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Format: 2015-01-27
Format: 2015-01-27
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    31 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    East Anglia Chamber Orchestra with Maxim Kosinov (violin)
    East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Jacques Cohen, Maxim Kosinov
    The Apex Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD
    United Kingdom

    The region’s premier chamber orchestra returns to the Apex in Bury St Edmunds for a concert of drama and serene beauty, under the direction of favourite conductor Jacques Cohen. All the mischief, swagger, and tragedy of the life of the notorious libertine Don Giovanni are compressed into the darkly brilliant overture to Mozart’s great opera.

    The orchestra is then reunited with virtuoso violinist Maxim Kosinov for Sibelius’s violin concerto. Written in 1904, the concerto is one of the most dramatically effective and musically compelling in the repertoire, with the brilliant solo violin line always driving the music forward. It has a symphonic scope, and Sibelius’ characteristic blend of vast, icy Nordic spaces, wonderful melodies, driving rhythms, and heartfelt passion. The slow movement may just be one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever hear! T

    The concert ends with Brahms’s 4th (and final) Symphony. A piece by turns meditative, passionate, playful, and majestic, it really is a universe of musical emotions in one symphony. The final movement passacaglia shows how perfectly Brahms could combine the academic musical inheritance of the German tradition with the freedoms of Romantic expression. Join us for what will be an exhilarating evening of wonderful music!

    “the highlight of the musical year”
    “precise and sensitive playing” Cambridge News

    Overture from Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Symphony No 4 in E minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    30 January 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Zeitgeist Ensemble
    Isabel Thompson, Maria Levandovskaya, Valerie Albrecht, Zeitgeist Ensemble
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Presented by Guildhall School of Music and Drama

    The Zeitgeist Ensemble was formed in 2012 by Isabel Thompson, Valerie Albrecht and Maria Levandovskaya as part of their studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The group has been coached extensively there by notable musicians and has also been given many performance opportunities at the Guildhall. A highlight of their time at the Music College so far was to compete in final round of the Ivan Sutton Award for Chamber Music in April 2014.

    Through the Guildhall the trio was also awarded a full scholarship by the Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians to participate in the prestigious Music Coll course and concerts on the Island of Coll in Scotland in June 2014. They have since reached the final round of auditions for the Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians Music Club Awards Scheme which was held September 2014.

    As well as performing in concert across London, the Zeitgeist Ensemble is passionate about education. As well as participating in the Decoda project at Guildhall this year, the ensemble have also been invited to participate in Wigmore Hall’s Chamber Tots initiative for the 2014/2015 season.

    Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E flat, 'Kegelstatt'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Märchenerzählungen, for Clarinet,Viola and Piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    4 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    The Pennine Piano Trio play Czech music
    Gaynor Sutcliffe, Philip Kubilius, Robert Buller, The Pennine Trio
    Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre Clitheroe BB7 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    The Pennine Trio was formed in 2008 by three East Lancashire musicians, all educated at the Royal Northern College of Music. Their programme is all Czech music, full of vitality and of good tunes.

    Pianist Philip Kubilius graduated with special merit in performance and plays with a number of chamber music groups and singers. He was Head of Keyboard at Blackburn School of Music and is a noted expert and teacher in tai chi and qigong for over 30 years.

    Robert Buller (cello) plays in many local orchestras and accompanies choral societies in the region; principle cello in two of them. Like many musicians, he also plays in other genres such as gypsy jazz/blue grass, Argentinian Tango music and several folk/indy bands.

    Gaynor Sutcliffe made her debut at only 14 performing the Bach Double Concerto with the Lancashire Students Symphony Orchestra. She has played with the Royal Northern Symphony Orchestra and the Lancashire Synfonietta both nationally and internationally. Like her colleagues, she plays in other genres but maintains that her true roots remain in Classical music. However in 2011, she toured Texas with the Swing Commanders astounding the Americans with their unique fusion of Western Swing and Bluegrass and later the same year was awarded the British Country Musician of the Year.

    The Society presents a range of music and musicians: internationall acclaimed individuals and groups; recent graduates of high calibre - and local players. The Pennine Trio have individually played extensively around the UK and overseas and their quality and musicianship will raise the question as to why as a trio they are not better known outside this region.

