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FAIRFIELD HALLS CLASSICAL MUSIC SEASON 2013/2014

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - LONDON MOZART PLAYERS

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2013 15 Jun

Elena Xanthoudakis

Freddy Kempf

John Lill

John Rutter

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Listen to This - Squarepusher & Charles Hazlewood 4 - 5 Still to Come in our 2012/2013 Classical Season

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28 Sep

Last Night of the Croydon Proms

2 Oct

Aida - Ellen Kent Opera

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10 Oct

London Mozart Players

20 Oct

Arthur Davison Family Concert

25 Oct

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

5 Nov

The Mikado - Co-Opera Co.

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7 Nov

London Mozart Players

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10 Nov

Aurora Orchestra

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27 Nov

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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12 Dec

London Mozart Players

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14 Dec

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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23 Dec

London Mozart Players

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London Mozart Players

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7 Feb

One Night in Vienna

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8 Feb

Croydon Symphony Orchestra

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15 Feb

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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27 Feb

London Mozart Players

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9 Mar

Arthur Davison Family Concert

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12 Mar

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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20 Mar

London Mozart Players

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10 Apr

London Mozart Players

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La Bohème - Ellen Kent Opera

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8 May

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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29 May

London Mozart Players

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14 June

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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How to Book

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Ticket Prices and Discounts

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Getting to Fairfield Halls Couldn’t be Easier!

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Simon Thomsett Chief Executive, Fairfield Halls It gives me great pleasure to introduce the new season of orchestral music at Fairfield. We have a wonderful programme of great music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and our resident orchestra the London Mozart Players. There is much to look forward to as these two great orchestras make the very most of the unique acoustic qualities of the Concert Hall at Fairfield. I’m sure they will continue to enrich, entertain and thrill us with some of the finest music ever written. I am also particularly delighted to welcome the amazing Aurora Orchestra to Fairfield for the first of what I hope will be many visits. They help us celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth with a special concert of his documentary film music on 10 November, I urge you not to miss this appearance of one of the UK’s orchestras of the moment playing in one of the nation’s finest concert halls. You can save money with a Fairfield Subscription Package. Subscription Series concerts are highlighted in the brochure. The more subscription concerts you book in one go, the more you save on standard ticket prices. Subscription Series and standard ticket prices for can be found on page 31. Three or more Subscription Series concerts can be booked from 29th April 2013 while single concerts can be booked from 3rd May 2013. This year we’ve also managed to keep no booking fees on all the concerts in the Subscription Series! We look forward to welcoming you to Fairfield soon,

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A UNIQUE CONCERT... COMING TO FAIRFIELD ON SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2013

LISTEN TO THIS SQUAREPUSHER - CHARLES HAZLEWOOD - SOUTHBANK SINFONIA On Saturday 15 June 2013, 7.30pm at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon, a unique musical collaboration will present a single performance of a new piece of music called ‘Listen To This’. Charles Hazlewood has brought together electronic artist, Tom Jenkinson, aka Squarepusher and the Southbank Sinfonia to create a thrilling musical hybrid that will create a unique moment in music history. Squarepusher’s latest release, Ufabulum, is generated entirely from digital programming and it is the starting point for this new work. Arranger Peter Riley will be creating bespoke arrangements of the music which takes the building blocks of electronic dance music and then applies them across the immense tonal palette of the orchestra, so be ready for a whiteknuckle ride of a performance at Fairfield Halls.

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Charles Hazlewood explains the starting point for Listen To This…”The idea for it began about seven or eight years ago when I did the Urban Classics project which was a determined attempt to find common ground between the gritty form of British Hip Hop known as ‘Grime’ and an orchestra. For years I’ve been exploring music at the hinterland of what might be described as the orchestral canon and at the same time railing against some of the previous, rather saccharine, attempts at so called ‘fusion’. It always seemed to me that there was another way which would be born out of rigour, out of brave determination to find a new hybrid that might celebrate the essence of, in that case, what Grime was and what an orchestra can do. Running parallel to this, Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher), is someone I admire enormously and with whom I have very intense and very long conversations about music. We have an enormous amount of passions in common: about the visceral power of music, about the power of music to change lives and the fact that it’s the most universal language that we have, beyond any dialect or tongue. We began to see that there was a clear vision that there must be interesting and really fertile common ground to be explored between his form of very high octane electronic dance music and the potential of an orchestra. That was the starting point and it took us a long time to get to the position where we are now. An overarching ambition for the whole project is that a multitude of people who love music but who perhaps have never encountered an orchestra before will have their first experience of the visceral charge of a full orchestra as part of this experience. Hopefully, they will then begin a journey which will grow over time and see them coming back over time to try out other things.”

‘the creation of a new musical language’ Charles Hazlewood …and it’s all happening in Croydon! Tickets: Adults £17.50, Under 25s £10, Schools/Groups of 10+ £8.50

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ST ILL TO COME . . . IN OUR 2012/2013 CLASSICAL MUSIC SEASON THE LMP’S FANTASTIC SEASON FINALE! 23 May 2013, 7.30pm

Thursday 23 May 2013, 7.30pm Conductor Violin

Gérard Korsten Anthony Marwood

BEETHOVEN BEETHOVEN

Violin Concerto Symphony No. 5

The LMP’s classical season finale features Beethoven’s most important and celebrated works, the mighty Fifth Symphony, and the lyrically beautiful Violin Concerto from ace British violinist Anthony Marwood. £12 - £31.50

THE RPO’S SUMMER SPECTACULAR! 5 June 2013, 7.30pm Wed 5 June 2013, 7.30pm The very best of classical music, with a whole host of Proms favourites, including…

SUMMER SPECTACULAR Conductor John Rigby Soprano Sarah Redgwick Tenor James Edwards 6

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Fantasia on British Sea Songs MASCAGNI Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo SAINT-SAËNS Danse Macabre PUCCINI Turandot: Nessun dorma ELGAR ‘Enigma’ Variations: Nimrod

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Opera at Fairfield

Wednesday 2 October 2013, 7.30pm

'Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish’ THE INDEPENDENT

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AIDA Featuring the celebrated Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic with international guest soloists. The grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas returns to the UK. A stunning, traditional production of this magnificent story of war, jealousy and revenge. The doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radamès, set against stunning sets inspired by the Valley of the Kings. Featuring spectacular ballet sequences and unforgettable arias including the classic Triumphal March. Incredible pyrotechnics with a magnificent wall of fire! Not to be missed! “Bursting with colour, grandeur and wealth” EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Cast subject to change. £25, £31 & £36

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Thursday 10 October 2013, 7.30pm

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Conductor

Gérard Korsten

ROSSINI MOZART SCHUBERT

Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550 Symphony No. 6 in C major

The London Mozart Players opens its 2013/14 season with a fizzing, energetic programme of orchestral favourites, each one a tour de force. Rossini’s opera The Italian Girl in Algiers is the first of his opera comedies, and this sparkling overture perfectly sets the mood for the light entertainment in an exotic setting that follows in the opera. With its dramatic and mysterious opening, Mozart’s 40th Symphony is one of the composer’s most enduring. The symphony was the second of three ‘final’ works written by the composer only a few years before his tragically untimely death. The programme concludes with Schubert’s bold Symphony No. 6, written by the 21-year old composer as a musical nod to the ‘Rossini fever’ that had hit Vienna. 8

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Friday 25 October 2013, 7.30pm

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Here Come the Classics Conductor Violin Tenor

Nick Davies Duncan Riddell Jaewoo Kim

SUPPÉ Light Cavalry Overture BARBER Adagio VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Lark Ascending GRIEG In the Hall of the Mountain King J. STRAUSS II Blue Danube Waltz DI CAPUA O sole mio COATES Knightsbridge March VAUGHAN WILLIAMS ‘The Wasps’ Overture KHACHATURIAN Gayane: Sabre Dance SOUSA Liberty Bell PUCCINI Turandot: Nessun dorma RAVEL Boléro A fabulous potpourri of classical favourites will find the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in fine form as they begin the 2013/14 Fairfield Halls season. Whether you are a regular concert-goer or just getting into classical music, this programme includes many of your favourite tunes, from Suppé’s lively Light Cavalry Overture to Barber’s haunting Adagio. Also featuring on stage Jaewoo Kim, an acclaimed tenor, who will sing Di Capua’s O sole mio and Puccini’s stirring Nessun dorma. The evening culminates in a grand finale with Ravel’s intensely dramatic Boléro. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31 9

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Opera at Fairfield

Tue 5 November 2013, 7.45pm

Gilbert and Sullivan’s

THE MIKADO Co-Opera Co. Co-Opera Co. have been regular visitors to the Ashcroft Theatre since their first UK tour in 2010 which brought them great critical acclaim, both in the national press and from audience members, for their innovative productions of La Bohème and The Marriage of Figaro. Co-Opera Co. are proud to be returning to the Ashcroft Theatre with Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado.

GILBERT & SULLIVAN

Conductor: John Andrews Director: James Bonas WITH THE

CO-OPERA CO. ORCHESTRA

There's too much hanky-panky going on in the town of Titipu and The Mikado is not happy! After all, flirting is against the law and punishable by beheading! Heads must roll! Get ready to meet the three little maids fresh from school and The Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko, the frightful Katisha, the simply gorgeous Yum-Yum, and the poor love struck Nanki-Poo plus a host of other wonderful characters created by that master of comedy William S Gilbert. Add Sir Arthur Sullivan into the mix and it is no wonder that their gloriously funny Japanese fantasy has become the world's favourite Gilbert and Sullivan opera. Making sure that the punishments do fit the crimes - complete with boiling in oil, beheading and burial alive - Director James Bonas brings this joyful romp to life in his wickedly funny production. Rest assured you will be charmed from the moment the curtain goes up and humming the tunes for ages afterwards. Co-Opera Co. can promise you an evening filled with marvellous music, sung and played by a young and vibrant company whose sole aim is to enchant, enthral and entertain their audiences. 10

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Thursday 7 November 2013, 7.30pm

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Conductor Cello

Hilary Davan Wetton Laura van der Heijden (BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012)

WARLOCK Capriol Suite ELGAR Cello Concerto VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 5 The LMP’s Associate Conductor, Hilary Davan Wetton, takes to the stage with two concerts this season to mark his 70th birthday. The eccentric English composer Peter Warlock’s ever-popular Capriol Suite opens the programme, before BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 Laura van der Heijden takes to the stage to give her first ever public performance of Elgar’s beautiful and impassioned Cello Concerto of 1919. Vaughan Williams’ ravishing Fifth Symphony concludes this programme celebrating the very best in the English repertoire. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Sunday 10 November 2013, 7.30pm

AURORA ORCHESTRA Conductor Narrator Chorus

Nicholas Collon Samuel West Finchley Children's Music Group

BRITTEN

Night Mail The Way To The Sea Men Behind the Meters The Tocher Coal Face The King’s Stamp God’s Chillun Peace of Britain Sixpenny Telegram

Since its launch eight years ago, Aurora Orchestra has established itself as one of the most dynamic and innovative forces on the UK's musical landscape. For its Fairfield Halls debut, Aurora presents Benjamin Britten’s complete existing documentary film scores, performed alongside the original films with narration from actor Samuel West. With subjects ranging from postage stamps to pacifism, the abolition of the slave trade to the electrification of the London–Portsmouth railway, the films are wonderfully made and fascinating historical documents. Britten’s music brilliantly reflects, amplifies and underpins the screen images with scores of rich variety, invention and no little wit. A celebration of composer’s craft, and film-maker’s technique, and a remarkably vivid insight into 1930s Britain. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Wednesday 27 November 2013, 7.30pm

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA The Great Classics Conductor Piano

Christoph König Valerie Tryon

RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin GRIEG Piano Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin serves as a colourful curtain-raiser to Grieg’s Piano Concerto, a great war-horse of the repertoire and performed tonight by Valerie Tryon. Modelled on Schumann’s Concerto, the work is coloured by Grieg’s interest in Norwegian folk music, and has even survived the Morecambe and Wise comedy sketch featuring ‘Andrew Preview’! The young Christoph König is already Music Director of two major European orchestras and is sure to add his enthusiasm and charisma on stage as he takes the helm to conduct Tchaikovsky’s wonderful Symphony No. 5. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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CLASSICAL MUSIC SEASON 2013/2014 Thursday 12 December 2013, 7.30pm

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Conductor Clarinet MOZART MOZART GINASTERA SCHUBERT

Gérard Korsten Mark Simpson ‘Don Giovanni’ Overture, K527 Clarinet concerto in A major, K622 Concerto for Strings Symphony No. 1

