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Format: 2014-10-22
Format: 2014-10-22
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 18:45
    Landscapes & Seascapes - Celebrating the music of Stephanie Cant
    Bobby Chen, Evgenia Startseva, Jill Kemp, Yuri Paterson-Olenich
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Pianists Bobby Chen, Yuri Paterson-Olenich and Evgenia Startseva and Jill Kemp recorder, play atmospheric works by Stephanie Cant
    alongside old favourites by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Schubert and J.S. Bach.

    Stephanie Cant will give a pre-concert talk at 6.00pm for 20 minutes including a performance by her of Wedding Songs (1993) for solo piano. Ticket holders only.

    … but I will miss the seagulls
    Stephanie Cant ()
    Winter Seascapes from Ospedaletti
    Stephanie Cant ()
    Sonata in C major for treble recorder
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Impromptu No 1 in F minor from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Turning the Tide
    Stephanie Cant ()
    Weardale Variations
    Stephanie Cant ()
    Étude No 3 in E major, 'Tristesse' from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 5 in E minor from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Panorama (for LH alone) - world premiere
    Stephanie Cant ()
    Prelude No 5 in G from 13 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Prelude No 5 in G minor from 10 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Impromptu No 2 in A flat from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Impromptu No 3 in B flat from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Prelude No 10 in B minor from 13 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    FGSJ 20th Anniversary Concert | Ramirez: Misa Criolla
    Andrew Griffiths, Armando Murillo, Carlos Munoz Villalobos, Christopher Diffey, Leo Turner, Londinium
    St James's, Sussex Gardens London W2 3UD
    United Kingdom

    The Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica celebrate their 20th anniversary with a joyous mix of music inspired by Latin-American rhythms, gospel spirituals and the music of Jamaica itself. As the centrepiece, London chamber choir Londinium, conducted by Andrew Griffiths, sings Ariel Ramirez’s stunning Misa Criolla with Christopher Diffey, one of this generation’s up-and-coming tenors, as soloist. Traditional instruments, played by Carlos Muñoz Villalobos, Leo Turner and Armando Murillo (who also play Latin-American instrumental items during the concert), imbue the Spanish text with the Latin-American sounds and rhythms of Ramirez’s native Argentina. The programme features choral music by contemporary Jamaican composers, including Eleanor Alberga’s vivacious My heart danceth, written in 2007, and a traditional setting of Psalm 27 by Noel Dexter, together with arrangements of spirituals and folksongs by Andrew Marshall and the distinguished musicologist Olive Lewin (who died last year). The charming nineteenth-century part song Water-lilies, from Songs of the River, provides a rare chance to hear music by the Jamaican-born British composer, Sir Frederic Cowen, esteemed in his day, but now almost forgotten. Sir Michael Tippett could not be more English, but he sought inspiration for his much-loved Five Negro Spirituals (from ‘A Child of Our Time’) elsewhere; it spans the continents, fusing the directness of the gospel spiritual with his own distinctive musical style.

    The concert raises funds for the Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica, a registered charity dedicated to the preservation, restoration and maintenance of Jamaica’s historic buildings.

    Misa Criolla
    Ariel Ramírez (1921-2010)
    5 Negro Spirituals from A Child of our Time
    Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
    My heart danceth
    Eleanor Alberga (1949-)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Under an English Heaven | Chichester Sinfonietta
    Chichester, Chichester Sinfonietta, Choir of St Paul's Church, Christopher Larley, Mark Hartt-Palmer, Patricia Routledge
    St Paul's Church Chichester PO19 6FT
    United Kingdom

    A concert of music and poetry portraying England at the brink of the First World War. The concert will also include a performance of Richard Strauss's Metamorphosen, written during the Second Word War.

    On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    The Banks of Green Willow
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    The Lark Ascending
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Metamorphosen
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Chanson de Matin
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    A Short Requiem
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
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    Thu, 2014-10-23 18:30
    Feargus Hetherington (violin) and Gavin Brady (piano)
    Feargus Hetherington, Gavin Brady
    The Mackintosh Church, Queen's Cross Glasgow G20 7EL
    United Kingdom

    Frankfurt-based pianist, Gavin Brady, joins Feargus Hetherington in two colourful masterpieces for violin and piano.

    Debussy's Violin Sonata was to be his final work, and one of his most exotic and lyrical. Brahms completed three Violin Sonatas in his career - the last, in D minor possessing gripping drama and tender songfulness.

    Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra
    Canada, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Legendary violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman brings his orchestra from Ottawa to Nottingham in commemoration of Canada's role in the First World War. The programme brings together music from former adversaries, beginning with Vaughan Williams's atmospheric Tallis Fantasia. John Estacio's Brio then provides a fleet-footed Canadian entrée to Bruch's famous Violin Concerto No. 1, the composer's first, and most popular work. Finally, Beethoven's 7th Symphony is all about momentum, its relentless, dancing energy ensuring an irresistible conclusion.

    Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Composer John Estacio in conversation.

    Presented under the Royal Patronage of HRH Prince of Wales, with support from the W Garfield Weston Foundation and Presenting Sponsor RBC.

    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Brio: Toccata and Fantasy for Orchestra
    John Estacio ()
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Symphony No 7 in A
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Thu, 2014-10-30 19:30
    The Hallé Oscars for Orchestra
    Stephen Bell, The Hallé
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Behind every great movie there's a great film score and this blockbuster concert brings together some of the finest ever written. Join Nottingham's most famous outlaw as he crosses swords with the city's villainous Sherriff in The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Luke Skywalker in his battles with the evil Empire. Journey with the ill-starred lovers of Titanic and follow the yellow brick road with Judy Garland.

    Thrilling quests, epic romances and expansive panoramas - they're all here in this spectacular evening, all lit up by the legendary sound of the Hallé - as lustrous as any Oscars Night!

    Star Wars
    John Williams (1932-)
    Titanic
    James Horner (1953-)
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    The Sound of Music
    Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Maurice Jarre (1924-)
    Lord of the Rings
    Howard Shore (1946-)
    Schindler's List
    John Williams (1932-)
    Gladiator
    Hans Zimmer (1957-)
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    John Williams (1932-)
    American Beauty
    Thomas Newman (1955-)
    Ben-Hur
    Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995)
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    John Williams (1932-)
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    Tue, 2014-10-28 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.

    Post-concert Q&A with Elias Quartet and Angus Smith.

    Booking for these concerts is subject to an additional transaction fee of 10%.

    String Quartet No 2 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 12 in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 7 in F, 'Rasumovsky'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Thu, 2014-10-23 12:45
    Music in the Round's 2014 Autumn Series | Ensemble 360
    Ensemble 360
    The Upper Chapel Sheffield S1 2LG
    United Kingdom

    Clarinettist Matthew Hunt and pianist Tim Horton present a programme that affords a wonderful demonstration of the sonorous and virtuosic possibilities of the mellowest of all woodwind instruments. Mozart’s elegant Violin Sonata K380 – described by a contemporary as “rich in new ideas and filled with traces of the author’s great musical genius” – demands subtle nuances of interpretation that make it an ideal vehicle for the clarinet.

    The lush and lyrical Fantasy-Sonata by John Ireland is a perfect fusion of clarinet and piano writing and is considered by some to be the high point of the composer’s chamber music writing. A candidate for the shortest ever programme note provided by a composer – “It is sometimes high and sometimes low” – Gerald Barry’s Low is a spectacular test of dexterity and an infectiously witty showpiece.

    Post-concert: Join Tim, Matt and members of Music in the Round upstairs in Channing Hall for a cup of tea or coffee

    and a chat about the programme.

    Booking for these concerts is subject to an additional transaction fee of 10%.

    Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No 28 in E flat, arranged for clarinet and piano
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Fantasy Sonata in E flat for Clarinet and Piano
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Low
    Gerald Barry (1952-)
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    Fri, 2014-10-24 07:30
    La Bohème - Giacomo Puccini
    Anthony Scales, Beatrice Danesfield, David Banbury, David Roberts, Derek Carden, Ian Wilson-Pope, Randy Nichol, Sarah Tyler
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Porcupine Productions in concert present Puccini's romantic and well loved opera, sung in English, in aid of Cats In Crisis Thanet and Goldies Oldies Senior Cat Resuce. Luxuriate in the sublime music and engage in the bitter sweet story of poet Rudolpho, the tragic Mimi and their friends living on the fringes of artistic society in 19th century Paris.

    La Bohème, 'Bohemian Life'
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
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    Fri, 2014-10-24 13:00
    Open University Orchestra Concert
    Hugh Molloy, Jonathan Hunt, Katharine Reedy, The Open University Orchestra
    Hub Theatre, The Open University Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
    United Kingdom

    The Open University will be playing a concert of well-known and tuneful favourites of the orchestral repertoire. Britten’s Matinees Musicales and Soirees Musicale are orchestrations of pieces by Rossini, the prolific Italian opera composer of a century earlier. Britten’s scores are lively and rhythmic and were used as ballet music.

    Jonathan Hunt, local musician and orchestra member, will be playing the beautiful cello solo in Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei. This is a popular piece with audiences as indicated by its annual appearance in the Classic FM Hall of Fame.

    The orchestra will also be playing Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite. This was originally composed as film music for the 1933 film Lieutenant Kijé and depicts the life story of a fictional soldier. The suite features a tenor saxophone and includes the familiar Troika which many audience members will associate with the Christmas season!

    The OU Orchestra is an amateur orchestra, based at the Open University, Milton Keynes, conducted by Hugh Molloy and Dennis Pim. Staff, students and people living or working nearby who can attend rehearsals are welcome to join us. We play a broad range of symphonic and other music.

    Selection from Matinées musicales
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Kol Nidrei
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Lieutenant Kijé Suite
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Soirees musicales
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)