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.



2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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Past concerts


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


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


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


26th January - Pre-concert talk on Elgar’s 1st Symphony for BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow


24th, 25th January - City of London Sinfonia perform new arrangements, Wilton’s Music Hall, London


20th January - Concert (piano) with Counterpoise, Southend


16th, 17th January - Lapland Chamber Orchestra perform chamber arrangement of Satie 3rd Gymnopedie, Patric Gallois (conductor). Korundi, Finland


12th, 13th January - Lapland Chamber Orchestra perform chamber arrangement of Brahms 2nd Symphony, John Storgards (conductor). Korundi, Finland


January - Yale Schola Cantorum record chamber arrangement of Brahms Requiem. Yale University, USA. David Hill (conductor)



2016


December 20th - Premiere of new orchestral work Scary Fairy: Hansel and Gretel. Composed to accompany a new poem by Craig Charles (narrator). BBC Philharmonic, Clark Rundell (conductor). BBC Philharmonic Studio, Manchester. Broadcast on BBC Radio 2, Friday Night is Music Night on 6th January 2017.


December 17th - Twickenham Choral Society and Brandenburg Sinfonia perform new chamber orchestration of Rachmaninoff’s The Bells. Kingston Parish Church. Christopher Herrick (conductor)


December 15th, 16th, 18th - Performances of Wing It and arrangement of Take the A Train, given by Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Paul Daniel (conductor). Auditorium de l’Opera de Bordeaux, France. Also broadcast on Radio Classique.


December 10th - Concert (organ) with Nonsuch Singers, Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London. Tom Bullard (conductor)


November 26th - Amici Chamber Choir perform chamber arrangement of Brahms German Requiem. St James’s Piccadilly, London. Rebecca Lodge (conductor)


November 19th - St Peter’s Chamber Orchestra perform new arrangement of Dvorak ‘New World’ 9th Symphony. St Peter’s College, Oxford. John Warner (conductor)


November 18th - Arensky Chamber Orchestra perform new arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Symphony. Hospital Club, London. William Kunhardt (conductor)


November 17th - Sam Lee and City of London Sinfonia perform new folk song arrangements, and arrangement of Delius Brigg Fair. St John at Hackney, London. Hugh Brunt (conductor)


November 12th - Concert (piano) for Elgar Society, Leicester. Includes piano arrangement of Elgar’s Falstaff


November 6th - Yale Schola Cantorum perform chamber arrangement of Brahms Requiem. Yale University, USA. David Hill (conductor)


October 31st - Recital (piano) for Three Rivers Music Festival, Rickmansworth


October 29th, 30th - Mistral Ensemble perform new arrangements of Bizet Jeux d’Enfants, Dukas Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Boston, USA


October 29th, 30th - New Orchestra of Washington perform chamber arrangements of Brahms 2nd Symphony, Mozart The Marriage of Figaro Overture. Washington, USA


October 15th - Concert with Simon Wallfisch (baritone), Queen’s Gate Terrace, London.


October 14th - Concert (piano) of Dear Esther by Jessica Curry. Milton Court Concert Hall, Barbican, London


October 14th - Arensky Chamber Orchestra perform new arrangement of Wagner’s Parsifal Fantasy. Hospital Club, London. William Kunhardt (conductor)


October 15th - Concert with Simon Wallfisch (baritone), Queen’s Gate Terrace, London.