30 Jul 2019
KENNETH WOODS AND ENGLISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE 2019-2020 SEASON
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.