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Festival Proms July 2018 Including

Maxim Vengerov Sheku Kanneh-Mason Martyn Brabbins BBC National Orchestra of Wales Sir Mark Elder & The HallĂŠ Sir AndrĂĄs Schiff & The OAE

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Wednesday 4 July, 7pm

Friday 6 July, 7pm

Sir Mark Elder & The Hallé

BBC NOW, Brabbins and Kanneh-Mason

Cheltenham Town Hall £45 £38 £32 £28 £20 £12 *

Cheltenham Town Hall £45 £38 £32 £28 £20 £12 *

Louise Alder soprano Sir Mark Elder conductor

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Martyn Brabbins conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello Daniel Pioro violin

Mozart Magic Flute overture and arias R Strauss Songs and arias Elgar Symphony No 1

*Excellent tiered seating tickets available for under 16s, only £10.

The Town Hall Festival Proms open in style with The Hallé conducted by their celebrated Music Director, Mark Elder. With Elgar’s 1st symphony The Hallé are revisiting one of the staples of their repertoire, having premiered the work in 1908. In the other half of the concert they are joined by soprano Louise Alder, whose dazzling performance in the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World final scooped the Audience Prize.

Gavin Higgins Velocity Howells Paradise Rondel Elgar Cello Concerto Holst In the street of the Ouled Nails (from Beni Mora) Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Parry From Death to Life In the first concert of a three day residency, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Martyn Brabbins celebrate a range of composers with strong local links - from Cheltenham’s Holst and Highnam Court’s Parry to Howells and Higgins, both brought up in the Forest of Dean a century apart. After the acclaim of his 2017 Cheltenham performances, Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes a welcome return with Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

Limited availability.

Thursday 5 July, 7.30pm

Sunday 8 July, 7.30pm

Maxim Vengerov in Concert

Sir András Schiff & The OAE

Cheltenham Town Hall £60** £40 £32 £26 £16 £10 *

Cheltenham Town Hall £45 £38 £32 £28 £20 £12 *

**Special ticket includes post-concert drinks reception with Maxim Vengerov. Limited availability.

Maxim Vengerov violin Marios Papadopoulos piano The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir András Schiff piano, conductor Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Haydn Piano Concerto No 11 Haydn Symphony No 94 ‘Surprise’ Haydn Harmoniemesse

Brahms Scherzo in C minor from the FAE Sonata Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op. 108 Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op. 20

Celebrated as one of the most acclaimed violinists of all time, Maxim Vengerov’s richly burnished tone and giltedged virtuosity will be on ample display in this very special performance in Cheltenham Town Hall. He is joined by The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s ever-popular String Octet.

The Town Hall Festival Proms come to a close with an all-Haydn concert from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and one of the world’s most revered interpreters of Viennese classical repertoire, András Schiff. As one of the most celebrated ‘period instrument’ orchestras in the world, the OAE’s blend of gutsy playing and joyful authentic realisations of great works bring classical music to life in a new way. Together, Schiff and the OAE will celebrate all the majesty, startling originality and wit of the great composer Joseph Haydn.


Wednesday 4 July, 7pm

Friday 6 July, 7pm

Sir Mark Elder & The Hallé

BBC NOW, Brabbins and Kanneh-Mason

Cheltenham Town Hall £45 £38 £32 £28 £20 £12 *

Cheltenham Town Hall £45 £38 £32 £28 £20 £12 *

Louise Alder soprano Sir Mark Elder conductor

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Martyn Brabbins conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello Daniel Pioro violin

Mozart Magic Flute overture and arias R Strauss Songs and arias Elgar Symphony No 1

*Excellent tiered seating tickets available for under 16s, only £10.

The Town Hall Festival Proms open in style with The Hallé conducted by their celebrated Music Director, Mark Elder. With Elgar’s 1st symphony The Hallé are revisiting one of the staples of their repertoire, having premiered the work in 1908. In the other half of the concert they are joined by soprano Louise Alder, whose dazzling performance in the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World final scooped the Audience Prize.

