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Format: 2014-10-01
Format: 2014-10-01
  • Sun, 2014-10-05 11:30
    Arcadian Delights - Roman River Music Festival 2014
    Anna Dennis, Henrik Persson, Julian Perkins, Sarah Moffat
    St Edmund's Church East Mersea CO5 8TJ
    United Kingdom

    Much-recorded keyboard virtuoso Julian Perkins has put together a fascinating and varied programme for our annual concert among the ancient stones and intricate tracery of East Mersea church, hidden away down a country lane not far from Mersea’s famous seafood restaurants.

    Excerpts from 9 German Arias
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    The Tempest (or The Enchanted Island)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    Plush and Roses
    Stephen Dodgson (1924-2013)
    Keyboard Sonata in G Major
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Excerpts from The Triumph of Time and Truth
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    Sat, 2014-10-11 19:30
    Andreas Moutsioulis - classical guitar concert
    Andreas Moutsioulis
    Redland High School for Girls Bristol BS6 7EF
    United Kingdom

    Greek born guitarist Andreas Moutsioulis combines exceptional stage presence with unique musical sensitivity, placing him amongst the most gifted players of his generation. Join Andreas tonight and witness his spellbinding performance.

    Andreas will perform music from Greece, Spain, Argentina plus his own transcriptions.

    Songe Capricorne
    Roland Dyens (1955-)
    Elogio de la Danza
    Leo Brouwer (1939-)
    Romance, from the movie 'The Excursion'
    Nikos Mamangakis (1929-2013)
    A day in May, arranged for solo guitar
    Mikis Theodorakis (1925-)
    You have set my star, arranged for solo guitar
    Mikis Theodorakis (1925-)
    Sevilla (Sevillanas) from 'Suite Española'
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Sérgio Assad (1952-)
    Un Dia de Noviembre
    Leo Brouwer (1939-)
    Libertango, arranged for solo guitar
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Carlo Domeniconi (1947-)
    Love theme, from the movie 'The Excursion'
    Nikos Mamangakis (1929-2013)
    Where did my boy fly away, arranged for solo guitar
    Mikis Theodorakis (1925-)
    I've kept a hold of my life, arranged for solo guitar
    Mikis Theodorakis (1925-)
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    Fri, 2014-10-10 12:30
    Lunchtime brass band concert - Royal Greenwich Brass Band
    Jon Frank, Royal Greenwich Brass Band, Stephen Maw
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    This ever-popular brass band makes a welcome return to Regent Hall to play a lively, powerful and moving programme of fine brass band repertoire

    The Red Shield
    Harry Goffin ()
    Music for Greenwich
    Edward Gregson (1945-)
    The old rustic bridge (tenor horn solo)
    Erik Leizden (1894-1962)
    Peter Graham (1958-)
    Jeg elsker deg
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Elsa's procession to the Cathedral, from Lohengrin
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
  • Sat, 2014-10-11 18:00
    Vaughan Williams's Mass in G minor | Barts Chamber Choir
    Barts Chamber Choir, Ivor Setterfield
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Alleluia, I heard a voice
    Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
    When David heard
    Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
    3 Motets
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Valiant for Truth
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    The Dying Soldier
    Nigel Short ()
    Mass in G minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Song for Athene
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Hail, gladdening light
    Charles Wood (1866-1926)
  • Sat, 2014-10-11 20:00
    Vivaldi's Gloria by candlelight | Barts Chamber Choir
    Barts Chamber Choir, Elizabeth Weisberg, Grace Davidson, Ivor Setterfield, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for 4 Violins in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Ostro Picta Armata Spina
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    Fri, 2014-10-03 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital- Jon Martinez Valganon (double bass) / Alexandru Lazar (piano)
    Alexandru Lazar, Jon Martinez Valganon
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal College of Music

    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
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    Thu, 2014-10-09 19:30
    Sound Emergents: London | Project Instrumental (chamber orchestra)
    Lowri Porter, Natalie Murray Beale, Project Instrumental
    Lime Wharf London E2 9DJ
    United Kingdom

    Fizzing young chamber orchestra, Project Instrumental, continue their residency at creative hub LimeWharf, in East London. Bold, imaginative and boundary defying, this virtuosic ensemble strips back the peripherals with their straightforward contemporary approach to classical music. Advance tickets available and recommended.

    Kindly supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation and The Hinrichsen Foundation.