    Piano Trio in D minor 'quasi una ballata'
    Vítezslav Novák (1870-1949)
    Piano Trio No 4, 'Dumky'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Josef Suk (1874-1935)
    Piano Trio in G minor
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
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    30 January 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Oda Voltersvik and Giulio Potenza (piano 4 hands)
    Giulio Potenza, Oda Voltersvik
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Norwegian pianist, Oda Voltersvik, holds a masters degree from the Royal College of Music in London (RCM), and now studies with professor Gabriele Baldocci at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has played for international pianists including Leif Ove Andsnes, Menahem Pressler, Gary Graffmann, Ian Brown, Christina Ortiz, Alexander Kobrin, Marios Papadopoulos and Vladimir Krainev.

    Concert venues at which she has performed include the Norwegian National Broadcasting, opening concert during the Grieg Jubilee 2007, Jacqueline du Pré Concert Hall in Oxford, the 1st International Folk Music Festival in Beijing, several solo and chamber music concerts for the Bergen Chamber Music Society and the international Grieg in Bergen Series. She has performed concertos with the Sinfonietta of Athens and Norwegian–Polish Youth Orchestra in Poland and in Bergen, as well as recitals in many venues in London. In august 2014, she was Artist in Residence for a week at Troldhaugen (Grieg`s home).

    Pianist Giulio Potenza was born in Palermo in 1990 in Italy. He started his piano lessons at the age of six with Roberto Giordano, and in 2000 he entered the Conservatory of Trapani, where he received his piano diploma with the highest ranking under the tutelage of Walter Roccaro. He studied at the Imola Piano Academy with Franco Scala and at the International Piano Academy of Sesto Fiorentino with Gabriele Baldocci. In recent years Giulio has attended masterclasses and lessons held by pianists including Irene Inzerillo, Riccardo Risaliti, Denis Pascal, Christos Sakellaridis, Deniz Gelenbe, Douglas Finch, Bruno Canino, Margaret Fingerhut, Martino Tirimo, Barry Snyder, Martin Kasik, Christine Croshaw, David Kenedy, Eugene Asti, and Pascal Rogè.

    Giulio has enjoyed success at major piano competitions and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Italy, England and Tunisia including at venues such as Regent Hall, Blackheath Halls, Farnham Maltings Arts Center, Somerville Music Society in Oxford, A.Gi.mus in Rome, the Rai Auditorium of Palermo, the Lindenbaum Music Association, Old Royal Naval Chapel in Greenwich, and the Stratford and East London Music Festival. He has performed with the Florence Symphony Orchestra, directed by Piero Bellugi, and in London with University of London Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Capp. Recently he played at the Hammamet Piano Festival where he gave a master class.

    Giulio successfully completed a postgraduate diploma with Distinction at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance supported by the Alfred Kitchen Scholarship, and is now attending an Artist Diploma Course under the tutelage of Gabriele Baldocci supported by the Trinity College Music Trust. He also holds a Bachelor in History from the University of Palermo

    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Rondo in A minor for Piano
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Allegro in B minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Ballade No 2 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    29 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    The Band that Jack built - The Jack Hylton 50th Anniversary Concert
    Pete Faint, The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra
    Great Hall, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts Lancaster LA1 4YW
    United Kingdom

    The Jack Hylton 50th Anniversary Concert - featuring Michael Law's Piccadilly Dance Orchestra
    Presented and conducted by Pete Faint featuring vocals from Michael Law and Lucy Ward, as well as special guest artists

    This unique concert tells the astonishing life-story of the legendary band leader and impressario, Jack Hylton, through his music. The event also celebrates the parallel 50th anniversaries of Hylton and Lancaster University.

    Performed by the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra and conducted by Pete Faint, join us for a step back in time to a melodious era of dance orchestra greats.

    6.45pm free pre-concert talk

    Supported by the Friends of the Lancaster Concerts

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    6 February 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Yehuda Inbar (piano)
    Yehuda Inbar
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by The Royal Academy of Music

    Israeli pianist, born in Haifa to a non musical family. His first public concert was at the age of 17, appearing as soloist with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra playing Mozart D minor concerto K466. His concert performances includes soloist with the Netanya-Kibutzim Chamber Orchestra , Numerous live radio solo and chamber music recital recorded to Israeli Radio “Kol Hamusica” , 4 hands concert with Michel Dalberto, Premiere performances of Israeli pieces including in collaboration with the Israeli chamber club for Israeli music, Israel Festival (2011) to mention a few. In 2012, together with Flutist Hagar Shahal, he founded in Tel-Aviv the successful concert series “Levinsky 24” held in the studio of painter Amnon David Ar, combining Classical and Jazz next to figurative art.

