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Format: 2015-03-05
Format: 2015-03-05
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    10 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Mendelssohn: Elijah | London Concert Choir and Canticum
    Canticum, Erica Eloff, Jeanette Ager, London Concert Choir, Mark Forkgen, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Southbank Sinfonia, Toby Stafford-Allen
    Barbican Hall London EC2Y 8DS
    United Kingdom

    Mendelssohn’s great biblical oratorio about the prophet Elijah has remained a choral favourite ever since its premiere at the Birmingham Festival in 1846. The composer was determined that the drama of the story should be of central importance. And dramatic it certainly is: a curse bringing the scourge of drought; then despair, wickedness, cruelty, relief, tenderness and mercy all play their part. The turmoil is finally resolved in an impassioned chorus of praise and thanksgiving to the ‘Lord, our Creator’.

    Elijah
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • 5 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Requiem by John Rutter
    Oakham School Chamber Orchestra, Old Buckenham Hall Choral Society, Old Buckenham Hall School Choir, Toby Dunham
    Old Buckenham Hall Brettenham IP7 7PH
    United Kingdom

    Performing John Rutter’s stunning Requiem, the Old Buckenham Hall Choral Society will be joined by the Old Buckenham Hall School Choir and members of the Oakham School orchestra. This will be the grand finale of the Old Buckenham Hall Subscription Concert Series 2014-2015.

    Requiem
    John Rutter (1945-)
    I was glad
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    The Lamb, 'Little Lamb, who made thee?'
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
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    11 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    North Wales International Concert Series - Llyr Willliams and Alexander Janiczek
    Alexander Janiczek, Llyr Williams
    Rhyl Town Hall Rhyl LL18 1BA
    United Kingdom

    Longstanding Rhyl Music Club members may well recall a Young Musicians concert in the early 1990s when Llyr Williams was awarded the Muriel Lewis prize. Since then, Llyr has become an artist of world significance, whether in his accompanist role at Cardiff Singer of the World or his appearance at major venues such as Amsterdam's Concertgebouw.

    Alexander Janiczek grew up in Austria and two of his teachers were Ruggiero Ricci (who himself has performed in Rhyl) and Sandra Vegh.

    Alexander and Llyr have been performing together in chamber music concerts and as a duo for many years across Europe. They also have a close collaboration in orchestral programming, notably with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra where Alexander is Associate Artist. Making music so closely together has made them "a perfectly attuned duo". They recently made their debut at the Wigmore Hall, to which they have been invited to return, and will also perform in other major venues such as Salzburg's Mozarteum.

    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 5 in F, 'Spring'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 in A
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 12 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Mozart and Handel by candlelight | London Musical Arts | with Meet the Music
    John Landor, London Musical Arts
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy a candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    We also invite you to Meet the Music, an entertaining and informal exploration of the programme with LMA Music Director, John Landor, including our thrilling orchestra walkabout experience, where we come out and play excerpts among you.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Divertimento for Strings No 3 in F, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 3
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 29 in A major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Overture from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Larghetto from Concerto Grosso in B minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 14 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Pachelbel's Canon by candlelight | London Musical Arts | with Meet the Music
    John Landor, London Musical Arts
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy a candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    We also invite you to Meet the Music, an entertaining and informal exploration of the programme with London Musical Arts Music Director, John Landor, including our thrilling orchestra walkabout experience, where we come out and play excerpts among you.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude, Cantata 147
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto Grosso in C, 'Alexander's Feast'
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Gavotte from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto For Oboe And Violin in D Minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Oboe Concerto in D minor
    Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750)
  • 14 March 2015 - 4:30pm
    Mini Maestro Family Concert: Baroque Favourites
    John Landor, London Musical Arts Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Treat your children to John Landor's wonderful Mini Maestro Family Concerts, bringing classical music alive for 4 - 12 year olds. They'll have lots of interactive fun with the music, including games, stories, miming, singing, clapping and conducting along. It's a journey of discovery, imagination and inspiration - creative, educational and fun!

    These child-friendly events at St Martin’s, in the heart of Trafalgar Square, have been entertaining London families and visitors for over a decade. They’re also convenient for inclusion in a day out in the centre of town, with brass-rubbing, gift-shopping and lovely tea and cakes available in the crypt. And the National Gallery, Portrait Gallery and the attractions of Covent Garden are all just a stone’s throw away for an even more fun-packed day for you and your kids!

    There’s lot’s of gems to enjoy in this feast of baroque music. See and hear different combinations of instruments: Pachelbel’s copy-cat Canon with a trio of violins, Handel’s vivacious violins with a champion cello, Marcello’s lonely oboe and Bach’s bustling duet for violin and oboe.

    Mini Maestro Series September 2014 - April 2015

    Special Offer - 3 concerts for the price of 2

    Phone the box office (020 7766 1100) quoting ‘Mini Maestro LMA 3 for 2′. Excludes December concerts.

