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Format: 2014-04-18
Format: 2014-04-18
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Craig Ogden supported by the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble
    Craig Ogden, The Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble
    Sundial Theatre, Cirencester College Cirencester GL7 1XA
    United Kingdom

    Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of thirteen. He is the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship Award from the RNCM in Manchester.His many recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim. Ogden’s Classic FM albums The Guitarist and Summertime both shot straight to no 1 in the UK classical chart in summer 2010 and 2011 respectively. Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all of the main UK orchestras plus many abroad and has presented on BBC Radio 3 and on ABC Classic FM (Australia).

    Craig Ogden is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music.

    The Corinium Players Guitar Enemble was formed in 1999 to give young classical guitarists the opportunity to play together as an orchestra. They now have around 40 playing members and as well as playing concerts locally, have travelled to the continent and appear in many national music festivals. They have appeared alongside other renowned guitarists such as Gary Ryan, The Vida Guitar Quartet, The Aquarelle Quartet, to name but three.

    £13 full, £10 concessions Available from 01285 654228 .
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Mid-Somerset Orchestra - Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
    Fenella Humphreys, Hywel Jenkins, Stephen Smith, The Mid-Somerset Orchestra
    St Cuthbert's Church Wells BA5 2AW
    United Kingdom

    The The Mid-Somerset Orchestra’s spring concert features the work of Borodin and Tchaikovsky, two of the most loved of all Romantic composers, both creators of the most fabulous melodies, in a programme imbued with the spirit of Russia, the homeland that they shared.

    Opening with Borodin’s evocative In the Steppes of Central Asia (1880), the MSO welcomes renowned violinist Fenella Humphreys as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s immortal and beautiful Violin Concerto of 1878. With playing described as ‘alluring’, ‘mesmerising’ and ‘unforgettable’, Fenella Humphreys is regarded as one of the most distinctive performers of her generation and is much in demand as soloist and chamber musician in concerts, broadcasts and recordings in UK and across Europe and has had works written for her by eminent British composers.

    The concert closes with an opportunity to hear Borodin’s First Symphony, successfully premièred in 1869.

    In the Steppes of Central Asia
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Symphony No 1 in E flat
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    £11 full, £9 concession, £3 age 18 and under Available from 01749671770 Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..
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    Sun, 2014-04-27 19:30
    Rotary Club of Cambridge introduce Prime Brass and Bold as Brass Ensemble
    Bold as Brass Ensemble, Prime Brass, Stephen Cleobury, Tim Lihoreau
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    Prime Brass welcomes an exciting new brass decent from the Guildhall School of Music, Bold as Brass Ensemble in a joint concert promoted by Rotary Club of Cambridge in aid of a Rotary Literacy Project for children in South Africa. The grand finale is a joint performance of Richard Strauss's Festmusik der Stadt Wien conducted by Stephen Cleobury.

    William and Mary for Brass Ensemble
    Derek Bourgeois (1941-)
    The Earle of Oxford’s Marche
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Concerto di Cucaracha
    Stephen Roberts ()
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Festmusik der Stadt Wien
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Old French Dances
    Claude Gervaise (fl 1540-1560)
    Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Sunny
    John Eacott (1961-)
    Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Homage to the noble grape
    Goff Richards (1944 - 2011)
    Spain
    Chick Corea (1941-)
    Leviathan
    Paul Denegri ()
    £15 £10
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    Mon, 2014-04-21 15:00
    The Busch Ensemble (piano trio)
    Jonathan Bloxham, Matthieu van Bellen, Omri Epstein, The Busch Ensemble
    St Mary's Church, Perivale London UB6 8SS
    United Kingdom

    St Mary's Perivale Afternoon Concert Series. St Mary's Perivale is a tiny, beautiful 12th century church situated close to Western Avenue (A40) in Perivale, West London. Declared redundant in 1972, it is now a flourishing classical music venue, with an excellent reputation for superb concerts, given by many of the best musicians in London. All our concerts are free with a retiring collection. No tickets are issued beforehand – just turn up ! We also provide free refreshments, and free parking is readily available. It is a perfect venue for chamber and instrumental concerts, with close proximity to the musicians, excellent acoustics and a good piano. We think it compares favourably with any other small concert hall in London. Do come along – you will be very welcome.

    Keyboard Trio in G , 'Zigeuner' (Gypsy Rondo)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Piano Trio No 3 in F minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    No Tickets required.
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    Wed, 2014-04-23 19:30
    Jeanette Ager (mezzo-soprano), Ofer Falk (violin), Viv McLean (piano)
    Jeanette Ager, Ofer Falk, Viv McLean
    St Mary's Church, Perivale London UB6 8SS
    United Kingdom

    St Mary's Perivale Wednesday Evening 'Double Concert' Series. St Mary's Perivale is a tiny, beautiful 12th century church situated close to Western Avenue (A40) in Perivale, West London. Declared redundant in 1972, it is now a flourishing classical music venue, with an excellent reputation for superb concerts, given by many of the best musicians in London. All our concerts are free with a retiring collection. No tickets are issued beforehand – just turn up ! We also provide free refreshments, and free parking is readily available. It is a perfect venue for chamber and instrumental concerts, with close proximity to the musicians, excellent acoustics and a good piano. We think it compares favourably with any other small concert hall in London. Do come along – you will be very welcome.

    Operatic Arias
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concert Arias
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Salut d'amour, 'Liebesgruss'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Chanson de Matin
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    No Tickets required.
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    Fri, 2014-04-18 18:00
    Orchestra of St John's - Verdi and Bach
    Howard Moody, Jan Schmolk, John Lubbock, Orchestra of St John's, OSJ Voices
    Dorchester Abbey Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HN
    United Kingdom

    Founded in 1967, the Orchestra of St John’s is rated amongst the leading orchestras in the world by professional musicians.

