conductor


Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 24 June 2018, 4.00pm, Aylesbury Vale Academy, Paradise Orchard, Aylesbury HP18 0PS
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
Die "Last Night": Helden und Schurken
Programme to include:
ROSSINI William Tell: Overture
SAINT-SAËNS Danse macabre
GRIEG Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique: March to the Scaffold
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade: The Kalendar Prince
SAINT-SAËNS Samson et Delila: Bacchanale
ELGAR Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1
HENRY WOOD Fantasia on British Sea Songs
ARNE Rule, Britannia!
PARRY (orch. Elgar) Jerusalem
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BBC Singers
Friday 30 November 2018, 6.00pm, St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, London EC2Y 8DA
CHERYL FRANCES HOAD Gaude et Laetare
ARNOLD BAX I sing of a maiden
CHERYL FRANCES HOAD This time a child is born
ARNOLD BAX This Worldes Joie
CHERYL FRANCES HOAD From the beginning of the world
CHERYL FRANCES HOAD Floodlight, Starlight
ARNOLD BAX Five Greek Folksongs
CHERYL FRANCES HOAD There is no rose
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Cinematic Sinfonia
Saturday 22 December 2018, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
JOHN WILLIAMS Home Alone in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Crouch End Festival Chorus
Ben Palmer conductor
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Tri-borough Music Hub • Albert's Band
Thursday 7 March 2019, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
CHARLOTTE HARDING Convo (world premiere)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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