Past Concerts

A nearly complete archive of all LCO’s past performances is now available to explore. 2022/23 season… 6th November 2022 Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending Jean Sibelius – selections from Pelléas et Mélisande Alexander Borodin, arranged Rimsky-Korsakov – Nocturne for violin and orchestra Felix Mendelssohn – Symphony no. 4, “Italian” Violin: Shulah Oliver Conductor: Richard Laing 26th March 2023 Philip Sawyers – Remembrance for strings Max Bruch – Concerto for Clarinet and Viola Johannes Brahms – selection of Hungarian Dances Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony no. 3 “Eroica” Clarinet: Daniel Sanford-Casey Viola: Angela Dickson Conductor: Richard Laing 2nd July 2023 Felix Mendelssohn – Overture to Ruy Blas Edward Elgar – Cello Concerto Antonín Dvořák – Symphony no. 8 Cello: David Whitaker Conductor: Richard Laing Sunday 3rd November 2019, 3pm Poster for LCO November concertBeethoven: Symphony no. 1 Gordon Jacob: Bassoon Concerto with Rebecca Eldridge (bassoon) Mozart: Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” Mozart: Symphony no. 41, “Jupiter” Sunday 7th July 2019, 3pm, Leamington Town Hall Arriaga – Overture to Los Esclavos Felices Mozart – Concerto for Flute and Harp de Falla – Suite no. 1 from The Three-Cornered Hat Haydn – Symphony no. 100 Soloists: Lisa Nelsen (flute), Eleanor Turner (harp) Conductor: Richard Laing In autumn 2018, we had a change from our usual concert routine: Lost Composers of the Great War  The Leamington Chamber Orchestra in conjunction with Great War author Andrew Hamilton, will present an afternoon of music on Sunday 4th November at 3.30 pm by four composers who fell in the First World War. Pieces by Leamington born and bred William Denis Browne as well as George Butterworth, Cecil Coles and F.S. Kelly will be interspersed with readings and biographies of the composers. The concert will be held in the Great Hall of the magnificent 900-year-old Lord Leycester Hospital, since 1571 a sanctuary for service members wounded in war or in need, who carry out duties in the Hospital in their Elizabethan robes. Proceeds of the concert are in aid of the Hospital and the Leamington Chamber Orchestra. Sunday 23rd September 2018, 3pm Schumann – Overture, Scherzo and Finale Dvořák – Czech Suite Richard Strauss – Overture and Dance Scene from Ariadne auf Naxos Beethoven – Triple Concerto Soloists: Shulah Oliver (violin), Rebecca Rose (cello), Tim Sidford (piano) Conductor: Richard Laing Sunday 8th July, 3pm Leamington Spa Town Hall (at the bottom of Leamington Spa Parade) Parry – Elegy to Brahms Stanford – An Irish Concertino Brahms – Symphony no. 2 Soloists: Amy Littlewood (violin), Lucy Arch (cello) Conductor – Richard Laing Sunday 4th February 2018, 3pm Leamington Spa Town Hall (at the bottom of Leamington Spa Parade) Deborah Pritchard – For Mother Earth (LCO commission) W A Mozart – Symphony no. 39 in E flat Brahms – Violin Concerto Violin – David Le Page Conductor – Richard Laing 24th September 2017, 3pm Leamington Town Hall Dvořák – Symphony No 7 Chris Long – new work (World Première, commissioned by LCO) Elgar – Sea Pictures Soloist: Karen Wise (mezzo soprano) Wagner – Lohengrin excerpts: Prelude to Act 1; Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral; Prelude to Act III Conductor: Richard Laing

Leamington Chamber Orchestra February 2017 Concert

5th February 2017

Wagner – Siegfried Idyll

Ibert – Hommage à Mozart

Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 4

Soloist: Alison Wakeley (Horn)

Beethoven – Symphony No. 2

Conductor: Richard Laing

leamington chamber orchestra september 2016 concert

25th September 2016

Ravel – Mother Goose Suite

Strauss – Duo-Concertante Soloists: Daniel Sanford-Casey (clarinet) & Rebecca Eldridge (bassoon) Schumann – Symphony No.2 in C Conductor: Richard Laing