22/23 Season at LPO Residencies
- Published: Tuesday, 19 April 2022 11:59
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to be a Resident Orchestra at Brighton Dome, Eastbourne's The Congress Theatre and Saffron Hall and today it announces the 2022/23 season concerts for these residencies.
LPO Principal Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis opens the season in Brighton with Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Augustin Hadelich. It is paired with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ (22 October 2022). The second concert of the season also contains a violin concerto: Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, performed by Randall Goosby. Conductor Alpesh Chauhan leads the Orchestra in two other works by Brahms, his Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 5 and 6 and his Symphony No. 3 (5 November 2022).
The first concert of the new year is an all-Tchaikovsky programme conducted by Gergely Madaras, which opens with the Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture. It continues with his Rococo Variations performed by the youngest musician ever to win First Prize in the Cello Division at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Zlatomir Fung, and his Symphony No. 5 (11 February 2023). The season closes with Dima Slobodeniouk conducting Tania León’s Stride, Sibelius’s Lemminkäinen Suite and Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Beatrice Rana (1 April 2023).
General on-sale: Monday 25 April
The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Rising star Ana de la Vega is the first soloist of the season, performing Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 under the baton of Gábor Káli. Also on the programme is Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 (30 October 2022). As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations for Vaughan Williams, the LPO and violinist Leia Zhu performs his famous The Lark Ascending alongside works by Smetana and Rimsky-Korsakov (11 December 2022).
Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić performs two works in this concert conducted by Karen Kamensek: Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and a piece written specially for him by David Bruce: The Peacock Pavane, which is a celebration of musical colour and grace. The programme is completed by de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No. 1, Bizet’s Carmen Suites Nos. 1 & 2 and his Farandole from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 (15 January 2023). Gergely Madaras conducts an all-Tchaikovsky programme with Zlatomir Fung as the soloist in the Rococo Variations, bookended by his Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture and his Symphony No. 5 (12 February 2023).
Mendelssohn imagined the first notes of his ‘Scottish’ Symphony in the ruins of Holyrood Castle in Edinburgh and conductor Patrick Hahn brings it to life. The second half of the concert sees Tom Borrow climb what is known as the ‘Everest of Piano Concertos’: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (26 March 2023). The final concert of the season also opens with a piece by Mendelssohn inspired by Scotland, his Hebrides Overture. Chloé van Soeterstède conducts and the rest of the programme comprises Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, performed by Tai Murray, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 (16 April 2023).
Priority booking: Monday 25 April
General on-sale: Tuesday 3 May
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
The first two concerts of the 2022/23 season at Saffron Hall are conducted by LPO Principal Conductor Edward Gardner and Principal Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis respectively. Canellakis is joined by soloist Johan Dalene for Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D minor in the first half, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ in the second half (23 October 2022).
Gardner conducts Tippett’s secular oratorio A Child of Our Time, which reflects upon Kristallnacht and includes African-American spirituals. The soloists are soprano Nadine Benjamin, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, tenor Kenneth Tarver, baritone Roderick Williams, the London Philharmonic Choir, the London Adventist Chorale and soloists of the Royal College of Music (27 November 2022).
Priority booking: Thursday 28 April
General on-sale: Thursday 5 May