Join us to celebrate our most exciting and rousing season yet.
G Live and IMG Artists are delighted to announce the eleventh Guildford International Concert Season, 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 in October with our resident orchestra the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra taking to the stage with young soloist Alena Baeva performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. New to the series is a piano recital brought to us by British pianist Mark Bebbington featuring works by Beethoven and Chopin.
International superstar Maxim Vengerov joins the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra on stage in December to perform Prokofiev. Bringing us into the Spring is the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra alongside the brilliant Jennifer Pike, and exciting young violinist Nemanja Radulovic performs the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Swedish Philharmonia (also perfroming as Gävle Symphony Orchestra). Concluding the season will be the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra with the internationally acclaimed pianist Freddy Kempf.
Please join us, to celebrate first class classical music in Guildford.
Multi Concert Subscriptions
You can now book your multi-concert subscription in our very best seats, quickly and easily online.
You can save 10% on a 3 or 4 concert subscription bundle and save 20% on a 5 or 6 concert subscription
Make every concert extra special with a pre-concert meal in our restaurant, and benefit from a table for the entire evening, including for drinks or dessert during the interval.
Reservations are available from 5.30pm.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday 29 October 2022, 7.30pm
We are delighted to open our season with our old friends the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a celebratory programme that includes three masterpieces – Dvorak’s rumbustious Carnival Overture, Mendelssohn’s gleaming Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s epic Fifth Symphony. Jamie Phillips will conduct with the brilliant young violinist Alena Beava as soloist.
Mark Bebbington, piano
Friday 25 November 2022, 7:30pm
Most pianists would agree that the two giants of keyboard repertoire are Beethoven and Chopin. So we are in for a treat when Mark Bebbington brings to Guildford two of Beethoven’s greatest piano sonatas and 5 contrasting masterpieces by Chopin.
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Tuesday 6 December 2022, 7.30pm
In perhaps the most exciting concert of the year, we are visited by the celebrated violinist Maxim Vengerov. It will be wonderful to hear him play the glittering, ethereal qualities of Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto. In the second half the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra play one of the most popular symphonies – Rachmaninov’s deeply romantic Symphony No. 2.
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday 15 February 2023, 7.30pm
After her sensational success last season in front of a full house, we’re delighted that Jennifer Pike will return with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra to perform Khachaturian’s lyrical Violin Concerto. The concert will start with Rimsky Korsakov’s exhilarating Capriccio Espagnol and will finish with Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4.
Swedish Philharmonia (also performing as Gävle Symphony Orchestra)
Thursday 16 March 2023, 7.30pm
After a very successful UK tour just before the pandemic, the Swedish Philharmonia (also performing as Gävle Symphony Orchestra) return to the UK with the virtuosic Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulovic. He will perform Tchaikovsky’s challenging Violin Concerto and the orchestra, under Jaime Martin, will play the majestic Sibelius Symphony No. 2.
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday 23 May 2023, 7.30pm
The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra start their programme with a work by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, in his moving tribute to Benjamin Britten. Freddy Kempf returns to G Live to perform Rachmaninov’s passionate Piano Concerto No. 2, almost certainly the most popular piano concerto in the entire repertoire. The concert ends with Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony with its glorious finale, beloved by audiences the world over.