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Format: 2015-05-30
Format: 2015-05-30
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    6 June 2015 - 8:00pm
    Berta Rojas and John Williams
    Berta Rojas, John Williams
    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe London SE1 9DT
    United Kingdom

    Paraguayan guitarist and Grammy-nominated Rojas opens with music by Agustin Barrios Mangore. The second part will include Philip Houghton’s solo Stele, played by Williams, and Houghton’s Light on the Edge for two guitars, didgeridoo, harp, bass, and environmental sounds.

    Stele
    Phillip Houghton (1954-)
    Light on the Edge
    Phillip Houghton (1954-)
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    30 May 2015 - 7:00pm
    University of York Opera Society - Mozart's The Magic Flute
    Cassiopia Berkeley-Agyepong, Danny Purtell, University of York Opera Ensemble, University of York Opera Society
    Grand Opera House York YO1 9SW
    United Kingdom

    University of York Opera Society is excited to bring Mozart's iconic work to the heart of this historical city. For one night only a talented cast of young singers will take you on a journey to an enchanting dreamland of magic and mystery with utterly brilliant music. This thrilling performance promises to be a visual and musical spectacle like none other.

    This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. English version by Jeremy Sams.

    Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    5 June 2015 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Claudia Fuller (violin) and Thomas Ang (piano)
    Claudia Fuller, Thomas Ang
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 5 in F, 'Spring'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata No 2 for Violin and Piano, 'Spring'
    Joseph Marx (1882-1964)
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    31 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich / Elgar / Copland
    Christopher Swaffer, Rudi de Groote, Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra
    St Cuthbert's Parish Church Edinburgh EH1 2EP
    United Kingdom

    Players from all over Scotland unite to form the Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, this year performing Shostakovich's mighty Tenth Symphony. Copland's rousing Fanfare for the Common Man and Elgar's Cello Concerto with renowned cellist Rudi de Groote, complete the programme. All proceeds donated to the charity, Music In Hospitals Scotland.

    Fanfare for the Common Man
    Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Symphony No 10 in E minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
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    7 June 2015 - 11:00am
    Blackheath Sundays: Benjamin Appl (baritone) and James Cheung (piano)
    Benjamin Appl, James Cheung
    Blackheath Halls London SE3 9RQ
    United Kingdom

    BBC New Generation Artist, and leading baritone, Benjamin Appl, and pianist James Cheung, perform Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin.

    A free coffee is included with all tickets for Blackheath Sundays events.

    Die schöne Müllerin
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    6 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Liverpool Mozart Orchestra Summer Concert
    Harish Shankar, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, William Green
    Birkenhead High School Academy Prenton, Birkenhead CH43 1TY
    United Kingdom

    The Liverpool Mozart Orchestra visits Birkenhead Academy for a second concert this season with a programme all classical music-lovers will enjoy. Mozart's sparkling little jewel, Symphony No 32, Haydn's 99th and the beautiful Second Piano Concerto by Brahms brings the orchestra's season to a glowing conclusion with pianist Willam Green and Harish Shankar, a young rising conductor making a first appearance with the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra.

    Pre-concert talk 6.45pm.

    Symphony No 99 in E flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 32 in G major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    6 June 2015 - 7:00pm
    Last Night of the Proms with the Hywel Girls' Choir and Hywel Boy Singers
    Aled Hall, British Sinfonietta, Gareth Hamlin, Huw Tregelles Williams, Hywel Boy Singers, Hywel Girls' Choir, Jean Hywel, Jeremy Hywel Williams, John Hywel Williams, Llanelli Choral Society, Pontarddulais Male Choir
    Y Ffwrnes Llanelli SA15 3YE
    United Kingdom

    Get ready for another big flag-waving, toe-tapping, roof-raising extravaganza as Wales' iconic Hywel Girls' Choir and Hywel Boy Singers presents teh 16th exciting Last Night of the Proms.

