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Stoke on Trent Festival 2014 and 2015

Stoke on Trent Festival 2014/2015 Season

The new series marks the Festival’s 45th Concert season. An amazing array of talent has been programmed with five different orchestras. For the first time we have increased the number of concerts in the series to ten. This is because I have at last managed to secure a return date with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, who so many of you have asked me to bring back to the City. This will be a bonus concert for all season ticket subscribers at half the full ticket price.

 

BBC Philharmonic will perform on four occasions and their Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena, opens with Beethoven’s wonderful Choral Symphony with the Birmingham Symphony Choir. Juanjo returns to conduct in February and Nicholas Collon who was so impressive last year, is scheduled in November when one of the world’s finest violinists James Ehnes will be soloist. Hallé are programmed to play three dates and will be introducing two conductors – Ryan Wigglesworth and Jamie Phillips, both making their Festival debuts. The highly popular New Year Viennese concert will be on 2nd January. CBSO visit us in April when the English National Opera’s M.D. Ed Gardner, appears here for the first time conducting an all Mendelssohn programme. The EUCO complete the programme when the prodigious Nikolai Demidenko will play two piano concertos.

 

A Season Ticket purchase makes ‘Sound Sense’ especially as prices start from £11.55 per concert, only £115.50 for 10 concerts ….a 23% discount!

 

Five world renowned pianists have been engaged for the series at the Forum Theatre where audiences are growing each season.  Both Martin Roscoe and Alexandra Dariescu return by popular demand. Highly acclaimed American Garrick Ohlsson makes his first appearance as does Jonathan Biss and the season concludes with French couple Pascal and Ami Rogé – four hands at one piano!

 

A truly international line-up!

 

A five recital Season Ticket is priced at £90.00, only £18.00 per event, which includes a season’s programme and complimentary interval wine, tea or coffee – fantastic value!

 

Enjoy the summer and thank you for your ongoing support of our events.

 

Mike Lloyd

MANAGING DIRECTOR