Iain Farrington

Pianist, organist, composer, arranger

Iain FarringtonDiary


A listing of Iain's future and recent concerts, including recordings and tours, as well as notable performances of his arrangements and compositions.



2018


15th February - Pre-concert talk on Elgar’s Cello Concerto for BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow


19th-21st - Ferio Saxophone Quartet record new arrangements for Chandos Records


20th, 21st, 23rd February - Scottish Ensemble perform new arrangements of arias from Berlioz Les Troyens. Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano), Edinburgh, Glasgow, London.


2nd - 11th March - Recording (piano, celeste) new film soundtrack, Abbey Road Studios, London


19th March - Concert (piano) with London Sinfonietta, Royal Festival Hall, London


27th - 29th March - Recording (piano, celeste) new film soundtrack, Abbey Road Studios, London


10th April - Concert (piano) with Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise. Holywell Music Room, Oxford.


14th, 15th April - Streetwise Opera perform new arrangements of songs and arias in Tell me the truth about love, Sage Gateshead.


15th April - New Orchestra of Washington perform arrangements of Dvorak Symphony No. 9 and Gershwin Porgy and Bess Fantasy. National Presbyterian Church, Washington, USA.


13th May - Concert (harpsichord) with Aurora Orchestra, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Ligeti Chamber Concerto


16th May - Concert (piano) with Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise. Corn Exchange, Newbury


17th May - Concert (piano) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Thomas Kemp (conductor), Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Chamber version of Strauss Der Rosenkavalier


19th May - Ensemble 360 perform new arrangements of music by Wagner and Mozart, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield


21st - 22nd May - Recording (piano) with Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise. Champs Hill, Sussex.


24th May - Royal Northen Sinfonia perform chamber version of Mahler Das Lied von der Erde. Sage, Gateshead


25th May - Concert (piano) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Thomas Kemp (conductor), Konzerthaus, Vienna. Chamber version of Strauss Der Rosenkavalier


27th May - Concert (piano) with Sarah Gabriel (soprano). Dorothy Parker takes a trip. Oxford Playhouse


30th May - Recital with Sir Willard White (baritone), King’s Hall, Ilkley.


10th June - Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows perform chamber version of Mahler Symphony No. 1, Sydney Opera House, Australia


15th June - Concert (piano) with Counterpoise, The Barn, Carlton.


24th June - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Amsterdam


September 17th - Recital with Philip Smith (baritone) of songs by Martin Shaw and Vaughan Williams. British Library, London.


8th December - Twickenham Choral Society perform new chamber orchestration of Howells Hymnus Paradisi



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Past concerts


15th February - Pre-concert talk on Elgar’s Cello Concerto for BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow


1st, 2nd February - Real Filharmonia de Galicia perform new chamber orchestration of Debussy La Mer. Paul Daniel (conductor). Santiago de Compostela, Vigo.


2nd February - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Brighton Dome


1st February - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Colston Hall, Bristol


27th January - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. The Anvil, Basingstoke


26th January - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


25th January - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Cardiff, Royal Welsh College of Music


21st January - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Sage, Gateshead


20th January - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Edinburgh Usher Hall


19th January - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Nottingham Royal Concert Hall


14th January - Michigan Philharmonic perform chamber arrangement of Brahms Symphony No. 2. St John’s Chapel, Plymouth, Michigan USA


13th-14th January - Choir of Royal Hospital Chelsea record organ arrangements of Holst Ode to Death, Faure Requiem. William Vann (conductor).



2017


21st, 22nd, 23rd December - Performances of A Shipshape Shindig, given by Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Paul Daniel (conductor). Auditorium de l’Opera de Bordeaux, France. Also broadcast on Radio Classique.


