Previous Concerts

2016-17 Season

21 January 2017, LSO St. Luke’s

Stravinsky Four Norwegian Moods
Ustvolskaya Symphony No. 2
Shostakovich Symphony No. 1

Arshak Kuzikyan – reciter
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

With generous support from the Blavatnik Family Foundation

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1 April 2017, LSO St. Luke’s

Sibelius Tapiola
Julian Anderson In lieblicher Bläue
Schubert Symphony No. 3

Martyn Jackson – violin
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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11 June 2017, Milton Court

Paradise Lost – 350th anniversary celebration
Haydn The Creation: The Representation of Chaos
Joel Rust The Fall of the Rebel Angels (world premiere)
Edward Nesbit Near Paradise (world premiere)
Haydn The Creation: Part 3

Anna Gillingham – Eve
Magnus Walker – Uriel
Ross Ramgobin – Adam

Dame Siân Phillips

London Youth Choir
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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2015-16 Season
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16 October 2015 – LSO St. Luke’s

Zisser Space melts like sand running through fingers (world premiere)
Mahler Rückert-Lieder
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Ross Ramgobin – baritone
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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 Tour to St. Petersburg – Sound Ways Festival

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17 November – Mariinsky 2 / 22 November, 2015 – Dyne House Auditorium, Highgate School

Goehr Triptych (Russian premiere)

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18 November – St. Petersburg Philharmonia / 21 November, 2015 – St Gabriel’s Halls, Pimlico

Wabel Transmutation (world premiere)
Rust An Awakening voice (wp)
Radvilovich Les éclats des ténèbres (UK premiere)
Sciarrino Lo spazio inverso (Russian premiere)
Ligeti AventuresNouvelles Aventures (rp)
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Cast
Sara-Lian Owen
Rozanna Madylus
Nick Pritchard
Samuel Pantcheff

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15 January 2016 – Milton Court

Mendelssohn The Hebrides
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No. 1

Clarke Viola Concerto (world premiere)
Haydn Symphony No. 88

Timothy Ridout – viola
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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1 May 2016 – LSO St. Luke’s

Puccini Il tabarro
(semi-staged performance)

Michele – Simon Thorpe
Giorgetta – Sarah-Jane Lewis
Luigi – Charne Rochford
La frugola – Fiona Mackay
Tinca – Robin Jeffcoat
Talpa – Arshak Kuzkiyan
Song-seller – Luis Gomes

Oliver Zeffman – conductor
Ella Marchment – director

25 June 2016 – LSO St. Luke’s

Dutilleux Sur le même accord
Haydn Cello Concerto in C major
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Martyn Jackson – violin
Bartholomew LaFollette
– cello
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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2014-15 Season
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 31 January 2014 – LSO St. Luke’s

Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Panufnik Cello Concerto
Myaskovsky Symphony No. 27 (UK premiere)

Bartholomew LaFollette – cello
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

Guest speaker Roxanna Panufnik with Donald Macleod

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7 July 2014 – St. John’s Smith Square

Rachmaninov Aleko
(concert performance)

Aleko – James Platt
Zemfira – Sara-Lian Owen
Young gypsy – Luperci de Souza
Old gypsy – Arshak Kuzikyan

Conductor – Oliver Zeffman
Chorus Master – William Cole

Guest speaker – Daniel Jaffé
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Further information

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5, 6, 7, 10 September 2014 – Arcola Theatre/Rose Theatre Kingston

Walton Façade
Maxwell Davies Eight Songs for a Mad King

Reciter 1 – Charmian Bedford
Reciter 2 – Danny Standing

Mad King – Samuel Pantcheff

Director – Ella Marchment
Conductor – Oliver Zeffman

Guest speaker – Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
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Further information

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25 & 26 October 2014 – International Conservatories Festival,
Glazunov Hall & Sheremetev Palace, St. Petersburg

Holst Savitri (Russian premiere)
Matthews Divertimento (Russian premiere)
Ashworth Prāthanā (world premiere)
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Savitri – Sara-Lian Owen
Satyavan – Gerard Schneider 
Death – Ross Ramgobin
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Chorus – Choir of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory
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Chorus Master – Valery Uspensky
Conductor – Oliver Zeffman

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16 November 2014 – Sound Ways Festival of New Music, St. Petersburg Philharmonia

Rezetdinov Time Lapse (world premiere)
Smirnov Dream Journey (Russian premiere)
Walton Façade (Russian premiere)
Maxwell Davies Eight Songs for a Mad King (Russian premiere)
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Reciter – Charmian Bedford
Mad King – Samuel Pantcheff
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Conductor – Oliver Zeffman

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19 November 2014 – Kings Place

Smirnov Dream Journey
Matthews Divertimento 
Ashworth Prathana (UK premiere)
Rezetdinov Time Lapse (UK premiere)
Holst Savitri 

Guest speaker – Colin Matthews

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10 January 2015 – St. John’s Smith Square

Rust From the Heart..(world premiere)
Beethoven Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano
Sibelius Symphony No. 7

Ben Baker – violin
Bartholomew LaFollette – cello
JongSun Woo – piano

Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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25 June 2015 – Proms at St Jude’s

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Poulenc Double Piano Concerto
Schubert Symphony No. 8, ‘Unfinished’

Françoise-Green Piano Duo – pianos
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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2010-13
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Summer 2013
Rose Theatre Kingston, Sage Gateshead, Edinburgh Fringe

Ashworth Bare (world premiere)
Rust Red as Blood (world premiere)
Walton The Bear
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Hilidgunnr/Bellisant Bardell – Helen Stanley
Höskuldr/Edward Bardell – David Fearn
Flosi/Franklin Bardell – Henry Neill
Popova – Urszula Bock
Smirnov – Angus McPhee
Luka – Sam Carl
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Director – Ella Marchment
Conductor – Oliver Zeffman
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Further information

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19 April 2013

Beethoven Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Konrad Elias-Trostmann – violin
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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11 January 2013

Verdi La forza del destino: Overture
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Prelude – Liebestod

Finlay Bain – horn
Stuart Jackson – tenor
Cara McHardy – soprano
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

Guest speaker – Michael White

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August 2012 – Edinburgh Fringe

Mozart The Impresario
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Frank Squallido – Sam Carl
Mme Herz – Nazan Fikret
Mlle Silverton – Victoria Atkinson
Buff – Bradley Smith
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Librettist – Harry Michell
Director – Sebastian Freeburn
Conductor – Oliver Zeffman
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Further information

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4 October 2012

Copland Quiet City
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Mozart Symphony No. 40
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Anna Rajah – soprano
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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4 April 2012

Grieg Piano Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

JongSun Woo – piano
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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22 December 2011 – Charity concert in aid of Music for Life

Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4

Sam Alberman – violin
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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14 September 2011 – Charity concert in aid of Home-Start Camden

Mozart Oboe Quartet
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3
Mozart Symphony No. 29

William Newell – violin
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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21 February 2011 – Charity concert in aid of Home-Start Camden

Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Sebastian Freeburn – narrator
Oliver Zeffman – conductor

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7 February 2010 – Charity concert in aid of Norwood

Mozart Symphony No. 25
Barber Adagio for Strings
Fauré Élégie for Cello
Britten Simple Symphony

Frances Jones – cello
Oliver Zeffman – conductor