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Format: 2014-11-22
Format: 2014-11-22
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    Thu, 2014-11-27 19:30
    Sax in the City | Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Timothy McAllister, Vasily Petrenko
    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Liverpool L1 9BP
    United Kingdom

    2014 would have been the 200th birthday of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone, and all the pieces on tonight’s programme feature the instrument in different ways. Imagine a giant orchestra playing an epic symphony: roof-raising climaxes, ecstatic love-scenes and tune after hummable tune. Now imagine bathing a baby to all that. It’s just an ordinary night in with Richard Strauss and family, as portrayed in his intimate Symphonia Domestica – the grand finale of our Strauss Edition.

    US saxophone star Timothy McAllister makes his Liverpool debut in the concerto that John Adams wrote for him in 2013, and Petrenko and the Orchestra put on their dancing shoes to join George Gershwin on a tuneful taxi-ride through jazz-age Paris.

    An American in Paris
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Saxophone Concerto
    John Adams (1947-)
    Symphonia domestica
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    Wed, 2014-11-26 19:15
    Music in the Round's 2014 Autumn Series | Ensemble 360
    Ensemble 360
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    César Franck’s Piano Quintet is a work of extraordinary passion that is almost entirely out of character with the restrained beauty of the composer’s other work. So brazen was the expressivity that the dedicatee and pianist at the first performance, Camille Saint-Saëns, stormed of the stage at the end of the concert in disgust. The inspiration for the piece is believed to have been Augusta Holmès, a young singer and composer with whom, it is said, the majority of male students and teachers at the Paris Conservatoire were infatuated.

    In contrast, elegance prevails in a first half of supreme grace and refinement – the calm before the storm.

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    Trio for 2 Flutes and Cello in G 'London'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Sonata for Oboe and Piano in D
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello No 4 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor
    César Franck (1822-1890)
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    Fri, 2014-11-28 12:45
    Music in the Round's 2014 Autumn Series | Ensemble 360
    Ensemble 360
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    Violinist Benjamin Nabarro and pianist Tim Horton bring together emotionally charged sonatas by two of the heavyweights of the Romantic era. Schumann’s Sonata, written at a time when the composer described himself as being “very angry with certain people”, calls for ‘passionate expression’ from the very first notes and, even in the lighter moments of this eloquent piece, the intensity never wavers. Brahms’ Sonata – his third for violin and piano – has been described as a return to the vivid passions of the composer’s youth, and the dramatic twists and turns of mood ensure that the listener is swept along throughout this grandly conceived work.

    "To send light into the darkness of men's hearts – such is the duty of the artist." Schumann

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    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Music in the Round's 2014 Series | Emma Johnson (clarinet)/John Lenehan (piano)
    Emma Johnson, John Lenehan
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    Heralded as “England’s best-loved clarinet player” by BBC Music Magazine, Emma Johnson has been captivating audiences in the UK and abroad with her spontaneous and virtuosic performances ever since she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award in 1984. Renowned for her persuasive interpretations and for her ability to draw rich and varied tones from her instrument, Emma has proved her mastery in performing the greatest works in the clarinet repertoire and presenting engaging concerts for young musicians.

    “One of our most celebrated musicians…infinitely graceful playing charged with Lenehan’s characteristic vitality and warmth.” Classic FM magazine

    In partnership with her long-time collaborator John Lenehan, Emma presents a sparkling programme that features at its heart two of the great landmark sonatas of the clarinet repertoire by Brahms and Saint-Saëns, framed by a series of dynamic and irresistible works.

    Post-concert Q&A with Emma Johnson, John Lenehan and Angus Smith.

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    7 Variations on a theme from 'Silvana'
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Nocturne No 11 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No 1 in F minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Dance Preludes, arranged for Clarinet and Piano
    Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
    Excerpts from West Side Story
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Handel, Vivaldi and Monteverdi |Torbay Singers
    Brenda Willoughby, String Ensemble, Tina Guthrie, Torbay Singers
    St Matthias Church Torquay TQ1 1HW
    United Kingdom

    Handel's Dixit Dominus brims with the youthful confidence of a composer determined to make his mark. Alongside Handel's exuberant masterpiece, the Torbay Singers present Vivaldi's little-known but charming Magnificat and two of Monteverdi's best-loved shorter works. Visit our website to reserve tickets online for collection and payment on the door.

    Dixit Dominus
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Magnificat in G minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Beatus vir from Selva morale e spirituale
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Cantate Domino
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
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    Sat, 2014-11-22 19:45
    The Hilliard Ensemble
    Sarah Tenant-Flowers, Singscape, The Hilliard Ensemble
    Douai Abbey Upper Woolhampton RG7 5TQ
    United Kingdom

    Music for Advent performed by the Hilliard Ensemble, celebrating their 40th anniversary year. This is one of the last chances to experience the Hilliard Ensemble in concert before they retire at the end of 2014.

    Universally acknowledged as one of the world's finest vocal chamber groups, this concert features the Hilliard Ensemble's quintessential mix of medieval, renaissance and contemporary repertoire. The concert will also feature the chamber choir Singscape interweaving music by Byrd, MacMillan and Dove between the Hilliard's medieval carols and motets.

    The climax of the concert will be a joint performance of Orlando Gough's thrilling 18-part vocal work Hand over Hand, commissioned by the Hilliard Ensemble and written as a tribute to their outstanding legacy.

    Viderunt omnes
    Pérotin (c1160-c1225)
    Anna mater matris Christi
    John Plummer (c1418-c1484)
    Ave Maria, Mater Dei
    William Cornysh (1465-1523)
    Ave Maria
    Robert Parsons (c1530-1570)
    Most Holy Mother of God
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Sharakans
    Composer Not Known ()
    Sancta Mater
    Anonymous ()
    Lullay: I saw
    Anonymous ()
    Ther is no rose of swych vertu
    Anonymous ()
    Viderunt omnes
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    O Radiant Dawn from Strathclyde Motets
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    In beauty may I walk
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    Hand over Hand
    Orlando Gough (1953-)
    Dou way, Robin
    Anonymous ()
  • Sat, 2014-11-22 18:30
    Duruflé's Requiem | East London Chorus
    Alexander Binns, Alexander Chaplin, East London Chorus, Flora McIntosh, Matthew Sprange
    All Hallows by the Tower London EC3R 5JB
    United Kingdom

    East London Chorus will perform Duruflé's Requiem, his greatest and much loved choral composition, in its original format.

    The East London Chorus are a lively group of singers, perfoming at the highest level across central and east London venues.

    Retiring collection in aid of Barnardo's, children's charity.

    Requiem
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Handel's Messiah | Sherborne Chamber Choir
    Clement Hetherington, Craig Bissex, Katharine Hawnt, Louise Innes, Paul Ellis, Sherborne Baroque Players, Sherborne Chamber Choir
    Sherborne Abbey Sherborne DT9 3LQ
    United Kingdom

    Join us for a complete performance with professional period orchestra of Handel’s famous oratorio. Premiered in Dublin in 1742, Messiah became a huge hit and now receives world wide recognition as one of the best loved oratorios of all time. A regular, often annual institution with many choirs, it is in fact several years since it was last performed in the spectacular setting of Sherborne Abbey, so this is a not to be missed opportunity.

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    Sun, 2014-11-23 16:00
    Yevgeny Sudbin - piano recital
    Yevgeny Sudbin
    Westminster Cathedral Hall London SW1P 1QW
    United Kingdom

    Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by The Telegraph as ‘potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century’. In the midst of a 7-year and 14-album collaboration with BIS Records, all of Yevgeny’s recordings have met with critical acclaim and are regularly featured as CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine or Editor’s Choice by Gramophone. His Scriabin recording was awarded CD of the Year by The Telegraph and received the MIDEM Classical Award for Best Solo Instrument Recording at Cannes. It was described by Gramophone as ‘a disc in a million’ while the International Record Review stated that Yevgeny’s Rachmaninov recording ‘confirms him as one of the most important pianistic talents of our time’.

    We offer an informal finger buffet reception after the concert with wine/tea/coffee/juice and the chance to meet Yevgeny Sudbin. This costs an extra £6, or £4 for students. Reception tickets can be purchased on the door. We can cater for 75.

    Sonata for keyboard in D minor
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Sonata for keyboard in D minor
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    6 Bagatelles
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Ballade No 3 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Prelude No 6 in B minor from 24 Preludes for Piano
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Prelude No 5 in G from 13 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Prelude No 5 in G minor from 10 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Sonata for Piano No 7 in B flat
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:10
    Puccini's Tosca
    Alessandro Talevi, Guy Middlemiss, Miles Horner, Roberto Garcia Lopez, Rochelle Hart
    St Clement's Church, Chorlton Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Puccini - the film director who never was? International stage director Alessandro Talevi, in collaboration with Hashtag Opera Co, presents a week-long workshop culminating in a staged performance of Tosca. The focus of this project will be to highlight Puccini’s own stage directions and examine whether his musical style may be called a precursor to film composition before the dawn of cinema. Singers will benefit from detailed dramatic coaching and have the opportunity to perform their work for an audience.

    The performance, taking place on Saturday 29th November 2014, will be staged, featuring international emerging artists, including Rochelle Hart (Tosca), Roberto Garcia Lopez (Cavaradossi) and Miles Horner (Scarpia). Don't miss this opportunity to see the next generation of opera stars take on Puccini's beloved work, under the stage direction of acclaimed international director Alessandro Talevi. They are conducted and accompanied by Hashtag Opera Co musical director Guy Middlemiss.

    Tosca
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
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