Upcoming Concerts

‘The great outdoors’ concert

London City Philharmonic presents a bucolic evening with Mendelssohn’s ‘The Hebrides’ also known as Fingal's Cave, depicts the mood with the opening notes which Mendelssohn wrote while visiting the cave. Meanwhile, Branka Popovic ‘Stardust’ is an energetic contemporary work which will receive its UK premiere and then moving to the Bohemian forests of Weber ‘Der Freischutz’. The concert will conclude with the warm and songful melodies of Dvorak’s ‘8th Symphony’. Join us for an evening of the Great Outdoors. 

Saturday 5 October 2019, 7:30pm

St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, SW7 4RL

Programme:

  • Weber Der Freischutz Overture

  • Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture

  • Branka Popovic Stardust for Viola and String Orchestra (new commission)

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8

Conductor: Olsi Qinami

Viola Soloist: Laura Vallejo

 

Past concerts


22/24 August 2019 (St George's Church, W1S 1FX)

  • Bellini Opera “Beatrice di Tenda”

In collaboration with the London Bel Canto Festival.



15 June 2019 (St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, SW7 4RL)

Programme:

  • Copland Variations on a Shaker Theme from Appalachian Spring

  • Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

  • Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

Conductor: Olsi Qinami


9 February 2019 (St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, SW7 4RL)

Programme:

  • Mozart Don Giovanni Overture

  • Ennio Morricone Gabriel's Oboe from “The Mission”; theme from “Cinema Paradiso”

  • Vivaldi “Winter” from the Four Seasons

  • Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

Soloist: Alina Hiltunen
Conductor: Olsi Qinami


 20 October 2018 (St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, SW7 4RL)

Programme: 

  • Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain

  • Wagner Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

  • Ravel La Valse

  • Zadeja Skanderbeg Movie Suite excerpts

Conductor: Olsi Qinami


9 June 2018 (St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, SW7 4RL)

"Spectral Journey" Concert Part of Saint Stephen's Festival of Arts and Faith.

 

Programme: 

  • Wagner The Flying Dutchman Overture

  • Fredrik Gran Picture of fields without fences

  • Saint Saëns Dance Macabre

  • Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Conductor: Olsi Qinami


7 October 2017 (St Stephen's Church Gloucester, Road South Kensington, London SW7 4RL)

"Tales from the East"

The London City Philharmonic presents a concert of new and traditional works with Eastern European themes. Works by Dvorak, Bruch, and Tchaikovsky and the UK premiere of the piano concerto by Macedonian composer Fatos Lumani.

  • Dvorak Slavonic Dance No.2 Op. 72

  • Bruch Kol Nidrei for cello and orchestra

  • My Arberesh (Arbereshes Sime, Orchestra version by Gerti Druga)

  • Fatos Lumani Piano Concerto (UK premiere)

  • Tchaikovsky Symphony 4 in f minor

 

Soloists 
Piano: Shkelzen Baftiari
Cello: Alexandra Fletcher


Conductor: Olsi Qinami


10 June 2017 (St Stephen's Church Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4RL)

"Echoes of Nature" Concert Part of Saint Stephen's Festival of Arts and Faith.

Programme: 

  • McGery Tereza on Petrin Hill for solo violin & string orchestra (world premiere)

  • Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

  • Mozart Andante in C Major for flute and orchestra, K. 315

  • Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major D. 485


Soloists: 

Violin: Dacian Marin
Flute: Chiawen Kiew
Conductor: Olsi Qinami


15 October 2016 (St Stephen's Church Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4RL)

Shakespeare 400 years celebration Concert

Programme: 

  • Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream Overture Op. 21

  • Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 25

  • Wagner Siegfried Idyll

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92

 

Soloist:

Piano: Emil Duncumb
Conductor: Olsi Qinami


23 July 2016 (The Parish and Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate London EC2M 3TL)

Programme:

  • Sibelius Valse Triste

  • Puccini Crisantemi

  • Dvorak Romance for Violin and Orchestra

  • Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor


Soloist:

Kamila Bydlowska
Conductor: Olsi Qinami