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Format: 2014-10-23
Format: 2014-10-23
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    Thu, 2014-10-23 19:30
    Chetham's Symphony Orchestra
    Chetham's Symphony Orchestra, Elizaveta Saul, Paul Mann
    RNCM, Royal Northern College of Music Manchester M13 9RD
    United Kingdom

    Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra returns to the RNCM and travels to London for its debut at Milton Court Concert Hall with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterful final symphony, one of the defining works of the romantic period.

    Outstanding violinist Elizaveta Saul, a winner of the Chetham’s Concerto Competition, joins the orchestra for Prokofiev’s virtuosic and lyrical Second Violin Concerto. Marlon Brando fans will also enjoy Bernstein’s gritty and powerful Symphonic Suite from the 1954 film On the Waterfront.

    Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 2 in G minor
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 19:30
    Adrian Brendel (cello) and Aleksandar Madzar (piano)
    Adrian Brendel, Aleksandar Madzar
    Vinehall School Theatre Robertsbridge TN32 5JL
    United Kingdom

    Adrian Brendel studied at Winchester College, Cambridge University and with Frans Helmerson at the Cologne Music Conservatoire.

    Recent appearances include concerts in Calgary, Napa Valley and in the UAE, Syria and Egypt. In Europe, he has performed in Antwerp and across Germany, Switzerland and the UK. He has given performances of the complete Bach cello suites at Lancaster University and The Sage Gateshead, joined Alfred Brendel for an evening of poetry and music at the Wimbledon Music Festival and collaborated with many other artists including Kit Armstrong, Andrej Bielow, Aleksander Madzar and the Jerusalem String Quartet. His piano trio with Till Fellner and Lisa Batiashvili is much in demand throughout Europe.

    He returned to Calgary in October 2012 as part of the jury for the Honens International Piano Competition. Other performances in the 2012-2013 season included concerts with Imogen Cooper and Henning Kraggerud in London and Antwer, with Kit Armstrong across Germany, with the NDR Symphony Orchestra, performing works by York Höller and Bernd Zimmerman, and in Taipei for the Yun-Hsiang International Music Festival.

    He recently shared the stage with his father, Alfred Brendel, for an evening of poetry and music at King’s Place in London. He returns to Düsseldorf for recitals with Kit Armstrong, as well as giving solo recitals in Salzburg, Bensheim and Cambridge.

    Adrian Brendel is co-founder of 'Music at Plush', a summer music festival held every year in Dorset, South-West England.

    Aleksandar Madzar was born in Belgrade in 1968. He started playing the piano under the guidance of Gordana Malinovic and later studied with Arbo Valdma, Elisso Virsaladze and Daniel Blumenthal in Novi Sad, Belgrade, Moscow and Brussels. He won prizes in Geneva, Leeds, the 'Busoni' and 'Umberto Micheli' competitions and gave his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Ivan Fischer in 1990. He has since then been performing regularly all over Europe, enjoying a rich and varied career in recital, concertos and chamber music, occasionally also touring North and South America, South Africa and the Far East.

    Aleksandar Madzar teaches at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire in Brussels.

    Sonata for Cello and Piano in B flat minor
    Erno Dohnányi (1877-1960)
    Pohádka (Fairy tale) for cello and piano
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 3 in A major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Sun, 2014-11-02 15:00
    Shanahan conducts Scheherazade with the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra
    Mark Shanahan, Raphael Wallfisch, Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra
    Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LU
    United Kingdom

    As a contemporary of Mozart and Haydn, Boccherini is often compared to these great composers. His Symphony No 26 in D is, without doubt, a jewel of the late Classical period, including the Boccherini fingerprints of a driving inner pulse and beautiful instrumental exchanges.

    Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations is an 18th century-inspired work. The purity and beauty of the music reflects a world of elegance, refinement and balanced proportion. While the original graceful, restrained theme masks the composer’s personality, it is revealed gradually, at different stages, in the sublime emotional journey of the variations.

    Folk-song, the Orient and the sea were influences that pursued Rimsky-Korsakov throughout his career. Scheherazade has all three heard in glorious, exotic abundance. The suite has the shape of a symphony, but it is programme music based upon four stories as told by the beautiful Scheherazade to her implacable husband, the Sultan. This remarkable showpiece gives all the instruments a chance to show off their capabilities.

