Guildford International Concert Season 2023/24

Guildford International Concert Series 2023/24

Join us in our 12th year showcasing the best in classical music from around the world.

G Live and IMG Artists are delighted to announce the programme for the Guildford International Concert Season 2023/2024. Join us in welcoming renowned orchestras, award-winning soloists and esteemed conductors from around the world to perform on our main stage. As ever, the Season provides a wonderful opportunity to see world-class musicians right here in Guildford.

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About the Season

Featuring six exceptional concerts our season opens with the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra returning to G Live with a programme featuring Mozart, Bartok and the “Eroica” Symphony, one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works.   In October, alongside Sibelius’ stirring and patriotic Finlandia, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine celebrates Ukrainian composer Borys Lyatoshynsky with his Symphony No. 2. Always a highlight, our friends from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra join us for two concerts this season, with works including Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Dvorak’s New World Symphony.  As a season finale, British violin virtuoso Chloe Hanslip joins the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for one of classical music’s most beloved pieces, Bruch’s Violin Concerto, in a concert that also features Smetana’s The Moldau.  This season we are delighted to welcome Scala Radio as our media partner for the Guildford International Concert Season, and are proud to introduce The Cheryl King Trust as our charity partner.  The Trust’s aim is to remove the financial barriers that prevent young people in Surrey learning a musical instrument. Providing bursaries for instrument and singing lessons, as well as grants to local music ensembles, G Live hopes to shine a spotlight on their work, and to inspire more young people across Surrey to experience the joy of making music. 

Please join us, to celebrate first-class classical music in Guildford.

Bruch: Violin Concerto Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Friday 17 May 2024, 7.30pm

We end our season in a celebratory mood with a performance by one of the most popular European orchestras, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The programme begins with Smetana’s delightful tone poem The Moldau, followed by Bruch’s ravishing Violin Concerto, performed by one of this country’s most distinguished violinists, Chloe Hanslip. Under the baton of Ilya Mashkevich, the concert concludes with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.

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