We are delighted to welcome the hugely talented British clarinettist Mark Simpson, winner of the 2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, who performs a celebrated piece written during Mozart’s miraculously inspired final year. The Don Giovanni Overture provides a thrilling introduction to the conflicting comedy and tragedy explored in what is often described as Mozart’s greatest operatic work. Ginastera was one of the most famous Argentinian composers, whose pupils included the popular tango composer Piazzolla. This concerto for orchestra is a striking example of the composer’s skills, a test of virtuosity for all string players! The concert concludes with an introduction to the LMP’s season-long celebration of Schubert’s ‘local’ connections. His first symphony received its world première at the Crystal Palace, written at the age of just sixteen. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Saturday 14 December 2013, 7.30pm

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration Conductor Chorus

John Rutter Farnham Youth Choir

Plus a special guest soloist! A Christmas concert not to be missed! The inimitable John Rutter joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Farnham Youth Choir for a festive selection of Christmas music. John Rutter’s carols have delighted audiences across the world; tonight’s programme is no exception and guarantees to start your yuletide celebrations in style. John Rutter will also introduce your favourite sing-along carols, including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and O Come, All Ye Faithful. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Monday 23 December 2013, 3pm

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Christmas Concert Conductor

Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell and the LMP once again bring the spirit of Christmas to Fairfield Halls with a toe-tapping, key-jangling audience participation concert of Christmas classics, concluding with a screening of Raymond Briggs’ classic story The Snowman, with Howard Blake’s fantastic score performed live by the orchestra. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Thursday 30 January 2014, 7.30pm

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Conductor/Piano

Howard Shelley

ˇ ÁK DVOR MOZART ˇ ÁK DVOR

Symphonic Variations Piano Concerto No. 25, K503 Symphony No. 9, ‘From the New World’

LMP’s long-time collaborator Howard Shelley conducts and plays in the first of two concerts this season with a perennial favourite Mozart Piano Concerto, and two stunning works by the Czech composer Antonín Dvorˇák. The composer’s New World Symphony regularly appears in the top ten of favourite symphonies; it was written in 1893 whilst the composer was living in America and was even launched into space by Neil Armstrong as the piece he chose to accompany him on the Apollo 11 moon landing! £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Raymond Gubbay presents Friday 7 February 2014, 7.30pm

ONE NIGHT IN VIENNA Celebrating the best of the Viennese tradition From the producers of the Johann Strauss Gala comes an exciting show bringing you the best of the Viennese tradition, with a superb programme including highlights such as: Radetzky March The Blue Danube Waltz Thunder And Lightning Polka Presented by irrepressible showman and conductor Rainer Hersch. Starring Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period and the Johann Strauss Orchestra.

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Saturday 15 February 2014, 7.30pm

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Special Valentine’s Concert: What the World Needs Now… The Music of Burt Bacharach Conductor Vocalists

Richard Balcombe Graham Bickley, Mary Carewe, Alison Jiear and Sarah Lark

A fantastic concert celebrating the music of Burt Bacharach, featuring melodic gems including:

Do You Know the Way to San Jose Walk on By Alfie What's New Pussycat and many more! Responsible for fifty-two Top 40 hits, Burt Bacharach is one of America’s most prolific, inventive and celebrated pop composers, with his popular songs known for unexpected turnarounds and rhythmic twists. Four West End vocalists present timeless classics in this unforgettable concert on Valentine’s weekend: Graham Bickley, Mary Carewe, Alison Jiear and Sarah Lark. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Thursday 27 February 2014, 7.30pm

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Conductor Soprano

Hilary Davan Wetton Claire Rutter

RAVEL R. STRAUSS BUTTERWORTH MENDELSSOHN

Mother Goose Suite Four Last Songs A Shropshire Lad; Rhapsody for Orchestra Symphony No. 5, ‘Reformation’

This gala concert celebrates the 70th birthday of Hilary Davan Wetton, the LMP’s Associate Conductor. Ravel’s charming Mother Goose Suite opens the concert, before Richard Strauss’ masterpiece, the hauntingly beautiful Four Last Songs, is performed by one of this country’s most outstanding sopranos, Claire Rutter. Butterworth’s pastoral rhapsody A Shropshire Lad forms a sort of postlude to his song setting of A. E. Housman’s famous cycle of poems, a lush piece of English music which stands in perfect contrast to Mendelssohn’s stunning Reformation Symphony, written when the composer was just 21. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Wednesday 12 March 2014, 7.30pm

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Beethoven Masterworks Conductor Piano

