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Format: 2014-07-23
Format: 2014-07-23
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 19:00
    Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius | Somerset Chamber Choir / Southern Sinfonia
    Berliner Kantorei, Gary Griffiths, Graham Caldbeck, Robert Murray, Somerset Chamber Choir, Southern Sinfonia, Victoria Simmonds
    Wells Cathedral Wells BA5 2PA
    United Kingdom

    Somerset Chamber Choir has established a reputation for staging superb quality concerts over the last 30 years, and celebrates its 30th anniversary with this concert of iconic English music at Wells Cathedral. The choir is delighted to welcome 60 additional singers from German choir Berliner Kantorei for this special occasion, as well as welcoming back superb professional orchestra Southern Sinfonia and three exciting young soloists to fill the stunning space at Wells Cathedral with well-loved music by Elgar and Parry.

    Before the performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius in the second half of the concert, three works by Parry open the concert: I was glad, Blest Pair of Sirens and a chance for all to join in a rousing rendition of Jerusalem, complete with orchestra in Elgar's stirring orchestration.

    The Dream of Gerontius
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    I was glad
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Ode at a Solemn Music, 'Blest Pair of Sirens'
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Jerusalem
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    £30, £27, £22, £18 (reserved), £14 and £10 (unreserved) Available from 01823 336344 (Taunton TIC) 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Saturday.
  • Fri, 2014-07-25 19:30
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Oboe No 3 in G minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Adagio in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £25, £22, £18, £13, £9 Available from 020 7766 1100 Mon - Sat : 10am - 5pm.
  • Thu, 2014-07-31 07:25
    Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik - by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento for Strings No 3 in F, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 3
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Serenade No 6 in D, 'Serenata notturna'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Church sonata in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Suite from Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    £24, £20, £16, £13, £9 Available from 020 7766 1100 Mon - Sat : 10am - 5pm.
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    Thu, 2014-07-24 18:30
    Rinaldo | Longborough Festival Opera
    Eloise Irving, Jake Arditti, Jenny Miller, Jeremy Silver, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Martha Jones, Nicholas Merryweather, Rhiannon Llewellyn
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Rinaldo was Handel's first London Triumph, and includes the famos Cara Sposa and Lascia ch'io pianga. Handel's musical writing is bold, colourful and full of youthful energy.

    This is a Young Artists production. It will be sung in Italian.

    Tickets may be requested through the Longborough Festival Opera website.

    Rinaldo
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £70, £60, £45, £20, £10 Available from 01451830292 Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm.
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 18:30
    Rinaldo | Longborough Festival Opera
    Eloise Irving, Jake Arditti, Jenny Miller, Jeremy Silver, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Martha Jones, Nicholas Merryweather, Rhiannon Llewellyn
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Rinaldo was Handel's first London Triumph, and includes the famos Cara Sposa and Lascia ch'io pianga. Handel's musical writing is bold, colourful and full of youthful energy.

    This is a Young Artists production. It will be sung in Italian.

    Tickets may be requested through the Longborough Festival Opera website.

    Rinaldo
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £70, £60, £45, £20, £10 Available from 01451830292 Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm.
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    Thu, 2014-07-24 19:00
    Pincher Martin : an opera by Oliver Rudland based on William Golding's novel
    Bradley Smith, Colette Boushell, Faust Ensemble, Mark Austin, Miles Horner, Piotr Lempa
    Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music London SW7 2BS
    United Kingdom

    Pincher Martin - world premiere of a new film-opera. Libretto and music by Oliver Rudland, and based on the novel Pincher Martin by William Golding.

    Set during World War II, Pincher Martin is an existential re-telling of the 'Don Giovanni' fable. On a lonely islet in the middle of the Atlantic, a stranded naval officer is forced to re-live events from his ruthlessly selfish past. Through his memories and hallucinations, we learn of the terrifying actions which led him to this fateful pass.

    Using specially-filmed and original archival footage, the opera's innovative cinematic backdrop utterly immerses the audience in Pincher Martin's nightmarish world.

    Featuring a stunning cast of young professional singers and musicians, this production by RCM alumnus Oliver Rudland brings Nobel Laureate William Golding's most tantalising and existential novel to fresh life on the operatic stage.

    With a first-night introductory talk by renowned public intellectual Roger Scruton.