    Yehuda has won numerous prizes among which : Lilian Daveis Prize from the Royal Academy of Music (2014) and following a third prize at the Beethoven Intercollegiate of the Beethoven Society in the UK, the first prize at the “Kalmi” annual piano competition( 2011), Second prize at the concerto competition of the Jerusalem Academy(2010), Second prize at “Piano Forever” national competition is Ashdod(2011), Bundarenko family prize (2011)and a special prize for the performance of an Israeli piece(2006) at Tel-Hai International Master-classes . Recipient of scholarships with distinction from AICF (2009-2013), AIA (2014), Royal Academy of Music – Constance Bastard Memorial Scholarship (2014-2015), full studies scholarship from the Eden-Tamir piano duo cathedra(2010-2012), full scholarship for excellence in chamber music from the Jerusalem music academy (2009)

    Upon finishing his 3 years long military service at IDF as an outstanding musician, studied at the Buchman Mehta High school of Music and completed his B.Mus at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. His teacher are Michel Dalberto, Pnina Salzman, Vadim Monastyrski, Eithan Globerson , Dina Turgeman, Emanuel Krasovsky and Dafna Feder. Participated in Master Classes and intensive courses with Andrass Schiff , Michel Dalberto, Pnina Salzman, Dimitri Bashkirov , Boris Berman and Arie Vardi.

    Currently furthering his studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music with Prof. Joanna MacGregoer

    Sonata for Piano No 18 in G
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    6 Encores
    Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
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    1 February 2015 - 2:30pm
    Joanna MacGregor (piano): Cross Border
    Joanna MacGregor
    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe London SE1 9DT
    United Kingdom

    This concert will be a musical sketch of Joanna MacGregor's life. Join her musical journey spanning across time and continents; from Bach Preludes and Gospel songs that she played as a child through to her first love, Thelonius Monk, and her first 'difficult' composer, Charles Ives. Experience the unique sounds collected from her travels across the Deep South and Latin America.

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    1 February 2015 - 6:00pm
    Royal Academy of Music Students' Union Film Music Gala Concert
    Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music London NW1 5HT
    United Kingdom

    Last year the RAMSU film orchestra performed to a packed Duke's Hall. They are back this year raising money for 'Help Musicians UK'.

    Programme to include music by Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Jerry Herman and Jule Styne.

    The second half will feature some of the best music from the James Bond films.

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    1 February 2015 - 4:30pm
    City of London Symphonic Winds
    City of London Symphonic Winds, David Smith, Emma Chatterton
    St Sepulchre-without-Newgate London EC1A 2DQ
    United Kingdom

    For their first concert of 2015, the City of London Symphonic Winds gives an exciting afternoon recital at St Sepulchre, London. Under the baton of conductor David Smith, the ensemble presents a selection of music including a concerto for piano and wind with soloist Emma Chatterton.

    Sunrise at Angel's Gate
    Philip Sparke (1951-)
    Concerto for Piano and Wind
    Edward Gregson (1945-)
    Fantasies of a theme by Haydn
    Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008)
    Symphonic Songs for Band
    Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981)
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    31 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    Four contemporary choral works - Rutter: Gloria; Williams: Tsunami Requiem
    Graham Kidd, Winchester City Festival Choir
    Performing Arts Centre (Harvey Hall), St Swithun's School Winchester SO21 1HA
    United Kingdom

    One of Winchester’s biggest and oldest choirs presents four exciting contemporary choral works conducted by Graham Kidd. The Tsunami Requiem is a dramatic commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Asian tsunami, by full choir and children’s choir. Ubi Caritas was commissioned for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. John Rutter's Gloria is one of his most vibrant and popular works. O Lord, support us is a beautiful setting of an evening collect from the Book of Common Prayer.

    John Rutter (1945-)
    Tsunami Requiem
    Chris Williams ()
    Ubi Caritas
    Paul Mealor (1975-)
    Oh Lord, support us
    David Briggs ()
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