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  Celebrating John Gardner's centenary

We are celebrating the centenary of John Gardner's birth on 1st March 2017 at the Cadogan Hall in this concert, organised and promoted by the City Music Foundation and the English Chamber Orchestra.

The concert will include three works by John Gardner: the popular Sinfonia Piccola Op.47, the Concerto for Oboe and Strings Op.193 which he wrote for Nicholas Daniel, and one of his last works, the Petite Suite Op. 245, written for the recorder player John Turner, in which he harks back to his first major success with a quotation from his Symphony No.1 of 1947. The concert will also feature music by other composers who, like John Gardner, had been Director of Music at St Paul's Girls' School: Holst, Vaughan Williams and Howells. The concert will be conducted by another one time holder of that post, Hilary Davan Wetton.

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