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    Concerto in D for String Orchestra
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Lovely Roof
    Jesse Bescoby ()
    Finding Kala
    Timothy Cape ()
    Night Eternal
    Stephen Montague (1943- )
    Chamber Symphony in C minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
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    Sat, 2014-10-11 19:30
    To the Field of Stars - five centuries of magnificent choral music
    George Barton, Kate Gould, Nonsuch Singers, Richard Pearce, Stefan Beckett, Tom Bullard
    St. Cyprian's Church London NW1 6AX
    United Kingdom

    Join Nonsuch Singers and conductor Tom Bullard, with organist Richard Pearce, cellist Kate Gould and percussionists George Barton and Stefan Beckett in a concert inspired by the themes of Gabriel Jackson's To The Field of Stars, a cantata for chorus, cello and percussion (given its UK première by the choir in October 2013).

    Jackson's cantata was written in 2011 to celebrate the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (the Field of Stars of his title) and the coincident 400th anniversary of the death of the Spanish renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria, whose soaring motet O Quam Gloriosum opens our concert. Along the way we encounter a number of heavenly bodies: Guerrero's 12 part setting Duo Seraphim and John Tavener's Angels. The celestial theme continues with Victoria's sumptuous motet Vidi Speciosam portraying the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Jonathan Dove's Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars and Jackson's Creator of the Stars at Night.

    In the second half of our concert we present Jackson's To The Field of Stars, a work inspired by the centuries old pilgrimage trail between southern France and the shrine of St James the Great in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, northern Spain.

    Setting texts from diverse sources, the work takes us on its own pilgrimage through ancient and modern byways. Jackson draws his inspiration from, among others, a medieval pilgrim's hymn, poetry by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and William Cowper, and an account of the pilgrimage by the US Founding Father and President, John Adams. Accompanied by a virtuoso and often intense solo cello line and a combination of sparkling and evocative tuned and untuned percussion, the work concludes with an embellished restatement in eight part counterpoint of our opening motet, Victoria's O Quam Gloriosum.

    O quam gloriosum
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    O Morgenstern from Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen, '7 Magnificat Antiphons'
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Vidi speciosam
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Duo Seraphim
    Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Laudibus in sanctis
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Creator of the stars of night
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    To the Field of Stars, cantata for chorus, cello and percussion
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
  • Sat, 2014-10-11 20:00
    Cross Currents of Impressionism - piano recital by Paul Roberts
    Paul Roberts
    Dr Challoner's High School Little Chalfont, Amersham HP7 9QB
    United Kingdom

    Paul Roberts's programme, which opens Amersham Concert Club's 48th season, explores impressionist piano works by Debussy, Ravel, de Falla, Granados and Albeniz which derive from the descriptive music of Liszt. It offers a rare opportunity to hear this wonderful music placed in context.

    Paul Roberts is an exceptional musician, a fine and deeply sensitive pianist, teacher and an author of the greatest distinction. His books on Debussy and Ravel are quite simply the most outstanding and perceptive I have read. I felt privileged to review the Ravel book recently in the Gramophone magazine. Bryce Morrison

    Granada from Suite Española No 1
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Córdoba from Cantos de España
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Asturias from Suite Española No 1
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Soirée dans Grenade from 3 Estampes
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 3, La puerta del Vino from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 9, La sérénade interrompue from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Homenaje per le tombeau de Claude Debussy
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Suite Iberia - Rondena
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Fantasia Baetica
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    The Maiden and the Nightingale from Goyescas
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
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    Fri, 2014-10-03 19:30
    Music in the Round's 2014 Autumn Series | Elias String Quartet
    The Elias String Quartet
    The Upper Chapel Sheffield S1 2LG
    United Kingdom

    “I have never thought of writing for reputation and honour. What I have in my heart must out; that is the reason why I compose.” Beethoven

    Music in the Round is delighted to host two further instalments of the Elias String Quartet’s grand and compelling presentation of the complete Beethoven string quartets. A feature of the Elias cycle is to programme a combination of early, middle and late-period quartets in each concert, affording audiences an opportunity to experience directly the astonishing and revolutionary development of this most intimate of musical forms at the hands of the most complete master of this art that the world has ever witnessed.

    Early booking is advised for this extremely popular series.

    Booking for this concert is subject to an additional transaction fee of 10%.

    String Quartet No 3 in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 11 in F minor, 'Serioso'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 13 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)