Past Concerts

1996 Concert Programmes

Saturday 30th November

Schubert: Overture ‘Rosamunde’
Rimsky Korsakov: Clarinet Concerto in E Flat
Soloist: Eric Ward
Mozart: Serenade in G minor ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 4
Haydn: Symphony No. 93 in D major

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

1997 Concert Programmes

Saturday 22nd March
(Concert in Memory of David Bentley 8/9/30 – 1/4/93)

Mozart: Overture ‘Don Giovanni’
Gounod: Petite Symphonie
Elgar: Chanson de Matin
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 5th July

Rossini: Overture ‘La Gazza Ladra’
Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F major Op. 50
Soloist: Jilah Bakhshayesh (violin)
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Songs Suite
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 29th November

Beethoven: Overture ‘Egmont’
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor
Soloist: Angela Ashpool
Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D ‘The Clock’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

1998 Concert Programmes

Saturday 11th July

J. Strauss Jr: Künstler Leben Waltzes
Donizetti: Pot Pourri for four horns
Soloists: Godfrey Stafford, Gary Mason, Paul Horton, Fiona Hughes
Schubert: Rosamunde Entr’acte No. 3
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 ‘Italian’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 28th November

Richard Strauss: Serenade for Wind Instruments
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat K364
Soloists: Brian Batey (violin), Peter Adamson (viola)
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 Op.92

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

1999 Concert Programmes

Saturday 13th March

Elgar: Bavarian Dances
Cimarosa: Oboe Concerto in C
Soloist: Tom Sharpe
Bizet: Carmen Suie No. 1
Handel: Water Music Suite
Lehar: Gold & Silver Waltz
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 26th June

Weber: Overture ‘Der Freischütz’
Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Soloist: Christopher Rakovsky (cello)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 27th November
(Concert in memory of Hubert Thomas 1914 – 1998)

Rossini: Overture ‘The Barber of Seville’
Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G K313
Soloist: Jane Coombe
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 69 ‘Pastoral’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2000 Concert Programmes

Saturday 25th March

Khachaturian: Waltz from ‘Masquerade’
Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite No. 1
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 24 June

Sibelius: Finlandia
Dittersdorf: Harp Concerto in A
Soloist: Maxine Molin
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 2

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 25th November

Mendelssohn: Overture ‘Fingal’s Cave’
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E Flat K447
Soloist: Godfrey Stafford
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 Op. 21

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2001 Concert Programmes

Saturday 24th March

Rossini: Overture ‘The Thieving Magpie’
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto Op. 8 No. 4 ‘Winter’
Soloist: Michael Vernon
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 Op. 64

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 30th June

Beethoven: Overture ‘Coriolan’
Fauré: Pavane
Dvořák: Czech Suite
Schubert: Symphony No.3

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 24th November

Mozart: Overture ‘Don Giovanni’
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in Eb K495
Soloist: Patrick Gundry-White
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 ‘Eroica’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2002 Concert Programmes

Saturday 20 April

Suppé: Overture ‘Light Cavalry’
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Soloist: Cornelia Pratt-Hartmann
Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 5, 6 & 1
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor Op. 56 ‘Scottish’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 29 June

Gluck: Iphigénia in Aulis
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor ‘Tragic’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 30th November

Mozart: Overture ‘The Magic Flute’
Salieri: Concerto for Flute and Oboe
Soloists: Jane Coombe (Flute) & Tom Sharpe (Oboe)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor Op. 67

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2003 Concert Programmes

Saturday 22nd March

Verdi: Overture ‘The Force of Destiny’
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E Minor
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D Minor Op. 70

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 28th June

Beethoven: Overture ‘Prometheus’
Sibelius: Valse Triste
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E Flat
Soloist:Paul Dawes
Schubert: Symphony No. 6 in C

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November

Rossini: Overture ‘Italian Girl in Algiers’
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2004 Concert Programmes

Saturday 20th March

Mendelssohn: Overture ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’
Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G K313
Soloist: Jane Coombe
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D ‘London’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 26th June

Beethoven: Overture ‘Egmont’
Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
Soloists: Michael Vernon & Wendy Swann
Bizet: Symphony in C

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 27th November

Smetana: Overture ‘The Bartered Bride’
Haydn: Concerto in D Major
Soloist: Richard Evans
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2005 Concert Programmes

