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Alina Orchestra 22-23 Season

Alina Orchestra is delighted to announce a new series of concerts for our 2022/23 season.

‘ALLURING CLASSICS’

7.30 pm, Saturday 1 October 2022: The Venue MK, Milton Keynes.

Alina Orchestra welcomes you to its 2022/23 season with a concert that features ‘Alluring Classics’. From the power and majesty of  Beethoven to Mendelssohn’s ‘Hebrides Overture’ which details his travels to Scotland, we have something for everyone in this season-opening concert! We are delighted to welcome back soloist, Cristian Grajner de Sa who will be performing one of the most popular and beautiful classics, The Lark Ascending.

Tickets: £22.50 (Students £5)

For more information and too book tickets click here

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Alina Christmas Concert

7.00pm , 17 December 2022: St Edward the Confessor Church, Milton Keynes

Kickstart your Christmas celebrations with a concert featuring the brass section of Alina Orchestra and the Christmas Choir of St Edwards! Join us on 17 December for a fantastic evening of Carols, Brass and festive cheer to kickstart your Christmas celebrations! 

Concert in support of MIND BLMK

Alina Orchestra Brass
Musical Director Hilary Davan Wetton

Christmas Choir of St Edwards

Tickets: £15 or £30 for a family of 4 (2 parents + 2 children)

 To book via Eventbrite, click HERE

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Mozart, Bizet and a Guitar Concerto

7.30 pm, 10 March 2023, 7.30pm: The Venue MK, Milton Keynes

Guitarist, Hugh Millington joins the orchestra to perform the famous Concierto de Aranjuez guitar concerto by Joaquin Rodrigo. The Programme includes Mozart’s Symphony No.25,  and Bizet’s Symphony No.1 – both of which were written by the composers when they were just 17 years old!

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Mozart: Symphony no.25, K.183, G minor

Bizet: Symphony no.1, C major

Hilary Davan Wetton, Musical Director

Hugh Millington, Guitar

Tickets: £22.50 (Students £5)

To book tickets, click HERE

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Alina is committed to performing high quality concerts that introduce the audience to classical music in an accessible and inclusive way. Here is a list of our past concerts from 21/22.

‘CROWNING GLORY’

7.30pm, 5 June 2022: Milton Keynes Theatre

Click HERE for more information

7.30pm, 11 September 2021: The Venue, Walton High, Milton Keynes.

Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton/ Cristian Grajner de Sa, Violin

Mozart:       Symphony 41 (Jupiter)    

7.00pm, 17 December 2021, St Edward the Confessor RC Church, Milton Keynes

‘Christmas Celebration’

In aid of MIND BLMK

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‘The Magic of Mozart’

7.30pm, 18 March 2022: The Venue, Walton High, Milton Keynes

Join Alina Orchestra for another evening of beautiful classical music as we feature a fantastic Piano Concerto by Mozart and celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of this country’s most celebrated composers, Malcolm Arnold.

Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton

Soloist: Craig Greene, Piano

Overture: The Betrayed Lovers Cimarosa

Elegy Op 58 Elgar

Piano Concerto no.17 in G, K.453  Mozart

Sinfonietta 2 Malcolm Arnold

Symphony 5 in B flat Schubert

This concert is supported by HSBC


‘Brass Attack!’

7pm, 30 March Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

We are delighted to announce a very special performance by the Alina Brass players at the second space at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on 30 March 2022. 

Brass Attack! Features the Brass Players of Alina Orchestra and Outreach Leader, Anna Sideris, as we perform a unique, interactive concert, where the audience don’t just watch, they take part!

We’ll play many musical favourites from the world of cinema, classical and beyond – from Pirates of the Caribbean to Tchaikovsky, Star Wars to The Jungle Book and many many more!

and you’ll get to take part too!

Maybe you’ll shake some percussion, clap along, stamp your feet or even conduct the group?!

You’ll only find out if you buy a ticket to this fantastic and unique event!


SPRING STRINGS’

7.30pm, 9 April 2022: The Radcliffe Centre, University of Buckingham

Join Alina Orchestra for our first concert as ‘Orchestra in Residence’ at The University of Buckingham.

‘Spring Strings’ takes place on 9 April 2022, 7.30pm at The Radcliffe Centre, University of Buckingham and features a celebration of some fantastic music for strings under the guidance of Music Director, Hilary Davan Wetton.

Serenade for Strings Elgar

Eclogue for Piano and Strings (Featuring soloist Craig Greene) Finzi

Holberg Suite Grieg

St Paul’s Suite Holst

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major)  Mozart

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‘MUSIC FOR  A ROYAL OCCASION’

7.30 pm, Thursday 2 June, St Edburg’s Church, Bicester

Musical Director: Hilary Davan Wetton

Soprano: Jessica Wise

Join Alina Orchestra, led by Musical Director, Hilary Davan Wetton, as we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. ‘Music for a Royal Occasion’ features Handel’s Water Music and other ceremonial pieces by Elgar, Boyce and Walton, featuring soprano, Jessica Wise singing ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’ and Alina’s principal trumpet, Tim Hawes.

Boyce: Symphony no.3
Walton: 2 Pieces from Henry V
Handel: Let the bright Seraphim
Handel: Eternal Source of Light Divine
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Handel: Water Music Suite
 

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‘Amazing Grace’ recorded for the Great Get Together Iftaar

Monday 29 March, reminded us how powerful and inspiring music can be.

In partnership with Truby’s  Garden Tea Rooms of Milton Keynes to record a new version of ‘Amazing Grace’ for the event on 25 April 2021, which, due to current circumstances, took place via Zoom and Facebook.

Alina musicians Dominic Moore, Suzanne Evans, Louise Hawker and Toby Turton performed (at a distance) with members of the  local community, who recorded verses in English, Hebrew and Arabic to present on 25 April as ‘Songs in different faiths’

Click HERE to listen to ‘Amazing Grace’