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.



27 November - Concert (piano) with Caroline Kennedy (soprano) and Simon Wallfisch (baritone). There’s no business like showbusiness. A show to celebrate the music of Irving Berlin, with new arrangements of his songs. Jacqueline Dupre Concert Hall, Oxford - CANCELLED


2021


3 March - Concert (piano) with Bach Choir. Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. David Hill (conductor), Philip Scriven (harmonium) - CANCELLED


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Past concerts


11 November - Recording (piano) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Henry Wood Hall, London. Geoffrey Paterson (conductor)


7 November - Recording (piano and organ) with Simon Wallfisch (baritone) and Academy of St Martin in the Fields. St Martin in the Fields Church, London. Streamed online. Includes arrangements of Korngold Gluckwunsch, Mahler Der Einsame im Herbst


5 November - Concert (piano) with Helen Neeves (soprano), Elizabeth Weisberg (soprano), Philip Tebb (baritone). Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin. Includes new songs The Beauty of Light - CANCELLED


2-4 November - Recording new children’s opera with English Touring Opera. Neil Balfour (baritone), Ellie Edmonds (mezzo soprano), Amy Green (saxophone), Jonny Raper (percussion), IF (piano/conductor)


15 October - Concert (piano) with London Serenata, Imperial College, London. Includes arrangement of Bizet Jeux d’Enfants


8 October - Concert (piano) with Sarah Gabriel (soprano), St Mary’s Perivale. Live streamed online. Includes arrangements of songs from the American Songbook


4 October - Premiere of new organ work, Variation on “Herrgot aus Stein” for re-opening concert of organ in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna. Konstantin Reymaier (organist)


4 October - Concert (piano) with Sir Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) and Britten Sinfonia, Barbican Centre, London. Includes new arrangements of songs by Ivor Novello


27 September - Concert (piano) with Caroline Kennedy (soprano) and Simon Wallfisch (baritone). There’s no business like showbusiness. A show to celebrate the music of Irving Berlin, with new arrangements of his songs. Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, London - CANCELLED


21 September - Recording (piano duet) with City of London Sinfonia, Ken Burton (conductor). Britten St Nicolas


20 September - Concert (piano) with Caroline Kennedy (soprano) and Simon Wallfisch (baritone). There’s no business like showbusiness. A show to celebrate the music of Irving Berlin, with new arrangements of his songs. Totnes, Devon - CANCELLED


10 September - Concert (keyboard) with Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon (conductor). BBC Proms 2020, Royal Albert Hall. Richard Ayres No. 52 (Three Pieces about Beethoven). Broadcast on BBC Four and BBC Radio Three


4, 5 September - Recording Gershwin arrangements with Peter Sparks (clarinet) and Kyle Horch (saxophone), Menuhin Hall, Surrey, SOMM Recordings


17 July - Premiere broadcast of Beethoveniana, First Night of the Proms, BBC Radio Three and BBC FOUR. Five orchestras and chorus - BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Singers


10, 11, 12 July - Streetwise Opera perform new arrangement of Schubert Winterreise. With Roderick Williams (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano), Brodsky Quartet. Middlesbrough Town Hall, Ryedale Festival - CANCELLED


8 July - Concert (piano) with Tristan Cox (oboe), Goring on Thames - CANCELLED


25 - 31 May - Peppa Pig: My First Concert. Stage show featuring Iain’s compositions and arrangements. Bristol, Cardiff, London - CANCELLED


22, 23 May - Concerts (harpsichord) with Terje Tonnesen (violin) and City of London Sinfonia. Wilton’s Music Hall, London - CANCELLED


14, 15, 16 May - Concerts (piano, harpsichord) with Alison Balsom and Britten Sinfonia. Milton Court London, St Andrew’s Hall Norwich, Saffron Hall - CANCELLED


10, 11 May - Recording Gershwin arrangements with Peter Sparks (clarinet) and Kyle Horch (saxophone) - CANCELLED


