Guildford International Concert Season 2021/22

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2021/22

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary

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Concert Subscriber

Multi-concert subscription bundles are available online now You are now able to book multiple Guildford International Concert Season performances, in the best seats available, quickly and easily as part of a bundle at GLive.co.uk. See all 6 concerts and save over 20% on the price of an individual concert ticket. If you have favourite seats, don’t worry, our easy-to-complete online subscription form will be dealt with swiftly by our HQ Theatres Ticketing Team, who will be in touch to confirm your seats and process the booking for you. Please note, telephone and in-person bookings are currently unavailable (July 2021), we appreciate your patience.

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Join us and celebrate our 10th anniversary in our most spectacular series yet. Our 10th Anniversary Guildford International Concert Season sees an array of classical masters take to the stage in thrilling concerts across 2021/22. Expect prestigious composers, exceptional soloists and impactful orchestras to celebrate ten years of excellence. Opening the season, featuring the renowned American conductor Dennis Russell Davies, will be the Brno Philharmonic. Bringing the passion of Beethoven and Shostakovich to life the Brodsky Quartet excite with their expert renditions. We are proud to have our resident orchestra the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra return for this milestone anniversary performance. The season, developed in partnership with IMG Artists, continues with a captivating performance from Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra conducted by the iconic Jan Latham-Koenig. Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov performs stirring renditions of Grieg’s ever-popular Piano Concerto as part of the incredible Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk. We are also delighted to announce our first ever season with the incredible Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra with a rousing programme featuring Bartók, Mozart and Beethoven.

The Season features: WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER 2021

Brno Philharmonic Orchestra MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2021

Brodsky Quartet SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2022

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra MONDAY 21 MARCH 2022

Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 2022

Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk TUESDAY 7 JUNE 2022

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WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER 2021 7.30PM

Brno Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Dennis Russell Davies Soloist Laura van der Heijden, cello Janáček Martinů Dvořák

Taras Bulba Cello Concerto No. 1 Symphony No. 9

We are delighted to welcome audiences back to G Live for a rousing 2021/22 season with one of the Czech Republic’s top orchestras, the Brno Philharmonic. Founded by renowned Czech Composer Leoš Janáček himself in the 1870s, the orchestra will start with his dramatic Taras Bulba. This will be followed by Martinů’s Cello Concerto, performed by the exceptional Laura van der Heijden, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2012. In the second half, the orchestra’s Music Director, renowned American conductor Dennis Russell Davies will lead the greatest of all Czech symphonies, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 from the New World.

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MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2021 7.30PM

Brodsky Quartet Composer Stephen Johnson

Johnson Quartet No. 1 Shostakovich Quartet No. 7 Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in A minor While Beethoven produced the greatest string quartets of the 19th century, Shostakovich provided the 20th century with similar masterpieces. Beethoven’s A Minor Quartet op. 132 is considered to be one of his most profound works while Shostakovich’s 7th is a work of extreme emotional intensity. In this exquisite concert, the world-renowned Brodsky Quartet bring these works to life with the energy and craftsmanship which has positioned them at the forefront of the international chamber music scene. The concert will open with the well-known British composer and broadcaster, Stephen Johnson’s First String Quartet and a fascinating introduction considering these two great works alongside his own experience of writing his quartet.

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SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2022 7.30PM

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Jamie Phillips Soloist Jennifer Pike, violin Mozart Bruch Delius Elgar

Symphony No. 31 ‘Paris’ Violin Concerto Prelude to Irmelin Enigma Variations

Violinist Jennifer Pike has been heralded for her ‘dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique’ (Classic FM). She joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1, a piece that unleashes the full spectrum of the violin, from beautiful melodies to astounding virtuosity, and never fails to enthral listeners. Another enduring favourite with concert audiences, each movement in Elgar’s Enigma Variations is dedicated to a dear friend of the great British composer. Listen out for chattering strings, stammering woodwinds and musical laughter, plus the stirring Nimrod. Conductor Jamie Phillips’ ‘dynamic presence on the podium’ (Backtrack) makes him perfectly suited to this captivating programme of great orchestral works. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cannot wait to return to the G Live stage to once again share the thrill of live music with you as the venue celebrates its tenth anniversary year.

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WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2022 7.30PM

Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jan Latham-Koenig Soloist Pyotr Akulov, piano Tchaikovsky Marche Slave Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Henry Wood) We are fortunate to have two of the leading Russian orchestras visiting G Live as part of our 10th Anniversary Season. First, the world famous Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra from Moscow, under the baton of Jan Latham-Koenig, the founding Artistic Director of the Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra. In a typically vibrant programme they perform Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Marche Slave, Rachmaninov’s ever popular Piano Concerto No. 2 and Mussorgsky’s grandiose Pictures at an Exhibition in the arrangement of Henry Wood. This concert sees the exceptionally talented young pianist, Moscow’s Pyotr Akulov take to the Guildford stage for the very first time.

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WEDNESDAY 25 MAY 2022 7.30PM

Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

Conductor Thomas Sanderling Soloist Pavel Kolesnikov, piano Borodin Grieg Tchaikovsky Sibelius

Prince Igor Overture Piano Concerto in A minor Polonaise & Waltz from Eugene Onegin Symphony No. 5

One of the greatest Russian regional orchestras, the Novosibirsk Philharmonic arrive in Guildford as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations. Opening the concert with Borodin’s Prince Igor overture, we are delighted to then have the brilliant Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov perform Grieg’s ever-popular Piano Concerto. In the second half the Orchestra’s Music Director, Thomas Sanderling will conduct Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise & Waltz from Eugene Onegin and Sibelius’ epic Symphony No. 5, arguably the most popular of all his symphonies.

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TUESDAY 7 JUNE 2022 7.30PM

Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra Conductor András Keller Piano Angela Hewitt, piano Bartók Mozart Beethoven

Concerto for Orchestra Piano Concerto No. 23 Symphony No. 5

For the rousing climax of the season, we are delighted to have our first ever visit by a Hungarian orchestra, the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra. They will be led on their debut visit to Guildford by Music Director and first Conductor, András Keller, himself a violinist of the highest international reputation. In the first half the orchestra will perform the finest of all Bartók’s orchestral works – his Concerto for Orchestra. In the second half, the distinguished Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt will perform Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 23 before the season closes with perhaps the most famous symphony ever composed – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

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How To Book

Book your concert tickets and subscriptions quickly and easily online at GLive.co.uk. It’s safe, secure and easy to use, plus you can now bundle your tickets into a multi-concert subscription, reserve a table in our restaurant and even pre-order your drinks in one transaction. Looking to book a subscription but know your favourite seats? Don’t worry, our easy to complete online subscription form will be dealt with swiftly by our HQ Theatres Ticketing Team, who will be in touch to confirm your seats and process the booking.

Tickets

INDIVIDUAL CONCERTS £46.50, £45.00, £41.50, £30.00 10% off GROUPS 8+ GROUPS 20+ 20% off £2.50 off G LIVE FRIENDS STUDENTS & UNDER 16s £16.50

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Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees.

Concert subscription bundles available for 3 to 6 concerts. Please see overleaf for more information.

Further Information BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE We now offer optional ticket protection on all ticket purchases, ensuring you are eligible for a full refund in the event you or others in your group can’t attend due to COVID. It is vital that if you believe you may have COVID that you do not attend. SEE IT SAFELY The safety of our audiences is our number one priority. We will be following all the latest guidelines so you can be certain your visit will be safe, comfortable and enjoyable.

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DIGITAL TICKETS G Live has taken the decision that all future tickets will now be issued as e-tickets. Paper tickets will no longer be provided for any shows or concerts at G Live. CASHLESS PAYMENTS G Live will no longer be accepting cash payments, so all purchases made on-site must now be made using contactless or other card-based payment methods.

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SAVE OVER £70

WITH A SIX CONCERT SUBSCRIPTION! Show your support for Guildford International Concert Season in our 10th Anniversary Year with a 3, 4, 5 or 6 concert subscription. With a package of six concerts in our very best seats for under £35 a ticket, not only will you enjoy the finest orchestras from around the world but you’ll make great savings too!

3 CONCERTS PRICE BAND SINGLE TICKET

TOTAL CONCERT COST

WHAT YOU PAY

YOU SAVE

A £46.50 £139.50

£117.45 £22.05

B £45.00 £135.00

£113.40 £21.60

C £41.50 £124.50

£103.95 £20.55

D £30.00 £90.00

£72.90 £17.10

4 CONCERTS PRICE BAND SINGLE TICKET

TOTAL CONCERT COST

WHAT YOU PAY

YOU SAVE

A £46.50 £186.00

£156.60 £29.40

B £45.00 £180.00

£151.20 £28.80

C £41.50 £166.00

£138.60 £27.40

D £30.00 £120.00

£97.20 £22.80

5 CONCERTS PRICE BAND SINGLE TICKET

TOTAL CONCERT COST

WHAT YOU PAY

YOU SAVE

A £46.50 £232.50

£174.00 £58.50

B £45.00 £225.00

£168.00 £57.00

C £41.50 £207.50

£154.00 £53.50

D £30.00 £150.00

£108.00 £42.00

6 CONCERTS PRICE BAND SINGLE TICKET

TOTAL CONCERT COST

WHAT YOU PAY

YOU SAVE

A £46.50 £279.00

£208.80 £70.20

B £45.00 £270.00

£201.60 £68.40

C £41.50 £249.00

£184.80 £64.40

D £30.00 £180.00

£129.60 £50.40

BOOK YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE ONLINE You can now book your concert subscription in our very best seats, quickly and easily online at GLive.co.uk. Should you wish to choose specific seats, please complete the online form and a member of our HQ Theatres Ticketing team will be in touch as soon as possible. For the 2021-22 Season, in-person ticket purchases are not currently available. Please note, the subscription prices are not applicable to student tickets or concessionary prices. Programme, soloists and/or conductors are subject to change. Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees.

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