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KENNETH WOODS AND ENGLISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE 2019-2020 SEASON

Highlights Include:

Beethoven 250 Celebration

Distinguished Soloists Nicola Benedetti, Maja Bogdanović, Sarah Beth Briggs, Isata Kaneh-Mason, Craig Ogdon, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Return of Affiliate Artist Soprano April Fredrick

Diversity in BME, Suppressed And Women Composers

Adrian Williams As New “John McCabe Composer-In-Association”

Kenneth Woods and the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO) announce their 2019-20 season that celebrates the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, welcomes some of Britain’s brightest soloists, and features a diverse array of composers including numerous women, voices that were supressed during the ravages of 20th century war, and an exploration of African-American musical traditions. The orchestra’s new “John McCabe Composer-in-Association” is Adrian Williams, and soprano April Fredrick returns as Affiliate Artist. Woods and the ESO, the “International Orchestra of Elgar Country,” continue to expand their concert series throughout England’s “Three Counties” – Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire – and spread their wings further afield in venues new to the ensemble including Routh Hall in Bromsgrove.

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Featured Artist:

Claire Booth

British soprano Claire Booth has become internationally renowned both for her commitment to an extraordinary breadth of repertoire, and for the vitality and musicianship that...

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Upcoming Concerts:

  • 19 Oct 2019
    Augustin Hadelich - Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, Jaap van Zweden, conductor, Cleveland, OH, US
  • 19 Oct 2019
    Rachel Barton Pine - Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison, WI, US
  • 19 Oct 2019
    Apollo's Fire - First Baptist Church, Jeannette Sorrell, conductor, Shaker Heights, OH, US