EChO Patron and local composer Frank Bayford
Enfield Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1942 by Jack Hickford and previous conductors have included Grace Rossiter, Amanda Denley, Stephen Bingham, Stuart Donaldson, Andy Meyers, David Littaur and Peter Broadbent.
A number of distinguished soloists have performed with the orchestra including Stephen Isserlis, Jack Brymer, Elena Duran, Alfredo Campoli, Philip Jones and Malcolm Messiter and we are delighted also to be able to give opportunities to young up-and-coming soloists, especially from the local North London and Enfield area.
We have introduced many new works to the public, including a number of compositions by our patron, Frank Bayford.
Past concerts have included performances of
Bach: Brandenburg concerto No.4
Bayford: Elegia Atlantica Op.54. Aubades, with Cloudscapes, Op.108 (first performance), Symphony Op.109 (frst performance)
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 3, 5, 7 and 8; Piano Concerto No.3 (soloist - YaYi Tian); Violin Concerto (soloist - Richard Blayden)
Brahms: Symphony No 2
Bruch: Violin Concerto (soloist – Anna Harpham)
Dvorak: Symphony No.8, Three Legends from Op.59 (Nos. 5, 6 & 7)
Glazunov: Serenade No.2
Gunning: Spring Winds
Haydn: Symphonies No. 7 (Le Midi),99, and 01 (The Clock), Trumpet Concerto (soloist - Peter Desmond)
Krommer: Oboe Concerto No. 2 (soloist - Joel Wilson)
Mahler: Symphonic movement,Blumine, Three songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (soloist - Giulia Laudano)
Mendelssohn: Symphonies No. 1 and 3 (Scottish) & 4 (Italian), Incidental Music to Midsummer Night's Dream, Overture - Ruy Blas
Mozart: Symhonies Nos. 31 (Paris), 35 (Haffner) and 40, Idomeneo Overture, Piano Concerto K 453 (soloist – Sarah Down), Clarinet Concerto (soloist - Rebecca Teager), Concerto for Flute and Harp (soloists - Jessica Wilkes (flute) & Rosanna Rolton (harp)), Two arias from The Marriage of Figaro (soloist - Giulia Laudano), Violin Concerto No.4 (soloist - Gabriella Bavetta)
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Schubert: Symphony No.6
Schumann: Piano Concerto (soloist - Aleksander Myslek), Cello Concerto (soloist - Tim Posner)
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and Orchestra (soloist - Jessica Burroughs); Symphony No.2 ("Little Russian")
Weber: Bassoon Concerto (soloist - Josh Wilson)
and works by Butterworth, Delius, Faure, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Vivaldi, and many others!