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Format: 2014-11-24
Format: 2014-11-24
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 20:00
    Bruckner's Te Deum | Philharmonia Chorus / Oxford Philomusica
    Marios Papadopoulos, Oxford Philomusica, Peter Adams, Philharmonia Chorus, Yuri Zhislin
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Brahms’s Double Concerto presents plenty of orchestral drama as well as a fascinating interplay between the two solos, tonight performed by two of Oxford Philomusica’s finest instrumentalists: Winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 1993, Yuri Zhislin, and celebrated principal cellist, Peter Adams. Te Deum, undoubtedly Bruckner’s greatest sacred choral work, is a joyful and compelling piece propelled forward by the furious central ‘Aeterna Fac’, rousingly executed by the exceptional Philharmonia Chorus.

    Te Deum in C
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    Tue, 2014-12-02 20:00
    London Klezmer Quartet - Benslow Music International Concert Series
    Carol Isaacs, Ilana Cravitz, Indra Buraczewska, London Klezmer Quartet, Susi Evans
    Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music Trust Hitchin SG4 9RB
    United Kingdom

    Experience a scintillating evening of this infectious Jewish folk-art form in the hands of some of its most illustrious performers.

    Programme is included in the ticket price; free accessible parking; licensed bar

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    Thu, 2014-11-27 19:30
    Radu Lupu (piano) - Classical Music Alive in Reading
    Radu Lupu
    The Concert Hall in the Town Hall Reading RG1 1QH
    United Kingdom

    Radu Lupu is firmly establised as one of the most important musicians of his generation and is widely acknowledged as a leading interpreter of the works of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert. Since winning the prestigious Van Cliburn (1966) and Leeds Piano Competitions (1969), Mr Lupu has regularly performed as soloist and recitaist in the musical capitals and major festivals of Europe and the United States.

    Born in Romania in 1945, Radu Lupu began studying the piano at the age of 6 with Lia Busuioseanu. He made his public debut, aged 12, with a complete programme of his own music.

    Pre-concert talk 6.15pm - The Town Hall (free)

    Composition Not Known
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Composition Not Known
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Composition Not Known
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Tue, 2014-11-25 19:30
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Classical Music Alive in Reading
    Clio Gould, Robert Ziegler, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tommy Pearson
    The Hexagon Reading RG1 7UA
    United Kingdom

    Tonight the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be celebrating the musical brilliance of John Williams, undoubtedly one of the world's most prolific and respected film composers. As the most Oscar-nominated man alive, John Williams unleashed the power of the film score in over seventy-five blockbuster classics, creating one of the greatest film composer/director collaborations ever with the great Steven Spielberg. The Orchestra will perform a selection fo these superb orchestrations and legendary melodies, including:

    Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Harry Potter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Hook, Fiddler on the Roof, Home Alone, War Horse....and many more!

    Pre-concert talk 6.15pm - The Hexagon Auditorium (free)

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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Giovanni Guzzo (violin) and Maidstone Symphony Orchestra play Brahms
    Brian Wright, Giovanni Guzzo, Maidstone Symphony Orchestra
    Mote Hall, Maidstone Leisure Centre Maidstone ME15 7RN
    United Kingdom

    The second concert in the orchestra's 104th Season with a superb young violinist.

    Come and enjoy Steve Migden's pre-concert talk at 6.40pm.

    Suite, Appalachian Spring
    Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
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    Fri, 2014-11-28 19:30
    Craig Ogden and Xuefei Yang (guitars)
    Craig Ogden, Xuefei Yang
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden returns to the Sheldonian with his effortlessly brilliant, laid-back performance style. His recordings of both classic and contemporary guitar repertoire have received wide acclaim.

    Since Xuefei Yang last played for Music at Oxford (in a Chapel Series concert in 2010), she has shot to stardom, and is now acknowledged to be one of the foremost guitarists of her generation, developing new repertoire for the instrument through ingenious arrangement and commissioning.

