Concert Season 2022 - 2023
With thanks to our Sponsors
Conductor - Neil Mantle MBE
Note: All evening concerts commence at 7:30pm
in St Cuthbert's Church, Lothian Road
Sunday 4th September 2022 at 7:30pm
Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suite from "The Sleeping Beauty"
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major
soloist: Edyta Mydlowska
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E minor
A warm welcome to all our loyal audience members to this, our fifty-second season of concerts.
Should you be experiencing post Edinburgh Festival withdrawal symptoms, Sinfonia has the antidote with our Tchaikovsky Festival! We are coupling two of his best loved works with the unjustly neglected second piano concerto, which has languished for too long in the shadow of its more famous predecessor. We are joined for this by exciting Polish virtuoso Edyta Mydlowska, who is making her debut with us.
Sunday 27th November 2022 at 7:30pm
Berlioz: Overture to "Béatrice et Bénédict"
Elgar: 'Cello Concerto in E minor
soloist: Robin Michael
Fauré: Incidental Music to Shylock
soloist: James Slimings (tenor)
Chausson: Symphony in B♭ major
Elgar’s elegiac Concerto for ‘Cello, written in the shadow of World War 1, always makes a deep impression
upon listeners - and this occasion will be no exception, especially as our soloist is an old friend of the orchestra -
Robin Michael - whose performance of the Dvořák Concerto with us in 2017 was so well received.
Like his contemporary César Franck, Chausson wrote but one symphony before his untimely death at the age of forty four. If you enjoy listening to Franck’s work then you will certainly find this an exciting discovery.
Speaking of discoveries, Fauré’s delightful incidental music to Shylock is almost unknown in this country, and we offer you a unique opportunity to hear it live.
Sunday 29th January 2023 at 7:30pm
Debussy: Two Nocturnes
Prokoviev: Suites from "Romeo and Juliet"
Rimsky Korsakov: "Scheherazade" - Symphonic Suite
Chase away those post Christmas January blues and join us for our concert of three highly coloured orchestral showpieces. Climb aboard our magic carpet as we whisk you off to experience the exotic world of the tales of the 1001 nights in Rimsky Korsakov’s masterpiece Scheherazade, before transporting you to 14th century Verona to hear Prokoviev’s interpretation of the world’s most famous love story. After a stop-off to draw breath in the France of Claude Debussy with his two atmospheric Nocturnes, we guarantee to return you safe and sound to reality. Well, all good things…
Sunday 7th May 2023 at 7:30pm
Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor
soloist: Philip James Leslie
Ravel: La Valse
Strauss: Suite from "Der Rosenkavalier"
Another exciting young pianist making a first appearance with Sinfonia is Philip
James Leslie. He joins us for the stormy and passionate first piano concerto of Brahms. This titanic
work makes huge technical demands upon the soloist; challenges which will be met in full by this formidable
Like Ravel’s kaleidoscopic orchestral showpiece, Richard Strauss’s most beloved opera celebrates the 19th century waltz: but they are very different ’takes’ on it in atmosphere. One is a celebration of the dance, while the other… Well, come along and find out for yourself - we look forward to welcoming you to this, and all our concerts!