Schedule 2015/16
(Listings are for concerts, and conducting master classes which have open application. Some RNCM & University of Manchester concerts will include student conductors. 

26th - 28th September
RNCM Wind Orchestra CD Recording Released by Polyphonic, December 2016

4th October
University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Seb Marshall, clarinet
Berlioz - Damnation of Faust excerpts
Debussy - Premiere Rhapsodie
Faure - Pelleas & Melisande Suite
Mozart - Solemn Vespers of a Confessor
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama, University of Manchester, 5.00pm

11th October
Stockport Symphony Orchestra
Schubert - Symphony No.7 'Unfinished'
Beethoven - Symphony No.9
Stockport Town Hall, 7.30pm

11th October
Nottingham Philharmonic OrchestraCallum Smart, violin
Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No.9
Albert Hall, Nottingham 5.00pm

15th October
RNCM Concert Orchestra
Nielsen - Prelude to Act II from Saul & David
Sibelius - Symphony No.3
RNCM, 1.15pm

24th October
University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra, Itamar Rashkovsky, violin
Dvorak - Noonday Witch
Korngold - Violin Concerto
Dvorak - In Nature's Realm
Sibelius - Symphony No.5
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama, University of Manchester, 7.30pm

25th-26th October
RNCM Conducting Course for Music Educators
Conducting Course
Whitemoor Lakes Conference Centre

28th October
Derbyshire County Wind Orchestra
Torke - Grand Central Station
Hess - East Coast Pictures
Whitemoor Lakes Conference Centre

7th November
Liverpool Mozart OrchestraCraig Ogden, guitar
Villa Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No.1
Villa Lobos - Guitar Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No.3 'Eroica'
Floral Pavillion, New Brighton, 7.30pm

14th November
University of Manchester Chamber Orchestra, Elizabeth Humphries, oboe
McCabe - Cloudcatcher Fells
Mozart - Oboe Concerto
Weber - Peter Schmoll Overture
Beethoven -  Symphony No.7
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama, University of Manchester, 7.30pm

20th November
RNCM Conducting Masterclass
Mahler - Symphony No.9
RNCM Conducting

26th November
RNCM New Ensemble
Stravinsky - Septet
Symcox - New work
Saxton - The Sentinel of the Rainbow
Saxton - Processions and Dances
Ryan - New work
Saxton - Chamber Symphony
RNCM, 7.30pm

3rd December
RNCM Wind Orchestra
Vaughan Williams - Toccata Marziale
McCabe - Canyons
RNCM, 1.15pm

4th - 6th December
University of Stavanger Conducting Masterclass
University of Stavanger

11th December
RNCM Chamber Orchestra
Yun Li, pianoLee Jae Phang, piano, Alejandra Rojas, bassoon
Amy Roberts, Marcus Norman, Hannah Caldecott, Sam Brough
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No.2
Mozart - Bassoon Concerto
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No.1
RNCM, 7.30pm


10th January
RNCM Conducting Course for Music Educators
Conducting Course

15th January
RNCM Wind Orchestra
Robert Russell Bennett - Autobiography, Down to the Sea in Ships, Suite of Old American Dances, Four Preludes, Symphonic Songs
RNCM 7.30pm

16th January
RNCM Wind Orchestra
CD Recording for Chandos

17th January
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Celtic Connections Festival with Toumani Diabaté
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 7.30pm

21st January
Manchester Camerata
Young Composers Project
RNCM, 10am

28th January
RNCM Wind Orchestra
Harry Fausing Smith, saxophone
Harrold - Acrid Lines
Birtwistle - Panic
RNCM, 1.15pm

28th January
RNCM New Ensemble
Harry Fausing Smith, saxophone
Horne - Frayed Instruments
Pratt - On reflection
Hope - new work
Birtwistle - The Woman and the Hare
RNCM, 7.30pm

30th January
Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
"A night at the Movies"
Star Wars,  West Side Story, Murder on the Orient Express, Mary Poppins and more.
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 7.00pm

8th & 9th February
RNCM Conducting Masterclass
Stravinsky - Octet
Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6
RNCM Conducting

20th February
University of Manchester Chamber Ensembles
Reich - Eight Lines
plus works by Adam Gorb, Andy Scott, Pete Meechan and new student works
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama, University of Manchester, 7.30pm

25th February
RNCM Wind Orchestra
Han Xu - new work
Hesketh - Diaghilev Dances
RNCM, 1.15pm

27th February
University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra, Ryan Hum, piano
Shostakovich - October
Scriabin - Piano Concerto
Weinberg - Rhapsody on Moldovian Themes
Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphoses
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama, University of Manchester, 7.30pm

12th March
Liverpool Mozart OrchestraJonathan Aasgard, cello
Mozart - Overture to Marriage of Figaro
Dvorak - Dvorak Concerto
Mozart - Symphony No.35
Elgar - Variations on an Original Theme
Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, 7.30pm

13th MarchDerbyshire County Wind Orchestra
Sophie Price, soprano
programme tbcvenue tbc

19th March
Nottingham Philharmonic OrchestraHuw Morgan, trumpet
Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Bernstein - 3 Dance Episodes from On the Town
Bennett - Trumpet Concerto
Bernstein - Candide Overture
Barber - Symphony No.1
Rodgers - Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Albert Hall, Nottingham, 7.30pm

20th March
RNCM Conducting Course for Music Educators
Conducting Course
Halle St Peters

2nd April
National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales
Woolfenden - Gallimaufry
McNeff - Image in Stone
Davies - Anemoi (world premiere)
Sallinen - A Palace Rhapsody
Ticheli - Symphony No.2
Riverfront, Newport

4th April
Hertfordshire Wind Sinfonia
Holst - Suite in Eb
Hess - Shakespeare Pictures
Barnes Chance - Elegy
Woolfenden - Gallimaufry
venue tbc

17th April
Derbyshire County Wind Orchestra, Linda Merrick, clarinet, Sophie Price, soprano
Ellerby - Clarinet Concerto
Gilmore - Five Folksongs
Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama, University of Manchester, 6pm

RNCM Wind Ensemble
Mozart - Serenade in C minor
Ellerby - Divertimento
Dvorak - Czech Suite

25 - 28 April
Manchester Camerata
Orchestras Live tour, DerbyshireSheffieldBolsoverSutton-in-Ashfield,Mansfield

6th to 8th May
RNCM Conducting Weekend in association with Manchester Camerata
Brahms - Tragic Overture
Mozart - Symphony No.38 "Prague"
Dvorak - Serenade for Winds
Elgar - Symphony No.1

Application form available autumn 2015 at

26 to 30 May
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Conducting Masterclasses Aveiro, Portugal

13-15th June
RNCM New Ensemble
Colin Matthews Festival RNCM

25th June
Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Clare Bhabra, violin
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture
Dvorak - Symphony No.8
Rimsky Korsakov - Scheherazade
Southwell Minster, 7.30pm

30th June & 1st July
Conducting Masterclass with Sistema Scotland

5th - 9th July
University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra
Dvorak - Noon Day Witch
Ravel - La vallees des cloches, Une barque sur l'Ocean, Alborada del gracioso
Shostakovich - Symphony No.5
Belgium Tour

26th July
Hertfordshire Wind Sinfonia
Hesketh - Masque
Bonney - Chaos Theory
Turnbull - Scenes from Childhood
Gorb - Tranquility
Ellerby - Silent Movie Suite
venue tbc

31st July - 6th August
Sherborne Summer School of Music
Conducting Course details here

8th - 12th August
Dirigentuka Conducting Masterclass
Stavanger, Norway