During lockdown Daniel Hope has so far presented 60 episodes of [email protected], now [email protected] On Tour for the ARTE Channel. He regularly commissions new arrangements plus a reduction of The Carnival of the Animals for five players for social distancing. He is also recording a new album with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra that features many of my arrangements.
November 2020 – lockdown 2. [email protected] returns with a new series. Arrangements so far:
Some Enchanted Evening, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Edelweiss, It Might As Well Be Spring, A Fellow Needs a Girl
For Daniel with Max Mutzke and Marialy Pacheco – You, Unsere Nacht and Gitanerias.
Other recent new arrangements have been three tracks for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Christmas album and four tracks for a Christmas EP for Costa Rican tenor Fred Hall, recorded with the strings of the National Symphony Orchestra.
As with everybody else, the brakes have to go on for a while. Let’s hope not for too long but we have to do whatever we need to do to get to the other side and I hope and pray that all my family, friends and colleagues stay well.
I hope to update again in the not too distant future. Love to you all.
A romantic programme with the RPO at Cadogan Hall featuring soloists Clare Hammond and Duncan Riddell.
Another concert with the legend that is José Carreras, perfectly accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia. The setting (a World Heritage site) was extraordinary – and a new concert hall completely faced with mirrors to reflect the surrounding desert.
December 17th 2019 Festive Movie music with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman
Huawei Technologies present Russell Watson, Carly Paoli, Laura Wright and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman
As last year I celebrate Christmas music with the Royal Philharmonic and the London Community Gospel Choir in BT’s annual concert at the Royal Albert Hall. I’m also there on the 14th with the same choir and orchestra.
Today sees the first performance of my new West Side Story Suite for solo violin and strings that I have arranged for Daniel Hope. He will perform it with the New Century Chamber Orchestra (pictured here) in San Francisco and in due course it will be in Boosey’s catalogue.
Sunday May 12th at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon. Capriccio Italienne, Violin Concerto with soloist Jonian Ilias Kadesha, Romeo and Juliet Overture and Swan Lake Suite.
Mid February saw a return to Abbey Road to conduct the RPO in a new recording of music by Oliver Davis, called ‘Arcadia’. Soloists were Kerenza Peacock, Huw Watkins and Ben Baker.
This is my 4th album of Oliver’s wonderful music. It went really well; the soloists and the orchestra were magnificent.