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Format: 2015-04-27
Format: 2015-04-27
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    2 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    A Concert of War and Remembrance | Amici Orchestra
    Amici Orchestra, Milena Dobrzycka, Simon Walton
    St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico London SW1V 2AD
    United Kingdom

    The Amici Orchestra proudly presents a concert of war and remembrance to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Admission is free and the net proceeds from the concert will be split equally between the Royal British Legion and The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home.

    Dambusters March
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
    France falls Suite, from The World at War
    Carl Davis (1936-)
    1st movement: Adagio - Allegro non troppo from Symphony No 8 in C minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Mars from The Planets
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    2nd movement from Symphony No 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)
    Henryk Górecki (1933-2010)
    Medley
    Glenn Miller (1904-1944)
    Band of Brothers
    Michael Kamen (1948-)
    Schindler's List
    John Williams (1932-)
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    2 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Requiem by John Rutter | Exmouth Choral Society
    Alexander Ffinch, Daisy Walford, Exmouth Choral Society, Laurence Blyth
    Holy Trinity Church Exmouth EX8 2AB
    United Kingdom
    Requiem
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Messe Solennelle
    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
    Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
  • 28 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Gloria, Poulenc, Pärt and Icelandic music | Voxcetera
    Adam Johnson, Catherine Harrison, Elizabeth Humphries, Jane Hopkins, Katrina Makepeace-Lott, The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra, Voxcetera
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Chamber choir Voxcetera is renewing its ongoing collaboration with the Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra to perform Vivaldi's Gloria, in one of London's loveliest and best-known sacred music venues. As well as Vivaldi's joyous baroque masterpiece, the programme includes shorter, contemplative works from Iceland, Northern Europe and the United States.

    This concert is supported by Icelandair.

    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Exultate Deo
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    O magnum mysterium
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    Magnificat
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Consolation, Intermezzo for string orchestra
    Jón Leifs (1899-1968)
    Salve Regina
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Heyr himna smiður
    Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013)
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    7 May 2015 - 8:00pm
    Walton's Façade with the Auricle Ensemble
    Auricle Ensemble, Christopher Swaffer, Crawford Logan, Joanna Tope
    Square Chapel Centre for the Arts Halifax HX1 1QG
    United Kingdom

    William Walton's witty and sparkling Façade comes to life with Radio 4 regulars Joanna Tope and Crawford Logan negotiating the complete extant numbers – including poems that were intended for Façade that were never set, or were lost. Walton’s extraordinary collaboration with poet Edith Sitwell encompasses a huge range of styles from popular song to Stravinsky, from tangos to bitonality, and it is this mélange of quick-changing style that makes the work as exciting to play as it is to listen to. All the well-known numbers such as ‘Sir Beelzebub’, ‘Scotch Rhapsody’, ‘Old Sir Faulk’, ‘Yodelling Song’ and ‘Aubade’ are included in this fabulous concert.

    "Massively entertaining and exquisitely executed" Byre Theatre, St. Andrews
    "Very funny and musically brilliant" East Lothian Courier
    "Auricle wowed..." 3weeks.com, Edinburgh Festival
    "Mr Walton's music is as original and witty as Miss Sitwell's poetry" Daily Mail, June 1923

    Façade
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
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    27 April 2015 - 1:00pm
    The Paths of Love | Zoe Lethbridge (soprano) and Richard Moore (piano)
    Richard Moore, Zoe Lethbridge
    St Michael at the North Gate Oxford OX1 3EY
    United Kingdom

    A vocal recital of music across several periods expressing the many paths of love (les chemins de l'amour). The recital is given as part of the Music on Mondays series at St Michael at the North Gate.

