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Format: 2014-11-01
Format: 2014-11-01
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    Mon, 2014-11-03 20:00
    Interference Patterns | Ensemble Matisse (piano quartet)
    Ensemble Matisse
    Hall Two, Kings Place London N1 9AG
    United Kingdom

    New Dots presents the world premieres of four audio-visual collaborations, combining film and live music performed by the acclaimed Ensemble Matisse. Created by 4 pairs of composers and film-makers, this specially commissioned program is a bold exploration of the creative interplay between music and film, showing artistic diversity from abstract animation to the exploration of natural visual effects and everyday sounds. Our creative pairs have wrestled with imposing boundaries for themselves in order to have the freedom to create something truly collaborative, that could not have come about any other way. We’re thrilled to also present the latest work by Jan Vriend that explores this idea: freedom cannot exist without boundaries. Jan has written Degrees of Freedom for Ensemble Matisse; it seeks to test the boundaries to breaking point

    Degrees of Freedom
    Jan Vriend (1938-)
    New work
    Composer Not Known ()
    New work
    Composer Not Known ()
    Lisa Illean (1983-)
    of Joy
    Composer Not Known ()
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    Thu, 2014-11-06 19:30
    Baker Street Brass entertain!
    Baker Street Brass
    St Mary de Lode Church Gloucester GL1 2QT
    United Kingdom

    The dynamic Baker Street Brass join Gloucester Music Society as it celebrates its 85th anniversary season with an exciting programme which includes the world première of Caitlin Rowley’s Knots and Mirrors. There is also a tribute to one of the Society’s Vice Presidents, John McCabe, as he celebrates his 75th birthday year.

    Mini Overture
    Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
    Excerpts from Lachrimae or Seaven Teares
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Rounds for Brass Quintet
    John McCabe (1939-)
    Knots and Mirrors
    Caitlin Rowley ()
    Brass Quintet No 1 in B flat
    Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
    Dan Jenkins ()
    3 Brass Cats
    Chris Hazell (1948-)
    A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
    Manning Sherwin (1902-1974)
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    Fri, 2014-11-07 19:00
    Et in terra pax (First World War 100th Anniversary Commemoration)
    Andrew Campling, London Docklands Singers, Marcel Sinfonia
    Southwark Cathedral London SE1 9DA
    United Kingdom

    Andrew Campling, a composer based in London’s East End and the musical director of the London Docklands Singers, will lead choir and orchestra in a performance of Dona nobis pacem at Southwark Cathedral on Friday 7th November 2014. The oratorio focuses on the diaries of Revd. William Charles Campling (1887-1973) an army chaplain in the First World War, who later became an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral.

    The concert entitled ‘et in terra pax’, is in aid of Help for Heroes. It also features Vivaldi’s Gloria and the world premiere of ‘Sorrowful Dance’ for small orchestra by Cecil Coles (1888-1918). Coles, a highly-promising composer, was killed trying to rescue wounded soldiers near the River Somme in April 1918. The dedication of ‘Sorrowful Dance’ is ‘to my dear wife’.

    Oratorio for narrator, soli, choir and orchestra, 'Dona nobis pacem'
    Andrew Campling (1956-)
    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Sorrowful Dance, for small orchestra
    Cecil Coles (1888-1918)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 21:30
    Crussell, Rossini and Brahms | London Lawyers' Symphony Orchestra
    Larissa Joy, London Lawyers' Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Miller
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for Clarinet No 2
    Bernhard Crussell (1775-1838)
    Overture from La Gazza ladra, 'The Thieving Magpie'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Symphony No 1 in C minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    Sun, 2014-11-09 03:00
    The Last Train to Tomorrow - Carl Davis
    Carl Davis, City of London Sinfonia, FCMG London Children's Choir, Students from the Yehudi Menuhin School
    Roundhouse London NW1 8EH
    United Kingdom

    The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) proudly presents the London premiere of Carl Davis's The Last Train to Tomorrow.

    Commissioned by the Halle Orchestra, the song cycle is a tribute to the Kindertransport and tells the extraordinary story of the Kindertransport through a sequence of ten songs scripted by the celebrated children’s author Hiawyn Oram to be performed by the Finchley Children’s Music Group.

    A young violin soloist from the Yehudi Menuhin School will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, together with the City of London Sinfonia, and the programme will also include the Overture to Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

    Natasha Kaplinksy, the newsreader and television presenter, and member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Holocaust Commission, will be introducing the event.

    As the concert takes places on a Sunday afternoon, the AJR is particularly encouraging Holocaust refugees and survivors to bring along their families. It is hoped that the event will appeal to the Mitteleuropa émigrés from Nazi oppression who grew up in a culture of classical music. The symbolism of the anniversary of Kristallnacht and that the Roundhouse was formerly a turning point for trains and is located near Swiss Cottage, the area in London where many of the escaping refugees settled, should help make the concert memorable and historic.

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Sat, 2014-11-08 19:30
    Joy and Woe are woven fine | Fairhaven Singers
    Fairhaven Singers, Ralph Woodward
    Queens' College Chapel Cambridge CB3 9ET
    United Kingdom

    ‘Under every grief and pine / Runs a joy with silken twine.’ Is this a mere poetic consolation, or does it ring true? This November’s concert explores the contrast between joy and woe, pairing songs of mourning for the deaths of children with hymns of exultant praise to touch the extremes of human experience.

    Joy and Woe are woven fine
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    Ich freue mich im Herrn
    Gottfried August Homilius (1714–1785)
    Weep forth your tears
    John Ward (1571-1638)
    Jubilate Deo
    Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
    Sleep, fleshly birth
    Robert Ramsey (1612-1644)
    Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt (Psalm 100)
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    A Child's Prayer
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    Heart's Music
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Graves of Infants from ClareVoyance
    John Clare (1793-1864)
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
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    Tue, 2014-11-11 19:30
    Daphna Sadeh, The Voyagers and Baroque Orchestra - Born in Parallel
    Daphna Sadeh And The Voyagers, David Murphy, Eddie Hession, Ellie Robertson, Eugene Feygelson, Eva Caballero, George Clifford, Guy Shalom, Joanne Miller, Mark Bassey, Mark Smulian, Merlin Harrison, Natasha Kraemer, Tony Woods
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    She was born into a multicultural society in Israel, where she was exposed to cultures from the Diaspora. Daphna Sadeh received her music education at the Manhattan School of Music in New York in classical and jazz music. After she graduated, she toured internationally with various World music groups as well as performing with classical orchestras. Daphna formed her group The Voyagers, based in London after she moved to the UK. Her aim was to bring together a contemporary fusion of Klezmer and Middle Eastern music. Daphna Sadeh was commissioned to compose music and record a CD with the Voyagers for Tzadik, the record label from New York, of the renowned jazz musician John Zorn. In addition to that she has received a grant from the Art Council to support the project. Recently Daphna composed a ground breaking composition for baroque and Klezmer and Middle Eastern music.

    Bright and accessible, colourful and unfailingly melodic, this is music that should appeal to a wide range of listeners - All About Jazz

    Cambridge -based composer, Daphna Sadeh, and her musician colleagues are about to make musical history by combining traditional 17th century Baroque music with Klesmer and other Middle Eastern and Jewish musical traditions. In some sense, it will symbolise the historical links between some aspects of Baroque and Middle Eastern/Jewish music that had been separated for literally hundreds of years. For, instead of using that quintessentially Baroque instrument, the lute, Sadeh’s new compositions will feature the ancient Middle Eastern, Arab and Sephardic instrument, the oud, from which the lute is descended. The Baroque/Klezmer/Middle Eastern musical fusion which Sadeh and her colleagues are about to unleash feature a truly unique combination of instruments – the Middle Eastern and Sephardic oud, Turkish and Egyptian darbouka drums, Egyptian tambourines, a saxophone (played in Klezmer style), jazz and Baroque flutes, a trombone, a double-bass, viola, cello, violins, bassoon and oboe. This first ever Baroque/Jewish/Arab fusion music will be released in September as a CD – suitably entitled ‘Born in Parallel’. The four tracks symbolise the four traditional elements. Earth, symbolising the concept of land is portrayed as musically delicate yet soulful, featuring a Middle Eastern oud and a Baroque violin. Fire, symbolising the pain of conflict, is fast, jarring and gives prominence to flutes and a trombone – with an asymmetric eastern Mediterranean style beat. Water, symbolising tragedy, merges strong Klezmer and Baroque components and features trombone and cello solos – and soprano saxophone, played klezmer-style Air, symbolising hope, features a Middle Eastern oud, Baroque flute and oboes and klezmer-style jazz. Sadeh says she was partly inspired to compose the new fusion music by listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in a church in Venice and by her own Jewish Diaspora origins. The composition and the recording have been commissioned by the Arts Council. The orchestration of the piece was a collaboration with the David Murphy who also conducted the piece.

    Born in Parallel (world premiere)
    Daphna Sadeh ()
  • Sun, 2014-11-02 16:30
    All Saints and All Souls | The Bartholomew Consort (choir)
    JanJoost van Elburg, The Bartholomew Consort
    St Michael's and All Angels Church Summertown OX2 7ES
    United Kingdom

    Bartholomew Consort return to Oxford with a highly sensitive selection of works in celebration of All Saints and All Souls.

    Tickets are free, donations are welcome.

    La deploration de Johannes Ockeghem
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    When David heard
    Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
    How are the mighty fallen
    Robert Ramsey (1612-1644)
    Continuo lacrimas
    Jacobus Vaet (1529-1567)
    Memento homo
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Super flumina Babylonis
    Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)
    Quomodo cantabimus
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Audivi vocem de coelo
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Gaudeamus Omnes
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Justorum animae
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Justorum Animae
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    O quam gloriosum
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
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    Thu, 2014-11-06 19:30
    St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
    Leticia Moreno, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    We're thrilled to welcome the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Russia's oldest orchestra and one of the world's most revered ensembles. Liadov's Kikimora, a dark tale of a malevolent spirit, is the magical prelude to Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. Although written from amidst the debris of his disastrous marriage, this big-hearted masterpiece is one of his most uplifting pieces, expressive and virtuosic by turns. In contrast, Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony is a sustained study in anguish, but for the listener it remains the supreme emotional journey, veering from melancholic brooding to shattering outbursts.

    Anatole Liadov (1855-1914)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    Sat, 2014-11-08 19:30
    Tippett String Quartet
    Tippett String Quartet
    The Civic Centre Berkhamsted HP4 3HD
    United Kingdom

    The Tippett Quartet has delighted critics and audiences alike with its animated, virtuosic performances since 1998. The quartet has performed at the BBC Proms and numerous other festivals. They are frequently on BBC Radio 3, have performed with the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden and have premièred a newly written film score for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 silent film classic ‘The Lodger’. Their impressive catalogue of over twenty releases has not only topped the classical charts but has also entered the pop charts.

    String Quartet in B flat, 'Sunrise'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 1 in E flat
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)