    Free pre-concert talk by Derek Watmough MBE, 2.15pm

    Symphony No 26 in D major
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
    Variations on a Rococo Theme in A
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Scheherazade
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
  • Fri, 2014-10-31 19:30
    Vivaldi and Bach by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Julian Perkins, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for 2 Violins
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air in F major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Fantasia Upon One Note
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto No 1 for Harpsichord and Strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Fri, 2014-10-24 19:30
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Marije Johnston, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Suite for Strings and Continuo in D Minor
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in B flat
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin No 2 in E minor, from 'La Stravaganza'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    Sat, 2014-11-01 20:00
    Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra perform Sibelius, Dvorák and Rachmaninov
    Cambridge University Musical Society Symphony Orchestra, Kristine Balanas, Rory Macdonald
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom
    Karelia Overture
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Symphonic Dances
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • Thu, 2014-10-23 19:30
    Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik by candlelight | LMA Ensemble | Meet the Music
    John Landor, LMA Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy a candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    Enjoy an evening of popular classics, from the party atmosphere of Mozart’s Little Night Music to the world of Bach’s great Double Violin Concerto, with lots of little musical gems.

    We also invite you to Meet the Music, an entertaining and informal exploration of the programme with London Musical Arts Music Director, John Landor, including our thrilling orchestra walkabout experience, where we come out and play excerpts among you.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Larghetto from Concerto Grosso in B minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 Violins and strings - version in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude, from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' (arr. Hess)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Mozart and Handel by candlelight | LMA Orchestra | with Meet the Music
    John Landor, LMA Orchestra
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy a candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    Even if you don’t think you know the names of any of the pieces, be assured that most will feel familiar to you, whether from TV or film, or, dare we say, as a ringtone or lift music! And of course, there’s nothing like experiencing them live, performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    We also invite you to Meet the Music, an entertaining and informal exploration of the programme with London Musical Arts Music Director, John Landor, including our thrilling orchestra walkabout experience, where we come out and play excerpts among you.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Symphony No 29 in A major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento in B flat (Chorale St Antoni)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Minuet from String Quintet in E
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
  • Sat, 2014-10-25 16:30
    Mini Maestro Family Concert: Mozart and Handel
    John Landor, LMA Orchestra
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Treat your children to John Landor's wonderful Mini Maestro Family Concerts, bringing classical music alive for 4 - 12 year olds. They'll have lots of interactive fun with the music, including games, stories, miming, singing, clapping and conducting along. It's a journey of discovery, imagination and inspiration - creative, educational and fun!

    These child-friendly events at St Martin’s, in the heart of Trafalgar Square, have been entertaining London families and visitors for over a decade. They’re also convenient for inclusion in a day out in the centre of town, with brass-rubbing, gift-shopping and lovely tea and cakes available in the crypt. And the National Gallery, Portrait Gallery and the attractions of Covent Garden are all just a stone’s throw away for an even more fun-packed day for you and your kids!

    In this concert, you’ll experience all the hustle and bustle of King Solomon’s court, as he graciously receives the great Queen of Sheba. There’s also some burbling horns in Handel’s great Water Music and a high-spirited early symphony by the 17 year-old Mozart.

    Mini Maestro Series September 2014 - April 2015

    Special Offer - 3 concerts for the price of 2

    Phone the box office (020 7766 1100) quoting ‘Mini Maestro LMA 3 for 2′. Excludes December concerts.

    'Since coming to your concert, our six-year old cannot stop listening to classical music and recognises composers on the radio! You’ve certainly inspired him!'

    'Love the opportunity for children to sit in the orchestra, conducting and having the freedom to respond in their own way!'

    'a beautiful and informal way to introduce children (and adults who did not have the chance) to music'

    '100% entertaining, fun, enjoyable, child-friendly'

    'Brilliant! The children (and parents!) loved it and learnt a lot'

    Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 20:00
    Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra performs Ravel, Francaix and Ibert
    Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, Peter Stark, Rees Webster
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom
    Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Pavane pour une infante défunte
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    L'horloge de flore (the flower clock) for oboe and orchestra
    Jean Françaix (1912-1997)
    Divertissement
    Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
    Ma mère l’oye, 'Mother Goose'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)