Next Concert

June 2018


Future Concerts:


Sunday 17th June, Sterts Theatre, Liskeard, 5.30pm
Wednesday 20th June, Plymouth Guildhall, 7.30pm

Sunday 25th November, Plymouth  Guildhall – with the Plymouth Philharmonic Choir

Past Concerts:

March 2018

November 2017

June 2017

March 2017

November 2016

June 2016


March 2016

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November 2015

June 2015


March 2015

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November 2014



June 2014


March 2014


November 2013

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June 2013

Plymouth Symphony Orchestra June 2013 Concert - Movie Night

Movie Night Programme:

633 Squadron – Ron Goodwin (1925 – 2003) James Bond Medley – arr. Victor LÓpez Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom March – John Williams (born 1932) Suite: Henry V (selection) – William Walton (1902 – 1983) The Trap – Ron Goodwin (1925 – 2003) Jurassic Park – John Williams (born 1932) The Bridge on the River Kwai – Malcolm Arnold (1921 – 2006) Zulu – John Barry (1933 – 2011) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – John Williams (born 1932) Battle Beyond the Stars – James Horner (born 1953) Titanic – My Heart Will Go On – James Horner (born 1953) Pirates of the Caribbean – Klaus Badelt (born 1967)

March 2013

Plymouth Symphony Orchestra March 2013 Concert - Night on a Bare Mountain

Sunday 17th March, The Public Hall, Liskeard, 5.30pm

Programme: Overture to Nabucco – Verdi Violin Concerto – Tchaikovsky

Solo Violin  :  BARTOSZ WOROCH

Night On A  Bare Mountain – Mussorgsky Nocturne – Paul Foster Spartacus – Suite no.2 – Khachaturian   BARTOSZ WOROCH Bartosz-Woroch-4-_-credit-Ben-Harte   Born in 1984 in Poznan, Poland, Bartosz Woroch studied with Marcin Baranowski at the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan and in 2008 was awarded a Swiss Government Scholarship to study in the class of Monika Urbaniak-Lisik at the Hochschule der Kunste Berne.  In 2009 he entered the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he studied in the class of Louise Hopkins and is now a Professor.  He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2011. As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the Czestochowa, Poznan, Silesian and Auckland Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bern Symphony and Polish Radio Orchestras.  He has given recitals at Bridgewater Hall, Barbican, Purcell Room and the Brighton Festival and recorded for BBC Radio 3, Radio France and Polish Radio.  His collaborations include working with Pekka Kuusisto, Alasdair Beatson, Nicholas Daniel, the Canadian ARC Ensemble and giving performances of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale with Martyn Brabbins and the Berg Chamber Concerto with Michael Tilson Thomas.  In 2011 he undertook a residency in Banff working with Henk Guittart and in 2011-2012 took part in masterclasses with Menahem Pressler and Mitsuko Uchida at the Britten–Pears School in Aldeburgh. At the opening of the 2012/13 season Bartosz performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Bristol Ensemble, Wieniawski 2nd Concerto with Sinfonia Juventus and the Elgar Concerto in the Donatella Flick conducting competition. Engagements include collaborative projects as soloist, leader and director with Sinfonia Cymru, and recitals at Poland’s Lublin Philharmonie and Wigmore Hall. At the age of 22 Bartosz was appointed Concertmaster to the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra. He left this position in 2008 to pursue his interest in solo and chamber music. As a chamber musician and member of the award winning Cappa Ensemble, he has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Barbican, the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), Radio France Festival (Montpellier), the Edinburgh Fringe, Verbier and West Cork Chamber Music Festivals.  Further afield he has toured New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.  In 2009 he was a recipient of the Irish Music Network Scheme Award and took up the position of assistant to Monika Urbaniak-Lisik at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berne. During his studies Bartosz won numerous prizes and awards and was a laureate in the 2005 Michael Hill (New Zealand), 2003 Pablo Sarasate (Spain) and 2001 Takasaki (Japan) International Competitions.  He has participated in masterclasses with Ruggiero Ricci, Benjamin Schmid, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Viktoria Mullova, Gil Shaham and Alfred Brendel. Bartosz plays on a Petrus Guarneri violin kindly on loan from a private owner.



Wednesday 20th March, The Guildhall, Plymouth, 7.30pm

Programme: Overture to Nabucco – Verdi Violin Concerto – Tchaikovsky

Solo Violin  :  Peter Fisher

Night On A  Bare Mountain – Mussorgsky Nocturne – Paul Foster Spartacus – Suite no.2 – Khachaturian

Peter Fisher

“Peter Fisher brought the dazzling brilliance of the Victorian salon to his solos, topped off with Fritz Kreisler’s Caprice Viennois with audacious double-stopping and shivery harmonics. His instrumental brilliance was matched by John Dankworth himself…” The Times Peter Fisher is an artist of remarkable versatility and insight who possesses a tone quality of great beauty and lyricism. His success in the Alexandre Glasunov Violin Competition in Paris confirms his place amongst the leading British violinists of his generation. Much travelled and having studied with masters from three great schools of playing (Bohemian, Carl Flesch and American), Peter is in a unique position to capture the spirit of virtually any Western musical tradition. Studies under Květa and Jaroslav Vaněček, Ricardo Odnoposoff and Franco Gulli at the Royal College of Music, the Musikhochschule, Stuttgart and the Music School of Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A. respectively have enabled him to achieve a level of artistry, which is now receiving increasing international recognition. Over the last thirty years Peter has collaborated with the Dankworth family, appearing regularly at the Stables Theatre Wavendon, as well as performing on several occasions for Royal Gala Evenings together with pianist Avril Dankworth. Sir John Dankworth composed his piece “Mariposas” for Peter’s Wigmore Hall debut in 1996 and invited Peter as special guest to perform a fully orchestrated version of the work in the Royal Albert Hall, to mark the occasion of both his and Dame Cleo Laine’s Golden Jubilee. Peter’s contribution to this celebration inspired the Times to hail him as one in a “handful of the world’s finest musicians”.

Peter Fisher with members of the Chamber Ensemble of London, Tavistock, 2012 Equally at home in the role of soloist, chamber musician and director, Peter established the Chamber Ensemble of London in 1997, consisting of handpicked players from the leading London-based orchestras and chamber music ensembles.

In 2006 the Chamber Ensemble released its first CD, ‘English Music for Strings’ on the Campion Cameo label.

Peter is also currently in demand as a headline artist and guest entertainer for many leading cruise lines.


November 2012 Concert:

Wednesday 28th November, The Guildhall, Plymouth 7.30pm

Finlandia – Sibelius
Piano Concerto in A minor – Schumann. Soloist – Mark Cracknell
Symphony no.2 – Rachmaninov

Mark was a major prizewinner both as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician whilst at college. Since completing his degree Mark has worked extensively as a soloist and accompanist around the world, working with many world-renowned musicians including Crispian Steele-Perkins, Alison Balsom, Yfrah Neaman and David Campbell and David Heyes.   He has performed as a soloist and accompanist throughout the UK and abroad and has performed on radio and television for the Texaco Young Welsh Musician of the Year and for the woodwind and brass sections of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. In the past few years concerts include the Colston Hall, Bristol, the Purcell School, Sherborne Abbey, Southampton University, the cultural season in Dubai and the international festival D’art et de Musique in France, a recording of Eric Funk’s 2nd piano concerto, (written for and dedicated to Mark), with the New England Symphony, numerous recitals in the UK and 2 recitals and a radio broadcast at the Moscow Conservatoire.

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