Described recently in the Observer as a ‘tremendous young conductor’, and recipient of the 2012 Leonard Ingrams Memorial Prize from Garsington Opera, John Andrews is increasingly in demand for his musical fluency, passion and skill.
He is Music Director of Stanley Hall Opera, and is conductor-in-association of the English Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted several productions for English Touring Opera, and is on the music staff at Garsington Opera, Chorus Director of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and a resident conductor at Opéra de Baugé. This Autumn he is conducting Co-Opera’s tour of The Mikado, and in July conducts Garsington Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel at West Green House.
Forthcoming – Autumn 2013
September to December, 2013
Gilbert and Sullivan: The Mikado
dir. James Bonas
7.30pm, Hackney Empire, Rhyl, Hastings, Croydon and Bury-St-Edmunds
Saturday 9 November, 2013
‘A Concert of Ballet Music’ with the Anne Oliver Dance School
Verdi: Ballet music from Don Carlos
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite No 1
Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 2
Copland: 4 Dance Episodes from Rodeo
De Falla: Ritual Fire Dance
Leicester Symphony Orchestra
7.30pm, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Saturday 16 November, 2013
Haydn: The Seasons
Harpenden Choral Society
The Kings Sinfonietta
7.30pm, Harpenden High Street Methodist Church
Welcome to the 2013-14 season. Last year had some real treats, including working with Dame Evelyn Glennie at the De Montfort Hall, and returning to the English Music Festival with my friends the English Symphony Orchestra for Arthur Sullivan’s monumental Oratorio The Golden Legend.
This season I’m enjoying Sullivan’s other side with James Bonas’ fabulously witty and naughty production of Mikado with Co-Opera. Described as ‘Unmodified Rapture’ by Hugh Canning in ‘Opera’ Magazine, catch it on tour if you can – it’s a great night out!
Watch this space too for news of a brand new production for Stanley Hall in the Autumn.