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Kaleidoscope A Musical spectrum from the Northern Hemisphere 2012-13 SEASON

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SIBELIUS SOCIETY UK www.nlso.org


NORWAY S NORTHERN LIGHTS Rediscover your sense of wonder Magical, mysterious and mesmerising ‒ a visit to Northern Norway in winter is a holiday like no other. An array of fantasy landscapes, invigorating activities and spellbinding natural marvels await. Northern Norway is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights ‒ a stunning show of streams, columns and swirls of ever-changing light. Tromsø ‒ the region s main city ‒ is the ideal starting point for a visit to the region. A lively university town, it boasts a number of hotels, bars and restaurants serving traditional Norwegian food. Go husky dog sledding, join a Northern Lights safari and visit the stunning Arctic Cathedral. Alternatively, travel to Alta in the far north ‒ spend a night in the Alta Igloo hotel, go ski-dooing, husky dog sledding and experience the culture of the indigenous Sami people. Northern Norway is easily accessible from the UK which is only four hours by air from London. For further information on how to plan your trip visit www.visitnorway.co.uk

HURTIGRUTEN authentic coastal voyages A Hurtigruten voyage will take you closer to the stunning scenery and fascinating culture of the Norwegian coast. Our ships have been sailing along these iconic shores since the inaugural voyage back in 1893, so we know this coastline better than anyone. Over the years we have become an integral part of everyday life for the people and communities that we serve, carrying guests , cargo and even the daily post quickly and safely between 34 picturesque, isolated ports, towns and cities from Bergen in the south to Kirkenes on the Russian border. In the winter on board a Hurtigruten ship in the pitch-blackness of the Arctic Circle s night sky, untainted by artificial light is the best way to experience the Northern Lights, we offer a wide selection of voyages and a programme of exciting winter excursions including dog-sledging, snowmobiling and even nights in the Snow Hotel. To book, order a brochure or for more information, please call 020 8846 2666, visit www.hurtigruten.co.uk or see your local travel agent.

CONCERTS

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19TH OCTOBER Season Launch Concert

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14TH NOVEMBER St. Olave s Lunchtime Concert Series

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29TH JANUARY St. Martin In The Fields Lunchtime Concert Series 5 7TH FEBRUARY St. Olave s Lunchtime Concert Series

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22ND FEBRUARY Benjamin Britten Centenary

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26TH FEBRUARY St. Martin In The Fields Lunchtime Concert Series 5 12TH MARCH NLSO Associated Chamber Ensembles

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13TH MARCH St. Olave s Lunchtime Concert Series

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21ST MARCH Faure Requiem

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26TH MARCH St. Martin In The Fields Lunchtime Concert Series

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13TH APRIL NLSO Associated Chamber Ensembles

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25TH MAY Grand Finale ‒ Peter & The Wolf Family Concert

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SEASON LAUNCH CONCERT FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2012 7.30PM CADOGAN HALL

The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra CONDUCTOR Adam Johnson SOPRANO Caroline MacPhie

CAROLINE MACPHIE

SIBELIUS Karelia Suite Op. 11 GRIEG Orchestral Songs with Caroline MacPhie (Soprano) GRIEG Peer Gynt Suites 2 Op. 55 & 1 Op.46 (with projected images of the Aurora Borealis) SPONSORED BY HURTIGRUTEN & VISIT NORWAY Launching our new 2012-13 season Kaleidoscope, we have a perfectly evocative programme dedicated to the Northern hemisphere. Chosen by Jonathan Pryce CBE as his Discovery of the Year 2009 and described by the Sibelius Society as thrilling (Edward Clark, 2011), we are unique in our specialisation in repertoire of composers born within the Northern Lights region. Principal Conductor Adam Johnson is joined for this concert by award-winning soprano Caroline MacPhie for a selection of exquisite songs by Grieg representing this master of melody and the legend of Solveig. With Sibelius triumphant Karelia Suite, Grieg Songs for soprano and orchestra, and his extraordinary Peer Gynt incidental music (with projected images of the Aurora Borealis), this evening is a wonderful chance to enjoy and witness the Northern Lights! TICKETS £25, £20, £15 (£10 students & Children under 16) BY TELEPHONE 020 7730 4500 (see box office details under VENUES on page 10).


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ST. OLAVE S LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

We are proud to hold a FREE Lunchtime Concert Series at St. Olave s right in the heart of the City of London. This beautiful mediaeval church (and burial place of Samuel Pepys) provides a stunning venue for these concerts showcasing soloists from within the NLSO.

We are extremely excited about our concurrent FREE Lunchtime Concert Series featuring more NLSO soloists at St. Martin in the Fields for 2013. These performances are in association with the leading conservatoires in the UK, and we are looking forward to presenting the winning compositions from these colleges through our NLSO Young Composers Competition 2012.

8 HART STREET, LONDON EC3R 7NB

WEDS 14TH NOVEMBER 2012 1.05PM ADMISSION FREE

FLUTE Dan Watts • PIANO Adam Johnson POULENC Sonata for Flute and Piano • DEBUSSY Syrinx GREGSON Aztec Dances (repeated in our Grand Finale with orchestra) • SIBELIUS The Spruce (No. 5 Op. 75 The Trees ) HUE Fantasie • WIDOR Suite for flute and piano Op. 34

WEDS 7TH FEBRUARY 2013 1.05PM ADMISSION FREE

VIOLIN Hazel Correa • PIANO Adam Johnson GRIEG Sonata for Violin & Piano in C Minor Op. 45 • MOZART Sonata for Violin & Piano in E Minor K 304 • ARVO PÄRT Passacaglia PIAZZOLLA Nightclub 1960 (from Histoire du Tango)

WEDS 13TH MARCH 2013 1.05PM ADMISSION FREE

VIOLIN Tom Pigott-Smith • PIANO Adam Johnson MOZART Sonata in Bb for Violin & Piano • ELGAR Sonata for Violin & Piano • ANTHONY PAYNE Storm Chorale KREISLER Gypsy Caprice • SAINT-SAENS Havanaise

TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY 2013 1PM ADMISSION FREE SOLO VIOLIN Fenella

Humphreys

WORK BY Royal Academy of Music NLSO Young Composer Competition winner

BIBER Passacaglia BARTOK Sonata for Solo Violin Sz. 117, BB 124 BACH Partita No. 3 in E BWV 1006

TUESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2013 1PM ADMISSION FREE

The Martin Trio CLARINET TRIO CLARINET Jonathan Parkin CELLO Daniel Bull PIANO John Paul Ekins WORK BY Royal College of Music NLSO Young Composer Competition winner

BEETHOVEN Clarinet Trio in B flat major, Op. 11 BRAHMS Trio in A minor, Op.114

TUESDAY 26TH MARCH 2013 1PM ADMISSION FREE

Alison Lambert PIANO Adam Johnson CLARINET

HAZEL CORREA

DAN WATTS

TOM PIGOTT-SMITH

CAROL CONCERT SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2012 6.30PM ADMISSION FREE ST. SAVIOURS CHURCH, PIMLICO With soloists from the NLSO, we are proud to be a part of this annual candlelight carol service held at our residency, St. Saviours Church, Pimlico. Bring along family and friends to this most festive event. The NLSO is proud to be the resident orchestra of The Church of St Saviour, Pimlico. Along with Canticum (one of London s leading chamber choirs) and the church s one parochial choir, the church enjoys a vibrant musical life. The Church stages concerts throughout the year covering many different musical genres, contributing to the musical life of the area, as well as to the liturgy performed in this Gothic styled Anglo-Catholic church.

WORK BY Royal Northern College of Music NLSO Young Composer Competition winner

GAUBERT Fantasie STANFORD Intermezzi Op. 13 RAUTAVARRA Sonetto BERNSTEIN Sonata FENELLA HUMPHREYS

ALISON LAMBERT

ADAM JOHNSON

JONATHAN PARKIN


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BENJAMIN BRITTEN CENTENARY

FAURE REQUIEM

FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2013 7.30PM ST. SEPULCHRE-WITHOUT-NEWGATE EC1A 9DE

THURSDAY 21ST MARCH 2013 7.30PM ST. SEPULCHRE-WITHOUT-NEWGATE EC1A 9DE

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with VOXCETERA

Adam Johnson TENOR Nicky Spence HORN Angela Barnes CONDUCTOR

Adam Johnson & Jane Hopkins SOPRANO Elizabeth Humphries BARITONE Colin Brockie

CONDUCTORS

WITH PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

ELGAR My Love dwelt in a Northern Land FAURE Cantique de Jean Racine BRITTEN Rejoice in the Lamb FAURE Requiem (1893 version)

ELGAR Serenade for Strings SIBELIUS Romance for Strings in C Op. 42 BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Op. 31 DELIUS Late Swallows (arr. Fenby) GRIEG Holberg Suite The NLSO is delighted to celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten and tonight s programme features one of his greatest works, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

Formed in autumn 2009, Voxcetera comprises 12 to 16 singers performing works from throughout the ages. The singers have many years of musical experience, performing traditional and contemporary choral works, opera, film scores, television soundtracks and popular music. Members of Voxcetera have worked with major orchestras such as the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and BBC Symphony Orchestras. Since its formation, Voxcetera has received many engagements including recordings for the BBC, Silva Screen, and weddings. Whilst the singers have individually travelled abroad to sing on numerous occasions, their trip to Germany in May 2011 was the first tour as Voxcetera. In July 2011 the group made its debut singing at the South Bank Centre as part of the Festival of Britain 60th anniversary celebrations. Other events in 2011-12 included a summer concert in Hampstead, a successful concert to raise money for the Tuberous Sclerosis Society and four Christmas concerts at Brent Cross shopping centre. Sell-out concerts in Derbyshire and London rounded off the season.

