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.



16th - 30th August - UK tour of Peppa Pig: My First Concert. Stage show featuring new orchestral compositions and arrangements. Southbank Sinfonia.


26th August - Concert (piano) with Sarah Gabriel (soprano). Dorothy Parker takes a trip. Presteigne Festival


6th September - Recording of piano music by John Sykes. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge


12th September - Aurora Orchestra perform new Berlioz arrangement. BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London


27th October - London Philharmonic Orchestra perform new arrangements of Julia Donaldson’s Zog. Royal Festival Hall, London


1st & 2nd November - Concerts (piano) with Aurora Orchestra. Includes new arrangements of Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin and Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue. St George’s Bristol and Kings Place, London. Nicholas Collon (conductor)


5th November - Lecture for Mahler Society, Langham Hall Hotel, London


8th November - Piano recital, music by Elgar. British Library, London


14th November - Concert (piano) with Sarah Gabriel, Music at Oxford


6th December - Residentie Orkest perform new arrangement of Szymanowski King Roger Suite. Nicholas Collon (conductor). Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague, Holland


2020


12th, 13th, 14th January - Gurzenich Orchestra Cologne perform new arrangement of Szymanowski King Roger Suite. Nicholas Collon (conductor). Zuiderstrandtheater, Cologne, Germany


April 18th - Recital (piano and organ) for Leighton Buzzard Music Club.



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Past concerts


13th August - Concert (piano) with Aurora Orchestra. Proms Inspire, Maida Vale Studios. Duncan Ward (conductor). BBC Proms, broadcast on BBC Radio Three


13th August - Prom 36: Late-Night Mixtape. Includes arrangements of music by Soumik Datta. Royal Albert Hall, London


8th - 9th August - Ferio Saxophone Quartet perform new arrangement of Shostakovich Jazz Suite


27th July - Pianist for John Rutter singing day, Benslow Music, Hitchin


26th July - Horrible Histories Movie released. Includes soundtrack co-composed, orchestrated and conducted by IF.


24th July - Orsino Ensemble perform new arrangement of Rachmaninoff 2nd Suite. Castle Howard, Ryedale Festival


21st and 22nd July - CBeebies Prom: A Musical Trip to the Moon. Composition of new song, orchestral medley and other orchestral arrangements. Chineke Orchestra, CBeebies Prom Choir. Royal Albert Hall, London. Broadcast on BBC Radio Three and on CBeebies TV


19th July - Concert (piano) with Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise, Champs Hill, Petworth Festival


8th July - Concert (piano) with Bar Choral Society, Temple Church, London. Greg Morris (conductor). Includes The Rio Grande by Constant Lambert


20th June - Daniel Bates (oboe) and string trio perform Lamenting Lullaby. Fitzfest, Fitzrovia Chapel, London


25th May - Concert (piano) with Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise, Alwinton


24th May - Concert (piano) with Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise, Berwick Maltings


24th May - Alice Zawadzki and City of London Sinfonia perform new arrangement of A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.


18th May - Concert (piano) with London Symphony Chorus, Barbican, London. Simon Halsey (conductor). Orff Carmina Burana.


17th May - Concert (piano) with London Philharmonic Choir, Middle Temple Hall, London. Neville Creed (conductor). Includes Free Wheeler


15th May - Concert (harpsichord) with City of London Sinfonia. Alexandra Wood (leader/conductor) Includes new arrangement of Sumer is Icumen In


March-May - New arrangements of BBC Ten Pieces Trailblazers for multi-ability instrumentalists


28th April - Solo recital (organ) at St John’s College, Cambridge. Includes Live Wire and Lay my burden down


10th April - Recital (piano) with Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano), Hinckley Opera Festival


April 2nd, 3rd - Recording (conductor/composer) with Aurora Orchestra of new film score for Horrible Histories Movie. Angel Studios, London


March 29th - Ian Bostridge (tenor) and Aurora Orchestra perform new arrangement of The Beatles ‘In my Life’. Klarafestival, Bozar, Brussels


February-April - Composing and orchestrating new film score for Horrible Histories Movie in collaboration with Richie Webb and Matt Katz.


9th March - Lecture by Anita Lasker-Wallfisch. Includes music (piano) with Simon Wallfisch (cello). Kings Place, London


15th, 16th, 17th February - Peppa Pig: My First Concert. Stage show featuring new compositions and arrangements. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


12th February - William Whitehead (organ) performs ‘Prelude on the Old 100th’ , St Peter’s Eaton Square, London. Live broadcast on BBC Radio Three


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


17th January - Recording (piano) with Counterpoise and Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano) of works by Alma Mahler, Gustav Mahler, Wagner, Zemlinsky



2018


21st December - Performance of new arrangement of Silent Night for string quartet, brass quintet, clarinet, folk singer, gospel choir. BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ programme, live broadcast.


20th, 21st, 22nd December - Performances of Wing It, given by Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Paul Daniel (conductor). Auditorium de l’Opera de Bordeaux, France. Also broadcast on Radio Classique.


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. Broadcast on BBC Radio 2, Friday Night is Music Night


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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


7th June - Daniel Bates (oboe) and ensemble recording sessions for Lamenting Lullaby, St Mary’s, Folkestone


1st June - Premiere of Lamenting Lullaby, Fitzrovia Chapel, FitzFest. Daniel Bates (oboe), Laura Lutzke (violin), Adam Newman (viola), Hannah Sloane (cello)


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.