18th December - Ensemble Deva perform Scary Fairy: Hansel and Gretel with Craig Charles (narrator). Clark Rundell (conductor), Storyhouse Theatre, Chester


December - Royal Northern Sinfonia perform new chamber arrangements of Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite


15th December - Concert (piano) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Thomas Kemp (conductor), Shanghai, China. Chamber version of Strauss Der Rosenkavalier


11th December - Performance of Heatwave. Juliette Bausor (flute) Daniel Bates (oboe) Simon Lepper (piano). Royal Over-Seas League House, London


6th, 8th, 9th December - Mahler Players perform arrangements of Wagner Parsifal Fantasy and Debussy La Mer. Tomas Leakey (conductor), Ullapool, Lossiemouth, Inverness.


30th November, 1st December - Magdalene College Choir, Cambridge perform Sweet was the song in carol concerts. Magdalene College Cambridge, All Saint’s Margaret Street London. Graham Walker (conductor)


25th November - 3rd December - Aurora Orchestra perform chamber arrangements of works by Tchaikovsky. Far, Far Away children’s concerts, Kings Place, London.


16th November - Concert (piano) with Counterpoise and Sir Willard White (bass), Wimbledon Festival


10th November - Southbank Sinfonia perform arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 1. Bridge Theatre, London


9th November - Concert (piano) with City of London Sinfonia, Southwark Cathedral


3rd November - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Glasgow


28th, 29th October - Kantanti Ensemble perform arrangements of Wagner Gotterdammerung Fantasy, Debussy La Mer. Lee Reynolds (conductor). All Saints, Lewes


29th October - City of London Sinfonia perform new arrangements of Bach A Musical Offering. Chelmsford Civic Theatre


24th October - Concert (piano) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Thomas Kemp (conductor), The Courtyard, Hereford. Chamber version of Strauss Der Rosenkavalier


22nd October - Performance of Heatwave. Juliette Bausor (flute) Daniel Bates (oboe) Simon Lepper (piano). Canterbury Music Club.


18th, 22nd October - London Philharmonic Orchestra perform new orchestrations of songs by Julia Donaldson from The Gruffalo. Royal Festival Hall, London


19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd October - Arensky Chamber Orchestra perform new chamber version of Wagner Tristan and Isolde Fantasy. William Kunhardt (conductor). London venue - In Night’s Darkling Glory


19th October - Manchester Camerata perform arrangements of Brahms and Mozart. Meridian Centre, Withernsea


18th, 22nd October - London Philharmonic Orchestra perform new orchestrations of songs by Julia Donaldson from The Gruffalo. Royal Festival Hall, London


15th October - Concert (piano) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Thomas Kemp (conductor), Oxford Town Hall. Chamber version of Strauss Der Rosenkavalier


14th October - Aurora Orchestra perform arrangement of Mahler Das Lied von der Erde. Andrew Staples (tenor), Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano), Nicholas Collon (conductor). Kings Place, London


13th October - Concert (piano) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Thomas Kemp (conductor), Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. Mahler and Strauss songs


13th October - Fibonacci Sequence perform new arrangement of Dvorak Slavonic Dance No. 8, Truro 3 Arts


8th October - Kammerensemble Konsonanz perform arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 1. Resonanzraum, Hamburg, Germany.


7th October - Southbank Sinfonia perform arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 1. Marlborough College.


29th September - Roman River Festival Ensemble perform new chamber arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 9. Orlando Jopling (conductor), Stoke by Nayland Church


26th and 30th September - BBC Philharmonic perform new orchestration of unperformed Anthony Burgess score for his play version of A Clockwork Orange. Gergely Madaras (conductor), BBC Philharmonic Studio and Middleton Hall, Hull. Broadcast on BBC Radio Three, Sunday 1st October, Drama on 3. Worked as Musical Director for the actors.


23rd, 24th, 25th September - Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine perform new arrangement of Take the A Train - Chattanooga Choo Choo. Paul Daniel (conductor). Auditorium de l’Opera de Bordeaux, France.


