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/
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
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
Broadcast of The NHS Symphony on BBC Radio 3. Alex has collaborated with producer Laurence Grissell to create a portrait of the NHS in words, sound and music in its 70th anniversary year.
Music performed by 3 NHS choirs and members of the Bach Choir, recorded at the BBC with Alex at the piano, conducted by Mark Austin.
The broadcast will be available to listen to live and for 30 days after broadcast on BBC iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b86s0j
The premiere of Alex's Requiem, written to commemorate the end of the First World War. Performed by Laura van der Heijden (cello), Nicky Spence (tenor) and a bespoke choir of the UK's best young professional singers, conducted by the composer. The Requiem features new text from Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, and whole event is in support of Children & The Arts The concert also features music by Purcell, Parry, Tavener and MacMillan.
Tickets and more information available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/woolf-requiem-tickets-44290386739
Premiere of Dark Sayings, a new anthem written for the combined forces of the Choirs of Norwich, Ely and Peterborough Cathedrals, commissioned by the Norwich and Norfolk Festival.
Tickets and more information available here: https://nnfestival.org.uk/whats-on/three-cathedral-choirs/