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Format: 2014-04-17
Format: 2014-04-17
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 20:00
    Mostly Mozart | Akeman Voices (chamber choir) / Akeman Chamber Orchestra
    Akeman Chamber Orchestra, Akeman Voices, Martin Quinn
    Church of The Immaculate Conception Bicester OX26 6AW
    United Kingdom

    Akeman Voices, north Oxfordshire's leading chamber choir, once again raise the roof supporting Voices for Hospices with an evening of beautiful music, mostly by Mozart! All proceeds in aid of local hospice - The Katharine House Hospice.

    Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, 'Solemn Vespers'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Insanae et vanae curae
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Voi che Sapete from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Il mio tesoro from Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Dove sono from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Porgi amor qualche ristoro from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £12 (free for under 16s) Available from 07722 131 874 8am - 8pm.
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Rosie Whiting (piano) - Contemporary Inspirations
    Rosie Whiting
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    Contemporary Inspirations: Exploring contemporary music and the works that inspired their composition.

    British born pianist Rosie Whiting is a musician who likes to get under the skin of contemporary performance and bring something new to the performance platform. In every concert she performs the audience can be guaranteed of hearing something new and unexpected.

    Rosie started playing the piano at the age of 7 after hearing her sister practice. In 2007 she won a place to study at the prestigious Purcell School of Music, with a full scholarship. Under the tutelage of Carole Presland she explored music from all the epochs and soon realised that her passion was with the contemporary repertoire.

    In 2009 Rosie began to study with Douglas Finch at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, and under his guidance immersed herself in modern music. During her time at Trinity, Rosie was able to work with many composers including Tansy Davies, Errollyn Wallen, John White and Mark Grey to name a few.

    In 2013 Rosie was awarded first prize in the John Halford Competition for contemporary piano music for her performance of Boulez Piano Sonata No 1 and Messiaen L'Alouette Lulu. She also made her concerto debut with a performance of Mozart Piano Concerto K 449.

    Sonata in C
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Loophole 1 from Loopholes and Lynchpins
    Tansy Davies (1973-)
    Excerpts from 24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Premonition from Preludes and Afterthoughts: Fantasy-Transcriptions on Chopin's Preludes Op 28
    Douglas Finch ()
    La Lugubre Gondola No 2
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Klavierstücke IX
    Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-)
    Vallee d'Obermann from 'Album d'un voyageur'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    £18 / £15 concessions Available from 020 7620 3055 Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm.
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    Sun, 2014-04-27 19:45
    Aberdeen Bach Choir - Music for all Seasons
    Aberdeen Bach Choir, Peter Parfitt, Simon Nieminski
    St Machar's Cathedral Aberdeen AB24 1RQ
    United Kingdom

    Aberdeen Bach Choir is a long established choir with a reputation for outstanding performances.The repertoire of the choir is wide and varied, from renaissance to 21st century, with works performed a cappella as well as with orchestral accompaniment. Aberdeen Bach Choir has over 100 members.

    This concert will take a journey through the main seasons of the Christian year, beginning with Advent and ending with Trinity. A significant piece of sacred music from each season will be presented.

    The choir will be accompanied by Simon Nieminski, the gifted virtuoso organist from St Mary's Metroplitan Cathedral in Edinburgh, who will play organ solos by Bach and Messiaen.

    Remember Now Thy Creator
    Charles Steggall (1826–1905)
    Ave Maria
    Robert Parsons (c1530-1570)
    Hodie Christus natus est
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621 )
    Choral Prelude 'In dulci jubilo'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Surge, illuminare Jerusalem (from Motets Book 3)
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Christus factus est
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    Take him, earth, for cherishing
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Dum transisset Sabbatum
    John Taverner (c1490-1545)
    Blessed be the God and Father
    Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
    Transports de Joie
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Viri Galilaei
    Patrick Gowers (1936-)
    Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    I saw the Lord
    Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
    £14, £12, students £5, under 16s free Available from 01224 641122 Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm.
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Rimsky-Korsakov, Rodrigo and Tchaikovsky | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Miloš Karadaglić, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    No one work encapsulates Tchaikovsky’s ultra-expressive, heart-on-sleeve creative outlook more than his tortured Sixth Symphony. 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. Barely five decades later, inspired by the picturesque gardens of the Palace of Aranjuez outside Madrid, Joaquín Rodrigo wrote a piece that displays an altogether different sentiment: a colourful, strong yet tranquil evocation of elegance and beauty for guitar and orchestra whose contented, serene beauty is legendary.

    Russian Easter Festival Overture
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Concierto de Aranjuez
    Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
    Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    £9 - £39 (premium seats £65) Available from 0207 840 4242 Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Nikodijevic, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Leif Ove Andsnes, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    In his final symphony, Tchaikovsky wrote his own funeral music. Tortured by an intolerant society and by his own internal strife as his long-hidden homosexuality became public, Tchaikovsky turned to music. He wrote what is probably the most vivid, heart-rending and terrifyingly beautiful vision of darkness and exhaustion ever cast in symphonic form. Days after the first performance, Tchaikovsky died – probably at his own hand. Where Tchaikovsky appears so endearingly human, Beethoven appears near immortal in the big, imperious statements of his final piano concerto, a piece that combines fervent protest, sublime melancholy and hard-hitting virtuosity to dazzling effect.

