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Format: 2014-10-01
Format: 2014-10-01
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    Sat, 2014-10-11 19:30
    Anna-Liisa Bezrodny and Orchestra North East
    Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Orchestra North East, Timothy Henty
    Durham Cathedral Durham DH1 3EL
    United Kingdom

    Following her captivating performance of Brahms’s violin concerto with Orchestra North East in 2013, violinist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny returns to Durham, this time bringing a glimpse into her Finnish background as she plays Sibelius’s violin concerto. This was the only concerto Sibelius wrote; its full orchestration recalls his symphonic writing, whilst the violin part is not only one of the most technically dazzling concertos in the repertoire but also rich in Sibelius’s characteristic lyricism.

    Orchestra North East turn to Germany romanticism for the remainder of their programme. Wagner’s Tannhäuser overture evokes the battle between earthly and spiritual pleasure that is played out in the course of the opera, with the famous pilgrims’ march theme prominent throughout. Brahms’s fourth symphony is richly complex, full of brooding intensity, from the heart-wrenching sobs of the opening to the majestic set of variations that bring it to its dark ending.

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Symphony No 4 in E minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Overture to Tannhäuser
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
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    Sat, 2014-10-04 19:30
    Bedford Sinfonia - The French Connection
    Bedford Sinfonia, Clare Hammond, Michael Rose
    St Paul's Church Bedford MK40 1SQ
    United Kingdom

    Three celebrated French composers grace our first concert of the season, along with Chopin who, after all, was almost a Parisian by choice.
    Given his deep affinity with the piano, his concertos for this instrument are very special.

    On this occasion we welcome the gifted pianist Clare Hammond to play the second concerto, and she will no doubt revel in its brilliant
    virtuosity and in its beautiful and wistful slow movement.

    Ravel and Fauré are represented by stylish works influenced by dance forms of bygone eras, and Poulenc’s Sinfonietta displays
    his sparkle and sense of humour.

    Masques et Bergamasques
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Pavane pour une infante défunte
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Sinfonietta
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
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    Sat, 2014-10-11 19:30
    Rutland Young Soloists
    Adam Hebditch, Ali Asagarov, Anson Yip, Becky Taylor, Ellen Porter, Paul Hilliam, The Rutland Sinfonia
    Oakham School Chapel Oakham LE15 6DT
    United Kingdom

    We start our season with a concert featuring local talent. Five young musicians who either live in Rutland, receive their education in Rutland, or play with the Rutland Sinfonia will perform concerto movements on piano, violin, cello and trumpet. We also mark Shakespeare's 450th birthday with two works based on his famous stage plays.

    Overture from Béatrice and Bénédict
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
    1st Movement from Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    2nd Movement from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 3 in B minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    3rd Movement from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    2nd Movement from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    2nd Movement from Trumpet Concerto in E flat
    Johann Hummel (1778-1837)
    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    Sat, 2014-10-04 19:30
    Celebrity organ recital - 150th Anniversary concert
    Benjamin Pope, Berkshire Maestros Academy String Ensemble, Soloists of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, William Whitehead
    The Concert Hall in the Town Hall Reading RG1 1QH
    United Kingdom

    To celebrate the Father Willis Organ's 150th Anniversary, we have commissioned a new work for organ and strings. Be among the first to hear this exciting new piece.

    With Berkshire Maestros Academy on Sundays String Ensemble and members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Pre-concert talk 6.15pm The Concert Hall (free) - William McVicker talks with composer Soosan Lolavar about her new work

    Supported by Berkshire Organists' Association, Berkshire Maestros and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Concerto for Organ and Strings No 3 in G
    John Stanley (1712-1786)
    World Premiere - 150th Anniversary work for Father Willis Organ and Strings
    Composer Not Known ()
    Finale: Vivace from Symphony No 6 in G minor
    Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
    Prelude and Fugue in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Air Varied, for Holsworthy Church Bells
    Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
    Toccata from Fantasia and Toccata in D minor
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Toccata from Symphony No 5 in F minor
    Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
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    Fri, 2014-10-03 19:30
    Britten Sinfonia: John Tavener's Kaleidoscopes
    Britten Sinfonia, Jacqueline Shave, Nicholas Daniel
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    John Tavener’s theatrical oboe concerto, Kaleidoscopes, written for and premiered by Britten Sinfonia and Nicholas Daniel in 2006, is a musical mosaic, featuring four string quartets and percussion. Tavener’s greatest musical hero, Mozart opens the programme with his beautifully poignant Adagio and the programme is completed by Lutoslawski’s thrilling and virtuosic Preludes and Fugue and an arrangement by Thomas Adès of Kurtag’s spacial memorial to Andras Mihaly with musicians placed around the auditorium.

    In conversation - 6.30pm : Nicholas Daniel and Jacqueline Shave discuss tonight's programme.