    The Orchestra of St John's has the community at its very heart with an active programme of education and outreach activities, alongside its musical repertoire.

    Over the last 12 years, OSJ has donated its talents through Music for Autism to help and inspire over 35,000 autistic children by giving 50 days of free concerts a year in specialist schools.

    The Orchestra also has a track record of spotting young musical talent and providing opportunities and a platform for their earliest public performances.

    Founder and Artistic Director John Lubbock performs with the world’s most outstanding professional musicians, who share his ethos of making live classical music accessible to people of all ages and from all walks of life, including those who might otherwise have little or no experience of music.

    4 Sacred Pieces (Quattro pezzi sacri)
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Adagio and Fugue from Sonata for Violin and Continuo No 1 in G minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Partita No 2 in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Violin Partita in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £30, £25 Available from 0845 680 1926 9am to 5pm.
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    Sun, 2014-04-27 11:30
    Forna-Gallagher Duo (violin and viola)
    Forna-Gallagher Duo, Francis Gallagher, Iona Forna, Nathan Tucker
    Lauderdale House London N6 5HG
    United Kingdom

    These Royal College of Music students have been performing across London since 2010. Francis won First Prize in the RCM Viola Competition in 2013. He has performed concertos with the Dame Alice Owen Symphony Orchestra and the Barnet Youth Orchestra.

    Ioana studied at the Sigismund Toduta Music High School in Romania and has been part of the Romanian National Youth Orchestra under the guidance of Cristian Mandel and Marin Cazacu.

    Other works to be announced.

    Passacaglia, on a theme by George Frideric Handel, for Violin and Viola
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £7, concessions £5, schoolchildren £1 Available from 020 8348 8716 Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm..
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    Fri, 2014-04-18 19:00
    Handel's Messiah on Good Friday | East Sussex Bach Choir
    East Sussex Bach Choir, John Hancorn, Julia Bishop, Mark Bradbury, Patrick Edmond, Shona Hull, The Baroque Collective
    All Saints Church Hove BN3 3QE
    United Kingdom
    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £10, £15, £20 Available from 07789 878562 Monday to Saturday 10:00 to15:00.
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    Sun, 2014-04-27 19:30
    Basel Symphony Orchestra
    Basel Symphony Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, Matt Haimovitz
    Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge CB2 3QB
    United Kingdom

    Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass and John Adams are three of the twentieth century's most influential composers. Their music is more richly textured, harmonic and accessible than their usual `minimalist' label implies.

    These Words is as haunting and ethereal as the timeless Gregorian chants that have inspired much of Pärt's work. Resonant and meditative, Glass's recently premiered Cello Concerto No 2 is a condensation of his score for Godfrey Reggio's critically acclaimed 2002 film Naqoyqatsi. Requiring colossal orchestral resources, Adams' Harmonielehre is a unique, mesmerising, three-movement work that marries the developmental techniques of Minimalism with the harmonic and expressive world of fin de siècle late Romanticism, to breathtaking effect.

    Their work is brought to life with consummate skill and passion by one of Europe's leading symphony orchestras, brilliantly conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, an acknowledged champion of modern classical music.

    Did you know?
    John Adams was inspired to write Harmonielehre by a dream in which he was driving across the San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge and saw an oil tanker on the surface of the water abruptly turn upright and take off like a Saturn V rocket.

    Pre-concert talk - free to ticket holders, at 6pm at Cambridge City Hotel in nearby Downing Street.

    These Words
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Cello Concerto No 2, 'Naqoyqatsi'
    Philip Glass (1937-)
    Harmonielehre
    John Adams (1947-)
    £35, £31, £26; students £10; groups 20+ £15. £2.25 booking fee per ticket Available from 01223 357851 Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm, or 30 minutes after the start of a show on performance days.
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    Mon, 2014-04-21 19:00
    Coro and Chapter House Choir perform Gabriel Jackson world premiere
    Coro, Mark Griffiths, Stephen Williams, The Chapter House Choir
    St Luke's and Christ Church, Chelsea London SW3 6NH
    United Kingdom

    Chapter House Choir, York and Coro, London will be performing the World Premiere of a new piece by Gabriel Jackson at St Luke’s Church Chelsea on 21st April at 7.00pm.

    The concert, Songs for Clare, is in memory of soprano Clare Latham, who sang with both choirs. All the profits from the concert will be shared between Macmillan and St Leonard’s Hospice in York; the charities which supported Clare and her family during her illness. The new commission by Gabriel Jackson is written for Clare and will be performed alongside his joyously uplifting Requiem and Parry’s Songs of Farewell.

    The composer, Gabriel Jackson comments “I feel very honoured to have been asked to write a piece in memory of Clare Latham. The text we have chosen, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, has a beautiful and very appropriate musicality and I hope that my setting of these tender, loving words is as much a celebration of Clare’s life as it is a commemoration of her passing.”

    Coro and Chapter House Choir are both chamber choirs. Coro was formed in 2000 and has successfully participated in many European choral competitions, including winning the Grand Prix at the Tallinn International Choral Competition in 2003 and being awarded the Renaissance Prize at the Florilège Vocal De Tours in France in 2010. Chapter House Choir was formed in 1965 by a group of York Minster Songmen and their wives. They are committed to commissioning new music and in 2014 will perform the premieres of three commissions written for them, including Jackson’s commission in memory of Clare Latham, a new work by Alexander L’Estrange to celebrate Le Grand Depart of the Tour De France in Yorkshire, and a new work by Judith Bingham to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

    Requiem
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    6 Songs of Farewell
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    In memoriam
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)