    A rare opportunity to see these two exceptional guitarists join forces. This concert will take us on a musical journey from the classical guitar’s beginnings in Spain to Brazil, Argentina and Australia.

    Tonight's programme will feature solos and duets by Piazzolla, De Falla, Barrios, Pernambuco, Nigel Westlake and Giuliani.

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    Wed, 2014-11-26 19:30
    Miah Persson sings Haydn and Mozart
    Ian Page, Miah Persson, The Orchestra of Classical Opera
    Wigmore Hall London W1U 2BP
    United Kingdom

    Celebrated Swedish soprano Miah Persson joins Ian Page and Classical Opera for an enchanting programme of Haydn and Mozart.

    One of Haydn’s most exquisite early symphonies – written exactly 250 years ago – is followed by a fascinating selection of arias from his rarely heard operas. The concert’s second half comprises two of Mozart’s sunniest compositions, the vivacious Exsultate, jubilate and the winningly effervescent Symphony No 29.

    Symphony No 21 in A
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Exsultate, jubilate
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 29 in A major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Navicella da vento agitata from La Marchesa nespola
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Amore nel mio petto from Lo speziale
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Aure chete, verdi allori from Orlando Paladino
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra - A Tchaikovsky Celebration
    Bedfordshire Symphony Orchestra, Jaroslaw Nadrzycki, Michael Rose
    Corn Exchange Bedford MK40 1SL
    United Kingdom

    To get us in Russian mood, this concert starts with Borodin’s evocative work In the Steppes of Central Asia, picturing a caravan of horses and camels travelling through the immense desert and slowly disappearing into the distance. Then Tchaikovsky bursts onto the scene with two of his most famous and beloved works: the Violin Concerto, to be played by Jaroslaw Nadrzycki, and the Fifth Symphony. Jaroslaw has proved himself over the years to be a fabulous soloist and Bedford audiences will no doubt again be entranced by his playing. The symphony is intense and exciting; it contains amazingly varied melodies, a beautiful waltz, a hugely energetic finale, and a motif that binds it together. What more could we ask?

    In the Steppes of Central Asia
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Symphony No 5 in E minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • Tue, 2014-12-02 19:00
    Temple Song 2014: Lucy Crowe (soprano) and Julius Drake (piano)
    Julius Drake, Lucy Crowe
    Middle Temple Hall London EC4
    United Kingdom

    Lucy Crowe has established herself as one of the leading lyric sopranos of her generation. Described as having a voice of bell-like clarity with an impeccable vocal technique and powerful stage presence, she has performed and recorded with many of the world's greatest conductors. She joins Julius Drake for a magical programme of French and English song. A treat for the Christmas season.

    A Song for the Lord Mayor's table
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Beau soir
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Fantoches from Fêtes galantes, Set 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Apparition
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Chansons de Bilitis
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Les berceaux from 3 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Mandoline from 5 Mélodies
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Après un rêve, from '3 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Au bord de l'eau
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Fleur jetée, from '4 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Fêtes galantes, Set 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Fêtes galantes, Set 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    It was a lover and his lass
    Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
    Silent Noon from The House of Life
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    The Cloths of Heaven
    Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946)
    Sleep from 5 Elizabethan Songs
    Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
    Love's philosophy from 3 Songs
    Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
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    Sun, 2014-11-30 14:30
    Songs from our Ancestors | Ian Bostridge (tenor) and Xuefei Yang (guitar)
    Ian Bostridge, Xuefei Yang
    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe London SE1 9DT
    United Kingdom

    The critically acclaimed collaboration between English tenor Ian Bostridge and Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang offers a programme of music by Dowland, Schubert, Britten and Argento and Chinese folk songs.

    The programme comprises musical settings of poems, letters and text set by the composers that reflect the Bostridge and Yang’s joint heritage. Share in the songs of our ancestors, brought back to life in the intimate setting of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

    ‘One of the most extraordinary instrumentalists in the world’ New York Sun on Xuefei Yang
    ‘The thinking man’s tenor’ The Times on Ian Bostridge

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