Concerts 2010/11

Saturday 9 October 7.30
St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia
‘Three Centuries of Romance’
David LePage, guest leader and violin
Eduardo Vassallo and Nick Stringfellow, cello
Catherine Bower and Myriam Guillaume, viola
Richard Laing, violin
Tchaikovsky ~ Souvenir de Florence, Adagio
Mozart ~ String Quintet in G minor
Strauss ~ Sextet from Capriccio
Schöenberg ~ Transfigured Night

Saturday 4 December 7.30
St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia
‘Candlelit Concert’
Simon Chalk, guest conductor
Diane Clark, flute
Mendelssohn ~ String Symphony no.2
Finzi ~ Romance
Bach ~ Suite in B minor
plus a wonderful Christmas medley selection

Saturday 12 February 7.30
Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove
The Midland Sinfonia
‘Jupiter meets the Emperor’
Richard Laing, conductor
Samantha Ward, piano
Rossini ~ Overture The Italian Girl in Algiers
Mozart ~ Symphony no.41, ‘Jupiter’
Beethoven ~ Overture Coriolan
Beethoven ~ Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’

Thursday 10 March 7.30 ~ postponed until Sat 19th Nov ’11
The Ark, St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia
‘Quiz and Supper Evening’

Sunday 20 March 2pm
St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia presents
‘Youth Showcase’
Young musicians from local schools and colleges take the stage for another delightful afternoon of music. TMS wish to encourage emerging talent in the art of performance.
Calling all teachers, pupils and parents: an opportunity to gain experience playing to an appreciative audience.
For more details contact Marian Barwell on 0121 447 7040 or by email: enquiries@midlandsinfonia.co.uk
Generously sponsored by Arch Media and St. Laurence Church

Saturday 26 March 7.30 ~ cancelled
St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia presents
Varvara Valentinovna Recital
Beethoven ~ ‘Sonata No.8 ‘Pathetique’
Tchaikovsky ~ Theme and Variations
Debussy ~ Prelude ‘Feux d’artifice’
Liszt ~ Sonata in b minor

Saturday 30 April 7.30
The Ark, St. Laurence Church, Alvechurch
The Midland Sinfonia presents
‘Enigma String Quartet’
Caroline Bodimead & Charlotte Beresford, violin
Elly Gosling & Ellen Brookes (quintet), viola,
Elizabeth Garside, cello
with Peter Miles, readings
Ravel ~ String Quartet in F major
Vaughan Williams ~ Phantasy Quintet
Bax ~ String Quartet No.1
Debussy ~ Clair de Lune
Massenet ~ Meditation from Thais

Saturday 21 May 7.30
Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove
The Midland Sinfonia
‘European Masterworks’
Elgar ~ Serenade op.20
Britten ~ Simple Symphony op.4
Wiren ~ Serenade op.11
Strauss ~ Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings