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Format: 2014-04-17
Format: 2014-04-17
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    Sun, 2014-04-27 18:00
    8th UK Russian Song Festival and Contest Finale
    Alexander Kagan, Alexander Naumenko, Alexandra Durseneva, Alexandra Zarubina, Anna Zaytseva, David Serero, Diana Judelson, Faina Nikolas, Irina Tutt, Konstantin Lapshin, Maria Veretenina, Maria Woringer, Mikhail Kazinik, Olga Adamovich, Sergey Zakharov
    Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music London SW7 2BS
    United Kingdom

    Star guest performers and international finalists will sing over 30 best Russian and English songs, arias, romances by famous International, Russian and British composers, as well as classical and folk Russian and British songs! Delightful Show for Russian music lovers!

    Finale of the 8th International Russian Song Festival and Contest, UK Genres of Russian and British song include: Classical, Romance Song, Folk Song, best 20th century. Featuring performances by guest international singers. Special festival guest, and one of the judges-Michail Kazinik! Guest performer from Paris, France - David Serero! The Patron of the Festival is legendary Russian baritone Sergey Zakharov.

    Event is supported by the Ministry for Culture of Russian Federation, and Russian Federal Agency 'Rossotrudnichestvo'.

    Programme of the Finale:
    1. Opening Ceremony including fantastic guest performances!
    2. Over 30 best International, Russian and English arias, romances and songs performed
    3. The Winners’ Awards Ceremony
    4. Drinks reception for the winners, guests and VIP ticket holders

    Smile from the film Modern Times
    Sir Charles Chaplin (1899-1977)
    Aleko
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Swan Lake
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Nocturne in F minor, 'La Separation'
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
    Amidst the noisy ball from 6 Songs
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Lubasha's song from The Tsar's Bride
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    The garden blossoms by the River Don
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
    Sonata for violin and continuo
    Maxim Sozontovich Berezovsky (1745-1777)
    Ochi Chorniye (Black Eyes)
    Traditional Russian ()
    The Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera
    Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-)
    Zhavoronok (The Skylark)
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
    Etude No 12 in D sharp minor from 12 Etudes
    Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
    Lenski's aria from Eugene Onegin
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    £30, groups of 10 and concessions £25, (VIP 100-best seats and after party) Available from 08444 77 1000 .
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:00
    Sergey Zakharov (baritone) - Best Russian Romance and International Love Songs
    Alexander Kagan, Russian Virtuosi of Europe, Sergey Zakharov
    Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music London SW7 2BS
    United Kingdom

    This concert opens the UK-Russian Song Festival 2014. Russian Virtuosi of Europe (string ensemble) will play the overture by Tchaikovsky.

    Sergey Zakharov (baritone), a legendary Russian star from St. Petersburg is performing a programme of his best love songs. Piano accompaniment is by Alexander Kagan, distinguished artist of Russia.

    One of the best Russian voices! A huge name in Russia, and amongst the Russian Community, Sergey Zakharov remains a hidden gem to British audiences. Zakharov has a unique, velveteen baritone voice. His magical appeal has always attracted mass audiences starting from his early years as a leading singer at the St. Petersburg Musical Theatre. He always plays amidst a sea of flowers from admirers. He has been soloist at the State Variety Orchestra under the directorship of Leonid Utesov. In 1996 Zakharov received the most prestigious award as a People’s Artist of Russia.

    The forthcoming performance includes a selection of well-loved and timeless Russian and International classics.

    Any concert by Sergey Zakharov is a special event; a celebration that can’t be missed!

    The concert is part of the Russian Song Festival 2014!

    Listen, if you wish
    Nikolai Shishkin ()
    Don't go, stay with me
    Nikolai Zubtsov ()
    Tigrionok (Tiger cub)
    Composer Not Known ()
    You are 19
    Boris Prozorovskiy ()
    Alone with romance
    Composer Not Known ()
    Priakha (The Spinner)
    Traditional Russian ()
    Vdol po ulitse metelitsa metet
    Traditional Russian ()
    Step, da step
    Traditional Russian ()
    Korobeyniki
    Traditional Russian ()
    Bubentsy (Jingles)
    Traditional Russian ()
    Lubov (Love)
    Composer Not Known ()
    Talaya voda
    Evgeny Krylatov (1934-)
    Lubliu tebia (Love you)
    Evgeny Krylatov (1934-)
    Echo of love
    Evgeniy Ptichkin ()
    Harmonika
    Composer Not Known ()
    Melodies of Love, for piano
    Composer Not Known ()
    On this day
    Composer Not Known ()
    Vstrecha (Rendezvous)
    Composer Not Known ()
    Speak softly love from The Godfather- Russian Lyrics (Ne mozhet byti)
    Nino Rota (1911-1979)
    Love Story-Russian Lyrics (Byla lubov)
    Francis Lai (1933-)
    Skazhite devushki (Dicitencello vuje)
    Rudolfo Falvo (1874-1936)
    Blagodariu tebia (I'm grateful to you)
    Arno Babadjanian (1921-1983)
    Serenade of Don Quixote
    Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904-1987)
    Serdtse na snegu (heart in the snow)
    Composer Not Known ()
    Andante Cantabile (arr. Serebrier)
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Waltz from Serenade in C, for String Orchestra
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Tickets £40 (groups of 10, concessions £35). VIP Best seats+Reception £100. Available from 08444 77 1000 .
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 17:30
    The Orpheus of Amsterdam - Robert Woolley (organ)
    Robert Woolley
    St Saviour's Church St Albans AL1 4DF
    United Kingdom

    Robert Woolley is an organist, harpsichordist and fortepianist whose many acclaimed recodings have established him as one of the most distinguished early music performers. He is currently recording the complete keyboard music of Sweelinck on the 17c. Hagerbeer organ in the Pieterskerk, Leiden.

    Fantasia, Ut, re, me, fa, sol, la
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621 )
    Fantasia
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621 )
    Fantasia No 3 in F, 'Fantasia mit Bindungen'
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621 )
    O Gott du unser Vater bist
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621 )
    Ballo della Granduca
    Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
    Fantasia in G 'Pièce d'Orgue'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    No Tickets required.
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    Wed, 2014-04-23 19:30
    The Hypnotic Power of Music
    Alan Mills, Peter Davison, William Lloyd
    The Bushell Hall, Birkenhead School Birkenhead CH43 6UN
    United Kingdom

    A lecture-recital and discussion, which will include music by Chopin, Wagner, Schumann, George Lloyd, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Arvo Pärt.

    Composition Not Known
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Composition Not Known
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Composition Not Known
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Composition Not Known
    George Lloyd (1913-1998)
    Composition Not Known
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Composition Not Known
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Composition Not Known
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    £10, £5 under 21s. Groups of 10 or more for one event, 10% discount. Attend all four events for £51, under 21s £25.50, up to the interval on 3rd Feb. Available from 0151 651 3095 9 am - 4 pm, Mon. - Fri..
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Tilford Bach Society: Bach, Biber and Buxtehude with Southbank Sinfonia Baroque
    Adrian Butterfield, Michael Berman, Southbank Sinfonia Baroque Ensemble, Vox Musica
    St Andrews Church Farnham GU9 7PW
    United Kingdom

    All welcome to this special performance in a historic church. Concert is organised by the Tilford Bach Society and will give a taste of what is to come at our Festival in early June.

    Cantata No 131, 'Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Komm, Jesu, komm!
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata No 8 in G
    Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704)
    Der Herr ist mit mir
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
    £18, (£15 members), £5 students, including refreshments Available from 0845 519 8184 0900-2100.
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    Thu, 2014-04-24 19:30
    Live and Local presents Miloš Karadaglic (guitar)
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Miloš Karadaglić, Vladimir Jurowski
    De Montfort Hall Leicester LE1 7RU
    United Kingdom

    Inspired by the picturesque gardens of the Palace of Aranjuez outside Madrid, Joaquín Rodrigo wrote a colourful, strong yet tranquil evocation of elegance and beauty for guitar and orchestra whose contented, serene beauty is legendary: his Concierto de Aranjuez. Joining London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform this masterpiece is Classic BRIT Award-winning guitarist Miloš Karadaglic.

    Following is Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, which so encapsulates his ultra-expressive, heart-on-sleeve creative outlook. A distraught Tchaikovsky, his disastrous private life torturing him in life and forcing him into death, filled this symphony with honesty and passion - and he committed suicide nine days after its first performance.

    LPO Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Vladimir Jurowski conducts the Orchestra in this varied concert, also including Mozart's joyous Symphony No 32.

    Symphony No 32 in G major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concierto de Aranjuez
    Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
    Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    £15 Available from 0116 233 3111 Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm.
  • Thu, 2014-04-24 18:30
    Amore | Collegium Musicum of London
    Collegium Musicum of London, Greg Morris
    Corpus Christi Church Covent Garden WC2E 7NB
    United Kingdom

    Take a break form the rush hour with a relaxing selection of a capella expressions of love – perfect for a spring evening. This concert brought to you with love from the Brandenburg Choral Festival, 2014.

    If Love's a Sweet Passion from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    3 Part-Songs
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Set me as a seal upon thine heart
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Dorinda ah dirò mia
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Matona, mia cara
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    A boy and a girl
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    Cheek to cheek
    Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
    When I'm sixty-four
    Sir Paul McCartney (1942- )
    £14 (unreserved) children £5 Available from 020 7766 1100 .
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Community Contrast | Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus
    Jeremy Haneman, Original Sing, Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus
    Church of St Clement Danes London WC2R 1DH
    United Kingdom

    Celebrating the joy and variety of community singing, Brandenburg Choral Festival presents a cappella vocal verve from the award-winning Original Sing, and opera choruses from the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus.

    Excerpts from Idomeneo
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Excerpts from Dido and Aeneas
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Excerpts from Requiem
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    £18 (unreserved), children £5 Available from 020 7766 1100 .
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Celebration! - CK Gospel Choir
    CK Gospel Choir, Harlano Weekes, The Finalists of the Music in Offices Choir of the Year competition
    Church of St Clement Danes London WC2R 1DH
    United Kingdom

    A chance to get up on your feet and dance in the aisles – though we won't know some of the performers until the month before! This evening we celebrate the finalists in the 2014 Music In Offices Choir of the Year competition. And following that, CK Gospel Choir bring their unique blend of gospel, soul and jazz to the Brandenburg Choral Festival, 2014.

    £18 (unreserved) children £5 Available from 020 7766 1100 .
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    Tue, 2014-04-22 19:30
    SJE International Piano Series 2014 - Viv McLean
    Viv McLean
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Winner of the First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, Viv McLean has performed at all the major venues in the UK as well as throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. Recent concerto highlights include Mozart K. 467 with the English Chamber Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Grieg with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican and a tour of the USA with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Gershwin. Other performances include Rachmaninov’s 3rd Concerto with the RPO in Cambridge, Gershwin and Bernstein with the Hallé at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and Beethoven's 5th Concerto with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall.

    Viv also plays with leading chamber music groups and has collaborated with musicians such as Natalie Clein, Marianne Thorsen, Lawrence Power, Eijin Nimura, Phillip Dukes, Kate Gould, Guy Johnston, David Le Page, Carl Davis and Marvin Hamlisch. He has recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 since making his recital debut through the BBC Radio 3 Young Artists Forum scheme and has also recorded recitals for Classic FM, WDR Radio in Germany, Radio France, ABC Radio in Australia, NRK Radio in Norway and for the Sky Arts television channel.

    Viv studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne where he held the Hodgson Fellowship and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy in 2005. Whilst studying at the Academy, he was the piano winner at the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition and was selected as one of three winners of the National Federation of Music Societies' Young Artists Competition, leading to various recitals and concerto appearances throughout Great Britain.

    Viv McLean revealed extraordinary originality, superb simplicity, and fingers of steel hidden behind muscles of velvet. He is an otherworldly young man - he plays with the genius one finds in those who know how to forget themselves, naturally placing themselves at the right point to meet the music, this mystery of the moment. Le Monde, Paris.

    The fluent technique and brilliance of the interpreter were impressive, he played with insight and the greatest sensitivity. General Anzeiger, Bonn.

    Part of the SJE Arts International Piano Series 2014, also featuring Gwilym Simcock, David Owen Norris and Stephen Hough. Series tickets for all nine concerts are available until the first concert on February 12th. Top price tickets £165, mid-price tickets £120.

    Sonata for Piano No 4 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Arabesque in C
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for Piano No 21 in C, 'Waldstein'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise No 1 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 3 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 20 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 1 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 2 in E flat from 3 Nocturnes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    £18, £12, £8 (£5 discount for students and under 18's) Available from 01865 305305 Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm.