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Next Performance - Friday 14th December 2018, 7:30pm 
St James's Piccadilly

Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Suite
John Williams - Suite from Star Wars
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1
 

Conductor - Chris Hopkins     Narrator - Alexei Winter


 Past Concerts

2018

Concert on Thursday 18th October 2018

Dvorak - The Noon Witch
R. Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 2
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9
Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Horn - Matthew Sackman

Concert on Friday 25th May 2018

Mozart - Overture to Cosi fan tutte
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'
Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Violin - Yume Fujise

Concert on Thursday 22nd February 2018

Warlock (arr.Thomas) - Capriol Suite
Berg - Violin Concerto
Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony
Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Soloist - Janice Graham

2017

Concert on Friday 1st December 2017

Copland - Quiet City
Williams - Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Suite
Stravinsky - Firebird Suite

Conductor Chis Hopkins

Thursday 12th October 2017

Bizet - Prelude to Carmen
Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10

Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Violin - Amber Emson

Friday 7th July 2017

Saint-Saëns - Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Strauss - Four Last Songs
Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Soprano - Tanya Hurst

Thursday 27th April, St James's Piccadilly

Sullivan - Overture to Pirates of Penzance
Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Elgar - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Friday 17th February, St James's Piccadilly

Mozart - Marriage of Figaro Overture
Brahms - Violin Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Violin - Min Kym

2016

Thursday 8th December, St James's Piccadilly

Humperdink - Hansel & Gretel Overture
Ravel - Mother Goose Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 20th October, St James's Piccadilly

Salieri - Les Danaides Overture
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Conductor & Piano - Chris Hopkins

Thursday 7th July, St James's Piccadilly

Mozart - Aprite presto aprite, Le nozze di Figaro

Humperdink - Brüderchen, komm tanz mit mir, Hänsel und Gretel

 Berlioz - Nuit paisible et sereine! Béatrice et Bénédict

Mozart - Sull'aria...che soeve zeffiretto, Le nozze di Figaro

Humperdink - Evening Prayer, Hänsel und Gretel

Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins
Solists - Katie Bray & Nathalie Chalkley

Friday 13th May, St James's Piccadilly

Mendelssohn - Ruy Blas Overture Op. 95
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for violin, viola and orchestra
Brahms - Symphony No. 4 

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Oscar Perks
Viola - Elliott Perks

Thursday 25th February, St. James's Piccadilly

Weber - Overture Der Freischutz
Schumann - Cello Concerto 
Sibelius - Symphony No. 5

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Cello - Michael Newman

2015

Thursday 26th November, St. James's Piccadilly

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Britten - Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Horn - Matthew Sackman

Tenor - Nick Pritchard

Thursday 8th October, St. James's Piccadilly

Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 2
Grieg - Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Piano - Ivana Gavric

Thursday 10th July, St. James's Piccadilly

Mendelssohn - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Mahler - Symphony No. 4

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Amarins Wierdsma

Soprano - Nathalie Chalkley

Thursday 23rd April, St. James's Piccadilly

Shostakovich - Festive Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Clarinet - Antonia Mott

Friday 27th February, St. James's Piccadilly

Mussorgsky - Night on the Bare Mountain
Finzi - Five Bagatelle

Ravel - Pavane pour une Infante defunte

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Clarinet - Antonia Mott

2014

Thursday 4th December 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Mussorgsky - Introduction to Khovanshchina
Britten - Les Illuminations
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Soprano - Mary Bevan

Thursday 16th October 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Holst - Egdon Heath
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Butterworth - 6 songs from A Shropshire Lad

Elgar - Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Baritone - Henry Manning

Violin - Rebecca Smith

Thursday 10th July 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Strauss - Moonlight Music from Capriccio
Dvorak - Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff - Isle of the Dead

Strauss - Death and Transfiguration

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Josef Spacek

Thursday 22nd May 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Berlioz - Overture to King Lear
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Piano - Christopher White

Friday 4th April 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Gilad Hochman - Nedidum (Wanderings) Fantasia Concertante
Strauss - Serenade in E-flat major
Smetana - Ma Vlast (Vysehrad, Vltava, Tabor & Blanik)

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Mandolin - Alon Sariel

Thursday 13th February 2014, St. James's Piccadilly

Elgar - In the South 'Alassio'
Mozart - Violin Concerto No.3 K216
Delius - Walk to the Paradise Garden

Mahler - Totenfeier

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

Violin - Sara Trickey

 2013

Friday 6th December 2013, St. James's Piccadilly

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 'Italian'
Piano - Chris Hopkins

Conductors - Chris Hopkins and Christopher White

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October 2013, St. John's Smith Square  

Lehár - The Merry Widow

with Opera Danube

Conductor - Chris Hopkins  

Thursday 11th July 2013, St. James's Piccadilly   

Bernstein - Overture to Candide
Chausson - Poème Op. 25
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3
Violin - Anna Ovsyanikova

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 

Thursday 16th May 2013, St. James's Piccadilly   

Mozart - Overture to Don Giovanni
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'
Piano - Christopher White

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 

Thursday 4th April 2013, St. James's Piccadilly   

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto 1st Movement
Saint-Saens - Odelette
Mozart - Adagio for Horn and Orchestra
Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 

Thursday 7th February 2013, St. James's Piccadilly   

Borodin - Overture to Prince Igor
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 
Piano - Christopher White
 

 2012

  Friday 30th November 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Lyadov - Enchanted Lake
Finzi - Dies Natalis
Tchaikovsky - Voyevoda Symphonic Ballad

Strauss - Overture to 'Die Fledermaus'

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 

Soprano - Nathalie Chalkley

 

Thursday 18th October 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Elgar - Introduction and Allegro

Dvorak - Symphony No. 7

Conductor - Chris Hopkins 

 

 Thursday 12th July 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Beethoven - Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus
Dvorak - Cello Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'

Cello - Linda Lin

Conductor - Chris Hopkins  

 

Saturday 19th May 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Vieuxtemps - Violin Concerto No. 5

Borodin - Symphony No. 2

Violin - Charlie Siem

Conductor - Chris Hopkins  

 

Thursday 22nd March 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Elgar - Froissart Overture
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22

Brahms - Symphony No. 1

Conductor & Piano - Chris Hopkins 

 

 

Thursday 9th February 2012, St. James's Piccadilly   

Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10

Baritone - Jonathan McGovern

Conductor - Chris Hopkins

 

 

 2011

Thursday 1st December 2011, St. James's Piccadilly   

Wagner - Overutre to Die Meistersinger von Nurmburg
Christopher Gunning - Guitar Concerto - World Premiere

Dvorak - Symphony No. 8

Guitar - Craig Ogden

Conductor - Nic Chalmers 

Thursday 6th October 2011, St. James's Piccadilly   

Mendelssohn - Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream
Saint-Saens - Cello Concerto No. 1

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'

Cello - Brian O'Kane

Conductor - Nic Chalmers

 

 

Thursday 14th July 2011, St. James's Piccadilly   

Brahms - Hungarian Dances
Dvorak - Slavonic Dances
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5    
Conductor - Chris Hopkins

 Thursday 26th  May 2011, St. John's Waterloo