The M1 Symphony is broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 6.45pm. Alex’s music is performed by the BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Clark Rundell. The broadcast is a collaboration with producer Laurence Grissell, marking the M1’s 60th anniversary in words, sounds and music. Last year, Alex and Laurence worked together on The NHS Symphony, which won awards at the Prix Europa and UK ARIAS.
Following their sold-out Christmas concert last year, Alex’s choir Vox Luna returns to the Wallace Collection for a programme of festive favourites old and new.
The London Mozart Players premiere Alex’s new orchestral work, commissioned for the orchestra’s 70th birthday season. This gala concert will be the first to take place at the newly renovated Fairfield Halls.
Chandler Johnson performs Alex’s Three Tempestuous Tunes in recital at the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, South Carolina. These songs were written for tenor Nicky Spence and pianist Malcolm Martineau back in 2012.
Alex performs music by Beethoven, Britten and more at Blackheath Halls with horn player Alexei Watkins and tenor Nicky Spence. Programme also includes Alex’s piece ‘Aria’. Tickets available here: https://www.blackheathhalls.com/whats-on/blackheath-presents-alexei-watkins-french-horn-alex-woolf-piano
Alex accompanies soprano Rowan Pierce in the premiere of his new song, written for the Hands Up Foundation’s Music for Syria event at Cadogan Hall. This gala fundraising event also features performances from Dame Mitsuko Uchida, Simon Keenlyside and Iain Burnside, and is hosted by Petroc Trelawny. Tickets are available here: https://cadoganhall.com/whats-on/music-for-syria/
Broadcast of Alex’s song cycle ‘Quiet London’ on BBC Radio 3. Performed by Rowan Pierce (soprano), Elgan Llyr Thomas (tenor) and Iain Burnside (piano), and presented by Ian Skelly.
Available to listen here during/after broadcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tny5
Alex conducts Vox Luna at St Matthew’s Church, Westminster (, as they perform a programme of mostly Russian repertoire. Alex also accompanies violinist Stephanie Childress in Prokofiev’s Five Mélodies. Thanks to the support of the Oleg Prokofiev Trust, this concert is FREE to attend (no tickets required).
All details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/585405898641578/
Alex conducts Vox Luna as they make their debut at Dulwich Festival, performing a varied programme of works by Stanford, Rachmaninov, Whitacre, McDowall, Byrd, Bruckner and Tavener. Also includes the world premiere of Alex’s own ‘The Darkling Thrush’.
Tickets available here: http://dulwichfestival.co.uk/event/vox-luna-chamber-choir/
Daniel Shao and Joseph Havlat give the live world premiere of Alex’s Golden Rhapsody, written for and recorded by Sir James Galway in 2017, at the 1901 Arts Club (London).
Tickets available here: http://www.hattorifoundation.org.uk/19-march-2019---daniel-shao-flute.html
The Lipatti Piano Quartet premiere Alex’s new work for the ensemble at The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, alongside works by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Amy Bryce and Joe Cutler.
Alex conducts Vox Luna Chamber Choir in a sumptuous festive programme of choral works old and new, in the stunning setting of The Wallace Collection in central London. Programme to include works by Rutter, Whitacre, Britten, Warlock, McDowall, and Alex's own award-winning carol 'Nowell'.
Tickets are available here: https://www.wallacecollection.org/whats-on/carols-at-christmas/
Alex and horn player Alexei Watkins make their Buxton Festival debut in a programme of Beethoven, Messiaen, Strauss & Woolf. More information available here: http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk/events/alexei-watkins-alex-woolf