Gavin Higgins Velocity Howells Paradise Rondel Elgar Cello Concerto Holst In the street of the Ouled Nails (from Beni Mora) Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Parry From Death to Life In the first concert of a three day residency, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Martyn Brabbins celebrate a range of composers with strong local links - from Cheltenham’s Holst and Highnam Court’s Parry to Howells and Higgins, both brought up in the Forest of Dean a century apart. After the acclaim of his 2017 Cheltenham performances, Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes a welcome return with Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

Limited availability.

Thursday 5 July, 7.30pm

Sunday 8 July, 7.30pm

Maxim Vengerov in Concert

Sir András Schiff & The OAE

Cheltenham Town Hall £60** £40 £32 £26 £16 £10 *

Cheltenham Town Hall £45 £38 £32 £28 £20 £12 *

**Special ticket includes post-concert drinks reception with Maxim Vengerov. Limited availability.

Maxim Vengerov violin Marios Papadopoulos piano The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir András Schiff piano, conductor Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Haydn Piano Concerto No 11 Haydn Symphony No 94 ‘Surprise’ Haydn Harmoniemesse

Brahms Scherzo in C minor from the FAE Sonata Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op. 108 Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op. 20

Celebrated as one of the most acclaimed violinists of all time, Maxim Vengerov’s richly burnished tone and giltedged virtuosity will be on ample display in this very special performance in Cheltenham Town Hall. He is joined by The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s ever-popular String Octet.

The Town Hall Festival Proms come to a close with an all-Haydn concert from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and one of the world’s most revered interpreters of Viennese classical repertoire, András Schiff. As one of the most celebrated ‘period instrument’ orchestras in the world, the OAE’s blend of gutsy playing and joyful authentic realisations of great works bring classical music to life in a new way. Together, Schiff and the OAE will celebrate all the majesty, startling originality and wit of the great composer Joseph Haydn.


Cheltenham Music Festival concert highlights (4–15 July 2018) Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July Syde Manor: Bach at the Café Zimmermann *

Tuesday 10 July ON SALE NOW

PM BBC Young Musician Rush Hour III

Wednesday 4 July

EVE Classical Mixtape (Tewkesbury Abbey)

AM Dame Sarah Connolly Recital EVE PROM Sir Mark Elder & The Hallé *

ON SALE NOW

EVE Choir of King’s College Cambridge

AM Sitkovetsky Piano Trio

LATE Ligeti Quartet

PM Carice Singers at Highnam ON SALE NOW

Thursday 12 July AM Eberle/Masurenko/Helmchen/Hecker

Friday 6 July

PM Quenington Recital

AM Carducci Quartet & David Cohen

EVE Bernstein’s Candide from Opera at Iford

PM BBC Young Musician Rush Hour I EVE PROM BBC NOW/Brabbins/Kanneh-Mason *

Wednesday 11 July AM BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists III

Thursday 5 July

EVE PROM Maxim Vengerov in Concert *

AM BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists II

ON SALE NOW

Friday 13 July AM Steven Isserlis

Saturday 7 July AM Haffner Ensemble

EVE Kolobov Novaya Opera Moscow

PM BBC NOW Strings

LATE Bevan Family Choir

PM Hansel & Gretel

Saturday 14 July

EVE PROM Film & Gaming Music

AM Berkeley Ensemble - Ravel & Debussy PM Debussy Mirrored

Sunday 8 July

PM Composer Academy Showcase I

AM Benjamin Grosvenor

EVE Berlioz Requiem (Gloucester Cathedral)

PM Family Concert with BBC NOW EVE PROM Sir András Schiff & The OAE * Monday 9 July

ON SALE NOW

Sunday 15 July AM Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

AM BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists I

PM Composer Academy Showcase II

PM BBC Young Musician Rush Hour II

PM Nova Musica Opera - Juliana

EVE The King’s Singers (Tewkesbury Abbey)

*On sale now. Tickets for all other events go on sale in 2018.

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