Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
City of Westminster



Philip SawyersFanfare (world premiere)
Philip SawyersSongs of Loss and Regret (London premiere)
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Concerto no.20 in D minor, K.466
Philip SawyersSymphony no.3 (world premiere)


April Fredrick – Soprano
Clare Hammond – piano
Kenneth Woods – Conductor

English Symphony Orchestra

Programme Note

The English Symphony Orchestra embark on a multi-year celebration of the enduring place of the symphony in today’s musical life with the world premiere of Philip Sawyers’ Symphony No 3. Previous symphonies by Sawyers, who holds the English Symphony Orchestra's 'John McCabe Composer in Association' chair, have been greeted with universal acclaim.

“...strong personality, genuine substance and warm-hearted integrity. Symphony strikes me a formidably rigourous, intelligent and nourishing statement.” Gramophone

Emerging piano superstar Clare Hammond performs Mozart’s fiery Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, and soprano April Fredrick, fresh from her glowing success in Joubert's 'Jane Eyre' with the English Symphony Orchestra gives the London premiere of Songs of Loss and Regret.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

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