2014

Cello Pilgrimage
February - August 2014

Orlando played 14 recitals of solo Bach, John Barber, St Colombe, Casals and Cassado details here. and

UK premiere, a rare violin concerto and Prokofiev 5th Symphony
Sunday 2nd March at St John's Smith Square, London

Orlando conducted the first concert performance in the UK of Humperdinck's  Overture to The Tempest. Kristine Balanas will play another rare work - Dohnanyi's 2nd concerto - and the concert finished with Prokofiev's thundering 5th Symphony.


Bernstein, Shostakovitch and Britten
3pm Sunday 15th June, St John's Smith Square, London

The Royal Orchestral Society held its first family-friendly concert with West Side Story Dances, the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and Shostakovich 2nd piano concerto.

Mahler Symphony no 1
4pm Sunday 6th September 2014, St Catherine's College Cambridge

The Royal Orchestral Society spend a weekend working on the symphony followed by an informal playthrough on the Sunday afternoon.

Solo Bach & Kodaly in Cheshire
7.30pm Thursday 11th September 2014, Sandiway Church, nr Chester

Roman River Festival
18th September - 5th October 2014
Three weekends of fabulous music in the idyllic Stour and Roman River valleys in coastal Essex - well worth a visit. Visit their website to book tickets. Over 2,000 tickets have been sold so far.

Solo Bach & Cassado
Wednesday 24th September (4.30pm & 10pm), Peake's House, Colchester, Essex

Metamorphosen
Friday 3rd October, St Martin's Church, Colchester
With Simon Blendis, Tom Norris, Gillianne Haddow, Malcolm Johnston, Rebecca Gilliver and Ben Griffiths

Brahms German Requiem
Saturday 4th October, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk
The culmination of the 2014 Roman River Festival. Orlando conducts the festival orchestra of handpicked players from the top London orchestras, with period brass and timps, and the popular Festival Choir, with soloists Richard Lester, Lucy Hall and Ben McAteer.

Britten War Requiem
Sunday 30th November, Cadogan Hall, London
Geraldine McGreevy, James Gilchrist, Ashley Riches
The London Chorus and the Royal Orchestral Society

Shostakovich and Rachmaninov with Tim Hugh
Saturday 14th February 2015, St John's, Smith Square, London
LSO principal cellist and leading soloist Tim Hugh joins the ROS for Shostakovich's 1st cello concerto. Rachmaninov Symphony no. 2 in the second half.


2013

A world first - Lawrence Power plays Walton violin concerto

Orlando conducted the world's leading viola player Lawrence Power in his first ever concerto appearance as violinist. Sunday 1st December 2013, St John's Smith Square, London. Jean Rigby and the London Chorus join the Royal Orchestral Society for Elgar's The Music Makers and Parry's Blest pair of Sirens, and Lawrence Power plays the Walton concerto. Tickets available from June.

Anthony Marwood plays Mozart, 5th October

On 5th October 2013 Orlando accompanied Anthony Marwood in Mozart's 3rd violin concerto and conducts Haydn's Nelson Mass with the Roman River Festival orchestra and chorus.

Peter and the Wolf April 28th

Orlando conducts a children's concert on 28th April 2013 in Stoke Newington.

Roman River Festival 21st September - 6th October

The lineup of performers at Orlando's music festival in north Essex is taking shape, with a festival debut by the Britten Sinfonia and recitals by Benjamin Grosvenor, Mark Padmore, Anthony Marwood, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and others.

Mary Plazas Strauss Four Last Songs

Orlando conducts Arnold's 5th Symphony and Strauss Four Last Songs with the wonderful Mary Plazas and the Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 22nd June 2013.

Publisher

Orlando's arrangements and orchestrations are now published by Norsk Musikforlag.

2013-14 Royal Orchestral Society Season Announced

The newly rejuvenated orchestra, of which Orlando is principal conductor, presents an ambitious season, with the amazing young violinist Kristine Balanas playing a rare masterpiece the Dohnanyi 2nd concerto, Bernstein's West Side Story Dances, HandsFree by Anna Meredith, Prokofiev's 5th Symphony, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 Laura van der Heijden, flashmobs and much more.

John Barber's cello songs

Later this year Orlando will make a recording and video of the beautiful work he commissioned from John Barber in 2012. It'll be his first youtube appearance.

Review of Orlando's Schumann / Schubert recording

Orlando Jopling does powerful, extraordinary things with this music, generating a structural momentum, emotional charge and climax that can evade even the best of performers. I haven't been so satisfied with these masterworks for a long time. A revelation. ATES ORGA

Schubert Wanderer Fantasy & Schumann Fantasie Op 17
Orlando Jopling / English Chamber Orchestra / Schubert Ensemble
Signum Classics