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Format: 2015-01-27
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    31 January 2015 - 11:00am
    I Fagiolini | A Tale of Four Cities - 2: Paris
    Anna Markland, I Fagiolini, Matthew Long, Robert Hollingworth
    The Great Hall, Jesmond Dene House Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE2 2EY
    United Kingdom

    Paris in the 1930s, music of the salons – Poulenc in his prime, discovering the poetry of surrealist Paul Eluard but also taking time to set the children’s story of Babar The Elephant. It is a surprisingly well-kept secret that I Fagiolini’s soprano, Anna Crookes (Markland), has a parallel career as a solo pianist, and won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1982. Here she plays Parisian music from the early 20th century by Debussy, with I Fagiolini dropping in to help her tell the story of Babar and sing one or two Poulenc songs.

    Grounded in the classics of the Renaissance and twentieth-century vocal repertoire, I Fagiolini is renowned for its innovative staged productions. The group has staged Handel with masks, Purcell with puppets, and in 2004 premièred The Full Monteverdi, a dramatised account of the composer’s Fourth Book of Madrigals. I Fagiolini has performed worldwide from BBC Proms and the Lincoln Center Festival to the Far East and Africa.

    L'Histoire de Babar, 'Babar the Elephant'
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    3 Estampes
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Poème d’un jour
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    3 Morceaux
    Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
  • 27 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    Rhapsody in Blue by candlelight | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    On Tuesday 27th January at 7.30pm, in the heart of London, the walls of St Martin-in-the-Fields will resound to the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt played by British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, under the warm flicker of candlelight. Described as 'Stunning' by Classic FM and 'The embodiment of the modern Romantic Concert pianist’ by Musical Opinion, this outstanding pianist is a favourite at St Martin's with audiences and staff alike. Warren Mailley-Smith has performed for the British Royal Family on many occasions and has given acclaimed solo recitals at Carnegie and Wigmore Halls. “Tall and Talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of the modern romantic concert pianist” - Musical Opinion

    This evening's concert promises to take the listener on a spell-binding journey of moods and emotions. Audiences will be treated to a programme full of poetry and virtuosic display, from Debussy's Clair de Lune, to Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in addition to a number of celebrated works by Chopin. The evening concludes with Gershwin's ever popular Rhapsody in Blue, with its powerful melodies, driving rhythms and glittering piano writing in this compelling kaleidoscope of jazz and classical influences.

    Resplendent from its recent renovation, the church of St Martin's offers visitors to London a unique concert experience, with its superb acoustic, beautiful interior and the convenience of dining downstairs beforehand in the crypt restaurant.

    Set in Trafalgar Square, this beautiful and self-contained venue is conveniently situated in the heart of London’s West End, offering warm, peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the capital’s winter evening.

    After a recent concert at S Martin in the Fields, one reviewer said: It is a great pleasure to listen to Warren Mailley-Smith playing Mozart's Sonata in F major K332 full of spirit of delight. In the first movement the artist combined astonishing versatility of Beethovenian drama with Mozartian pleasantries...” “...Then Beethoven's Pathétique Sonata in C minor. A delightfully fresh approach with characterful imagination in every phrase -- ideally suited to Mailley-Smith's powerful extrovert personality and strength. This utterly captivated the heart...”

    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, 'Moonlight'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Impromptu No 3 in G flat from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Rhapsody in Blue (solo piano version)
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Prelude No 1 in C sharp minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Polonaise in A 'Military'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 1 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 5 in G flat major, 'Black Keys' from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 12 in C Minor,'Revolutionary' from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Wedding Day at Troldhaugen from Lyric Pieces, Book 8
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Impromptu No 2 in E flat from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    6 February 2015 - 8:00pm
    The Lion and the Lance: From Venice to Leipzig
    Cambridge University Chamber Choir, Cambridge University Collegium Musicum, Margaret Faultless, Martin Ennis, Members of the Historical Performance Department of the Royal Academy of Music
    St John's College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TP
    United Kingdom

    Also to include works by Schein and Gabrieli (celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Sacrae Symphoniae of 1615)

    Magnificat in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Komm, Jesu, komm!
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Symphoniae sacrae
    Giovanni Gabrieli (c1553/6-1612)
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    27 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    Sinfonia Viva
    Andrew Gourlay, Julian Bliss, Sinfonia ViVA
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Given just under a week to write an overture for Victor Hugo's drama, Ruy Blas, Mendelssohn completed it in just two days. Here it's the dashing opener to Mozart's sublime Clarinet Concerto performed by the outstanding young British clarinettist, Julian Bliss. In contrast to the instinctive ease of Mendelssohn, Brahms was often plagued by self-doubt and by the time he came to write his Fourth Symphony in 1885 he was beginning to think of retirement. But this last masterpiece shows him at his most inventive, the familiar long-breathed melodies now underpinned by a searching, restless urgency.

    Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Dr Katy Hamilton, Royal College of Music, on Brahms's 4th Symphony

    After:Hours - 20 minutes after the main performance
    Free to Sinfonia Viva ticket holders. £3 for non-ticket holders
    Music for clarinet and wind quintet by Reich, Mozart and Ligeti

    Overture from Ruy Blas
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 4 in E minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    31 January 2015 - 6:00pm
    Discover the Classics - Bach to Bernstein | Saint Michael's Singers
    Matthew Minter, Paul Leddington Wright, Saint Michael's Singers, Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra
    Coventry Cathedral Coventry CV1 5AB
    United Kingdom

    Saint Michael's Singers introduce Discover the Classics, a concert packed full of ClassicFM favourites specially designed for GCSE and A-Level music students. Discover the Classics is a concert of set works, developed in partnership with secondary school music teachers, covering AQA, Edexcel and OCR Syllabi.

