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Format: 2015-04-19
Format: 2015-04-19
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    28 April 2015 - 3:00pm
    Vivaldi's Gloria | Brandenburg Singers
    Brandenburg Singers, Robert Porter
    The Temple Church London EC4Y 7BB
    United Kingdom

    Join Bob Porter and the Brandenburg Singers for a baroque feast in the beautiful acoustic of iconic Temple Church. This performance will be accomapnied by organ.

    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    28 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    A Choral Pilgrimage
    Männerstimmen Basel, Oliver Rudin
    Swiss Church, Covent Garden London WC2H 9DY
    United Kingdom

    A Swiss venue for a Swiss choir! We welcome our visitors Männerstimmen Basel as they pause in London during their UK tour, with their a capella box of choral treats.

    Lux Aurumque
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    Domine, non sum dignus
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Spaseniye sodelal
    Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944)
    Eine gantz neue Schelmweys
    Max Reger (1873-1916)
    Pseudo-yoik
    Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (1963-)
    Ad mortem festinamus
    Javier Hagen (1971-)
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    19 April 2015 - 4:00pm
    NYOS Junior Orchestra - Spring Concert - Scottish Connections
    Diana Sheach, Holly Mathieson, NYOS Junior Orchestra
    Stevenson Hall, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Glasgow G2 3DB
    United Kingdom

    National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Junior Orchestra is for Scotland’s most talented orchestral musicians aged 8 and over and the first step on the ladder for ambitious future members of NYOS Symphony Orchestra.

    This year's programme features music with a Scottish Connection, including Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances and Claude Debussy’s Marche Écossaise. NYOS Junior Orchestra will also perform Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, which is part of the BBC’s exciting new 'Ten Pieces' initiative to open up the world of classical music to school children.

    The Scottish Connections theme continues into the summer with pieces by Scottish composers Hamish MacCunn and John Maxwell Geddes.

    We are delighted to welcome Holly Mathieson to conduct the 2015 NYOS Junior Orchestra. Holly, from New Zealand, is currently the Associate conductor of BBCSSO as well as the Leverhulme conducting fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

    Marche Écossaise sur un Thème Populaire
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    In the hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    4 Scottish Dances
    Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
    Ballet Music from Macbeth
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
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    20 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Songs of the Paradise Saloon | Alison Balsom
    Alison Balsom, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marios Papadopoulos
    The Bridgewater Hall Manchester M2 3WS
    United Kingdom

    Classic Brit Award Winner Alison Balsom joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of American-influenced music. Alison performs British composer Bramwell Tovey’s evocative Songs of the Paradise Saloon for trumpet and orchestra. Adapted from Tovey’s opera The Inventor about a real-life 19th-century con-artist, this unusual piece evokes the atmosphere and characters found in a turn-of-the-century American dive bar with its languid, jazz-infused music.

    Closing the evening is Dvorák’s much-loved Symphony No 9 (From the New World), his touching symphonic hymn to the slave songs and spirituals of America, which includes the famous Largo melody. Composer of West Side Story Leonard Bernstein's Overture to his operetta Candide opens the concert in suitably exhilarating fashion.

    Overture from Candide
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Songs of the Paradise Saloon
    Bramwell Tovey (1953-)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 21 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Songs of the Paradise Saloon | London Philharmonic Orchestra and Alison Balsom
    Alison Balsom, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marios Papadopoulos
    Victoria Hall Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1LQ
    United Kingdom

    Classic Brit Award Winner Alison Balsom joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of American-influenced music. Alison performs British composer Bramwell Tovey’s evocative Songs of the Paradise Saloon for trumpet and orchestra. Adapted from Tovey’s opera The Inventor about a real-life 19th-century con-artist, this unusual piece evokes the atmosphere and characters found in a turn-of-the-century American dive bar with its languid, jazz-infused music.

    Closing the evening is Dvorák’s much-loved Symphony No 9 (From the New World), his touching symphonic hymn to the slave songs and spirituals of America, which includes the famous Largo melody. Composer of West Side Story Leonard Bernstein's Overture to his operetta Candide opens the concert in suitably exhilarating fashion.