3 May - Concert (piano) with Simon Wallfisch (baritone/cello). Tilburg, Holland - CANCELLED


29 April - Concert (piano) with Caroline Kennedy (soprano) and Simon Wallfisch (baritone). There’s no business like showbusiness. A show to celebrate the music of Irving Berlin, with new arrangements of his songs. Guy’s Hospital, London - CANCELLED


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


12 April - Premiere of new organ work, Variation on “Herrgot aus Stein” for re-opening concert of organ in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna. Konstantin Reymaier (organist) - CANCELLED


9 - 15 April - Peppa Pig: My First Concert. Stage show featuring Iain’s compositions and arrangements. Brighton, Manchester, London - CANCELLED


7 April  - Concert (organ) with Tenebrae choir and Aurora Orchestra. Theatre Royal, Norwich. Nigel Short (conductor) - CANCELLED


4 April - Concert (organ) with Tenebrae choir and Aurora Orchestra. National Concert Hall, Dublin. Nigel Short (conductor) - CANCELLED


25 March - Concert (piano) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Chamber arrangements of Mahler - CANCELLED


24 March - Recording film session (piano). Abbey Road Studios, London - CANCELLED


15, 22 March, 5 April - LSO East London Academy performs new arrangement of Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition - CANCELLED


7 March - Concert (organ) with Tenebrae choir and Aurora Orchestra. Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. Nigel Short (conductor)


5 March - Concert (piano) with Caroline Kennedy (soprano) and Simon Wallfisch (baritone). There’s no business like showbusiness. A show to celebrate the music of Irving Berlin, with new arrangements of his songs. Kings Place, London


29 February - Concert (piano duet) with John Reid at Three Rivers Music Society, Rickmansworth. Includes Farrington Dance Craze, Ravel La Valse, Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


27 February - Lecture/piano recital for Mahler Society, London


9 - 18 February - Peppa Pig: My First Concert. Stage show featuring Iain’s compositions and arrangements. Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds


28 January - Recital (piano) with Simon Wallfisch (baritone) for joint music societies, London


25 January - Recording (piano) film session, Air Studios, London


22 January - Concert (piano) with London Serenata. 1901 Arts Club, London. Includes arrangements of Bizet Jeux d’enfants and Debussy Petite Suite


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


2019


16 December - Interview recording for The Listening Service with Tom Service, BBC Radio Three


15 December - Concert (organ) with Philharmonia Orchestra, David Hill (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London. Includes Widor’s Toccata


14 December-  Recording (piano) film session, Abbey Road Studios, London


14 December - Concert (piano) with Alexandra Wood (violin) and Madeleine Shaw (mezzo soprano). La Boulangerie, Aurora Orchestra Lock-In. Kings Place, London.


13 December - Broadcast on BBC Radio Two of Scary Fairy Saves Christmas. BBC Philharmonic and Craig Charles (poet/narrator), Clark Rundell (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Manchester. Friday Night is Music Night


11 December - Concert (piano) at 1901 Arts Club, London. Includes Classical Converts and arrangements of popular songs


10 December - Concert (piano) with assorted musicians, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge.


7 December - Concert (piano/organ) with Nonsuch Singers, St Peter’s Eaton Square, London. Tom Bullard (conductor)


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


25 November - Concert (piano) with Peter Sparks (clarinet) and Kyle Horch (saxophone) at 1901 Arts Club, London. Programme of instrumental music and arrangements of songs by George Gershwin


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


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


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


1 & 2 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)


28 October - Concert with John Reid (piano duet) at 1901 Arts Club, London. Includes Farrington Dance Craze, Ravel La Valse, Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


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


19 September - Ivana Gavric (piano) and 12 Ensemble perform new chamber arrangement of Haydn Piano Concerto in D major. Mansfield Street, London


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


9 September - Live broadcast (piano) on BBC Radio Three In Tune with Simon Wallfisch (baritone)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


21 and 22 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


15 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


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


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


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


March 29 - 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.


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


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


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


20 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)


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