    'Since coming to your concert, our six-year old cannot stop listening to classical music and recognises composers on the radio! You’ve certainly inspired him!'

    'Love the opportunity for children to sit in the orchestra, conducting and having the freedom to respond in their own way!'

    'a beautiful and informal way to introduce children (and adults who did not have the chance) to music'

    '100% entertaining, fun, enjoyable, child-friendly'

    'Brilliant! The children (and parents!) loved it and learnt a lot'

    Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto Grosso in C (Alexander's Feast)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Oboe Concerto in D minor
    Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750)
    Concerto For Oboe And Violin in D Minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    13 March 2015 - 6:30pm
    Musical Portraits of Artists and Friends: Daryl Runswick Composition Prize Final
    Gregory Rose, Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group
    National Portrait Gallery London WC2H 0HE
    United Kingdom

    Join Trinity Laban’s acclaimed Composition Department for an evening of new music inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition, Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, a major display of over seventy portraits celebrating the work of John Singer Sargent, the greatest portrait painter of his generation.

    The exhibition features intimate and experimental portraits of leading artists, writers, actors and musicians of the time, spanning Sargent’s life in London, Paris and Boston, as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside. The new compositions will offer a variety of new interpretations and soundscapes inspired by the exhibition.

    Audiences are encouraged to visit the exhibition ahead of this concert to familiarise themselves with the artist’s work. The new works will be performed in the Gallery’s concert hall by Trinity Laban's Contemporary Music Group, directed by Gregory Rose.

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    15 March 2015 - 2:30pm
    Scott Brothers Duo (organ and piano)
    Jonathan Scott, Scott Brothers Duo, Tom Scott
    Stockport Town Hall Stockport SK1 3XE
    United Kingdom

    Join us for a fantastic afternoon of music with world renowned musicians, Jonathan and Tom Scott who will be playing Wurlitzer organ and piano at Stockport Town Hall, Stockport Cheshire.

    This will be a unique oportunity to hear the Wurlitzer in a different light in what will be a most memorable and enjoyable afternoon.

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    8 March 2015 - 11:30am
    Pathways and Places: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Family Concerts
    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Christopher Austin
    CBSO Centre Birmingham B1 2LF
    United Kingdom

    Voyage with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and find your pathway through multi-layered musical landscapes!

    Created in collaboration with Birmingham-based theatre company Stan’s Cafe, BCMG Family Concerts introduce young people and their families to the exciting world of contemporary music.

    These hour-long performances weave music with photographic projection, atmospheric lighting and narration to create colourful and engaging concerts to ignite young imaginations.

    This exhilarating programme of short pieces will paint a series of musical scenes. Simon Bainbridge’s Path to Othona will be presented alongside a newly commissioned series of photographs exploring a journey through the countryside of Othona in Suffolk; postcard-like images from the Library of Birmingham’s archive will complement the musical postcards of Runes from a Holy Island; and Duncan Chapman’s new piece will be completed using musical lines created by families in our pre-concert activity café!

    There will be a fun activity café an hour before each performance – please turn up early and enjoy the whole Family Concerts experience!

    Path to Othona
    Simon Bainbridge (1952-)
    Dark Ground
    Tansy Davies (1973-)
    In situ
    Edmund Finnis (1984-)
    Runes from a Holy Island
    Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-)
    Music to go
    Betsy Jolas (1926-)
    New work
    Duncan Chapman ()
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    8 March 2015 - 2:00pm
    Pathways and Places: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Family Concerts
    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Christopher Austin
    CBSO Centre Birmingham B1 2LF
    United Kingdom

    Voyage with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and find your pathway through multi-layered musical landscapes!

    Created in collaboration with Birmingham-based theatre company Stan’s Cafe, BCMG Family Concerts introduce young people and their families to the exciting world of contemporary music.

    These hour-long performances weave music with photographic projection, atmospheric lighting and narration to create colourful and engaging concerts to ignite young imaginations.

    This exhilarating programme of short pieces will paint a series of musical scenes. Simon Bainbridge’s Path to Othona will be presented alongside a newly commissioned series of photographs exploring a journey through the countryside of Othona in Suffolk; postcard-like images from the Library of Birmingham’s archive will complement the musical postcards of Runes from a Holy Island; and Duncan Chapman’s new piece will be completed using musical lines created by families in our pre-concert activity café!

    There will be a fun activity café an hour before each performance – please turn up early and enjoy the whole Family Concerts experience!

    Path to Othona
    Simon Bainbridge (1952-)
    Dark Ground
    Tansy Davies (1973-)
    In situ
    Edmund Finnis (1984-)
    Runes from a Holy Island
    Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-)
    Music to go
    Betsy Jolas (1926-)
    Composition Not Known
    Duncan Chapman ()
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