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CONCERT

KIRKLEES
SEASON

2015-16
STORPIAZZOLLA HERBERTCHAPPELL
FRANZLEHR JEANSIBELIUS
JOHANNSTRAUSS RICHARDSTRAUSS
RICHARDWAGNER PYOTRILYICHTCHAIKOVSKY
WITOLD LUTOSAWSKI JOHANNES BRAHMS
WOLFGANGAMADEUSMOZART
GUSTAVMAHLER LUDWIGVANBEETHOVEN
JOSEPH HAYDN JOHANNSEBASTIANBACH
GIOACHINOROSSINI WILHELMSTENHAMMAR
FREDERICKDELIUS EDWARDELGAR
RICHARDRODGERS LEONARDBERNSTEIN
ALFRED HOLLINS DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE
EDWINHENRYLEMARE ANTONIN DVORK
FRANZSCHUBERT nikolaiRimskyKorsakov
engelbert humperdinck IGOR STRAVINSKY

HUDDERSFIELD & DEWSBURY


TOWN HALLS
Living Tradition Orchestral
There is an extraordinarily rich tradition of
music-making in Kirklees in which we at Opera
This season, we welcome internationally-
renowned conductors and soloists, including
Nevertheless, with ten concerts in the
orchestral season and a fine and varied array Concerts
North and Kirklees Council are enormously
proud to play a part. Whats more, its very
some of the most exciting younger talents on
the classical scene, who will appear with our
of music in the Organ and Chamber series,
there is a wealth of great performances to
Huddersfield and
much a living tradition, in a perpetual process resident ensemble, the Orchestra of Opera look forward to in the season. We hope youll Dewsbury
of change and renewal. This is true of the North, and our regular guest orchestras, join us as often as you possibly can in the year
Kirklees Concert Season, which has continually the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the BBC ahead because it is only with the support and

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evolved since Opera Norths groundbreaking Philharmonic. commitment of our audiences that we can
partnership with Kirklees Council began back
in 2003. The 2015/16 season is Richard Farnes last
strive to continue the rich tradition of music-
making in Kirklees for future generations.
13 or under?
as Opera Norths Music Director after 12
Weve made great efforts to broaden the exceptional years at the helm. In December
Join us for some lively discussion about Watch orchestral concerts for just 1!
each performance. Before most of our
reach of the Season with a particular focus he conducts the Orchestra in a programme of
concerts this year well be Talking Music
Experience the extraordinary power of a symphony
on appealing to younger people through Lutosawski and Mahler in Huddersfield that
initiatives such as our Classic FM concerts, will provide the perfect showcase for their with some of our soloists, conductors and orchestra in concert for just 1*
afternoon family concerts, education projects extraordinary partnership. You may notice that members of the orchestra. Please see *when accompanied by an adult.
and our 13or under scheme. And the Season the Kirklees Season finishes a little earlier than individual concerts for start times.
extends well beyond the orchestral repertoire usual this year. This is partly because in the Phil Boughton

Lunchtime
to encompass Gordon Stewarts ever-popular Spring of 2016 Richard conducts six complete Orchestra Director, Opera North
Organ Series and the Dewsbury Lunchtime cycles of Wagners monumental Ring with
concerts, which play such a special and Opera North, for which rehearsals begin in
important part in the lives of their audiences. March.
Concerts
What is unchanging is our total
commitment to bringing audiences at Huddersfield and
Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town
Halls inspirational, world-class Cllr David Sheard
Dewsbury
musicianship with some of Leader of the Council Come along to our popular lunchtime
the greatest music ever organ and chamber concerts there are
composed. some real treats in store. Priced at only
5.50 (4 concessions), these occasions
are a simply delightful way to spend an
afternoon.
Thursday 17 September 7.30pm Huddersfield Town Hall Thursday 15 October 7.30pm
Dewsbury Town Hall
Orchestra of Opera North
Wagner, Strauss Orchestra of Opera North
The Kirklees Concert Season is launched in high heroic style with Richard Strauss tone Beethoven, Tchaikovsky
Wagner Rienzi Overture
poem Ein Heldenleben, which charts the progress of a heros life in thrilling fashion. Its
Wagner Wesendonck Lieder To open the season in Dewsbury we are
an exhilarating showcase for the orchestra, encompassing the clamorous excitement of
the battlefield and the passionate lyricism of a portrait of the composers wife Pauline Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben delighted to welcome one of the worlds Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5
in the guise of the heros companion. Opening proceedings are two works by Wagner. leading pianists/conductors, Howard Emperor
Rienzi was the composers third opera and his first big success. Itis Grand Opera at its Shelley. This peerless musician has
Aleksandar Markovic Conductor Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4
grandest, and the extravagant overture, which culminates in a jaunty military march, recorded all of Beethovens works for
Emma Bell Soprano piano and orchestra with the Orchestra
also includes one of Wagners noblest melodies, Rienzis Prayer. The Wesendonck
of Opera North to international critical Howard Shelley Piano/Conductor
Lieder were composed at the time Wagner was working on Tristan und Isolde, his great
hymn to erotic love, and both opera and song cycle share an overpowering intensity of Talking Music starts at 6.40pm acclaim. In this concert he plays and
expression. conducts from the keyboard the last and
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most impressive of Beethovens piano
concertos, the Emperor. Tchaikovskys
Fourth Symphony is one of the
pinnacles of Russian orchestral music.
Therecurrence of the fateful opening
motif suggests an autobiographical aspect
to the work, but this shouldnt obscure vital, deeply considered and
Tchaikovskys mastery of symphonic form, immensely satisfying.
especially in the 20-minute long opening International Record Review on the
movement. The Fourth is a symphony Howard Shelley/Orchestra of Opera
supercharged with emotion, and in the North recording of Beethovens
intimate setting of Dewsbury Town Hall it Complete Works for Piano and
promises to be a shattering experience. Orchestra
Sunday 25 October 3.00pm PADDINGTON BEAR P&Co Ltd/SC 2015. Thursday 26 November 7.30pm Dewsbury Town Hall Sibelius Karelia Suite
(NOTE TIME) Autumn Evening
Huddersfield Town Hall Orchestra of Opera North Luonnotar
Lemminkinens Return
Sibelius, Dvork Dvork Symphony No.7
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Paddington Bears Both Sibelius and Dvork were deeply attuned to the folk culture of their native lands, David Angus Conductor
Finland and Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) respectively. Dvork wrote that Love,
First Concert God, Country were in his mind as he worked on his Seventh Symphony, yet there Lee Bisset Soprano
was something more personal too: the recent deaths of his mother and eldest child
Join the worlds favourite bear on his cast a shadow over the work. Yet tragedy is counterpointed by lyrical warmth and Talking Music starts at 6.40pm
adventures as he arrives in England a determined sense that lifes adversities may be overcome. The stirring opening
from darkest Peru. In London he meets of Sibelius Karelia Suite is one of the most instantly recognisable passages in all
The Browns, Mr Gruber and goes to his classical music and is matched by the wonderfully uplifting march with which the
very first concert at the Royal Albert work concludes. Figures from Finnish legend take centre stage in two further works:
Hall, where he hears music by Schubert, the impetuous youth Lemminkinen and Luonnotar, the Spirit of Nature and Mother
Haydn, Rossini and even storPiazzolla. of the Seas. The Orchestra is joined by soprano Lee Bisset in Autumn Evening and in
This delightful musical story is an Luonnotar, a work that has the other-worldly quality of ancient incantation.
extended version of the original written
by Paddingtons creator Michael Bond
and has original music by Herbert
Chappell. Narrated by John Suchet and
accompanied live by Royal Northern
Sinfonia, this is an ideal opportunity to
introduce the delights of live orchestra
music to younger family members and
friends.

Please note, there is no screening.

Herbert Chappell Composer


John Suchet Narrator
Thursday 3 December 7.30pm Thursday 17 December 7.30pm Concert includes:
Rimsky-Korsakov
Huddersfield Town Hall Dewsbury Town Hall
The Snow Maiden (excerpts)
Orchestra of Opera North Orchestra of Opera North Humperdinck
Lutosawski, Mahler A Joyous Christmas Hansel and Gretel (excerpts)

Lutosawski Concerto for Orchestra Martin Pickard Conductor


Richard Farnes illustrious 12-year The Orchestra of Opera North is joined by the combined voices
Mahler Symphony No.1 Titan Chorus of Opera North
term as Music Director of Opera North of the Chorus of Opera North, Opera North Childrens Chorus
concludes in the summer of 2016 with and Youth Chorus in a joyous concert that will fill you with festive Opera North Childrens Chorus
complete cycles of Wagners Ring up and Richard Farnes Conductor cheer! The annual Dewsbury Christmas concert has become Opera North Youth Chorus
down the country. Richard has conducted a popular fixture in the calendar in recent years, and with good
the Orchestra in several memorable reason: the most wonderful time of the year has inspired many of
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concerts in the Kirklees Season over the the greatest composers to write some of their finest music. Take
years, and this evening promises to be an a feast of seasonal favourites, add a dash of traditional carols, and
extra-special occasion. The Concerto for you have the perfect prelude to the Christmas holiday season.
Orchestra by the Polish composer Witold
Lutosawski was premired in 1954 and,
like Bartks earlier work of the same
title, is a remarkable demonstration of
the virtuosity of the modern symphony
orchestra. Its a perfect piece with which
to celebrate the creative partnership
of Farnes and the Orchestra of Opera
North. Mahlers First Symphony is full of
vivid orchestral scene-painting, from the
glorious opening sunrise from which the
work derives its nickname, Titan, to a
fittingly triumphant conclusion.
Wednesday 30 December 3.00pm Thursday 28 January 7.30pm Dewsbury Town Hall
(NOTE TIME)
Huddersfield Town Hall
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Haydn, Mozart, Stravinsky
Orchestra of Opera North
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin
Viennese Whirl One of the delights of a performance by the Royal Northern Sinfonia is the palpable
and Viola, K364
joy in their music-making. Stravinskys neoclassical Concerto in D was composed in
Stravinsky Concerto in D
Hollywood in 1946, and its exciting rhythmic character later inspired Jerome Robbins to
Be swept off your feet and into the Haydn Symphony No.45 Farewell
choreograph it in his ballet The Cage. Mozarts Sinfonia Concertante is a distillation of
New Year by this afternoon of Viennese his genius: from the grace and poise of the opening movement, to the deep sadness of
classics. One of the seasons highlights the central andante, to the high-spirited fun of the finale. Haydns Farewell Symphony
for many, do book early as this ever- is so called because in the last movement the musicians leave the stage by turns, Talking Music starts at 6.40pm
popular concert regularly sells out. leaving just two violins to finish the work. This was perhaps a not so subtle hint to
Haydns patron Prince Esterhzy that it was time to pack up his summer residence and
head home so that his musicians could be reunited with their families.
Concert includes:
Johann Strauss II
Die Fledermaus Overture
Die Fledermaus Laughing Song
Eine Nacht in Venedig Overture

Lehr Giuditta Meine Lippen


Die lustige Witwe Vilja

John Rigby Conductor


Jennifer France Soprano
John Suchet Presenter
Sunday 14 February 3.00pm Concert includes: Friday 4 March 7.30pm
(NOTE TIME) Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Huddersfield Town Hall Schubert Symphony No.6
Huddersfield Town Hall Mozart Cos fan tutte Overture Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No.1
Rodgers Carousel Ballet Music, South Pacific Overture BBC Philharmonic Brahms Symphony No.3
Orchestra of Opera North Delius A Village Romeo and Juliet Walk to the Paradise Garden Schubert, Strauss, Brahms
Classic FM - Classic Romance Stenhammar Two Sentimental Romances Op 28 Juanjo Mena Conductor
Elgar Enigma Variations Nimrod We are delighted to welcome the BBC Alberto Menndez Escribano Horn
There has been no greater source of inspiration for composers Wagner Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod Philharmonic to the Kirklees Season
throughout the ages than the joys and sorrows of romantic love. under its Chief Conductor Juanjo Talking Music starts at 6.40pm
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes
In this very special Valentines Day concert we celebrate love in Mena in a programme of works by
all its aspects from the thrill of falling into it to the heartbreak Bernstein On the Town Dances three generations of Austro-German
of losing it. And there is surely nothing more romantic than masters. Franz Strauss was renowned
serenading the object of your hearts desire with a full-size Tobias Ringborg Conductor / Violin as a virtuoso horn player, and his
symphony orchestra live in the room, playing some of the most Anne-Marie Minhall Presenter son Richard composed his First Horn
beautiful and passionate music ever written! Concerto with the hope that his
father would give the premi ere. In the
event, the technical demands of this
wonderfully fresh work, rich in melody,
were deemed too risky by Strauss
senior, who was by then in his sixties.
Schuberts genial Sixth Symphony owes
much to the example of Haydn, while
Brahms Third Symphony is a work of
striking contrasts. The allegretto third
movement, laced with melancholy, is
a favourite for many, and it is followed
by a tautly dramatic finale which
eventually relaxes into a quiet ending
that glows like sunshine through
Autumn haze.
Leeds Town Hall Sat 13 February 2016
All concerts start at 7.30pm
Free pre-concert talks at 6.45pm
Polish National Radio
Symphony Orchestra
Sat 3 October 2015
Alexander Liebreich conductor
Leeds International Dresden Philharmonic Nikolai Demidenko piano
Orchestral Season Orchestra Adams The Chairman Dances
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 1
2015/16 Michael Sanderling conductor Penderecki Chaconne
Andrei Korobeinikov piano
Wagner Overture:
Brahms Symphony No 3
Discover the treasures of Kirklees seven fascinating
historic houses, museums and art galleries.
Tickets: 33.50 12.50 (discounts available)
The Mastersingers of Nuremburg
Schumann Piano Concerto Sat 4 June 2016
Beethoven Symphony No 3 (Eroica)
Tickets: 33.50 12.50 (discounts available)
Orchestra of Opera North
Leeds Festival Chorus
Sat 28 November 2015 Leeds Philharmonic Chorus
Bradford Catholic Youth Choir
Prague Symphony David Hill conductor
Orchestra Lee Bisset soprano
Pietari Inkinen conductor Katherine Broderick soprano
Chlo Hanslip violin Kate Valentine soprano
Sarah Castle mezzo soprano
Smetana M Vlast: rka Madeleine Shaw mezzo soprano
Beethoven Violin Concerto Peter Wedd tenor
Sibelius Symphony No 1 Michael Druiett bass
Tickets: 33.50 12.50 (discounts available) Andrew Foster Williams baritone Web: kirklees.gov.uk/museums
Mahler Symphony No 8 Kirklees Museums & Galleries
(Symphony of a Thousand)
@KirkleesMuseums
Tickets: 45 18 (discounts available)
7 September
Gordon Stewart
Gordon Stewart opens his 25th season
MONDAYS as Borough Organist with a programme
celebrating the 150th anniversaries of two
21 September
1.00PM British organist composers, Alfred Hollins Gordon Stewart
and Edwin Lemare. There will be a giant Gordons programme continues with
screen so that the audience can see the one of the most exciting works from the
pedals in Leo Sowerbys showpiece for French Classical repertoire then includes
Our popular lunchtime organ and chamber concert series return with a pedals. two pieces by Yorkshire composer,
fantastically talented line-up.
Andrew Carter. Dance for Joy was written
Hollins Concert Overture in C Minor
Regular lunchtime concert goers comment how wonderfully friendly and 14 September this year to celebrate the 75th anniversary
Buxtehude Praeludium in D of the York Organists Association.
sociable these daytime events are, and with competitively priced lunches
available from 11.30am, ticket holders can enjoy a bite to eat and chat Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor Margaret Phillips Augustin Baris Marche, Lamento and
Toccata will make a grand ending.
prior to sitting back and enjoying the uplifting musical programmes on Hollins Trumpet Minuet Margaret Phillips is one of the UKs most
offer. With friendly chat from Borough Organist Dr Gordon Stewart and Lemare Berceuse respected organists. Her recordings of
Marchand Grand Dialogue
other season performers, the audience gets an insight into the music, Bach have been extremely well received,
Lemare Scherzo Fugue Bach Prelude on Allein Gott in der
as well as a few entertaining personal anecdotes. and the range of music she performs
Sowerby Pageant sets her apart from most players. Her Hh sei Ehr
Season tickets are available for all 15 organ concerts for just 40 - programme has at its centre the huge Bach Fantasia and Fugue in C
see information toward the rear of this brochure for booking details first sonata by Alexandre Guilmant who is Minor
and venue information. After having held ticket prices for the last four considered by many to be the father of the Berveiller Mouvement
seasons, single ticket prices are increasing by 50p this year. We still feel French Romantic School.
Carter Passacaglia
these concerts are very well priced and good value at only 5.50 each (4
for concessions). Bach Toccata, Adagio & Fugue Carter Dance for Joy
Wesley Andante Cantabile in G Bari Trois Pices
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Guilmant Sonata 1
Dupr Prelude & Fugue in G Minor
2 November
Gordon Stewart and
George King
5 October 30 November
One of the countrys finest improvisers,
Gordon Stewart George King is also a concert pianist Gordon Stewart
and award-winning composer. As well
Gordon Stewart has chosen a programme Gordon Stewart plays one of the most
as performing works for piano and
of French music ranging from the glory of
organ by Csar Franck and Philip Moore
16 November famous 19th century German organ
the 17th century to virtuoso repertoire of
the 20th. Many of the most famous organ
with Gordon Stewart, George will be Daniel Cook works, the Sonata on the 94th Psalm by
Julius Reubke. A pupil of Franz Liszt,
composers from Paris are there, but also
taking themes from solo organ pieces
Daniel Cook is sub-organist at Reubke died at the age of only 24, leaving
7 December
and developing them in his own unique
included is Roger-Ducasse, whose 1909 Westminster Abbey and one of the finest
Pastorale in F is one of the treasures of the 19 October way. A concert not to be missed! The
of the younger generation of organists.
two great sonatas, one for piano and this University of Huddersfield
organ repertoire.
programme includes Bachs Prelude and
Best-known for his performances of
one for organ. It is the piece most often Brass Band
Robert Sharpe Fugue in G minor, Francks Prelude, Fugue
19th and 20th century British music, his
requested at Huddersfield Town Hall.
The annual appearance of the University
Couperin Offertoire Messe pour les and Variation and Philip Moores Prelude,
The Director of Music at York Minster programme includes seldom heard pieces Bhm Praeludium in C of Huddersfield Brass Band is a
Couvents Adagio and Toccata.
makes a welcome return to the Town Hall by William McKie, Ernest Tomlinson Christmas highlight for many Kirklees
Stanley Toccata for the flutes
De Grigny Rcit de Tierce en Taille with a programme including the famous and Edward Bairstow, as well as Healey concert-goers. Here they are again
Ricercare in six voices which Bach wrote Willans greatest piece, the Introduction, Bach Prelude and Fugue in C under their charismatic conductor
Widor Symphonie VI (first
movement) on a theme given to him by Frederick Passacaglia and Fugue. Widor Andante Sostenuto Phillip McCann in a new programme for
the Great, and, a first for Huddersfield, Reubke Sonata The 94th Psalm Christmas, including carols for all to sing.
Vierne Cantilne from Symphonie III Paul Spicers exciting and colourful Kiwi Whitlock March Dignity and Impudence
Dupr Deux Esquisses Fireworks. McKie Romance in B flat
Roger-Ducasse Pastorale Elgar Prelude and Angels
Grison Toccata Mendelssohn Sonata I
Farewell from Dream of