NICKY SPENCE

Hailed recently in the Daily Telegraph as a voice of real distinction , Nicky Spence is currently a Harwood Young Artist at ENO, having trained at the GSMD and the National Opera Studio. The winner of the National Bruce Millar Opera Prize, Nicky s diverse repertoire ranges from Handel and Mozart to Donizetti, Britten and Jonathan Dove, having collaborated with the finest orchestras on some of the world s most major platforms. A proud Concordia Foundation Artist, Britten-Pears Young Artist, Georg Solti and Samling Scholar, his other awards include the Kathleen Ferrier Young Singers Award, the Concordia Barthel Prize, a Sybil Tutton Award, a Young Classical Performer of the Year nomination at the Classical Brit Awards and a place in the final of the Gold Medal at the Guildhall School. ADVANCE TICKETS £15, £12 (under 16) ONLINE www.wegottickets.com ‒ search NLSO EMAIL northernlightsorchestra@yahoo.co.uk PHONE BOX OFFICE 020 8348 1216 ON THE DOOR £20, £17 (under 16)

The 2012-13 programme is already looking very busy and exciting for the group, with engagements ranging from weddings and concerts to foreign tours and Christmas events. We are very much looking forward to the collaboration with The NLSO in March 2013. ADVANCE TICKETS £15, £12 (under 16) ONLINE www.wegottickets.com ‒ search NLSO EMAIL northernlightsorchestra@yahoo.co.uk PHONE BOX OFFICE 020 8348 1216 ON THE DOOR £20, £17 (under 16) ELIZABETH HUMPHRIES

COLIN BROCKIE


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NLSO ASSOCIATED CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

GRAND FINALE PETER & THE WOLF FAMILY CONCERT

SATURDAY 13TH APRIL 2013 11.30AM THE CHURCH IN THE ORCHARD ‒ GRANGE PARK

SATURDAY 25TH MAY 2013 11AM ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS

The Metropolitan Ensemble

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MOZART Flute Quartet in D K285 RIES Flute Quartet in D Minor WoO 35 No. 1 DEBUSSY Reverie HOOVER Divertimento The Metropolitan Ensemble has been performing in and around London since its inception in 2001. Formed by likeminded graduates from Britain s leading music conservatoires, the group regularly perform at music festivals around the UK. In 2004, the quartet were chosen to perform live on national television for a reality programme for which they played their entire programme from memory.

Adam Johnson NARRATOR Jonathan Pryce CBE FLUTE Dan Watts CONDUCTOR

EDWARD GREGSON Aztec Dances for Flute and Orchestra (world premiere) PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf (arr. David Matthews) with projected paintings from participating schools, and sign language by Kate Shortt SUPPORTED BY THE JOHN S COHEN FOUNDATION

Commissioning new works has been a priority of the ensemble having recently given the world premiere of Adam Johnson s new work The Martyrs at the prestigious Chichester Festival to critical acclaim.

Our Season Grand Finale is a tremendously exciting concert with a performance of Peter & the Wolf narrated by Jonathan Pryce CBE. Our associated schools are providing painted scenes from the story to be projected during the concert, and sign language will also be provided.

In May 2012, the Metropolitan Ensemble released their second album, Chronology, a disc which charts the centuries of flute quartet repertoire from Mozart s sparkling D major flute quartet to lesser known works by Ferdinand Ries and Katherine Hoover.

We are also looking forward to giving the world premiere of Edward Gregson s orchestrated Flute and Piano work, Aztec Dances, and are very grateful to the John S Cohen Foundation for their generous support.

