In Coproduction with Fundació 'la Caixa'
Georges Bizet ~ Carmen Overture
Gaetano Donizetti ~ Lucia: Wedding Chorus
Ruggero Leoncavallo ~ I Pagliacci: Bell Chorus
Pietro Mascagni ~ Cavalleria rusticana: Easter Hymn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ Die Zauberflöte: Priests Chorus
Giacomo Puccini ~ Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo
Giacomo Puccini ~ Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus
Piotr Tchaikovsky ~ Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
Giuseppe Verdi ~ Nabucco: Hebrew Slaves Chorus
Giuseppe Verdi ~ Il trovatore: Anvil Chrous
Giuseppe Verdi ~ La traviata: Mattadori Chorus
Giuseppe Verdi ~ Macbeth: Witches Chorus
Giuseppe Verdi ~ Macbeth: Chorus of Scottish Refugees
Richard Wagner ~ Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3, and Wedding Chorus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ The Seraglio Overture
David Popper ~ Hungarian Rhapsody
Pablo Sarasate ~ Zigeunerweisen
Felix Mendelssohn ~ Symphony No.5 "Reformation"
with Levon Mouradian (cello)
Martin will return to Tirana, Albania in March, to conduct the Semi Finals and Final of the Maria Kraja International Singing Competition. This is a competition that Martin has been involved with for 20 years, and he is delighted to return once more to one of his favourite cities and orchestras!
Martin will continue his long and happy connection with Portugal throughout 2023: 3 major concerts in Porto and Funchal, including Martin's first visit to the wonderful Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa. Martin first conducted in Portugal in 1991 (an opera by Prokofiev) and more than 30 years later he is still going strong there!
Martin is proud to announce that the 3rd Festival will open with Schönberg Verklärte Nacht on 13th July, and close on the 22nd with Kahn Piano Quartet. The overall "Theme" for this year's Festival is the beautiful painting by Vincent van Gogh:
"The starry night over the Rhone".
There will be 15 concerts in various locations around the London Borough of Islington. Some of the concerts which Martin will play are listed on the "diary" page.