Warwick Arts Centre is proud to announce its Orchestral series starting with its first performance in October 2023 and its final performance in May 2024.

With six inspiring concerts featuring world-renowned musicians, iconic works, cinematic marches, revolutionary epics, international heavyweights and returning favourites are all featured in Warwick Arts Centre’s Orchestral Series 2023-2024.

“Expect plenty of genuine surprises for our 2023-2024 orchestral season, as the series boasts truly iconic works alongside lesser-known masterpieces, all performed by some of the most accomplished musicians in the world…”

Upcoming Performances

Chineke! Orchestra

The popular classical concert series begins on Thursday 26 October 2023 with the return of Chineke! Orchestra, who travel back to pre- and post-revolutionary Paris for a programme that includes works by Haydn, Beethoven and, significantly, Joseph Bologne – the French/Caribbean violinist, fencer and composer whose life story was recently explored in the Hollywood biopic, Chevalier.

Nathan Amaral - Solo Violin for the Chineke! Orchestra.
Nathan Amaral – Solo Violin

Thursday 26th October 2023
CONDUCTOR: TBA
SOLOIST: Nathan Amaral (violin)
JOSEPH HAYDN: Symphony No 85 in B flat (La reine)
JOSEPH BOLOGNE: Violin Concerto
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)

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Symphony Orchestra of India

Making their debut on Wednesday 29 November 2023 is the Symphony Orchestra Of India, conducted by Richard Farnes (of Opera North fame). India’s first, and only, professional orchestra present Wagner’s Parsifal Suite and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor alongside John Williams’ stirring and iconic Imperial March – first heard in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and now synonymous with the whole Star Wars franchise.

Symphony Orchestra of India, Composer: Richard Farnes
Symphony Orchestra of India | Composer: Richard Farnes, Credit: Jack Liebeck

Wednesday 29th November 2023
CONDUCTOR: Richard Farnes
SOLOIST: Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
JOHN WILLIAMS: Imperial March from Star Wars
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op.37
RICHARD WAGNER: Parsifal Suite

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National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain

On Saturday 6 January 2024, Sir Mark Elder conducts the dazzling National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain. Playing Strauss and Debussy’s compositions inspired by the natural world, the skilled young musicians also present new work for brass and percussion.

National Youth Orchestra (NYO)
National Youth Orchestra

CONDUCTOR: Richard Farnes
SOLOIST: Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
JOHN WILLIAMS: Imperial March from Star Wars
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op.37
RICHARD WAGNER: Parsifal Suite

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Trailblazing South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung steers the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO)  on Friday 23 February 2024. Expect big emotions and extraordinary melodies with RPO Artist-in-Residence Zlatomir Fung (cello) and a programme featuring Beethoven, Haydn and Dvořák.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor - Shiyeon Sung,  Soloist Zlatomir Fung - Cello
Conductor – Shiyeon Sung | Soloist Zlatomir Fung – Cello

Friday 23rd February 2024
CONDUCTOR: Shiyeon Sung
SOLOIST: Zlatomir Fung (cello)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No. 3
JOSEPH HAYDN: Cello Concerto In C
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9, From The New World

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Miloš Karadaglić

Miloš Karadaglić, named one of the six best classical guitarists of the last 100 years by BBC Music Magazine, returns on Saturday 9 March 2024. Montenegro-born Miloš promises an uplifting night of Vivaldi, Bach, Marcello, Alberti, and more.

Miloš Karadaglić
Miloš Karadaglić | Credit: Esther Haase / LarsBorges

Saturday 9th March 2024
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Arcangelo
SOLOIST: Miloš Karadaglic (guitar)
PROGRAMME: Includes selected works by Vivaldi, Bach, Marcello, Alberti, Pachelbel, Rameau, Couperin and Weiss.

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The Hallé

The series concludes on Friday 10 May 2024 with a second appearance by Sir Mark Elder – this time conducting The Hallé. As his tenure with the northern powerhouse ends, he’s joined – as he was in his first season as the orchestra’s Musical Director – by the internationally renowned pianist, Sir Stephen Hough.

The Hallé
The Hallé – Conductor: Sir Mark Elder | Credit: Bill Lam

Friday 10th May 2024
CONDUCTOR: Sir Mark Elder
SOLOIST: Sir Stephen Hough (piano)
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1
GEORGE BUTTERWORTH: A Shropshire Lad: Rhapsody For Orchestra
EDWARD ELGAR: Variations on an Original Theme, ‘Enigma’

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“…From Chineke! Orchestra highlighting the remarkable Joseph Bologne, to the reunion of Sir Mark Elder and Sir Stephen Hough, to the stunning Miloš Karadaglić, it’s a series filled with emotional highs.”

Doreen Foster, Warwick Arts Centre’s Director

For more information on the concerts at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry please visit our website: www.warwickarts.co.uk or you can contact the Box Office on 024 7649 6000 / ticketing@warwick.ac.uk

ABOUT WARWICK ARTS CENTRE

One of the largest multi-artform venues in the UK, Warwick Arts Centre delivers a high quality, engaging, and diverse programme of performing and visual arts, concerts, films, festivals, education and learning activities, and special events – all presented in world-class venues and spaces.

Since opening in 1974, the venue – at the heart of Coventry’s University of Warwick campus – has been a distinctive and special place, an important resource for both the arts and audiences in the region, as well as a significant force in national and international arts networks.

A recent transformation, the biggest in the arts centre’s history, has significantly expanded and upgraded the venue, with a spacious new foyer, three state-of-the-art cinema screens, and a remodelled contemporary art space, The Mead Gallery.

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
www.warwick.co.uk

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