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Format: 2015-01-30
Format: 2015-01-30
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    5 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    Maki Sekiya (piano) - Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Wagner
    Maki Sekiya
    Church of St John the Evangelist Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Japanese born and Russian trained, Maki Sekiya arrived recently to live in this country. Spotted by John Lubbock, she has been delighting audiences with her appearances under the banner of the Orchestra of St John’s. Tonight, in this solo recital, she brings to Oxford a world premiere by composer Somei Satoh from her native Japan.

    Prelude (Dawn over the Moscow River) from Khovanshchina
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in A minor
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Suggestion diabolique from 4 Pieces for Piano
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Lily dance Of The Maidens from 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Sonata for Piano No 7 in B flat
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Prelude to Tristan und Isolde
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Liebestod from 'Tristan und Isolde'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Yume no kagami
    Somei Satoh (1947-)
    Incarnation II
    Somei Satoh (1947-)
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    31 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    David Russell - The Art of Classical Guitar
    David Russell
    Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London EC2Y 9BH
    United Kingdom

    The International Guitar Foundation presents: David Russell - The Art of Classical Guitar

    David Russell is one of the giants of the classical guitar today.

    His beautifully polished and refined playing have made him a hero to guitarists and audiences the world over. His many recordings for Telarc have met with tremendous acclaim and numerous awards including a Grammy. David is highly sought after and tours the world continuously, this is a rare chance to see the world’s foremost classical guitarist in concert, performing in the brand new Milton Court Concert Hall.

    David Russell will also be running a masterclass as part of this tour. Details can be found on the IGF website.

    Rossiniana III
    Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)
    Sonata for keyboard in D
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Valses Poeticos
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    Partita for Violin No 1 in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Capricio Catalan
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Sonata for keyboard in D
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
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    31 January 2015 - 7:00pm
    Water Music! Handel, Telemann and the Boys | Linden Baroque Orchestra
    Linden Baroque Orchestra, Simon Standage
    St Alfege Church, Greenwich London SE10 9BJ
    United Kingdom

    Handel came from Germany to England to seek better opportunities for his art, Telemann stayed behind: both rose to the very top of the musical tree and remained friends throughout their lives. They were separated yet at the same time linked by water: both living on great maritime cities, Handel in London and Telemann in Hamburg. It was of course only possible to travel between the two countries across the sea, perhaps sailing past our church in Greenwich to reach the capital. Handel's Water Music reunited him with the employer he had abandoned in Hamburg a few years ealier, the elector of Hannover becoming George I in 1714: the resorative powers of water and music in happy union!

    Our programme highlights the uplifting bouyancy of mood and confidence in London, at the height of its powers as a great trading nation which had become the musical captial of Europe in the early to mid 18th century.

    Simon Standage is one of the world's leading baroque violinists , leader and soloist with The English Concert from its foundation until 1990, he also fulfilled the same role for many years with the City of London Sinfonia. As well as the many records he made with The English Concert (including Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, nominated for a Grammy award), he also recorded solo and chamber music, including all of Mozart's violin concertos with the Academy of Ancient Music, of which he was, with Christopher Hogwood, Associate Director from 1991 to 1995. He is the director of Collegium Musicum 90 which he founded with the late Richard Hickox.

    The concert is in memory of Gertrude Evans, one of Linden Baroque's founding members, who fled Nazi Germany to find refuge in London. In support of MIND, Amnesty International and The Friends of Murambinda Hospital, Zimbabwe

    Suite No 3 in G from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Wassermusik, 'Hamburger Ebb' und Flut'
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Concerto Grosso No 11 in A
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Symphony No 7 in B flat (Pythian Ode)
    William Boyce (1711-1779)
    Suite from King Arthur
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Overture No 6 in B flat
    Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
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    7 February 2015 - 10:00am
    Come and Sing Vaughan Williams
    Adrian Partington
    Tyndale Baptist Church Bristol BS8 2SR
    United Kingdom

    Spend the day singing these magnificent choral works under the inspirational direction of Adrian Partington, one of Britain's leading choral conductors

    Toward the Unknown Region
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Mass in G minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
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    31 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    Surrey Mozart Players | Twentieth Century masterpieces
    Kenneth Woods, Surrey Mozart Players, Victoria Brawn
    The Electric Theatre Guildford GU1 4SZ
    United Kingdom

    Surrey Mozart Players present an innovative programme featuring lesser known classical music. Works for oboe and strings by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Samuel Barber will be performed alongside the much rarer suite for chamber orchestra, ‘Idyllikon’ by Hans Gál. Born in Austria in 1890, Gál had to flee Nazi persecution in 1938 and spent many years in Edinburgh, where he was one of the founders of the famous international festival. His compositions display a unique style rooted in deep love of Bach and Schubert, with gentle humour and lightness of touch. The concert concludes with the ‘Pelleas and Melisande’ suite for orchestra by Sibelius, part of which is used as the theme music for the long running BBC programme ‘The Sky at Night’.

    Idyllikon
    Hans Gál (1880-1987)
    Concerto for Oboe and Strings in A minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Suite from Pelleas and Melisande
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
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    6 February 2015 - 1:00pm
    Charlton House Concert Society Music Award Scheme 2015
    Brass students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Charlton House Concert Society Music Award Scheme 2015. A competition for brass students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire. All are invited to attend the preliminary round on Thursday February 5th from 2-6pm when five finalists will be chosen to compete to win the Audience Prize on Friday 6th February at 1pm. Be ready to listen and vote!

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    6 February 2015 - 8:00pm
    Jazz at Lauderdale House
    Filomena Campus, Giorgio Serci, Keld Ensemble
    Lauderdale House London N6 5HG
    United Kingdom

    Innovative Sardinian vocalist, Filomena Campus and compatriot guitarist, Giorgio Serci present original jazz compositions from their new album 'Scaramouche'. Also tributes to Argentine Tango Nuevo exponent, Astor Piazzolla and Brazilian masters, Hermeto Pascoal and Chico Buarque. Featuring the smooth strings of Keld Ensemble.

    Tango No 3 from 6 Tango-Etudes
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Cafetin de Buenos Aires
    Mariano Mores (1922-)
    Decisions
    Giorgio Serci (1972-)
    Campidano
    Giorgio Serci (1972-)
    Scaramouche
    Giorgio Serci (1972-)
    Oblivion
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Momentum
    Giorgio Serci (1972-)
    Vento
    Giorgio Serci (1972-)
    La Oracion del torero
    Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
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    1 February 2015 - 11:00am
    Blackheath Sundays: Sacconi Quartet - Sibelius and Nielsen at 150
    Sacconi Quartet
    Blackheath Halls London SE3 9RQ
    United Kingdom

    2015 celebrates the 150th anniversary of both Sibelius and Nielsen's births.

    The Sacconi Quartet, having given the UK premiere of Sibelius's Moderato and Allegro appassionato at Buxton Festival, champions both composers with this sumptuous Nordic programme spanning works from either end of Sibelius's compositional spectrum framing one of Nielsen's most popular chamber music works, his first String Quartet in G minor.

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

    Moderato and Allegro appassionato in C sharp minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    String Quartet in G minor
    Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
    String Quartet in D minor, 'Voces Intimae'
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
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    7 February 2015 - 7:30pm
    Crouch End Festival Chorus: Monteverdi's Vespers
    Andrew Ashwin, Crouch End Festival Chorus, David Temple, Grace Davidson, Matthew Long, Molly Alexander, Nathan Vale, Richard Burkhard, The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    After a year of commissions to celebrate Crouch End Festival Chorus's 30th anniversary, we wind back four centuries to one of the greatest choral works ever written. Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 – or simply Vespers of 1610 – is an ambitious collection of choral and instrumental pieces incorporating both liturgical and non-liturgical elements. Despite a lack of precise information regarding Monteverdi’s original intentions – whether the Vespers were exclusively for use in a religious service; the exact instrumentation to be used; whether they were even meant to be performed as a whole – the music included in the publication of 1610 offers a fascinating conspectus of old and new styles of composition, ranging from the parody Mass to the very essence of the modern style in the sacred concertos (‘concerto’ at that time indicating a form of vocal music with instruments).

    The range of expression in the Vespers is enormous; the exuberance of the virtuoso passages is breath-taking; the beauty of the vocal lines is unforgettable; and the changes of mood and the rhythmic invention are startling – all within a firm overall structure that ties together this wonderful kaleidoscope of styles.

    Conductor David Temple says: "The Monteverdi Vespers has become the most popular Baroque choral work, knocking Handel’s Messiah off the perch it has occupied for the past 200 years."

    Vespro della Beata Vergine, 'Vespers' (1610)
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
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    31 January 2015 - 7:30pm
    Nova/Vernizzi/Costa Trio - From Busseto to Buenos Aires
    Giorgio Costa, Giuseppe Nova, Rino Vernizzi, Vernizzi-Nova-Costa Trio
    Rudolf Steiner House London NW1 6XT
    United Kingdom

    The outstanding trio from Italy make their much anticipated London debut presenting a feast of music featuring opera classics by Verdi and music by Piazzolla.

    Although choir, soloists and orchestra are compressed within a small trio of flute, bassoon and piano, the quality this group of musicians achieves is nothing short of sensational - this is music which fits the chamber ensemble just as well as the grand opera halls. The Vernizzi-Nova-Costa Trio combine to create an extraordinary programme full of musical richness. They have performed throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East with many acclaimed CD recordings to their name.

    “Musical art at its perfection” Nice Matin

    Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Libiamo ne'lieti calici (Drinking song) from La Traviata
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Rigoletto - fantasie
    Albert Franz Doppler (1821-1883)
    Les cuatro estaciones portenas, 'The Four Seasons Buenos Aires'
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Oblivion
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
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