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.



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


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


29th 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


5th 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


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


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


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


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


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


12th 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)


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


29th 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. St Thomas’ Hospital, London


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


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


27th 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


27th 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


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Past concerts


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


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


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


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


2019


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


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


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


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


13th 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


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


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


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


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


25th 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. 1901 Arts Club, London