    O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
    Carl Orff (1895-1982)
    The Silver Swan
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
    And the Glory of the Lord from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    For unto us a child is born from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Après un rêve, from '3 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Excerpts from Symphony No 40 in G minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Nessun dorma from Turandot
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    I was glad
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Antiphon - Let all the world in every corner sing from 5 Mystical Songs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Something's coming from West Side Story
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    The Lamb, 'Little Lamb, who made thee?'
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Procession and Chorale from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, 'The Mastersingers of Nuremburg'
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    1 February 2015 - 3:30pm
    Ivy House Music and Dance | The Schubert Ensemble of London
    Members of the Schubert Ensemble of London
    Ivy House, London Jewish Cultural Centre London NW11 7SX
    United Kingdom

    Ivy House Music and Dance opens the Spring season with one of the world’s leading ensembles for piano and strings, the Schubert Ensemble of London. With their outstanding international reputation for superlative music-making, and some eighty
    works commissioned especially for them, it is hard to imagine a finer ensemble performing this expressive, inspiring afternoon concert.

    Dates for your diary:

    - Ballet Masterclass at the Royal Opera House
    Saturday 21 February 2015, 7:30pm

    - Tasmin Little, violin and Piers Lane, piano
    Thursday 26 February 2015, 8pm

    - Julian Lloyd Webber in conversation with Russell Davies
    Thursday 12 March 2015, 8pm

    - Cristina Ortiz, piano
    Sunday 15 March 2015, 3:30pm

    - Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe - Jazz at Ivy House
    Thursday 19 March 2015, 8pm

    - Exclusive Tour of The Royal Opera House
    Tuesday 24 March 2015, 2:30pm

    Piano Quartet in B flat
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Piano Quartet (2012)
    Huw Watkins (1976-)
    Quartet for Piano and Strings No 2 in E flat major
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    31 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    Reading Symphony Orchestra: Weber | Britten | Mendelssohn
    Nicholas Shipman, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Stefan Hofkes
    St Paul's Church Wokingham RG41 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Brighten up midwinter in Wokingham by coming to St Paul's church for an inspiring combination of Britten clarinet intrigue and Mendelssohn Italian sunshine! The orchestra is delighted to be joined by clarinet virtuoso Nicholas Shipman (described as a "star" by The Times), who will be dazzling us with his performance of Britten's Movements for a Clarinet Concerto. Only recently re-discovered, the first movement was written by Britten in 1943 for jazz legend Benny Goodman; the second and third movements were later completed by Colin Matthews from sketches written by Britten in the early 1940s, discovered, with the completed first movement, in a suitcase confiscated by counter-espionage officers whilst Britten was en route to the USA. A great chance to hear a great 'new' concerto by the great composer. In the second half, the orchestra will be performing Mendelssohn's Symphony No 4, 'Italian', which he completed in 1833 following his grand tour of Europe. Probably his most famous and popular work, it is bursting with optimism and was described by Mendelssohn in a letter to his sister as "the jolliest piece I have ever done". Weber's sparkling Oberon Overture will open the concert.

    Overture from Oberon
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Movements for a Clarinet Concerto
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Symphony No 4 in A, 'Italian'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    29 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Orchestra of The Sixteen, The Sixteen
    Rochester Cathedral Rochester ME1 1SX
    United Kingdom

    The Sixteen perform one of the cornerstones of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi's monumental Vespers of 1610, famed for its thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements. Harry Christophers says 'theVespers is one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written. We will follow Monteverdi's dictumrecitar cantando - speak through singing - to maximum effect, bringing this glorious work to life in the wonderful acoustics of some of the UK's finest cathedrals.

    We are delighted that the choristers of Rochester Cathedral will join The Sixteen on stage for the Sonata sopra Sancta Maria section of the Vespers.

    Vespro della Beata Vergine, 'Vespers' (1610)
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
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    30 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Orchestra of The Sixteen, The Sixteen
    Guildford Cathedral Guildford GU2 7UP
    United Kingdom

    The Sixteen perform one of the cornerstones of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi's monumental Vespers of 1610, famed for its thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements. Harry Christophers says 'theVespers is one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written. We will follow Monteverdi's dictumrecitar cantando - speak through singing - to maximum effect, bringing this glorious work to life in the wonderful acoustics of some of the UK's finest cathedrals.

    We are delighted that the choristers of Guildford Cathedral will join The Sixteen on stage for the Sonata sopra Sancta Maria section of the Vespers.

    Vespro della Beata Vergine, 'Vespers' (1610)
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
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    31 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 | The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers, The Orchestra of The Sixteen, The Sixteen
    Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough PE1 1XS
    United Kingdom

    The Sixteen perform one of the cornerstones of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi's monumental Vespers of 1610, famed for its thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements. Harry Christophers says 'theVespers is one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written. We will follow Monteverdi's dictumrecitar cantando - speak through singing - to maximum effect, bringing this glorious work to life in the wonderful acoustics of some of the UK's finest cathedrals.

    We are delighted that the choristers of Peterborough Cathedral will join The Sixteen on stage for the Sonata sopra Sancta Maria section of the Vespers.

    Vespro della Beata Vergine, 'Vespers' (1610)
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
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