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Format: 2014-04-23
Format: 2014-04-23
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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-)
    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.
  • Sat, 2014-05-03 19:00
    Mendelssohn's Elijah | Monmouth Choral Society
    Huw Williams, Kirsty Hopkins, Martha McLorinan, Monmouth Choral Society, Regency Sinfonia, Stuart Young, Thomas Elwin
    Wyastone Concert Hall Wyastone NP25 3SR
    United Kingdom

    This epic work by Mendelssohn, full of great tunes, tells the dramatic story of the Old Testament prophet Elijah. Written in 1846 for the Birmingham Festival, it was once almost as popular with choral societies as Handel’s Messiah, and it was common for the two works to be sung at alternate Christmas concerts. This concert will be our last performance led by our current conductor, Huw Williams who was recently appointed as Director of Music at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. Huw has been a huge inspiration to the choir and we wish him every success in his new role.

    Please note the earlier start time of 7pm for this concert

    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    £15 stalls, £20 circle, under 18s free Available from 01594 531496 8am to 10pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 12:00
    Summer Saturday Recital Series - Pupils from Aldenham School
    Pupils from Aldenham School
    St James's Church Bushey WD23 1BD
    United Kingdom

    This is the first of a series of short chamber music recitals, beginning at 12noon and lasting 40-45 minutes. After the concert lunches and refreshments are available in the adjacent hall.

    No Tickets required.
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    Fri, 2014-05-02 19:30
    Discovering South America: A Guitarist's Journey
    Christian Wood, Enrico Aurigemma
    Lauderdale House London N6 5HG
    United Kingdom

    Enjoy the beautiful sounds of Latin guitar and revel in an enjoyable and informative experience as this recital takes you on a musical journey through the continent of South America, featuring many popular Latin styles. The programme will include works by Antonio Lauro, Augustin Barrios-Mangoré, and Astor Piazzolla.

    Composition Not Known
    Antonio Lauro (1917-1986)
    Composition Not Known
    Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944)
    Composition Not Known
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    £8, concessions £5 Available from 07960 930 680 .
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    Sat, 2014-05-03 12:00
    Summer Saturday Recital Series - Alexandra Zlatior and Nathan Tinker (piano duo)
    Alexandra Zlătior, Nathan Tinker
    St James's Church Bushey WD23 1BD
    United Kingdom

    This is part of a series of 26 weekly short chamber music recitals, beginning at 12noon and lasting 40-45 minutes. After the concert lunches and refreshments are available in the adjacent hall.

    Alexandra Zlatior is in her final year of the Bachelors of Music programme at the Royal College of Music studying piano and harpsichord under the guidance of Nigel Clayton and Robert Woolley. She has played numerous concerts in the UK in venues such as the Southbank Centre, V&A Museum, Charlton House, St Mary Abbots, St Stephen's Church, Waltham Abbey, the RCM and the RSC, but also internationally, in France, Greece, Japan and her native Romania. More than just following a solo career Alexandra is interested in pedagogy, currently preparing for a LRSM Diploma while teaching in London. She is also keen to perform for charitable causes and community clubs.

    Nathan Tinker graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2011 and now spends most of his time as a freelance teacher of classical and jazz piano, instrumental and ballet accompanist. He has performed in prestigious venues such as Hampton Court House, St Martin's in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, Regent Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room. He has also been on the Live Music Now scheme founded by Yehudi Menuhin where he performs as a soloist in outreach settings. Outside of the UK he has performed in Corsica, Italy, Spain and his native Japan.

    Fantasie in F minor for piano 4 hands
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    16 Waltzes for Piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Cocktail Suite
    Michael Rainford ()
    No Tickets required.
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    Mon, 2014-04-28 13:00
    Voyage à Paris - art song recital
    Varazdat Khachatryan, Zoe Lethbridge
    St Michael at the North Gate Oxford OX1 3EY
    United Kingdom

    A recital of art song from 20th century Paris given as part of the Music on Mondays recital series at St Michael at the North Gate. The recital presents a number gems from the genre from the evocative harmonies of Debussy to Poulenc’s quirky settings of texts by Apollonaire.