    Now in its 16th successful year, the 2015 Last Night of the Proms will feature the giant 225+ massed voices of the Hywel Girls’ Choir and Hywel Boy Singers, the mighty and award-winning Pontarddulais Male Choir and the Llanelli Choral Society, joined by the grand symphonic sounds of the internationally acclaimed British Sinfonietta Orchestra, TV celebrity and singer Aled Hall, pianist Jean Hywel, organist Huw Tregelles Williams, compered by Jeremy Hywel – all under the direction of conductor John Hywel Williams.

    With over 275 singers and musicians, the Last Night of the Proms promises to be an explosive and roof-raising journey with exciting patriotic pomp, magic from musical theatre, great moments from the world of cinema, cherished classics and a tribute to the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

    Highlights will include flag-waving frenzy with Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, Fantasia on Sea Songs, Jerusalem, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Les Miserables, Tchaikovsky’s 1812, Strauss’s Radetksy March, O Fortuna, Hallelujah Chorus, great opera choruses and great theme tunes from Hollywood and war movies.

    Bring your flags! Bring your streamers! Get ready for a great musical experience!

    Rule, Britannia
    Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778)
    Nimrod from Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Star Wars Suite
    John Williams (1932-)
    Jerusalem
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    E.T. Adventures on Earth
    John Williams (1932-)
    Battle Hymn of the Republic
    Traditional ()
    Dambusters March
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
    Theme from 'The Great Escape'
    Ron Goodwin (1925-2003)
    Climb ev'ry mountain from The Sound of Music
    Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
    Doe a Deer from The Sound of Music
    Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
    Edelweiss from The Sound of Music
    Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
    Do You Hear The People Sing? from Les Misérables
    Claude-Michel Schönberg ()
    I Dreamed A Dream from Les Misérables
    Claude-Michel Schönberg ()
    On My Own from Les Misérables
    Claude-Michel Schönberg ()
    At the end of the day from Les Misérables
    Claude-Michel Schönberg ()
    Abide with Me
    William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
    1812 Overture
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Radetzky March
    Johann Strauss I (1804-1849)
    O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
    Carl Orff (1895-1982)
    Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Duet from Les Pêcheurs de Perles, 'The Pearl Fishers'
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Sabre Dance from Gayane
    Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
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    7 June 2015 - 6:00pm
    Swing into Summer with City of London Symphonic Winds
    City of London Symphonic Winds, David Smith
    St Silas Church, Pentonville London N1 9UL
    United Kingdom

    For their 2nd concert of 2015, the City of London Symphonic Winds gives an exciting recital at St Silas, London. Under the baton of conductor David Smith, the ensemble presents a selection of music with a jazz theme.

    Gershwin!
    Warren Barker (1923-)
    It's about time
    Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)
    Marianne
    Composer Not Known ()
    Movements from Jazz Suite No 2
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    A Weekend in New York
    Philip Sparke (1951-)
    A tribute to the Count Basie Orchestra
    Toshio Mashima (1949-)
    In the Miller Mood
    Glenn Miller (1904-1944)
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    7 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    A Summer Concert for St Ann's Hospice - Who could ask for anything more?
    Christopher Ellis, John Pomphrey, St Ann's Hospice Festival Choir
    Stockport Town Hall Stockport SK1 3XE
    United Kingdom
    Let's call the whole thing off
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    I got rhythm
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Our Love is Here to Stay from An American in Paris
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Someone to Watch Over Me from Crazy For You
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Nice Work If You Can Get It
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof
    Jerry Bock (1928-)
    Fly Me To The Moon
    Bart Howard ()
    New York, New York
    Stephen Roberts ()
    Comedy Tonight
    Stephen Sondheim (1930- )
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    8 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Erato Piano Trio - Song and Dance
    Erato Piano Trio, José Menor, Julia Morneweg, Yuri Kalnits
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    "Performance of great power and authority..." Stratford Herald
    "...superb concert played with sensitivity, commitment and musicianship by this impressive team". Yorkshire Post
    "considerable technical demands left them altogether unfazed" MusicWeb International

    Ticketholders are invited to enjoy the club's bar half an hour before the performance and to join the performers in there after the recital.

    Keyboard Trio in G , 'Zigeuner' (Gypsy Rondo)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Trio No 2 in C
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Piano Trio
    Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
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