    Music for a while
    Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
    From silent shades, and the Elysian groves (Bess of Bedlam)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Vorrei poterti amar from Orlando
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    An Chloe
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Als Luise die Briefe
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Gretchen am Spinnrade
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Veborgenheit from Mörike Lieder
    Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
    Les Roses d'Ispahan from 4 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Mandoline from 5 mélodies 'de Venise'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Les Chemins de L'Amour - Valse Chantée
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    El majo discreto
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
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    6 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Spring Orchestral Concert with Sibelius, Bruch and Elgar
    James Murray, James Murray Orchestra, Roisin Walters
    St Mark's Church, Regents Park London NW1 7TN
    United Kingdom

    Conductor James Murray has once again brought together a specially selected orchestra comprising talented young musicians at the start of their professional careers drawn from London orchestras and conservatoires to perform an evening of classical favourites. He is also joined by talented young violinist, Roisin Walters, at the beginning of her career. This is one of many concerts Maestro Murray has performed at this venue and St Mark's provides the perfect setting for what promises to be an exciting and enjoyable evening.

    We begin with a collection of orchestral pieces by Sibelius, The Karelia Suite (originally titled Karelia Music), Op 11. This suite is one of his earlier works and remains one of his most popular. It is believed that he held the Karelia province in particular affection, in earlier years had found stimulus in its folk music and was later to spend his honeymoon there. The rough-hewn character of the music was deliberate and the aesthetic intention was not to dazzle with technique but to capture the quality of naive folk-based authenticity.

    Next we have Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op 26, one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire. It continues to be performed and recorded by many violinists and is Bruch's most famous composition. The concerto was completed in 1866 and the first performance given on 24 April 1866 by Otto von Koniqslow with Bruch himself conducting. It was then considerably revised with help from celebrated violinist Joseph Joachim and completed in its present form in 1867. The premiere of the revised concerto was given by Joachim in Bremen on 5 January 1868 conducted by Karl Martin Rheinthaler.

    We finish with Elgar's Variations, Op 36, popularly known as the Enigma Variations, and composed between October 1898 and February 1899. It is an orchestral work comprising fourteen variations on an original theme.

    Elgar dedicated the work 'to my friends pictured within', each variation being a musical sketch of one of his circle of close acquaintances. Those portrayed include his wife Alice, his friend and publisher Augustus J Jaegar and Elgar himself. In naming his theme ‘Enigma’, Elgar posed a challenge which has generated much speculation but has never been conclusively answered. The Enigma is widely believed to involve a hidden melody. After its 1899 London premiere, the Variations achieved immediate popularity and established Elgar's international reputation. The work has been recorded over 60 times.

    An evening of exhilerating music for a spring evening - not to be missed!

    Karelia Suite
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    28 April 2015 - 7:30pm
    Beneath the Score with Orpheus Sinfonia - The People's Politics
    Orpheus Sinfonia, Thomas Carroll
    St George's Church, Hanover Square London W1S 1FX
    United Kingdom

    Politics has long had its influence on classical music, no matter how ‘un-musical’ this may seem. Right from early on, classical music was often dependent on the politics of the day to create, fund and promote it. Composers such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, to name a mere few, worked for particular courts and counts whose patronage made it possible for them to compose. This evening we celebrate some of the famous music created as a result of this patronage and also recognise the many occasions where classical music was a direct or indirect comment on the political situation of the day.

    From Haydn’s comic farewell symphony; where he was subtly asking his patron, Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy, to allow the musicians leave to return to their families after a longer than expected stay at his court, through to the powerful statements by Shostakovich, we will explore many different famous works and the background in which they were written. As always narrative, readings of letters and imagery will accompany the evening.

    St George's Church pews are cushioned for comfort, we serve drinks before the performance and during the interval, our concerts are relaxed, informal and open to all.

    Generously sponsored by the Mace Foundation.

    Symphony No 5 in D minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
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    7 May 2015 - 7:45pm
    Morley Chamber Orchestra
    Charles Peebles, Eleni Mavromoustki, Morley Chamber Orchestra
    St George's Cathedral, Southwark London SE1 7HY
    United Kingdom

    Join the Morley Chamber Orchestra for a fantastic all-Mozart programme featuring a performance of the Piano Concerto No 26 with Morley tutor Eleni Mavromoustki as soloist, and the ever-popular Symphony No 40.