    A Chloris
    Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
    Quand je fus pris au pavillon
    Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
    Nuit d'etoiles
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Clair de lune from Fêtes galantes, Set 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Cinq mélodies populaires grecques, 'Five Popular Greek Songs'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Lydia, from '2 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Mandoline from 5 Mélodies
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Claire de Lune
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Chanson d'Orkenise from Banalités
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Hôtel from Banalités
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Fagnes de Wallonie from Banalités
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    'C' (J'ai traversé les ponts de Cé) from 2 Poèmes de Louis Aragon
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Hyde Park
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    No Tickets required.
  • Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Contemporaries and Romantics ! Waldegrave Ensemble
    Alex Wilson, Elliott DeVivo, Sarah Ovenden, Waldegrave Ensemble
    Bourne Hall Ewell Village KT17 1UF
    United Kingdom

    Enjoy an evening of enchanting music whilst tantalising your taste buds with fine wines and cheeses.

    Featuring music for flute, clarinet and piano by Bizet, Delibes, Kovacs, Horovitz Sancan, and Saint-Saëns.

    All money raised will go towards the Waldegrave Scholarship Fund for two of our resident musicians who’ve recently gained places on a postgraduate course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Sous le dôme épais (The Flower Duet) from Lakmé
    Léo Délibes (1836-1891)
    Suite No 1 from 'Carmen'
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano
    Joseph Horovitz (1926-)
    Hommage á JS Bach for solo clarinet
    Béla Kovács ()
    Sonatine for Flute and Piano
    Pierre Sancan (1916-)
    £12 adults / £8 under 18s (Includes wine and cheese) Available from 0333 666 3366 Monday - Friday 9am to 7pm.
  • Thu, 2014-05-01 19:30
    Vivaldi and Pergolesi by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Grace Davidson, Ivor Setterfield, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Nulla in mundo pax sincera
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in B flat
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Stabat mater
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in B flat (La stravaganza No 1)
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    £24, £20, £16, £13, £9 Available from 02077661100 Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Cinema in Symphony 2: The Sequel - Reading Symphony Orchestra
    Reading Symphony Orchestra, Rory McAllister, Stefan Hofkes
    Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park Arts Centre Bracknell RG12 7PA
    United Kingdom

    After last year's successful Hollywood celebration, Cinema in Symphony returns to the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park. Hosted by BBC Radio Berkshire's Rory McAllister, hear the Reading Symphony Orchestra play classic themes from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings, The Big Country, Black Swan and James Bond, to name a few! If you've never experienced the full scale of an orchestra playing the themes you know and love, then this is your chance! You'll also be able to get up close and personal to film props and have your photo taken when you arrive! So grab your family and friends and come along for a night at the movies with a difference - Cinema in Symphony is back!

    Theme from 'The Big Country'
    Jerome Moross (1913-1983)
    Imperial March from Star Wars
    John Williams (1932-)
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Klaus Badelt ()
    Music from Swan Lake
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Music from Out of Africa
    John Barry (1933-2011)
    Jurassic Park
    John Williams (1932-)
    Excerpts from Forrest Gump
    Alan Silvestri (1950-)
    James Bond Medley
    John Barry (1933-2011)
    Theme from The Magnificent Seven
    Elmer Bernstein (1922-)
    Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission
    Ennio Morricone (1928-)
    Excerpts from Lord of the Rings
    Howard Shore (1946-)
    Dambusters March
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
    Adult £20; under 21s £15 Available from 01344 484123 .
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    Sat, 2014-05-03 19:30
    Film Music Charity Concert | Amici Orchestra
    Amici Orchestra, Simon Walton
    St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico London SW1V 2AD
    United Kingdom

    The Amici Orchestra present an evening of film music. A great selection of popular music, and all in a good cause - there will be a retiring collection after the concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

    Star Wars
    John Williams (1932-)
    Music from Gladiator
    Hans Zimmer (1957-)
    Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
    John Williams (1932-)
    Jurassic Park Suite
    John Williams (1932-)
    Adagio for Strings
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    The Dambusters
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
    The Godfather
    Nino Rota (1911-1979)
    2 Pieces from Henry V
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    March from Things to Come
    Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975)
    What's up at the Symphony
    Jerry Brubaker ()
    1st Movement, from Symphony No 25 in G minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    No Tickets required.