Paul Daniel John Lill

BEETHOVEN BEETHOVEN

Egmont Overture Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’

BEETHOVEN

In celebration of John Lill’s 70th birthday and his illustrious career, this all-Beethoven programme features the majestic, exquisite and sublime in a concert conducted by Paul Daniel. Nicknamed the ‘Emperor’, few introductions have to be made as John Lill performs one of the most grandiose of piano concertos. Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and ‘Eroica’ Symphony offer a crowning opening and a memorable finale respectively. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Thursday 20 March 2014, 7.30pm

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Conductor Violin

Gérard Korsten Anthony Marwood

MENDELSSOHN Hebrides Overture ‘Fingal’s Cave’ SCHUMANN Violin Concerto SCHUBERT Symphony No. 2 Renowned British violinist Anthony Marwood returns to Fairfield with Gérard Korsten and the LMP in a concert celebrating the music of the Romantic period. Mendelssohn visited the Hebrides in 1830 and he sent the opening phrase of the overture on a postcard to his sister, writing: “In order to make you understand how extraordinarily The Hebrides affected me, I send you the following, which came into my head there”. Schumann’s Violin Concerto was one of the very last pieces he wrote, but only received its première in 1937 after its dedicatee, the violinist Joachim, refused to allow it to be performed. The première of Schubert’s Second Symphony was also delayed significantly; completed in 1815 its first performance was 63 years later at Crystal Palace. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Thursday 10 April 2014, 7.30pm

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Conductor/Piano

Howard Shelley

POULENC HAYDN

Sinfonietta Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Aubade Symphony 104, ‘London’

POULENC HAYDN

Howard Shelley returns to Fairfield Halls with his second LMP programme; this a charming and unusual combination of Haydn and Poulenc. Haydn was the great classical symphonist who did more than any other composer before him to push the boundaries of the form. The great London symphony was the final of six written for the composer’s second visit to London, by which time he was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe. One common thread that links both Haydn and Poulenc is perhaps their use of humour in their compositions. Poulenc was a member of Les Six, the group of six composers in the 1920s that swept aside the styles of Wagner and Impressionism, bringing strength and simplicity to new music. The Aubade, a love song or poem evoking daybreak, is scored for piano and 18 other instruments, whilst the Sinfonietta is a ‘sweet and sour’ work with overtones of romanticism, underscored by darker emotions which are never far from the surface. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31 23

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Opera at Fairfield

Thursday 17 April 2014, 7.30pm PUCCINI

LA BOHÈME Directed by Ellen Kent, and starring international soloists with the full Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic. La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz. Traditionally staged with lavish sets and costumes.

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Sung in Italian with English surtitles. £25, £31, £36

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Thursday 8 May 2014, 7.30pm

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA American Classics Conductor Piano

Nicholas Collon Freddy Kempf

BERNSTEIN Candide Overture COPLAND Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm Variations BERNSTEIN West Side Story Symphonic Variations Talented young conductor Nicholas Collon conducts an exciting concert of works by your favourite American composers. Croydon-born pianist Freddy Kempf treats us to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm Variations in a programme which also includes Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from the ballet Rodeo and Bernstein’s Candide Overture and West Side Story Symphonic Variations. A fantastic concert not to be missed! £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Thursday 29 May 2014, 7.30pm

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS Conductor Piano

Gérard Korsten Angela Hewitt

TIPPETT MOZART BEETHOVEN

Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra Piano Concerto No. 17, K453 Symphony No. 2

The LMP rounds off their season with one of the most outstanding pianists of her generation, Angela Hewitt. Renowned the world over for her performances and recordings, we are delighted to welcome her to Fairfield Halls and to work with the London Mozart Players for the first time to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17. Tippett’s Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra opens the concert, a set of variations based on an Irish dance tune harmonised by the Elizabethan Composer William Byrd, called ‘Sellinger’s Round’. We conclude our season with Beethoven’s Second Symphony, the final work in the composer’s ‘early period’, remarkable for evoking the natural world’s beauty. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Saturday 14 June 2014, 7.30pm

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Presents: A Night at the Classical Proms Conductor Soprano Piano

Owain Arwel Hughes Elena Xanthoudakis Danny Driver

A host of much-loved pieces and Proms favourites, including: PUCCINI CHOPIN J. STRAUSS II LÉHAR LITOLFF TCHAIKOVSKY ELGAR WOOD PARRY ARNE, ARR. SARGENT ELGAR

Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro Grande Polonaise for piano and orchestra Die Fledermaus: Overture and Adele’s Laughing Song Gold and Silver Waltz Scherzo The Sleeping Beauty: Waltz ‘Enigma’ Variations: Nimrod Fantasia on British Sea Songs: Tom Bowling and Hornpipe Jerusalem Rule, Britannia! Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

This concert is full of pomp and circumstance and is conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes, who has become a popular personality with Fairfield Halls audiences over the years. Joined by soprano Elena Xanthoudakis, who has recently sung at the Royal Opera House, and acclaimed pianist Danny Driver, this evening includes an array of beautiful and familiar music from J. Strauss II, Léhar, Tchaikovsky and Rossini to the flag-waving music of Elgar, Parry and Henry Wood. £12 - £31.50. Subscription Series prices - page 31

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Saturday 28 September 2013, 7.30pm

LAST NIGHT OF THE CROYDON PROMS Conductor Mezzo-soprano Violin

Darrell Davison Juliette Pochin Louisa-Rose Staples

Croydon Symphony Orchestra The Festival Singers Croydon Philharmonic Choir John Fisher Choir East Surrey Choral Society A gala evening of popular classics featuring Beethoven’s Choral Symphony finale, Vivaldi’s Winter, Wagner’s Mastersingers Overture, Verdi’s Hebrew Slave and Anvil choruses, Lehár’s Gold and Silver Waltzes as well as The Sound of Music, Oklahoma and Carousel, plus Prom favourites The Dambusters March, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory. This concert is raising funds for ‘Youth in Croydon’ projects. For full programme information please go to www.fairfield.co.uk £9, £18 & £20

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Saturday 8 February 2014, 7.30pm

CROYDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA International Classics Conductor Piano Soprano

Darrell Davison John Paul Ekins Claire Filer

Rhapsody in Blue, Capriccio Espagnol, Tales of Vienna Woods, March Slav and Ballet Egyptien feature in this exciting International Concert which also includes Songs from the Auvergne, Tango Fantasia, Javanese Dragon Dance and ‘Rio- Fireworks Fiesta’. Sponsored by Pi Consulting, this concert is raising funds for the charity International Needs. For full programme information please go to www.fairfield.co.uk £12, £16

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ARTHUR DAVISON FAMILY CONCERTS presents...

FOR ALL THE FAMILY - Sunday Afternoons 3.30pm - 4.45pm Every piece of music has a story... paints a picture... So, travel through time and space with us to explore the great masterpieces of the past in an exciting journey of sound and imagination presented and conducted by Darrell Davison and performed by the Croydon Symphony Orchestra.

MYTHS & LEGENDS 20 October 2013 Meet heroes, monsters, princesses and villains of the past including: Romeo and Juliet, Beauty and the Beast, The Flying Dutchman, Baba Yaga and the Gargoyle, Lord of the Rings and the exciting Russian tale of The Firebird. Narrator - DAVID LEONARD (The Trunchbull from Matilda), Solo Trumpet - Matilda Lloyd

TOY STORIES 9 March 2014 Enter the world of toys, games, puzzles and puppets with The Nutcracker, Coppelia, a Toy Symphony, Children’s Games, The Dolly Suite and the story of a very special Toy shop called The Magic Box. Narrator - DIANE LOUISE JORDAN, Solo Harp - Federica Mossone These concerts are an ideal way of introducing young people to Classical music - described by the Croydon Advertiser as ‘...education, entertainment

and fun rolled into one glorious package.’ Ticket for 1 Concert £8 (£7 each if you book for a group of 4 or more) Tickets for 2 Concerts £12 (£10 each if you book for a group of 4 or more)

Full programme details available at www.fairfield.co.uk

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HOW TO BOOK Subscription Series Package Discounts Generous discounts are available if you book for 3 or more Subscription Series concerts. You can save up to 22% if you book for at least 10 concerts in advance.

Payment Plans If you book a series of four or more concerts costing £100 or more we can help spread the cost. Please contact us for details of Payment Plans on 020 8688 9291.

Booking Fee There are no booking fees on Subscription Series concerts. A booking fee of £2.25 per ticket applies to all other concerts unless indicated with a no booking fee logo, or £1 per ticket if paying in cash at the Box Office. Please note there is also a charge of 70p applied to all transactions where postage of tickets is required.