14th, 15th September - Lapland Chamber Orchestra perform chamber arrangement of Dvorak Symphony No. 9 ‘New World’. John Storgards (conductor). Korundi, Finland


20th August - Concert (organ) with BBC Singers, City of London Sinfonia, Sofi Jeannin (conductor). BBC Proms. Royal Albert Hall, London


22nd July - Royal Northern Sinfonia perform new orchestral work, Nicholas McGegan (conductor). BBC Proms, Stage@TheDock, Hull


19th July - Concert (piano) with Counterpoise and Sir John Tomlinson (bass), Buxton Festival


15th July - Concert (piano) with Counterpoise and Sir John Tomlinson (bass), Deal Festival


9th July - Concert (piano) with Counterpoise and Sir John Tomlinson (bass), Cheltenham Festival


8th July - Gloucester Cathedral Junior Choir performs The Blues Service, Cheltenham Festival, Gloucester Cathedral.


7th July - Orta Festival Ensemble performs arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 1. Amedeo Monetti (conductor). Orta Festival, Isola San Guilio, Italy.


22nd June - Chamber Ensemble performs arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 1. Lars Vogt (conductor), Christian Tetzlaff (leader). Spannungen Festival, Germany.


21st June - Camerata Universidad de los Andes performs arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 1. Eduardo Browne (conductor). Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile


7th, 9th, 10th June - Mahler Players perform arrangement of Wagner Gotterdammerung Fantasy, Tomas Leakey (conductor). Ullapool, Lossiemouth, Inverness


5th June - Steven Grahl (organ) performs Animal Parade, Peterborough Cathedral


3rd, 4th June - Aurora Orchestra perform arrangement of Rodgers and Hammerstein The Lonely Goatherd. Mary Bevan (soprano) Nicholas Collon (conductor), St John Smith Square London, Birmingham Symphony Hall


29th May - Ensemble Deva perform Scary Fairy: Red Riding Hood with Craig Charles (narrator). Programme also includes chamber arrangements of Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Ravel Mother Goose Suite. Storyhouse Theatre, Chester


25th May - Concert (piano, organ) for Schoenberg family, Los Angeles, USA. Organ and choral works by Arnold Schoenberg and Eric Zeisl


20th May - Chamber Symphony Orchestra Brno performs arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 1. Brno, Czech Republic


13th May - Ensemble 360 perform new arrangements of music by Shostakovich, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield


12th May - Concert (organ) with King’s Consort, Cirencester


6th May - Concert (piano) with Counterpoise, Fellowship House, London


29th April - West Barnes Singers perform arrangement of Gounod Messe Solennelle. St John’s Church, Wimbledon.


12th April - Roma Sinfonietta perform arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 1, Fabio Maestri (conductor). Rome, Italy.


4th April - Concert (piano) with The Beecham Orchestra, Cadogan Hall. Alan Tongue (conductor). Mozart Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major


1st April - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. St John’s at Hackney, London


18th, 19th March - New Orchestra of Washington perform arrangement of Dukas Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Washington, USA


18th March - Finchley Choral Society perform arrangement of Gurney Five Elizabethan Songs, St Giles’ Cripplegate, London. Grace Rossiter (conductor)


4th, 8th, 10th, 11th March - Arensky Chamber Orchestra performances throughout the UK of new chamber arrangements: Debussy La Mer, Britten Four Sea Interludes. William Kunhardt (conductor)


4th, 5th March - Aurora Orchestra perform arrangements of Mahler Symphony No. 1 and Das Lied von der Erde.

Musika-Musica Festival, Bilbao, Spain


27th February - Concert (piano) with Counterpoise, Luton Music Club. Includes performance of A Little Cabaret


18th February - Recital (piano and organ) at The Crossing, Worksop. Includes performance of Classical Converts and Lay my burden down


7th February - Amy Harman (bassoon) and Castalian String Quartet perform new arrangements of Mozart Bassoon Sonata and Schubert songs. Wigmore Hall, London