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The Forests of Aulanko

The Arensky Chamber Orchestra presents ‘The Forests of Aulanko’ – a classical concert with a twist, featuring Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5.

The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ   |   8.00pm   |   24 June 2017

Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Alex Woolf: Aulanko Responses
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Arensky Chamber Orchestra – William Kunhardt, artistic director/principal conductor

Aulanko follows the orchestra’s 2016 sell-out performance of Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony ‘in miniature’, a concert the Guardian said ‘made you feel like you were at the centre of an arctic gale with frost on your chin!’  It also features Sibelius’s Swan of Tuonela as well as a world première – Aulanko Responses, by 2012 BBC Young Composer of the Year, Alex Woolf. Aulanko Responses weaves music and poetry readings together, painting the forests landscapes of Sibelius’s homeland in sound.

The experience will include food and drink inspired by the Symphony and a ‘live programme note’ filled with stories about Sibelius and his masterpiece, delivered by the musicians from the stage. The event will be set in the Hospital Club’s penthouse cabaret salon, The Oak Room, giving the public one-night-only access to this exclusive members club.

The Arensky Chamber Orchestra is Britain’s orchestra of revolutionaries. Extraordinary classical musicians dedicated to electrifying performance and mind-opening presentation.

Exclusive ticket offer: £12, including a surprise cocktail
Discount tickets available here
*** Please note these are strictly limited and first come, first served. If these tickets are sold out, full price tickets are available here ***
More information: click here.
Further performances:
28 June at 7.30 pm – The Birley Centre, Eastbourne – click here for more info and tickets
6 July at 8 pm – Building 41, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 6ST (part of the Greenwich and Docklands Festival) – click here for more info and tickets

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Sibelius and Elgar in Worcester

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The Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Slade will perform a programme of Sibelius (Finlandia; Symphony No. 5) and Elgar (Violin Concerto – soloist Martin Cropper) at St Martin’s Church, London Road, Worcester at 7.30 pm on Saturday 21 May 2016.

The orchestra, which was founded over 100 years ago with the help of Edward Elgar, gave its first concert in the Public Hall, Worcester, on 26 April 1906, with Ivor Atkins conducting more than 100 players. Elgar assisted in drawing up the programme, and conducted occasionally in performances of his own works. His daughter Carice played the violin in the orchestra for many years. Today Keith Slade is the Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra’s dynamic young conductor. He studied the clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music and is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year Woodwind Finalist.

Tickets are available via the orchestra’s website (click here): Adults £12 / Concessions £10 / Children £5 (one free with each adult ticket).