    Overture from Candide
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Songs of the Paradise Saloon, for trumpet and orchestra
    Bramwell Tovey (1953-)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    22 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Songs of the Paradise Saloon | London Philharmonic Orchestra and Alison Balsom
    Alison Balsom, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marios Papadopoulos
    Leeds Town Hall Leeds LS1 3AD
    United Kingdom

    Classic Brit Award Winner Alison Balsom joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of American-influenced music. Alison performs British composer Bramwell Tovey’s evocative Songs of the Paradise Saloon for trumpet and orchestra. Adapted from Tovey’s opera The Inventor about a real-life 19th-century con-artist, this unusual piece evokes the atmosphere and characters found in a turn-of-the-century American dive bar with its languid, jazz-infused music.

    Closing the evening is Dvorák’s much-loved Symphony No 9 (From the New World), his touching symphonic hymn to the slave songs and spirituals of America, which includes the famous Largo melody. Composer of West Side Story Leonard Bernstein's Overture to his operetta Candide opens the concert in suitably exhilarating fashion.

    Overture from Candide
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Songs of the Paradise Saloon
    Bramwell Tovey (1953-)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    25 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Bristol Cabot Choir - Puccini's Messa di Gloria
    Bristol Cabot Choir, Rebecca Holdeman
    Clifton Cathedral Bristol BS8 3BX
    United Kingdom

    Join us for an evening of Italian splendour at 7.30pm on Saturday 25th April 2014 when Bristol Cabot Choir performs at Clifton Cathedral.

    Conducted by Musical Director Rebecca Holdeman, the choir is delighted to be joined by a chamber orchestra and four soloists.

    Each year, Bristol Cabot Choir members nominate a local charity which will benefit from financial support arising from the revenue from its Christmas and Spring concerts. This year the choir has chosen to support the Julian Trust Night Shelter in St Pauls. All proceeds from the retiring collection will be donated to this worthy cause.

    Messa di Gloria in A flat
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    25 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Take flight for Heaven | Cardiff Polyphonic Choir
    Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, David Geoffrey Thomas, Georgina Stalbow, Neil Ferris
    St German's Church Adamsdown, Cardiff CF24 0LA
    United Kingdom

    Join Cardiff Polyphonic Choir in this farewell concert under the baton of Neil Ferris.

    St German's Church has the ideal acoustic for the repertoire selected for this concert which includes two pieces composed for the choir by Huw Watkins to celebrate the choir's 50th anniversary in November 2014.

    [The Choir expresses its appreciation to the Arts Council for Wales, Ty Cerdd, The Welsh Assembly Government and the National Lottery for their financial support for the works by Huw Watkins.]

    Mass for double choir
    Frank Martin (1890-1974)
    Requiem
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Faire is the Heaven
    Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
    Charm me asleep
    Huw Watkins (1976-)
    Slow, slow, fresh fount
    Huw Watkins (1976-)
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    20 April 2015 - 1:10pm
    Catherine Lee (cello) and John Paul Ekins (piano) play Schubert and Shostakovich
    Catherine Lee, John Paul Ekins
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    A versatile cellist with an exciting stage presence, Catherine has performed in many major venues including the Wigmore Hall, St.James' Piccadilly, the Royal Opera House and the South Bank Centre. She has regularly participated and played in many international music festivals and summer academies such as the Courchevel Summer Academy, the European Music Academy Bonn, Naples International Chamber Music Festival, the Russian Music Festival, the Thuringen Summer Academy, Bruges Academy and the Lenk Summer Academy.

    She is also a recipient of numerous prizes and awards; among them are from the Moncalieri European Music Competition (Italy), Young International Janigro Competition (Croatia), Richard Wagner Foundation (Germany), Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Stiftung (Germany), Hanggi Foundation (Switzerland) and Meindl Society (Germany).

