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.



2019


20th January - Aurora Orchestra perform arrangement of Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and folksongs. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)




Return to Top



Past concerts


2018


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


5th December - BBC Philharmonic and Craig Charles (poet/narrator) perform new work Scary Fairy Saves Christmas. Clark Rundell (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Manchester


A Mahler Piano Series: September - November, 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


12th September - A Mahler Piano Series 1. From the Countryside with Simon Wallfisch (baritone). 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


19th September - A Mahler Piano Series 2. On Angels’ Wings with Rozanna Madylus (mezzo soprano). 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


26th September - A Mahler Piano Series 3. A Hymn to Nature with Sarah Gabriel (soprano). 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


3rd October - A Mahler Piano Series 4. Visions of Childhood with Sarah Gabriel (soprano). 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


10th October - A Mahler Piano Series 5. Love and Death with Simon Wallfisch (baritone). 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


17th October - A Mahler Piano Series 6. Musical Revolutionaries. 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


24th October - A Mahler Piano Series 7. The Popular and the Profound. 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


31st October - A Mahler Piano Series 8. Female Pioneers with Rozanna Madylus (mezzo soprano). 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


6th November - A Mahler Piano Series 9. Echoes of the East with Richard Dowling (tenor), Stephanie Marshall (mezzo soprano). 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


15th November - A Mahler Piano Series 10. Old World Farewells. 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


21st November - A Mahler Piano Series 11. New Beginnings with Fenella Humphreys (violin). 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


30th November - Aurora Orchestra perform new chamber arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 4. Middle Temple Hall, London. Jonathan Bloxham (conductor)


13th November - Concert (piano) with Sir John Tomlinson, Rozanna Madylus and Counterpoise. Hampstead Arts Festival


31st October - 9th November - BBC Concert Orchestra perform new orchestral work A Sea Shanty Shake-Up on tour of China. Barry Wordsworth (conductor).


21st October - BBC Television film recording, accompanying Sir Willard White (bass baritone) for documentary presented by Lucy Worsley


12th October - Recital with Simon Wallfisch (baritone), Schwerin, Germany.


28th September - Performance of new chamber arrangement of Mahler Symphony No. 4. St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland. Roman River Festival. Orlando Jopling (conductor)


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


10th September - Concert (piano) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Hippodrome, Darlington. Chamber version of Strauss Der Rosenkavalier


5th September - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Bremen, Germany.


4th September - Britten Sinfonia, Pablo Ziegler and ensemble perform arrangement of La Cumparsita. Tango Prom, BBC Proms 2018, Royal Albert Hall, Clark Rundell (conductor)


27th August - Concert (piano) at BBC Proms 2018, Cadogan Hall, London. UK premiere of Bernstein’s Conch Town.


20th - 21st August - Recording (organ) of organ compositions. St John’s College, Cambridge


3rd August - Sam Lee and BBC Concert Orchestra perform arrangements of My Ausheen and Lovely Molly for Folk Prom. BBC Proms 2018, Royal Albert Hall, Steven Bell (conductor)


1st August - Atea Quintet and Joanna MacGregor (piano) perform arrangement of Dukas Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Dartington Arts Festival


July, August - Royal Northern Sinfonia perform new chamber arrangements of Sibelius Symphonies 2 and 5


18th - 20th July - Sam Lee and City of London Sinfonia perform orchestral arrangements of folksongs, Latitude Festival 2018, Suffolk


15th July - BBC Concert Orchestra perform new work Gershwinicity for BBC Proms 2018, Royal Albert Hall, London. Andrew Gourlay (conductor) and five soloists. Also includes symphonic arrangement of excerpts from Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals.


26th June - Concert (piano) with Jacqueline Dankworth and Counterpoise, Proms at St Jude’s, London.


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


24th June - Ensemble Q perform chamber version of Mahler Symphony No. 1, Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland, Australia


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


19th-20th May - Aurora Orchestra perform new chamber arrangements of Beethoven, Kings Place, London


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


18th May - Concert (piano) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. St George’s, Bristol. Chamber version of Strauss Der Rosenkavalier


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


27th - 28th March - Recording (piano, celeste) new film soundtrack, Abbey Road Studios, London


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


9th, 10th, 11th March - Göttinger Symphony Orchestra perform A Shipshape Shindig, Nicholas McGegan (conductor). Göttingen, Einbeck, Northeim, Germany.


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


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


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


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.