Vierne Clair de Lune Gerontius
Bach Ricercare from The Musical Tomlinson Paean
Offering
Bairstow Scherzo in Ab
Bairstow Evening Song
Healey Willan Introduction, Passacaglia
Spicer Kiwi Fireworks and Fugue
14 December 11 January
Nigel Ogden Gordon Stewart with Tom
For over 35 years Nigel Ogden has been Osborne (Trumpet)
the presenter of BBC Radio 2s popular Gordon Stewart is again joined by the 8 February
programme The Organist Entertains. He
has appeared many times at Huddersfield
Hall Orchestras co-principal trumpeter Gordon Stewart
Tom Osborne in a programme which
Town Hall and finds colours in the Father stretches from the glory of the Baroque Gordon Stewart has twice played the
Willis organ which are rarely heard. In a to an arrangement of Rachmaninovs Whitlock Recital in St Stephens Church
programme looking towards to Christmas beautiful Vocalise, and the virtuoso world in Bournemouth where the composer 29 February
you can be sure of some brilliant Ogden of the cornet in Arbans Fantasie Brillante. 25 January was organist. On the first occasion he
arrangements of well-known songs. played the Plymouth Suite, which many Gordon Stewart
Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor (first Daniel Moult consider his finest work; certainly the Gordon Stewart ends the series with a
Coates 60 years of Squadron 617 movement) Daniel Moult is a real Huddersfield Willis Grand Tuba will be heard to great programme including two of the best-
Rodgers Film Classics Telemann Concerto for trumpet and favourite. The audience enjoys not only effect in the Toccata. Before the suite loved of all organ pieces, the toccatas by
Rota Michael Denison and Dulcie 21 December organ his playing and interesting programmes, come two pieces by Yorkshire-based Bach and Widor. Also included are Liszts
but also his enthusiastic presentation. composers, Andrew Carter and Alan great tribute to Bach and two pieces by
Gray Widor
Gordon Stewart with Andante Cantabile from
Hisprogramme this time includes several Spedding, both pieces receiving their local composer, Robert Cockroft.
Borodin Three pieces from Kismet Symphonie IV
Huddersfield Boys & Girls works which have not appeared in the Huddersfield premires.
Bach/Booker Two for the price of one Vierne Impromptu
choirs and Adam Finchett series before, as well as core repertoire Buxtehude Prelude, Fugue and
Ogden Memories of Belle Vue Rachmaninov Vocalise pieces, Mendelssohns Sixth Sonata and Respighi Festival March from The Chaconne
circus! Many of the audience say their Christmas Birds
Reger Toccata and Fugue in D the ever-popular last movement from Bach Trio on Allein Gott in der Hh
really begins with this lunchtime concert.
Ogden A seasonal song mixture minor/major Viernes First Symphony. Bach Prelude on Liebster Jesu sei Ehr
Gordon Stewart is this year joined by
the 70 voices of the Huddersfield Boys Arban Fantaisie Brillante Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G Bach Toccata and Fugue in D
Liszt Excelsior! Minor
and Girls Choirs and the brilliant young Minor
percussionist Adam Finchett. The Bach Trio in G Carter Cantilena Vierne Scherzo from Symphonie II
programme will be a mix of Christmas Mendelssohn Sonata VI Spedding Variations on Vater unser im Liszt Prelude and Fugue on BACH
music old and new, with organ music by Saint-Sans lvation Himmelreich
Bach, Daquin and Cockroft and carols for Cockroft Berceuse and Scherzetto
Schmidt Toccata Whitlock Plymouth Suite
audience, choir and organ. Widor Toccata from Symphonie V
Franaix Suite Carmelite
Vierne Final from Symphonie I
Tickets: 5.50 (4 concessions) available from 9 September
Dewsbury Town Hall Box Office.
David Greed and Ian Buckle 11 November
Season tickets are available for all 7 concerts (Violin and Piano)
The Queens Six
for just 19. Dewsbury favourites, violinist David
Greed and Ian Buckle, open the series This is a real coup for Dewsbury!
For full venue information, please with a programme including Beethovens The Queens Six have been
see details toward the rear of this glorious Sonata in D, Vaughan Williams performing all over Europe and
brochure. The Lark Ascending and Elgars Salut getting rave reviews wherever they
dAmour. A perfect concert to open a have appeared. Their programme
concert series. for Dewsbury ranges from the 16th
All Dewsbury Lunchtime Concerts
Century masterpieces to brilliant
start at 12.30pm. Lunch is served
new jazz arrangements. Definitely a
in the main hall from 11.30am. concert not to be missed.