    La lugubre gondola
    Marko Nikodijevic (1980-)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    £9 - £39 (premium seats £65) Available from 0207 840 4242 Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    A Greater Love | Bach Minerva Choir
    Bath Minerva Choir, Gavin Carr, Marie Elliott, Steven Hollas, William Berger
    St Michael's Without Bath BA1 5LJ
    United Kingdom

    Bath Minerva Choir's centenary tribute to the fallen of World War 1. Maurice Duruflé's Requiem is combined with a series of works appropriate to the centenary of the start of the First World War including anthems and songs by Finzi, Mahler, Poulenc, Elgar, Butterworth and Ireland.

    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    The Spirit of the Lord is upon me from The Apostles
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Channel Firing from Before and After Summer
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Greater love hath no man
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    The lads in their hundreds from A Shropshire Lad
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    On the idle hill of summer from A Shropshire Lad
    Sir Arthur Somervell (1863-1937)
    Revelge from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    £15 under 16s £5 Available from 01225 463362 .
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Singing the oceans alive with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
    Craig Pruess, Gabriel Currington, Karim Said, Kristin Hoffmann, Levon Minassian, Lucinda Drayton, Nawang Khechog, Premik Tubbs, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ganda Boys, Tim Wheater
    Fairfield Concert Hall Croydon CR9 1DG
    United Kingdom

    Singing the Oceans Alive, will combine many genres of music with the majestic sound of one of the world’s greatest orchestras in this spectacular three hour performance. The guest stars will perform original compositions which incorporate distinctive calls and sounds of various cetacean species. With the aid of projected big screen images of the ocean the concert will be a fully immersive experience for the audience.

    Proceeds from the event will be donated to newly founded charity, Save Earth’s Oceans Inc. - a global non-profit organisation dedicated to help clean up the beaches and oceans worldwide and raise awareness of the potential we have to alter the course of our destruction of the environment.

    Many organisations highlighting this issue focus primarily on the suffering. Save Earth’s Oceans Inc's intention is to focus on the beauty and the majesty of these endangered populations, while celebrating another endangered species: the arts.

    £20, £15, £10; children under the age of 16 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Available from 0208 688 9291 .
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    Fri, 2014-04-18 13:00
    Lunchtime Trio Recital
    Auriol Evans, Daniel King Smith, Emma Halnan
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music.

    Auriol Evans (cello) studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Since graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2011, Auriol has sat as principal cellist of the Britten-Pears Orchestra, and co-principal of the Aldeburgh World Orchestra under the direction of Sir Mark Elder. She has recently worked with the Philharmonia and The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Auriol is the recipient of the Musicians Benevolent Fund Postgraduate Performance Award, and is kindly supported by the Countess of Munster Trust, the Kathleen Trust and the Albert Cooper Charitable Trust.

    Emma Halnan (flute) studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She recently won first prize (senior category) in the International Award Carl Reinecke, held in Como, Italy. In 2010, she reached the Concerto Final of BBC Young Musician. Emma has performed at major venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and St.John's, Smith Square. She has appeared as concerto soloist with orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the European Union Chamber Orchestra and the Welsh Sinfonia.
    Daniel King Smith (piano) is staff accompanist at the Royal College of Music and at the Purcell School. His extensive concerto repertoire has lead to many concerto performances in the UK (including at the Royal Festival Hall) and around Europe. Daniel performs regularly on In Tune on BBC Radio 3. He appeared in the televised finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year 1996 as soloist and regularly since then as accompanist. He was a prize-winner in the 1996 Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist competition, subsequently winning the Best Accompanist Prize in the same competition.

    Keyboard Trio in D major
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    3 Aquarelles
    Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)
    Trio for Flute, Violin and Piano
    Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
    No Tickets required.
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 13:00
    Lunchtime Concert - Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble
    Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble, Stephen Maw
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    The Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble is a group of young and enthusiatic wind and brass players who are present or former students at the major music colleges. The programme will include the Suite Op 4 written by Richard Strauss at the age of 18.

    Suite for 13 wind instruments in B flat
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Marche Écossaise sur un Thème Populaire
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    2nd movement - Scherzo in G minor from String Quartet in D
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    No Tickets required.
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    Thu, 2014-04-24 19:45
    Daniel Röhn: all-time favourites for violin
    Daniel Röhn, Irina Botan
    Purcell Room London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    The third-generation of a family of extraordinary violinists, German virtuoso Daniel Röhn makes his Southbank Centre debut. Together with pianist Irina Botan, he presents a programme of all-time favourites for violin.

    Daniel Röhn is the outstanding third generation in a family of extraordinary violinists. As the grandson of Furtwängler’s concertmaster and son of Andreas Röhn, Bayerische Rundfunk concertmaster for 30 years, he received early violin training at home before studying under Ana Chumachenco in Munich.

    A soloist of “sparkling virtuosity” (Diapason), a technician of “mesmerising control” (The Strad) and a musician of “refined lyricism, depth and sensitivity” (Le Monde de la Musique), Röhn continues to astound audiences and critics alike.

    On invitation by Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ion Marin and Gustavo Dudamel, to name but a few, Röhn has performed as soloist worldwide to great acclaim, frequently likened to the great violinists of the past: Szeryng, Heifetz (The Strad and Diapason) and Kreisler (Ruggiero Ricci).

    His Claves recording début won a Diapason d’Or, and his Schubert Fantasy was regarded as “one of the most accomplished versions ever recorded,” (Diapason).

    'A young god – absolutely impeccable and masterful' (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

    'A sensational player...dispatched with a nonchalance to take the breath away' (The Strad)

    Variations on a theme of Corelli (arr. Kreisler)
    Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in F (1838)
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Polonaise No 1 in D
    Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
    £15, concessions £7.50 (limited availability) Available from 0844 847 9910 .