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Format: 2014-11-26
Format: 2014-11-26
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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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    Thu, 2014-12-04 19:30
    Music in the Round's 2014 Autumn Series | Tim Horton (piano)
    Tim Horton
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    In the penultimate concert of his stunning Beethoven Piano Sonata Series, Tim starts with two elegant and intricate Sonatas – Op 79 and Op 28 – that pave the way for one of the most challenging solo works in the piano repertoire, the Hammerklavier.

    “When you are playing the slow movement from Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata, surely you must feel you are in a limitless world…” Ingmar Bergman, Autumn Sonata

    This extraordinarily demanding piece excites strong emotions from some of the world’s greatest pianists: Alfred Brendel said of its compositional design that it “goes beyond everything that has ever been dared and accomplished in the field of piano sonata composition” and Richard Goode declared that, of all Beethoven’s sonatas, “it is the most adventurous…and certainly the most vicious.” And in a supreme moment of understatement, Beethoven himself stated “it will give pianists something to do.”

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    Sonata for Piano No 25 in G major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 15 in D, 'Pastoral'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 29 in B flat, 'Hammerklavier'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Thu, 2014-12-04 19:40
    Lark Ascending | Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Andrew Manze, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Liverpool L1 9BP
    United Kingdom

    “He rises and begins to round, He drops the silver chain of sound…” There’s a reason why The Lark Ascending has so often been voted Britain’s favourite piece of classical music – and 100 years after it was written, on the eve of the Great War, it still speaks deeply to millions. It’s the tranquil heart of a concert in which Andrew Manze shares his famous interpretation of Vaughan Williams’s colourful London Symphony (complete with taxis, street-sellers and the chimes of Big Ben), and two delightful miniatures: the poignant Idylls by Vaughan Williams’s great friend George Butterworth, and Walton’s satirical Façade Suite.

    2 English Idylls
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    The Lark Ascending
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Symphony No 2, 'A London Symphony'
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Façade
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
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    Sat, 2014-12-06 19:30
    Handel's Messiah | Croydon Philharmonic Choir
    Croydon Philharmonic Choir, David Gibson, London Mozart Players
    Fairfield Halls Croydon CR9 1DG
    United Kingdom

    Croydon Philharmonic Choir is celebrating its 100th year with a performance of Handel's Messiah, which the choir performed at its first concert in 1914, just after the outbreak of the First World War.

    Now, in 2014, Croydon Philharmonic Choir is proud to perform Messiah with former members of the choir and members of other Croydon choirs, alongside our President Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) and one of our Vice-Presidents, the soprano, Erica Eloff.

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    Fri, 2014-12-05 19:00
    Solomon's Knot (baroque collective): a chamber Messiah
    Alexander Ashworth, Beatrice Scaldini, Ben Thapa, Clifton Harrison, Hayley Pullen, Jan Zahourek, Joanne Miller, John Crockatt, Jonathan Rees, Jonathan Sells, Julia Kuhn, Kate Symonds-Joy, Michal Czerniawski, Naomi Burrell, Pawel Siwczak, Richard MacKenzie, Rosemary Toll, Russell Gilmour, Solomon's Knot, Stefanie True, Thomas Herford, Tim Carroll, William Russell, Zoe Brown
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Solomon's Knot's pioneering chamber version of Handel's Messiah on baroque instruments returns due to popular demand after last year's 'chamber Christmas Oratorio'. With just 2 instruments or singers on each part (with the eight singers of the choir also taking the solos) and no conductor, this creates hitherto unkown intimacy, and yet the quality of the singers and players is such that no power is lost in the big moments.

    To bring the performance even closer to the audience, the singers of Solomon's Knot will perform the entire piece from memory. Aided by Tony-nominated ex-Globe director Tim Carroll, they will be freed even further from their bonds, creating a semi-staged version of the piece in the semi-round in St John's Smith Square.

    Don't miss your chance to experience this unique version of Handel's masterpiece, not likely to be repeated in the near future.

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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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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    Fri, 2014-12-05 19:30
    Orlando Consort - Food, Wine and Song
    Angus Smith, Benedict Hymas, Donald Greig, Matthew Venner
    Square Chapel Centre for the Arts Halifax HX1 1QG
    United Kingdom

    Music and Feasting in Medieval and Renaissance Europe - join us for festive season music with a difference!

    Songs in French, English, Latin, Spanish and German by Machaut, Isaac, Dufay, Binchois, Compère and others

    Formed by the Early Music Centre of Great Britain in 1998, the Orlando Consort has rapidly become one of the most reputed and innovative exponents of the vocal repertoire of the eleventh to fourteenth centuries. All four members are experienced soloists performing with such groups as the Tallis Scholars and the Gabrieli and Taverner Consorts. The Orlando Consort has premiered a fascinating repertoire unheard in modern time and has set new standards of performance, particularly in matters of pronunciation and tuning. The group was awarded the 1996 Gramophone Award for Early Music, has been short listed five times for further Gramophone Awards and has toured extensively in the US, Japan, Greece, Russia and South America.

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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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