    Image - Nicholas Daniel (c) Eric Richmond

    Adagio for string trio and cor anglais
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    In Memoriam Andras Mihaly
    György Kurtág (1926-)
    Kaleidoscopes
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Shaker Loops
    John Adams (1947-)
    Irka-Firka
    György Kurtág (1926-)
  • Thu, 2014-10-02 19:00
    Natalie Clein (cello) and Sergio Tiempo (piano)
    Natalie Clein, Sergio Tiempo
    Middle Temple Hall London EC4
    United Kingdom

    Described by the Times as a 'mesmerising' cellist who 'plays everything with passion', Natalie Clein will be joined by pianist Sergio Tiempo, who has developed a reputation as one of the most individual and thought-provoking pianists of his generation.

    Performing the cello suites by Bach, mirrored beautifully with Mendelssohn's Cello Sonata in D, the programme will also include Chopin Preludes and the magnificent Cello Sonata by Shostakovich.

    Excerpts from '6 Suites for Cello'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2 in D
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Excerpts from 24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
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    Sun, 2014-10-05 19:30
    Britten Sinfonia: John Tavener's Kaleidoscopes
    Britten Sinfonia, Jacqueline Shave, Nicholas Daniel
    Theatre Royal Norwich NR2 1RL
    United Kingdom

    John Tavener’s theatrical oboe concerto, Kaleidoscopes, written for and premiered by Britten Sinfonia and Nicholas Daniel in 2006, is a musical mosaic, featuring four string quartets and percussion. Tavener’s greatest musical hero, Mozart opens the programme with his beautifully poignant Adagio and the programme is completed by Lutoslawski’s thrilling and virtuosic Preludes and Fugue and an arrangement by Thomas Adès of Kurtag’s spacial memorial to Andras Mihaly with musicians placed around the auditorium.

    In Conversation - 6.30pm - Nicholas Daniel and Jacqueline Shave discuss tonight's programme.

    Adagio for string trio and cor anglais
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    In Memoriam Andras Mihaly
    György Kurtág (1926-)
    Preludes and Fugue
    Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
    Kaleidoscopes
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
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    Tue, 2014-10-07 19:00
    David Briggs (organ) : silent film - Noah's Ark
    David Briggs
    The Temple Church London EC4Y 7BB
    United Kingdom

    Directed by Michael Curtiz, Noah's Ark is a 1928 American early romantic melodaramatic disaster film. Starring Dolores Costello and George O'Brien, it tells the Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of World War One.

    Internationally renowned organist Davide Briggs will once again return to the hauntingly beautiful Temple Church to bring to life this masterpiece of the silent film era.

    This concert is generously supported by the Morris Venables Charitable Foundation.

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    Sat, 2014-10-04 19:30
    Halka
    Coro dell'Angelo, Marcin Gesla, Marcin Janusz, Monika Swiostek, Piotr Lempa, POSK Chamber Orchestra, Rafal Bartminski, Richard Fawkes, Stephen Ellery, Violetta Gawara
    POSK Theatre London W6 0RF
    United Kingdom

    A cast of internationally recognised soloists perform Moniuszko’s masterpiece- Poland’s first national opera 'Halka' to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Polish Social and Cultural Association POSK in London.

    Halka received its first performance in Vilnius in 1848. 9 years later for the Warsaw National Opera premiere of 1857 the 2 act opera was enlarged to 4 acts to include national dances Polonaise, Mazur and Tance Goralskie as well as specially composed arias reminiscent of Polish folk songs.

    Poland did not exist as an independent country and therefore its very creation was a revolutionary act, as under Tsarist Russian rule any artistic activity was subject to censorship. The composer was determined to create this work against all odds and the music and texts are enthused with Polish national musical rhythms and melodies. Because of its very nature it is a miracle that it reached the stage of performance as the artists involved risked their livelihoods by doing so.

    Not only is 2014 the 50th Anniversary of POSK but also the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Casino and the 25th anniversary of free elections in Poland, so the staging of this opera provides a fitting tribute to the fighting spirit of Poland.

    Halka
    Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872)
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    Fri, 2014-10-03 15:30
    Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci | Opera Seria
    Adam Music, Ben Thapa, Christopher Childs Santos, Ezra Williams, Gordon Hodges, Heather Lupton, Imogen Garner, Jonathan Ellis, Laura Wolk-Lewanowicz, Opera Seria, Opera Seria Chorus, Philip Clieve, Rochelle Hart, Victor Sgarbi
    RNCM, Royal Northern College of Music Manchester M13 9RD
    United Kingdom

    Romance, comedy and tragedy collide in this explosive double-bill. Don't miss Opera Seria's staging of two of opera's most compelling short stories! An exciting new production, performed in the original Italian with English surtitles.

    This performance runs over three nights, and further details of all performances can be found via the Opera Seria website.

    Cavalleria Rusticana
    Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
    I Pagliacci
    Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1858-1919)