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Thames Chamber Orchestra - Mozart and Puccini by candlelight

Thursday October 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
£24, £20, £16, £13, £9 (depends on view)
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  1. Simple Symphony Op 4 - Benjamin Britten
  2. Crisantemi - Giacomo Puccini
  3. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 23 in A K 488 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  4. Nocturne from 'String Quartet No 2' arranged for string orchestra - Alexander Borodin
  5. Symphony No 39 in E flat K 543 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Thames Chamber Orchestra was formed by Michael Dobson in 1962 to take part in a series of concerts in the 14th century Parish Church at Kingston-upon-Thames. Since then, the orchestra has appeared at festivals at Windsor, Norwich, Fishguard, Nottingham, Cambridge, Pershore, Madley, Walsingham and at many other venues in this country and abroad, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and St John's Smith Square. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Thames Chamber Orchestra has always invited the finest chamber musicians to be amongst its members and its sense of style and warmth of sound have frequently earned much praise both from the critics and from the many guest conductors who have worked with the orchestra.

The orchestra's Principal Conductor, Keith Marshall, read music at Caius College Cambridge, before going on to study oboe at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has played in many of our most famous orchestras at the most prestigious concert halls and festivals such as the Salzburg and Edinburgh Festivals, Carnegie Hall in the USA, Suntory Hall in Japan (with the Philharmonia orchestra) and the Musikverein in Vienna with the English Chamber Orchestra. Keith has often appeared as soloist with the Thames Chamber Orchestra, playing concertos in both the Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore halls, and at other venues throughout the United Kingdom. He also conducts Lord Lloyd Webber's award winning Phantom of the Opera in London.

Uzbek pianist Tamila Salimdjanova attracted attention by winning 1st Prize and the Audience Award at the highly prestigious BNDES International Piano Competition in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. One year later, she won the Massarosa International Piano Competition. Recently she won 2nd prize and the Audience Prize at Birmingham International Piano Competition. Subsequently she has been invited to perform with Orquestra Experimental de Repertório, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica da Bahia and the Philarmonic Orchestra of Morocco in venues including Sala Sao Paulo, Theatre Municipal in Rio de Janeiro and Teatro Castro Alves in Salvador. She has also appeared at the Radio France Festival in Montpellier (her performance was broadcast live on Radio France), Festival Pianos-Folies du Touquet and Festival de Inverno Campos do Jordao. Other awards include prizes at the Animato International Piano Competition in Paris, the Chopin International Competition for young pianists in Moscow and the Hattori Foundation Award as well as the Mark James Piano MMSF Award.

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
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