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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


27th August - Concert (piano) at BBC Proms 2018, Cadogan Hall, London. Includes works by Bernstein.


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


21st November - A Mahler Piano Series 11. New Beginnings. 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme


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


2019


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




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Past concerts


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.


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