    Overture from La Clemenza di Tito
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 26 in D, 'Coronation'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 9 in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    1 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Baroque Beginnings: from Peri to Purcell - with Musicke in the Ayre
    Din Ghani, Jane Hunt, Maria Danishvar Brown, Musicke in the Ayre
    St Lawrence's Church, Stanton Prior Bath BA2 9HT
    United Kingdom

    In trying to recreate how the ancient Greeks might have performed their dramas, Italian composers at the beginning of the 17th century gave birth to what we now call Baroque music, with opera as a key element. Our programme traces the progress of this new musical style from Italy through to England via France and Spain, starting with the early pioneers such as Jacopo Peri, Giulio Caccini and Claudio Monteverdi and explores its influence on English composers such as Robert Johnson, Nicholas Lanier and Henry Purcell. On the way, we also look briefly at how the French and Spanish responded to this influence, with music by Juan Hidalgo, Michel Lambert and Jean-Baptiste Lully.

    The programme consists of solo songs and duets accompanied by lute or archlute, plus a few lute solos.

    The concert is the first of the three main evening concerts in the Three Towers Festival being held in the Somerset villages of Stanton Prior, Marksbury and Farmborough on the outskirts of Bath.

    Nel pur ardor from Le musiche sopra l'Euridice
    Jacopo Peri (1561-1633)
    Se di farmi morire
    Domenico Maria Melli (c1580-c1620)
    Woods, Rocks and Mountains
    Robert Johnson II (c1583 - 1633)
    When I am laid in earth from Dido and Aeneas
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Amarilli, mia bella
    Giulio Caccini (c1545-1618)
    Dimi Amore
    Pietro Paolo Melli (1579-1623)
    Though I am young
    Nicholas Lanier (1588-1666)
    If music be the food of love
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    We the spirits of the air from The Indian Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Zefiro Torna
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Pur ti miro from L'incoronazione di Poppea, 'The Coronation of Poppea'
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Idolo del cor mio from L'incoronazione di Poppea, 'The Coronation of Poppea'
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Alla luce
    Johann Kapsberger (c1580-1651)
    El baxel esta en la playa
    Anonymous ()
    Esperar, sentir, morir
    Juan Hidalgo ()
    Canten dos jilguerillos
    Francisco Escalada (fl 1677)
    Goûtons un doux repos
    Michel Lambert (1610-1696)
    Ma bergere
    Michel Lambert (1610-1696)
    Dialogue de la paix et la félicité
    Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
    Begli occhi
    Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
    Che si può fare
    Barbara Strozzi (1619-?1664)
    Se l'aura spira
    Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
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    2 May 2015 - 7:00pm
    Camerata Chamber Choir's spring concert
    Camerata Chamber Choir, Camerata Chamber Orchestra, Iain Alexander, Jurgita Leistrumaite, Kirsten Victoria Barker, Kirstie Robertson, Stephen Anthony Brown
    Aspire Community Hall Ryde PO33 2BN
    United Kingdom

    There are many opera fans living on the Isle of Wight but they seldom have the chance to attend a live performance of a work by one of the greatest operatic composers of the 19th century. Puccini, composer of Tosca and Madame Butterfly, when he was still a student, wrote a piece Messa di Gloria which will be performed at Aspire Ryde on Saturday 2nd May at 7 o’clock. Puccini’s extravagant Italian style is evident in this forty minute work which will be performed by a mainland orchestra and the Camerata Chamber Choir. Puccini wrote very little other than operas after completing the Messa di Gloria. The work was thought lost until 1952 when it re-emerged and was re published. Opportunities to hear this work on the Island do not come up very often. The first half of the concert on the 2nd of May will be a performance of Vivaldi’s popular Gloria with chamber orchestra and the Camerata Chamber Choir.

    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Messa di Gloria in A flat
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
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