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21 October 9 December
George King (Piano) University of Huddersfield
Brass Band
George King is unique amongst
British pianists in that he For many of the Dewsbury audience
is recognised as a classical Christmas starts when they come
concert pianist but is also an to hear the wonderful University of
internationally admired jazz Huddersfield Brass Band. Here they
pianist. This will be his fifth are again in concert, directed by the
appearance in the series and he charismatic Phillip McCann, with lots
really is back by public demand. of new pieces to welcome in the Festive
There will certainly be fireworks Season, and carols for all to sing.
WEDNESDAYS in Chopin and Liszt and the usual
12.30PM King invention in an improvisation
on a popular melody.
20 January 10 February
The Chagall Piano Trio Paul Chamberlain (Accordion)
Although Tchaikovsky is one of the Paul Chamberlains last appearance in
most popular of all composers, famous Dewsbury was one of the highlights of the
for his ballets, overtures and symphonies,
his chamber works are less regularly
season. Many audience members asked
if we could have him back, so here he is
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heard. In this concert his magnificent Piano
Trio in A Minor will be the main work a
in a programme including virtuoso music
from Russia, Argentina and France. Paul is Opportunities Culture Network
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masterpieces of the repertoire. this country and his concerts have taken him
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9 March
Ross McInroy (Bass)
with Geoffrey Tanti (Piano)
Ross McInroy is one of the rising stars in
the world of opera. A prize-winning student
in Glasgow and London, he has appeared
in operas ranging from Mozart to Britten.
In his programme for Dewsbury, he has
chosen as wide a range of music as
possible Something for all tastes, he
says, from oratorio to opera and then
to Broadway! He is accompanied by
Glasgow-based pianist Geoffrey Tanti and
both are making their first appearances
in the Dewsbury season. Ross appears by
permission of Opera North.
Huddersfield orchestral prices and discounts stage Venue information
Seating Area A B C D D D D D Band A - Balcony
Single Ticket 24.00 18.00 12.00 10.00 Band B - Balcony
Huddersfield Town Hall Facilities at Huddersfield and space. Wheelchair spaces are sold at the
B B concessionary rate; one accompanying
Concessions 21.00 15.50 10.00 8.50 C C Band C - Stalls
Location: Dewsbury Town Halls carer may claim a free seat.
14 - 26 year olds 4.00 4.00 4.00 Ramsden Street, Huddersfield HD12TA Talking Music:
Band D - Stalls, Entrance Refreshments
13 or under 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 For an extra insight into the music and an
B Balcony and Gallery Corporation Street for access to Box Office, Bar and catering facilities are available.
Viennese Whirl concert 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 D D B opportunity to meet some of the performers,
You may wish to pre-order your interval
Stalls and Old Court Room. there is a free talk before the concerts at
Season Subscription 90.00 67.50 45.00 37.50 A A drinks at the bar to beat the rush!
A Princess Street for access to Balcony and 6.40pm (unless otherwise stated) in the
Gallery. main hall. Please ensure that you purchase
Concessions are available to Kirklees Passport holders, senior citizens, D
Box Office your concert ticket before going into the hall. How to Book
unwaged, disabled and Stagepass holders. Please note that there are no
concessions on subscription tickets. The Box Office will open one hour prior to Travel and Parking You can book your ticket in person, by
the start of each concert for collection of All venues are located within walking phone or online as follows:
Please note that the Viennese Whirl on the 30 December is not included Please note - orchestral subscription tickets are pre-booked tickets and on the door sales. distance of the rail and bus stations.
Parking is available in local car parks, as Holmfirth Information Centre
in the season subscription and has a ticket price of 15.00 all areas, 4.00 not transferable between venues.
Dewsbury Town Hall well as limited free parking on surrounding tel: 01484 222444
for 14 - 26 year olds, 1.00 for 13 or under, with no further concessions.
Location: streets during the evening. For further Huddersfield Visitor Information Centre
Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury WF128DG details of car parks please visit
tel: 01484 223200
Dewsbury orchestral prices and discounts stage Entrance www.kirkleestownhalls.co.uk
Dewsbury Box Office
Ground floor access to the Box Office and Induction Loop System
Seating Area A B C D D D D D stairs/lift to the Concert Hall is at the front Both Town Halls have induction loops in tel: 01924 324501
B B of the TownHall. Book online at
Single Ticket 19.00 16.00 11.50 9.00 C C the Concert Halls.
Band A - Balcony Box Office
Concessions 16.50 13.50 10.00 7.50 Wheelchair Access www.kirkleestownhalls.co.uk
C C Band B - Balcony Opening hours: Monday Friday 9.30am
14 - 26 year olds 4.00 4.00 4.00 A number of wheelchair positions are
Band C - Stalls 5pm. From 6.15pm on concert nights for Single tickets for all concerts go on sale
D D available in the stalls only. Access is via the
13 or under 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 collection of pre-booked tickets and on the from Monday 27 July 2015
Band D - Stalls level access Corporation Street entrance at
Season Subscription 55.50 46.50 33.00 25.50 door sales.
Huddersfield and the level access entrance The information contained in this booklet was
at Dewsbury. A steward will be available correct at the time of printing. However, Kirklees
A to assist you. Please make it clear when Council and Opera North reserve the right to
booking that you require a wheelchair alter the programme without prior notice.
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