A very warm welcome to the new series of Stoke-on-Trent Festival events. Five different orchestras will be performing in the Victoria Hall’s fine acoustics. The BBC Philharmonic will appear on four occasions with their Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena opening the season with Stephen Hough performing Brahms Piano Concerto No.1. Conductor, Richard Farnes will make his Festival debut at their April concert.
Another Festival first will be Manchester Camerata with their brilliant conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy together with renowned pianist Paul Lewis who makes a welcome return to the City. The Hallé are scheduled to play two dates, their annual New Year concert and the ‘Gala Finale’ concert next May under Christian Mandeal’s direction.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Alexander Shelley conducting will bring their complete orchestral choir with them for their November date. The ECO complete the ‘line-up’ when John William’s prodigy Xuefei Yang will be performing the Rodrigo Guitar Concerto, a work that has been regularly requested. Another exciting season is in prospect!
You will be delighted to read that there will be no increase in ticket prices for either series.
Season tickets start from only £101, that’s only £11.22 per concert – phenomenal value!
Our Piano Recital series again presents a programme of internationally acclaimed pianists opening with John Lill celebrating his 70th birthday season. 2008 Leeds International Competition winner Sunwook Kim makes his series debut. Newcastle-under-Lyme born prizewinning Robert Thompson also makes his first appearance whilst Benjamin Grosvenor and Stephen Hough complete this array of talented pianists.
A five recital season ticket priced at £85.00 including a season’s programme and complimentary interval refreshments offers fantastic value.
I would like to thank you for your support of our events throughout the tough times in which we find ourselves. Enjoy the summer and I look forward to welcoming you again in the Autumn.