    Pincher Martin
    Oliver Rudland ()
    £40, £30, £20, £10 Available from +44 (0)20 7591 4314 Weekdays 10.00am – 4.00pm.
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    Fri, 2014-07-25 19:00
    Pincher Martin : an opera by Oliver Rudland based on William Golding's novel
    Bradley Smith, Colette Boushell, Faust Ensemble, Mark Austin, Miles Horner, Philip Shakesby, Piotr Lempa
    Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music London SW7 2BS
    United Kingdom

    Pincher Martin - world premiere of a new film-opera. Libretto and music by Oliver Rudland, and based on the novel Pincher Martin by William Golding.

    Set during World War II, Pincher Martin is an existential re-telling of the 'Don Giovanni' fable. On a lonely islet in the middle of the Atlantic, a stranded naval officer is forced to re-live events from his ruthlessly selfish past. Through his memories and hallucinations, we learn of the terrifying actions which led him to this fateful pass.

    Using specially-filmed and original archival footage, the opera's innovative cinematic backdrop utterly immerses the audience in Pincher Martin's nightmarish world.

    Featuring a stunning cast of young professional singers and musicians, this production by RCM alumnus Oliver Rudland brings Nobel Laureate William Golding's most tantalising and existential novel to fresh life on the operatic stage.

    With a first-night introductory talk by renowned public intellectual Roger Scruton.

    Pincher Martin
    Oliver Rudland ()
    £40, £30, £20, £10 Available from +44 (0)20 7591 4314 Weekdays 10.00am – 4.00pm.
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 19:00
    Pincher Martin : an opera by Oliver Rudland based on William Golding's novel
    Bradley Smith, Colette Boushell, Faust Ensemble, Mark Austin, Miles Horner, Philip Shakesby, Piotr Lempa
    Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music London SW7 2BS
    United Kingdom

    Pincher Martin - world premiere of a new film-opera. Libretto and music by Oliver Rudland, and based on the novel Pincher Martin by William Golding.

    Set during World War II, Pincher Martin is an existential re-telling of the 'Don Giovanni' fable. On a lonely islet in the middle of the Atlantic, a stranded naval officer is forced to re-live events from his ruthlessly selfish past. Through his memories and hallucinations, we learn of the terrifying actions which led him to this fateful pass.

    Using specially-filmed and original archival footage, the opera's innovative cinematic backdrop utterly immerses the audience in Pincher Martin's nightmarish world.

    Featuring a stunning cast of young professional singers and musicians, this production by RCM alumnus Oliver Rudland brings Nobel Laureate William Golding's most tantalising and existential novel to fresh life on the operatic stage.

    With a first-night introductory talk by renowned public intellectual Roger Scruton.

    Pincher Martin
    Oliver Rudland ()
    £40, £30, £20, £10 Available from +44 (0)20 7591 4314 Weekdays 10.00am – 4.00pm.
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    Thu, 2014-07-24 19:30
    Raphael Wallfisch (cello) and Amadeus Orchestra
    Amadeus Orchestra, Philip Mackenzie, Raphael Wallfisch
    Exeter Cathedral Exeter EX1 1HS
    United Kingdom

    This concert will see the pairing of Raphael Wallfisch and the Amadeus Orchestra under the baton of Philip Mackenzie, performing Elgar’s cello concerto in Exeter Cathedral. Raphael Wallfisch is one of the most celebrated cellists performing on the international stage. He was born in London into a family of distinguished musicians, his mother the cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and his father the pianist Peter Wallfisch.

    Exeter audiences will well remember the Amadeus Orchestra’s spellbinding performances over the past ten years at the Cathedral: Mahler's Symphony No 2 with Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, The Rite of Spring, Symphonie Fantastique, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5 and A Sea Symphony to name but a few.

    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Symphony No 10 in E minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Don Juan
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    £30, £24, £20, £16 Available from 01392 493493 .
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    Fri, 2014-07-25 19:30
    Llanfyllin Music Festival: Concert 3 | The Allegri String Quartet
    The Allegri String Quartet
    St Myllin's Church Llanfyllin SY22 5BW
    United Kingdom

    Concert 3 of this year's Festival features two fine pieces from the classical repertoire plus a real rarity by Ludwig Thuille, an unjustly neglected composer and contemporary of Richard Strauss. The Allegri have been so impressed with Thuille's music they have recently recorded a CD of two of his string quartets and the Quartettsatz. Be among the first to experience Thuille's Quartettsatz at a live concert!

    Quartett-satz
    Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)
    String Quartet No 5 in A
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 3 in B flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    £17, £16 (over 60s and unwaged); accompanied under 16s free Available from 07783 548520 Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 7.00 pm.