Saturday 9th April

Beethoven: Overture ‘Fidelio’
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B Flat K191
Soloist: Kevin O’Sullivan
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 73

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 2nd July

Mendelssohn: Overture ‘Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor K550
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Op 73

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 26th November

Humperdinck: Overture ‘Hansel and Gretel’
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor
Soloist: Lynn Threadgold
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C ‘Great’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2006 Concert Programmes

Saturday 25th March

Rossini: Overture ‘La Cenerentola’
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B Flat Op. 60

Conducted by Gloria Bakhshayesh and Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 1st July

Nicolai: Overture ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfinished’
Johann Strauss II: Overture ‘Die Fledermaus’
Tchaikovsky: Suite ‘Nutcracker’
Mascagni: Selection from ‘Cavaliera Rusticana’
Johan Strauss: March ‘Radetzky’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 25th November
Mozart 250th Anniversary Concert

Wind Serenade in C Minor K338
Symphony No. 31 in D K297 ‘Paris’
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra
Soloist:Christopher Leyland
Symphony No. 41 in C K551 ‘Jupiter’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2007 Concert Programmes

Saturday 9th April

Borodin: On the Steppes of Central Asia
Elgar: Sea Pictures
Soloist: Elizabeth Ward (Mezzo-Soprano)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 30th June

Rossini: Overture ‘Il Signor Bruschino’
Fauré: Sicilienne
Mozart: Symphony No. 32
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Minor ‘Italian’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 24th

Mendelssohn: Overture ‘The Hebrides’
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Op. 61
Soloist: Michael Vernon
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2008 Concert Programmes

Saturday 12th April

Weber: Overture ‘Der Freischütz’
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Sibelius: Finlandia
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 5th July

Johann Strauss II: Polka ‘In Krapfenwald’
Johann Strauss II: Waltz ‘Roses from the South’
Joseph Strauss: Polka ‘Feuerfest’
Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 ‘Military’
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 4
Léhar: ‘The Merry Widow’ Selection

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 22nd November

Mozart Overture: ‘Don Giovanni’
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A K219
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in Op. 36

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2009 Concert Programmes

Saturday 4th April

Rossini: Overture ‘The Thieving Magpie’
Richard Strauss: Wind Serenade Op. 7
Elgar: Three Bavarian Dances
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor Op. 74 ‘Pathetique’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 4th July

Gluck: Overture ‘Iphigénia in Aulis’
Haydn: Symphony No 93 in D
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3 ‘Scottish’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 28th November

Rossini: Overture ‘The Barber of Seville’
Mozart: Four Arias from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
Soloist: Angela Rowley (Soprano)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D Minor

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2010 Concert Programmes

Saturday 20th March

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’
Saint Saëns: Danse Macabre
Soloist: Emma Glen (Violin)
Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C ‘Great’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 3rd July

Handel: Water Music Suite
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in E
Soloist: Michael Vernon
Elgar: Chanson de Matin
Elgar: Chanson de Nuit
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 ‘Haffner’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 24th November

Schubert: Overture ‘The Magic Harp’
Gounod: Petite Symphonie for Wind Instruments
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor Op. 68

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2011 Concert Programmes

100th Anniversary Season

Saturday 9th April

Rossini: Overture: ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’
Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F
Soloist: Sam Brough
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 2nd July

Smetana: Suite: The Bartered Bride
Fauré: Elegy Op.24 for Cello and Orchestra
Soloist: Alison Williams
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite
Haydn: Symphony No.104 ‘London’
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien Op.45

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 26th November
100th Anniversary Concert

Dvořák: Slavonic Dance Op.46 No.8
Mascagni: Intermezzo (Cavalliera Rusticana)
Elgar: Cello Concerto Op.85
Soloist: Adrianne Wininsky
Schumann: Symphony No 4 in D Minor Op.120

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2012 Concert Programmes

Saturday 24th March

Mozart: Overture: ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
Crusell: Clarinet Concerto No.2 in F Minor
Soloist: Jennifer Dale
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E Flat Major ‘Eroica’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 7th July

Roger Quilter: A Children’s Overture
Elgar: Salut d’Amour
Handel: La Paix
Beethoven: Romance in F Op.50
Soloist: Emma~Lee Vernon
Beethoven: Symphony No 6 in F Major Op.68 ‘Pastoral’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 24th November
In Memory of Peter Thursfield (1932 – 2012)

Rossini: Overture: ‘The Theiving Magpie’
Bizet: Les Dragons d’Alcala
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B flat
Soloist: Kevin O’Sullivan
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 ‘Spring’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2013 Concert Programmes

Saturday 23rd March

Mendelssohn: Overture: ‘Ruy Blas’
Handel: Arias: ‘Ombra mai fu’ and ‘Endless Pleasure’
Mozart: Motet: ‘Exsultate Jubilate’ K165
Soprano Soloist: Angela Rowley
Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.73

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 29th June

Beethoven: Overture: ‘Coriolan’
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622
Soloist: Ben Simnett
Rossini: Overture: ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’
Schubert: Symphony No.3 in D major

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 30th November

Verdi: Overture: The Force of Destiny
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Soloist: Stephen Murphy
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major Op 88

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2014 Concert Programmes

Saturday 22nd March

Brahms: Overture: Academic Festival
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B flat
Soloists: Tom Sharpe, Emily Howard, Adrianne Wininsky, Sandra Downing
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E Minor

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 28th June

Mozart: Overture: ‘Idomineo’
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Schubert: Entr’acte No.3 from ‘Rosamunde’
Dvořák: Romance in F Minor Op.11
Soloist: Michael Vernon
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A ‘Italian’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 29th November

Mozart: Overture: ‘Don Giovanni’
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor
Soloist: David Riley
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B Flat

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2015 Concert Programmes

Saturday 21st March
Concert in memory of John Davenport

Rossini: Overture ‘The Barber of Seville’
Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos 1, 4 & 5
Bruch: Kol Nidrei Op.47
Soloist: Alison Williams
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 B minor ‘Unfinished’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 27th June

Mendelssohn: Overture: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Butterworth: The Banks Of Green Willow
Vivaldi: Concerto C minor for Treble Recorder RV441
Vivaldi: Concerto C major for Treble Recorder RV443
Soloist (Both concertos): Lucy Carr
Schubert: Symphony No.1 in D major D82

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 28th November

at St. Michael’s Church, Bramhall

Sibelius: Finlandia
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor Op.125 ‘Choral’
Soloists: Angela Rowley (Soprano)
Marjorie Seddon (Alto)
John Elliott (Tenor)
David Borsada (Baritone)

Harmony ’96 Choir, Angela Rowley (Music Director)
James Pelham (Piano)

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2016 Concert Programmes

Saturday 19th March

Balakirev: Overture on Three Russian themes
Telemann: Concerto for Viola in G Major
Soloist: Alison Sellars
Mozart: Overture ‘The Magic Flute’
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D minor ‘Reformation’

Conducted by Gloria Bakhshayesh

Saturday 2nd July

Sibelius: Finlandia
Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite No.1 Op.1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 in G Minor Op.13 ‘Winter Dreams’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November

Beethoven: Overture ‘Egmont’
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
Soloist Emily Howard
Bizet: Symphony in C

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2017 Concert Programmes

Saturday 1st April

Johann Strauss Jr.: Waltz ‘ Voices of Spring’
Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite No.2
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D
Soloist Michael Vernon

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 1st July 

 Schubert: Overture in D ‘In the Italian Style’ 
Mozart: Concerto for Flute in G major
Soloist Charlotte Staines
Beethoven:   Symphony No. 7 A major, Op. 92

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 25th November

Weber: Overture – Der Freischutz
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1
Soloist Adrianne Wininsky
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2018 Concerts

Saturday 24th March

Smetana: Vltava
Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer Soloist
Soloist Michelle Robinson (Mezzo Soprano)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 ‘New World’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 30th June

Mendelssohn: Overture Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage
Carl Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D Major, Op. 1
Soloist Gabriel-Teodor Dirtu
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 ‘Italian’

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 24th November

Rossini: Overture The Barber of Seville
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K 364
Soloists Michael Vernon, Alison Sellars
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2019 Concerts

Saturday 30th March 

Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 
Soloist Michael Vernon
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 29th June

Schubert:  Overture in the Italian Style in C major
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major
Soloist Michael Vernon
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 23th November

Dvořák: In Nature’s Realm
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Brahms: Symphony No.3

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh