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Welcome to the 2017-18 season with The English Concert.
A season that will take us all over the globe, from South Korea,
via Europe to North America.

Welcome to our 2017-18 Season

Looking back on 10 years with The English Concert, it is fascinating to see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same in the intervening period. The orchestra still plays to a higher and higher level, as exemplified in the Medici broadcast of Ariodante with Joyce DiDonato from Carnegie Hall last season, though there are of course many new faces. In fact over 50% of the orchestra have been appointed since the beginning of my time as Artistic Director, and we continue to fill positions with the best young players from around the world.

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Wigmore Hall, London

From Haydn’s first minor key symphony and the intensity of CPE Bach, to Mozart’s imaginative and playful Piano Concerto No. 13, this programme embodies the inventive spirit of the classical masters.

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Barbican, London

Following the successes of Radamisto, Theodora, Alcina, Hercules and Orlando, The English Concert continues their Handel opera-in-concert series with Rinaldo.

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Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

‘…refreshingly direct and impactful, with The English Concert, nestled either side of the stage, and its director Harry Bicket lending classy baroque accompaniment. Morris cleverly uses the 18th‐century auditorium’s intimacy and dry acoustic to draw us in; I felt an active part of the events unfolding in front, above and around me. Perhaps the cheers and whoops at the end suggested others...

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Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer tour of South Korea with the one of the world’s greatest countertenors Andreas Scholl, featuring celebratory music from two of England’s finest exports, Purcell and Handel.

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Sat 1st Feb - Thu 13th Mar 2014

An extensive international tour took this work to Los Angeles San Francisco and Carnegie Hall New York,...

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Fri 14th Feb - Tue 4th Mar 2014

The English Concert tours not one but two concert versions of Handel's operas throughout Europe this...

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Fri 10th - Sun 26th Oct 2014

Cast:The English ConcertHarry Bicket director/harpsichordJoyce DiDonato AlcinaAlice Coote RuggieroAnna...

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Mon 13th - Sun 26th Jul 2015

Washed up on the shores of Carthage David Stout, as the displaced Trojan hero Aeneas, recounts his story...

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Wed 24th Feb - Sun 13th Mar 2016

Handel's Orlando takes Europe and US by storm: 'An utterly heavenly Orlando. When these five wonderful...

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Sat 9th Jul 2016

‘The greatest musical work of art of all times and nations’ wrote Hans Nägeli in 1818 of J.S. Bach’s...

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Sun 10th - Thu 21st Jul 2016

Returning to the Buxton Festival for a second residency, the orchestra opened their 2016/17 with a fully-staged...

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Wed 14th Sep 2016

We return to Wigmore Hall to recount the adventures of Cervantes’ irrepressibly idealistic hero on...

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Sat 8th Oct 2016

In an age of instant information and communication it is all too easy to imagine that the musical centres...

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Thu 13th Oct 2016

In an age of instant information and communication it is all too easy to imagine that the musical centres...

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Fri 14th Oct 2016

In an age of instant information and communication it is all too easy to imagine that the musical centres...

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Wed 26th Oct 2016

In an age of instant information and communication it is all too easy to imagine that the musical centres...

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Sun 30th Oct 2016

Literature has always provided composers with an abundant source of inspiration throughout the ages....

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Teatro Claudio Abaddo, Ferrara
Tue 15th Nov 2016

Having taken Europe and the US by storm this Spring, The English Concert's latest Handel opera-in-concert...

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Bath Abbey, Bath
Sat 19th Nov 2016

The English Concert returns to the Bath Mozart Festival in the company of the incomparable Lucy Crowe.

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Malvern Theatres
Tue 6th Dec 2016

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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Shoreditch Church (St Leonard's)
Wed 7th Dec 2016

The English Concert return to Spitalfields Music Winter Festival for a programme celebrating music inspired...

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City Hall, Hong Kong
Sun 11th Dec 2016

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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Qintai Concert Hall, Wuhan
Tue 13th Dec 2016

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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Grand Theatre, Shanghai
Thu 15th Dec 2016

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
Sat 17th Dec 2016

The English Concert set sail on a Far East tour featuring music inspired by the Bard

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Wigmore Hall, London
Sat 31st Dec 2016

Harry Bicket and The English Concert usher in the New Year with a sparkling programme of baroque bubbles.

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Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Fri 3rd Feb 2017

Distinguished violinist and director Rachel Podger leads The English Concert

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The Brewhouse, Taunton
Sun 5th Feb 2017

Distinguished violinist and director Rachel Podger leads The English Concert

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Wigmore Hall, London
Tue 7th Feb 2017

Distinguished violinist and director Rachel Podger leads The English Concert

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De Singel, Antwerp
Wed 8th Feb 2017

Distinguished violinist and director Rachel Podger leads The English Concert

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Bristol Old Vic
Thu 6th - Sun 9th Apr 2017

The English Concert brings Handel’s 'Messiah' to life on stage in their latest collaboration with...

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ARIODANTE TOUR
Tue 25th Apr - Thu 18th May 2017

Richly scored and tightly plotted, an all-star cast brings to life one of Handel’s finest operas.

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Mairlot Hall, Effingham
Sun 7th May 2017

Two of this country's most eminent Handelians, Sarah Connolly and Harry Bicket join forces to capture...

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Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Sun 14th May 2017

Richly scored and tightly plotted, an all-star cast brings to life one of Handel’s finest operas.

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Wigmore Hall, London
Wed 7th Jun 2017

The English Concert sets out to explore the beauty of Jewish musical life

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Sat 1st Jul 2017

Before the full line-up is announced later this year, take a peek at some of the treats we have in store...

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Buxton Opera House, Buxton
Sun 9th Jul 2017

Over past seasons we have established ourselves in the idyllic Derbyshire spa town of Buxton with performances...

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St John's Church, Buxton
Tue 11th Jul 2017

Over past seasons we have established ourselves in the idyllic Derbyshire spa town of Buxton with performances...

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Buxton Opera House, Buxton
Thu 13th Jul 2017

Over past seasons we have established ourselves in the idyllic Derbyshire spa town of Buxton with performances...

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Buxton Opera House, Buxton
Sun 16th Jul 2017

Over past seasons we have established ourselves in the idyllic Derbyshire spa town of Buxton with performances...

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Buxton Opera House, Buxton
Thu 20th Jul 2017

Over past seasons we have established ourselves in the idyllic Derbyshire spa town of Buxton with performances...

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Wigmore Hall, London
Thu 14th Sep 2017

From Haydn’s first minor key symphony and the intensity of CPE Bach, to Mozart’s imaginative and...

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St. Mary’s Church, Rye
Sat 16th Sep 2017

From Haydn’s first minor key symphony and the intensity of CPE Bach, to Mozart’s imaginative and...

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Milton Court, London
Wed 25th Oct 2017

The virtuosity of this all-Mozart programme makes the perfect dramatic pairing with Lucy Crowe and our...

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The Brewhouse, Taunton
Thu 26th Oct 2017

The virtuosity of this all-Mozart programme makes the perfect dramatic pairing with Lucy Crowe and our...

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Wigmore Hall, London
Wed 29th Nov 2017

The 2017-18 season sees the continuation of our new partnership with organist Robert Quinney and The...

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Kings Place, London
Wed 6th Dec - Wed 29th Nov 2017

Otherwise known as the ‘Mystery’ sonatas because of the enigmatic woodcarvings that adorn the manuscripts,...

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Wigmore Hall, London
Thu 8th Feb 2018

While Bach made his famous 500-mile journey across Germany to hear his hero play the organ, Buxtehude...

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Bath Abbey, Bath
Sat 24th Feb 2018

‘The greatest musical work of art of all times and nations’ (Hans Nägeli), heralds our return to...

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Teatro de la Maestranza, Sevilla
Sat 10th Mar 2018

Following the successes of Radamisto, Theodora, Alcina, Hercules and Orlando, The English Concert continues...

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Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid
Sun 11th Mar 2018

Following the successes of Radamisto, Theodora, Alcina, Hercules and Orlando, The English Concert continues...

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Barbican, London
Tue 13th Mar 2018

Following the successes of Radamisto, Theodora, Alcina, Hercules and Orlando, The English Concert continues...

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Carnegie Hall, New York
Sun 25th Mar 2018

Following the successes of Radamisto, Theodora, Alcina, Hercules and Orlando, The English Concert continues...

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Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Thu 29th Mar 2018

‘…refreshingly direct and impactful, with The English Concert, nestled either side of the stage,...

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Wigmore Hall, London
Thu 19th Apr 2018

Taking a 'gap year' might be in vogue for today's younger generations, but for the young nobles and...

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Kings Place, London
Mon 14th May 2018

The English Concert return for their second performance this season at Kings Place in the company of...

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Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Sat 26th May 2018

Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer...

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Daejeon
Wed 13th Jun 2018

Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer...

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Seoul
Fri 15th Jun 2018

Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer...

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Seoul
Sat 16th Jun 2018

Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer...

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Taiwan
Mon 18th Jun 2018

Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer...

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