Orchestra of Square Chapel - 2019


Sunday 24th March 2019 at 7.30pm

  • Rossini: Overture, Tancredi
  • Schumann: Violin Concerto (soloist: Martyn Jackson)
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1

Hebden Bridge-born violinist, Martyn Jackson leads the Allegri String Quartet. He will perform Schumann’s rarely-heard violin concerto, written in 1853 but not performed until 1937.


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Schumann’s violin concerto was one of his last major works, composed shortly before he attempted suicide and was then confined to a mental asylum. Its history is interesting, with the work being unplayed until over 100 years after Schumann’s death. Although Joseph Joachim, for whom the concerto was written, prohibited its performance, Schumann’s great-niece claimed to have been instructed by an unknown spirit, during a seance, to find and perform the work.  The first British performance was in 1938 by Yehudi Menuhin. 



Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 7.30pm

  • Debussy: Petite Suite
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (soloist: William Green)
  • Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
  • Dvorak: Legends


Sunday 21st July 2019 at 7pm

Performance of “Concerto” by Michael Pinchbeck. Including a full performance of Ravel’s Concerto for Left Hand.

A unique musical experience inspired by Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand featuring world renowned pianist Nicholas McCarthy. Infamous pianist Paul Wittgenstein commissioned Ravel to write him a concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War. The assassin that triggered that conflict, Gavrilo Princip, was kept in shackles in prison in Terezin, his withered arm tied up with piano wire, fading into the snow. Unravelling narratives surround this piece of music and together they weave a true story that spans 100 years. Michael Pinchbeck’s Concerto is a deconstructed re-orchestrated exploration of the legacy of war and the healing power of music that marks the centenary of World War One. Musical manuscript will fall from the sky like snow on a battlefield. A conductor will become an assassin. An audience will become an orchestra. And a pianist will play.

Orchestra of Square Chapel - 2019-20 Season

Autumn Concert – Sunday 13th October 2019 at 7.30pm

Programme to be decided.

New Year Viennese Gala Concert – Sunday 5th January 2020 at 3pm

  • Walzes, polkas and marches from the Strauss family and their contemporaries.

The perfect way to start your New Year. Book early! This concert will sell out.

Spring Concert – Sunday 22nd March 2020 at 3pm

Programme to be decided.

Summer Concert – Sunday 21st June 2020 at 7.30pm

Programme to be decided.

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