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English Sinfonia

Chris Hopkins, Conductor
Janice Graham, Violin

Jenkins | Palladio

Gipps | Cringlemere Garden

Britten | Simple Symphony

Barber | Adagio for Strings

Schubert | Rondo

Elgar | Serenade for Strings

Grieg | Holberg Suite

The English Sinfonia is one of the earliest established chamber orchestras in the UK and well-known for their expert and engaging interpretations of British music. Under the leadership of violinist, Janice Graham, today's orchestra is a versatile and flexible ensemble, formed of well-established players at the height of their career.


Philip Hesketh

Pre-concert talk - 6.30pm

Presented by Philip Hesketh
The Town Hall - FREE 

After starting his professional life as a cellist, playing with many of the country's finest orchestras, Philip turned to conducting in 1991, making his Royal Opera House debut with the Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker in 2001. He is Musical Director of Opera de Bauge, Opera Vera, the West London Sinfonia, the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra and The London Children's Ballet. He also appears regularly as a guest artist with orchestras at home and abroad. As a musical communicator Philip is making a reputation in Britain as both a highly informative speaker and a witty and entertaining raconteur.