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Sunday 19 November 2017, 4.00pm, Aylesbury Vale Academy

VERDI The Force of Destiny: Overture
BIZET Arias and Excerpts from Carmen
Ciara Hendrick Mezzo-Soprano

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.5 in E minor

To open our 2017/18 season we welcome Ciara Hendrick to perform arias and excerpts from Carmen. Ciara is a regular soloist with St Martin in the Fields and a recitalist with Baroque ensembles at prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall and Lille Opera House. The programme also includes the Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony, a work that is popular with both players and audiences.


Sunday 4 February 2018, 4.00pm, Aylesbury Vale Academy

HUPPERTZ Metropolis
A film screening with live orchestra

The Metropolis restoration project, which attracted international attention, began in 2008 in Buenos Aires with the surprise discovery of a long-forgotten unique version of the film, including scenes that were previously believed lost. It is these new parts that sets Metropolis apart from the earlier, substantially shorter 1988 and 2001 versions. Against the breath-taking science fiction background, the human element has been given a more prominent role, adding a different slant to the storyline. The music plays a crucial role in the reconstructed montage of the premiere version, the primary source being the original score by Gottfried Huppertz.

FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION Film by courtesy of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Music by courtesy of EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE.


Sunday 29 April 2018, 4.00pm, Aylesbury Vale Academy

MENDELSSOHN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
ARNOLD English Dances

ARNOLD Trumpet Concerto
Matilda Lloyd Trumpet
ELGAR Enigma Variations

Our spring concert features rising star Matilda Lloyd. Matilda made her solo debut at the BBC Proms in July 2016, performing the third movement of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic. Matilda graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a First in June 2017 and is now studying for her Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2014, Matilda won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final. She is one of Making Music UK's Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists 2017-19, performing both concertos and solo recitals across the UK .


Sunday 24 June 2018, 4.00pm, Aylesbury Vale Academy

JOHN WILLIAMS Highlights from Jurassic Park
ENNIO MORRICONE Gabriel's Oboe

JOHN WILLIAMS Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
ELMER BERNSTEIN The Magnificent Seven
HANS ZIMMER Music from Gladiator

Our season concludes another of our popular film music concerts, none of which would be complete without contributions from John Williams. On this occasion we are performing pieces he wrote for science fiction films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Jurassic Park. Music from the Magnificent Seven and Gladiator should stir the heart, whilst we also have something a little softer from Gabriel’s Oboe. This is a concert that should appeal to all ages and is an excellent opportunity to inspire children to take up an instrument.