ADMISSION FREE

TICKETS £12, £10 (under 16) EARLY BOOKING IS RECOMMENDED EMAIL northernlightsorchestra@yahoo.co.uk ONLINE www.wegottickets.com www.smitf.org BY TELEPHONE 020 8348 1216 EMAIL BoxOffice@smitf.org ONLINE BOOKINGS www.smitf.org

EDWARD GREGSON

JONATHAN PRYCE

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VENUES

NLSO ASSOCIATED SERIES

CADOGAN HALL (19th October 2012)

ONLINE BOOKINGS www.smitf.org

5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ

UNDERGROUND Leicester

BY TELEPHONE 020 7730 4500

Square; Charing Cross

ONLINE www.cadoganhall.com UNDERGROUND Sloane Square ST. OLAVE S (14th Nov 2012; 7th Feb; 13th March 2013) 8 Hart Street London EC3R 7NB BY TELEPHONE 020 7488 4318 EMAIL sanctuaryinthecity@me.com OFFICE HOURS 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday UNDERGROUND Tower Hill ST. SAVIOURS CHURCH (16th Dec 2012) St George s Square, Lupus Street, London SW1V 9AL ONLINE www.stsp.org.uk UNDERGROUND Pimlico ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS (29th Jan; 26th Feb; 26th March; 25th May 2013) St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ BY TELEPHONE 020 7766 1100 then press option for box office

Villiers Quartet

QUARTET IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NLSO Please visit www.villiersquartet.com for their 2013 season.

ST. SEPULCHRE CHURCH (22nd Feb & 21st March 2013) St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate is located at the junction of Holborn Viaduct and Giltspur Street, opposite the Old Bailey. UNDERGROUND Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines) and St Paul s (Central line). The church is located almost exactly opposite City Thameslink station. There is metered parking available near-by. ONLINE www.st-sepulchre.org.uk Ticket reservations for any concert at St. Sepulchrewithout-Newgate can also be made by contacting NLSO office on 020 8348 1216 or emailing northernlightsorchestra@yahoo. co.uk

ST GILES CRIPPLEGATE PRESENTS ITS

Rising Stars Concert Series in 2013 Hear the stars of the future in a unique acoustic at the heart of the Barbican.

UNDERGROUND St. Pauls

SPRING SEASON 2013

CHURCH IN THE ORCHARD (13th April 2013)

1 THURSDAY 17TH JANAURY The Chiswell Quartet from the Guildhall School of Music perform Mozart s String Quartet No 15 in D Minor and Shostakovich String Quartet No 2 in A Major.

FAX 020 7389 0773

Grange Park Methodist Church, Old Park Ridings, London N21 2EU

EMAIL BoxOffice@smitf.org

RAIL Grange Park

2 THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY THE HEART S DESIRE Mezzo Sopranos Charlotte Stephenson and Charlotte Tetley perform songs including Britten s Cabaret Songs and works by Rossini and Hahn. 3 THURSDAY 14TH MARCH Schubert s Shepherd on the Rock followed by lieder and French Song with outstanding Soprano Caroline MacPhie.

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THE NORTHERN LIGHTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Formed in 2007, The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra presents professional concerts at the highest level, offering valuable playing experience to young professional musicians who have trained in the leading conservatoires, both in the UK and worldwide. The orchestra is proud to have St Saviours Church in Pimlico as its home and programmes an annual season of concerts, both orchestral and chamber, which take place both in Pimlico and in venues across London. We are unique in our specialisation in repertoire of composers born within the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) region, and our innovative programming includes composers from these territories alongside other orchestral works. We pride ourselves in providing interesting programming with symphonic repertoire in central London with only the finest musicians. It is only through the belief from our supporters, and within our unique orchestra that we have come so far so quickly. For updated concert information and much more, please take a look at our website www.nlso.org YOU CAN SUPPORT THE NLSO IN A NUMBER OF WAYS TO ENSURE FUTURE SEASONS AND WONDERFUL CONCERTS CHEQUES Made payable to The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra GIFT AID The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra can claim Gift Aid on the whole of your donation if you are a UK tax payer and pay a minimum tax equal to the donation in addition to any other Gift Aid commitments you have. Please email us if you d like a gift aid envelope. PAYMENT ONLINE Please visit our website www.nlso.org PAYMENT FROM OTHER CHARITIES AND TRUSTS The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra can receive any sum of money payable by CAF voucher from a Charity or Trust. NLSO DEBUT CD

Thrilling THE SIBELIUS SOCIETY UK Terrific Sound THOMAS ADES We are thrilled to present our debut CD which is a live recording taken from our electrifying concert at Sevenoaks November 2011. Albanian virtuoso Alda Dizdari plays Sibelius Serenade No.2 and Brahms Violin Concerto, and the CD includes the mighty Tubin Symphony No. 5 ‒ never before recorded by a UK orchestra! PRICE £10 (+P&P) Please email northernlightsorchestra@yahoo.co.uk for copies The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra is a private limited company (Companies House No. 7031460) and is a registered Charity (Charity Commission No. 1136322) BROCHURE DESIGNED BY sharppencildesign.co.uk NLSO PHOTOGRAPHER Samantha Beddoes


NLSO Kaleidoscope Season 2013  

Forthcoming concerts in our fantastic season - featuring Nicky Spence, Voxcetera, The Metropolitan Ensemble, Jonathan Pryce CBE

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