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Format: 2015-04-25
Format: 2015-04-25
  • 1 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    The Sound of St Martin's Concert Series - Fauré's Requiem by candlelight
    Andrew Earis, St Martin's Consort, St Martin's Voices
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    St Martin’s Voices is the newest vocal ensemble of St Martin-in-the-Fields. The professional choir is primarily made up of talented past and present choral scholars who come together to sing world-class concerts and special services at St Martin-in-the-Fields and beyond. In their opening season, St Martin’s Voices performed the World Première of The Lantern Carols by Sasha Johnson Manning and Sharon Grenham-Toze. In January 2014, they performed Annelies: A Choral Setting of the Diary of Anne Frank by James Whitbourn for Holocaust Memorial Day.

    God is gone up
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Missa Princeps Pacis (The Prince of Peace)
    William Lloyd Webber (1914-1982)
    Eclogue
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    5 Mystical Songs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Requiem in D minor
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
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    1 May 2015 - 1:10pm
    Elizabeth Crawford plays clarinet trios by Brahms and Molter
    Anne Waddington, Elizabeth Crawford, Reiko Kimura
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Elizabeth Crawford is associate professor of clarinet at Ball State University. In addition to teaching studio clarinet, pedagogy and literature, she is also a member of the Musical Arts Quintet. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, she holds a bachelor of music, magna cum laude, from Furman University, the master of music degree from The University of Michigan School of Music, and a doctorate from The Florida State University College of Music. A member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for ten years, she has also worked with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony, the Monterey Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival, Baltimore Opera Orchestra, and currently performs regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. While living in the United Kingdom from 2002-2005, she was a finalist for several bass clarinet orchestra positions and performed extensively with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the City of Birmingham Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She has recorded for the BBC and done sessions at Abbey Road, Angel, and Olympic studios in London. She also recorded Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with Robert Craft and the Philharmonia on the Naxos label. Crawford was the project director of the critically acclaimed CD with the Musical Arts Quintet, American Breeze. Released on the Albany Records label in September 2012, the CD contains works by American composers, including the premiere recording of David Maslanka’s Quintet No. 4.

    In 1995, her performance at the International Clarinet Association’s conference was included on a 'Highlights from ClarinetFest 95' CD, one of only a few performances selected from the conference. Crawford continues to perform frequently at ICA conferences and, in addition, is the Indiana State Chair for the International Clarinet Association and the coordinator of the High School Clarinet Competition. She has also performed at conferences of the International Double Reed Society, the National Flute Association and been a soloist with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, the Ball State Wind Ensemble, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the prestigious Robert Marcellus master classes.

    She has performed in some of the worlds’ major concert halls such as the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, the Royal Albert Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Zurich Tonhalle, La Scala, and for the Maggio Musicale in Florence. Her teachers include David Breeden, Robert Chesebro, Frank Kowalsky, John Mohler, Theodore Johnson, and Fred Ormand. Crawford has taught clarinet at the Florida Community College at Jacksonville; Jacksonville University; the University of North Florida; the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Monterey; the Hill House School in London; the Blue Lake Fine Arts camp; and the Music for All summer program. In 2012, she instituted Indiana Clarinet Day, now the Ball State University Clarinet Festival.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra No 4 in D major
    Johann Melchior Molter (1696-1765)
    Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    2 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Émigré: From Hollywood to New York | City of London Sinfonia
    City of London Sinfonia, Michael Collins, Michael Petrov
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Join City of London Sinfonia as they perform some of the most evocative works resulting from the influx of composers migrating to the USA in the last 150 years.

    In the 1920s and 30s, an exodus of composers escaping religious and political persecutions in Europe, created the sound of Hollywood and some of classical music’s biggest names, Stravinsky chief among them, headed to Los Angeles in their wake.

    Half a century earlier, Dvorák left Prague for a new life in New York, and while there poured his longing for his Czech homeland into his Cello Concerto, which Michael Petrov performs in the second half.

    Part of the City of London Sinfonia's Émigré festival

    Overture from North by Northwest
    Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)
    Kleine Sinfonie
    Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)
    Symphony in 3 Movements
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    The Adventures of Robin Hood Suite
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
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    2 May 2015 - 7:00pm
    Tallis Scholars celebrate Arvo Pärt’s 80th and sing repertoire favourites
    Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars
    Dorchester Abbey Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HN
    United Kingdom

    With over 1900 concerts and a catalogue of award-winning recordings, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music.

    As a part of Dorchester Festival they will perform music from their new album celebrating Arvo Pärt’s 80th birthday and some repertoire favourites including the superb Allegri Miserere.

    Loquebantur variis linguis
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Leroy Kyrie
    John Taverner (c1490-1545)
    Nesciens mater
    Jean Mouton (1459-1522)
    The woman with the alabaster box
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Tribute to Caesar
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Sancte Deus, sancte fortis
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Libera nos, salva nos I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Libera nos, salva nos II
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Miserere mei
    Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
    Miserere nostri
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Triodion
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    ...which was the son of...
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
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    25 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Spring concert by Kendal South Choir
    Christopher Steele, Emily Robinson, Fiona Weakley, Hugh Davies, Ian Thompson, Kendal South Choir
    St Thomas's Church Kendal LA9 4QG
    United Kingdom

    Kendal South Choir, with soprano soloists Emily Robinson and Fiona Weakley and tenor Christopher Steele, accompanied by Hugh Davies on the organ and directed by Ian Thompson, perform Mendelssohn's glorious Hymn of Praise from his Second Symphony. This will be Ian Thompson's last concert with the choir, and includes two of his favourite church anthems.

    Ticket price includes complimentary programme, and interval refreshments will be available.

    Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang)
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Toward the Unknown Region
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Blessed City, heavenly Salem
    Sir Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)
    Blessed be the God and Father
    Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
    Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana
    Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
    Prayer from 'Moïse'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
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    1 May 2015 - 7:45pm
    Winchester Chamber Music Festival 2015
    Clara Biss, Daniel Tong, Julie Price, Kate Gould, Laurene Durantel, Matthew Truscott, Philip Higham, Robert Plane, Scott Dickinson, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
    Theatre Royal Winchester Winchester SO23 8SB
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for Piano in A (piano quintet version)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Piano Quintet in A, 'Die Forelle' (Trout)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Octet in F
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    5 May 2015 - 1:15pm
    The Billroth Quartet
    Billroth String Quartet, Christian Halstead, James Greenfield, Simon Ballard, Thomas Leate
    Lauderdale House London N6 5HG
    United Kingdom
    String Quartet No 2
    Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
  • 25 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Kettering Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
    Beth Hodgson, Kettering Symphony Orchestra, Peter Dunkley
    The Masque Theatre, The Latimer Arts College Kettering NN15 6SW
    United Kingdom
    Overture from La Gazza ladra, 'The Thieving Magpie'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Danse macabre
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Sea Pictures
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
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    5 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    The Haydn Lute Trio
    David Parsons, Eleanor Harrison, Miguel Calvo, The Haydn Lute Trio
    Town Hall Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AD
    United Kingdom

    The Trio was formed in 2000 and has been delighting audiences since then with its widely varied programmes featuring the 18th century lute and theorbo in ensemble.

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    26 April 2015 - 1:00pm
    Orfeó Català - Choral at Cadogan 2014-15
    Albert Guinovart, Josep Vila i Casañas, Juan de la Rubia, Orfeó Català
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Formed in 1891, Orfeó Català is one of Spain’s most historic choirs. Brought together with the express purpose of introducing choral masterpieces (the St Matthew Passion, Missa Solemnis, Mass in B minor) into the country, Orfeó Català was also the driving force behind the construction of the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall and is still a symbol of huge influence in Catalan culture.

    The centrepiece of this Catalan programme is the El cant de les estrelles (Song of the Stars), a work by Granados which had been lost for decades and was recently re-discovered. Crowning the performance is a selection of works by Pau Casals, Toldrà, Montsalvatge and others, illustrating the remarkable legacy of this territory.

    Part of Choral at Cadogan 2014-15

    Cant de les Estrelles
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    O vos omnes
    Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
    Nigra Sum
    Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
    Glòria a Déu
    Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
    Sancta Maria
    Josep Reig (c1584-1674)
    Dues cançons
    Eduardo Toldrà (1895-1962)
    La sardana de les monges
    Enric Morera (1865-1936)
    Pianto della Madonna
    Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002)
    Laudate Dominum
    Josep Vila i Casañas (1966-)
    Le cri des bergers
    Bernat Vivancos (1973-)
    In Paradisum
    Josep Vila i Casañas (1966-)
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