    Catherine has studied with some of the most distinguished cellists and pedagogues such as Professors Gustav Rivinius, Ivan Monighetti, Elena Cheah, Leonid Gorokhov and Ulrich Voss. Further artistic development came from participating in masterclasses with international artists including David Geringas, Thomas Demenga, Ralph Kirshbaum, Eduard Brunner, Frans Helmerson, Matias de Oliveira Pinto, Walter Grimmer, Trols Svane, Maria Kliegel, Stefan Litwin and Zvi Carmeli. As part of the Duport Ensemble, she has also worked closely with British composer David Matthews.

    Catherine spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, South Korea and New Zealand before moving to UK aged thirteen where she was awarded a full-scholarship to attend The Purcell School. A scholarship from the St.Albanstift supported her studies at the City of Basel Music Academy in Switzerland where she gained a Bachelor of Music degree. In 2012, she received a Master's degree in Cello Performance from the University of Music & Performing Arts Stuttgart in Germany. For both degrees, she has achieved to graduate with the highest honours.

    Currently she is mentored by musicians of the Trio Debussy at the International Academy of Pineolo, Italy.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    22 April 2015 - 1:10pm
    Cristina Cavalli (piano) plays Scarlatti, Liszt and Albéniz
    Cristina Cavalli
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Cristina Cavalli began studying music with Lidia Palo Giorgi; she obtained diplomas in Pianoforte at the Conservatorio "G. Nicolini" of Piacenza and in Chamber Music at the Conservatorio 'B. Maderna' of Cesena with full marks; alongside her academic path she attended courses and master classes with notable musicians, among which most important to her were Sergio Fiorentino, Pier Narciso Masi and Marisa Somma. She has maintained her interest in chamber music, which she regularly studies and practices. She continued her studies at the Accademia 'Incontri col Maestro' of Imola, where she obtained the Diploma di Alto Perfezionamento in Chamber Music.

    She appears frequently in concerts both as soloist and as chamber music partner, in a repertoire ranging from the 17th century to contemporary music. Her interest in this latter has enabled her to enrich her musical experience by taking part in important events such as Novurgia of Milan, Dentro la Musica (Rome - Accademia di Santa Cecilia) and Festival di Nuovo Musica of Reggio Emilia. She has played for the Universities of Macerata, Piacenza and Bologna and has recorded for the italian national channel RaiSat3. She also recorded Chopin's music for the italian TV channel 'Canale10'. In 2008 she was invited to give one of the Official Concerts of the European Festival of Music in Rome. In 2011 she realized one of the first contemporary music performance in web streaming, playing music for piano solo and duo with cello, including two world premières; several works by English and American composers have been dedicated to her.

    As soloist and chamber musician she has appeared in important Italian and European venues, including Palazzina Liberty and Sala Verdi in Milan, Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome, Teatro Municipale of Piacenza, Zus Concert Hall of Prague, Teatro Cavallerizza of Reggio Emilia, Teatro Magnani of Fidenza, Teatro di Roma, Sala Eutherpe of Léon and Teatro Ruskaja of Roma, drawing unanimous praise from public and critics. She also performed in Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Macedonia and Czech Republic, and has been invited to give masterclass in Madrid and Naples. Ms Cavalli is an official member of ECMTA, European Chamber Music Teachers’ Association.

    Parallel with traditional concert activities, she collaborates constantly with the world of theatre and dance, conceiving and creating, personally and in collaboration with other artists, shows in which music is combined and synthesized with other arts. Her show 'Mediterraneo', a sound journey along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, made its debut in Rome and will appear in other important centers throughout Italy, Spain and the USA. It was written in 2010: 'The stars descend and roll on the floor… they cross the room unleashing many-coloured sparks, a romantic carnival developing among desires and passions to create an evening unlike any others, leaving us all anxious for a sequel'. Since 2013, Ms. Cavalli is also author and speaker in her own radio broadcast 'L’Italia in valigia', about italian artists and musicians in the world.

    She lives and works in Madrid. In Italy, she is Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Project 'Chamber Music in Italy'.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sonata for keyboard in D minor
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Sonata for keyboard In F minor
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Toccata
    Giuseppe Devastato ()
    Après une lecture de Dante, Fantasia quasi sonata from Années de pèlerinage - Année 2: Italie
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Concert Paraphrase on Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Almería from Iberia
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    3 Danzas argentinas
    Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
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