Book Online Online bookings are available at www.fairfield.co.uk for single concert bookings, subscription rates are not available online. There are no booking fees on Subscription Series concerts, however a £2.25 booking fee per ticket applies to all other concert tickets booked online.

Ticket Exchange for Subscription Series Concerts Don’t worry about booking in advance. If after taking out a subscription package you find that you can’t attend one of your chosen Subscription Series concerts, we will be happy to exchange your tickets, up to two weeks in advance of the concert, for an alternative in the current series.

Groups, Schools and Young People For details of our excellent discounts for parties of 10 or more, and for great school party discounts with free teachers’ tickets, please call our Group Booker on 020 8603 3973. Young people aged under 25 pay only £10 for all seating areas. What a bargain! This applies to Subscription Series concerts only.

LMP Friends Receive Further Benefits and Discounts For more information please call the LMP on 020 8686 1996.

LMP & RPO 18 and Under Offer Buy 1 full price adult ticket, for any Subscription Series concert, and get 2 free ‘18 and under’ tickets (4 free with any LMP concert, offer excludes LMP Christmas concert on 23/12/13). Note: subject to availability, cannot be combined with any other offer/promotion.

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To book call the Fairfield Box Office on 020 8688 9291 or visit www.fairfield.co.uk

www.fairfield.co.uk

BOX OFFICE 020 8688 9291

Ticket Prices & Discounts (for Subscription Series concerts as specified in the brochure)

Price per concert A

Number of concerts booked

B

C

D

E

F

Standard Price: 1 - 2 £31.50 £28.50 £25.50 £22.00 £18.00 £12.00 1 (ShowCard Holders) £27.50 £24.50 £22.00 £19.00 £15.75 £10.75 3 - 4 £28.50 £26.00 £23.25 £20.00 £16.50 £11.25 5 - 6 £27.50 £24.50 £22.00 £19.00 £15.75 £10.75 7 - 9 £25.50 £23.50 £21.00 £18.00 £15.00 £10.25 10 + £24.50 £23.00 £19.50 £17.00 £14.00

£9.75

Seating Plan & Pricing Structure (for Subscription Series only) Please note subscription series pricing structure and seating plan does not apply to the Arthur Davison Family Concerts.

BALCONY F

ARTHUR DAVISON FAMILY CONCERTS

C UPPER STALLS

It pays to subscribe to this exciting series of family concerts! Save over 30% when you book Family Season Tickets

B

Tickets for individual concerts £8

FRONT STALLS

B 1-6

A 7 - 13

A 14 - 28

D

A 29 - 35

Groups of 4+

£7 Each

Season Tickets for 2 concerts

£12 Each

Family Season for 2 concerts

£10 Each

B

(groups of 4 or more)

36 - 41

Please call the Box Office for more information.

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PLATFORM

F CHOIR

Extra tickets for individual concerts bought in conjunction with series bookings will be charged at full price. The right is reserved to substitute artists or vary programmes as necessary. All ticket purchases are non-refundable and subject to availability. All prices include VAT. Discounts/promotions cannot be combined. The London Mozart Players and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are registered charities. Fairfield is managed by Fairfield (Croydon) Limited, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England No. 2778118. Registered address Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG. A registered charity. Charity No. 1026483. Chief Executive: Simon Thomsett. All information correct at time of going to press.

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One of Europe’s best concert hall acoustics on your doorstep

‌and easily accessed from London and the South East! East Croydon Station 5 minutes walk away 15 mins from London Victoria, 10 minutes from Clapham Junction Fast regular services from London Bridge, Charing Cross and Waterloo Trams from Wimbledon, Mitcham and Beckenham Easily accessible from the A23 and the M25 NCP Car Parking for 1200 cars Bus Stops outside Fairfield Halls Direct trains to Gatwick

Pre-Concert

Enjoy a pre-concert meal in our new restaurant facility (Arnhem Gallery or Fairfield Room). We offer 1, 2 or 3 course meals from our new seasonal menu accompanied by fine wines from our comprehensive wine list. Pre-booking is strongly recommended, please call on 020 8681 7181. See www.fairfield.co.uk for further details and opening times. When restaurant service is not available there is a wide range of sandwiches and hot meals available from our Foyer Brasserie. BOX OFFICE 020 8688 9291 32

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