Past Concerts

1996 Concert Programmes

November 30th
Overture Rosamunde – Schubert
Clarinet Concerto in E Flat – Rimsky Korsakov
(Soloist: Eric Ward)
Serenade in G minor ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ – Mozart
Slavonic Dance Op 46 No 4 – Dvořák
Symphony No. 93 D major – Haydn

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

1997 Concert Programmes

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

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

July 5th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 29th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

1998 Concert Programmes

July 11th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 28th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

1999 Concert Programmes

March 13th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

June 26th

Overture: Der Freischütz – Weber
Kol Nidrei – Bruch
Soloist: Christopher Rakovsky
Symphony No. 8 in G – Dvořák

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 27th
(Concert in memory of Hubert Thomas 1914 – 1998)
Overture: The Barber of Seville – Rossini
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G K313 – Mozart
Soloist: Jane Coombe
Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 69 ‘Pastoral’ – Beethoven

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2000 Concert Programmes

March 22nd

Waltz form ‘Masquerade’ – Khachaturian
Wand of Youth Suite No. 1 – Elgar
Symphony No 9 in E minor – Dvořák

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

June 24th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 25th

Overture: Fingals Cave – Mendelssohn
Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb major K447 – Mozart
Soloist: Godfrey Stafford
Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 21 – Beethoven

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2001 Concert Programmes

March 24th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

March 30th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 24th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2002 Concert Programmes

April 20th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

June 29th

Iphigénia in Aulis – Gluck

Music for the Royal Fireworks – Handel
Symphony No. 4 in C minor ‘Tragic’ – Schubert
Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 30th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2003 Concert Programmes

March 22nd

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

June 28th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2004 Concert Programmes

March 20th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

July 26th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 27th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2005 Concert Programmes

April 9th

Overture: Fidelio – Beethoven
Bassoon Concerto in Bb K191 – Mozart
Soloist:Kevin O’Sullivan
Symphony No 2 in D Op 73 – Brahms

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

July 2nd

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 26th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2006 Concert Programmes

March 25th

Overture: La Cenerentola – Rossini
Violin Concerto in E Minor – Mendelssohn
Soloist:Dara de Cogan
Symphony No 4 in Bb Op 60 – Beethoven

Conducted by Gloria Bakhshayesh and Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

July 1st

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 25th

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

April 9th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

June 30th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 24th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2008 Concert Programmes

April 12th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

July 5th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 24th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2009 Concert Programmes

April 4th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

July 4th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 28th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2010 Concert Programmes

March 20th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

July 3rd

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 24th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2011 Concert Programmes

100th Anniversary Season

April 9th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

July 2nd

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 26th
100th Anniversary Concert

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2012 Concert Programmes

March 24th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

July 7th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

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

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2013 Concert Programmes

March 23rd

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

June 29th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 30th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2014 Concert Programmes

March 22nd

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

June 28th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 29th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

2015 Concert Programmes

March 21st
Concert in memory of John Davenport

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

June 27th

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

November 28th

at St. Michael’s Church, Bramhall

Finlandia – Sibelius
Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine
Symphony No.9 in D minor Op.125 ‘Choral’ – Beethoven
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

March 19th

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

Conducted by Gloria Bakhshayesh

July 2nd

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

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

April 1st

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 1 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 25 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 24 March

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

Conducted by Mehrdad Bakhshayesh

Saturday 30 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 24 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 30 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 29 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