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Format: 2016-02-12
Format: 2016-02-12
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    12 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Alexander Liebreich, Nikolai Demidenko, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
    G Live Guildford GU1 2AA
    United Kingdom

    We’re very pleased to welcome one of Poland’s most distinguished orchestras under their highly regarded Music Director Alexander Liebreich. He will open the concert with Wagner’s sensual Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, regarded by some as perhaps the most sensual piece of music ever composed.

    This will be followed by Chopin’s deeply lyrical Piano Concerto No 1, and this romantic theme will reach a finale with Prokofiev’s musical evocation of the world’s most famous lovers – Romeo and Juliet. This concert provides some of the most romantic music ever written.

    Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Romeo and Juliet
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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    13 February 2016 - 8:00pm
    Europia Trio (clarinet, viola and piano)
    Alexandra Vaduva, Europia Trio, Matthew Scott, Ugne Tiskute
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    English clarinettist Mathew Scott formed the Europia Trio with Lithuanian violist Ugne Tiskute and Romanian pianist Alexandra Vaduva in 2014. All three started playing at very young ages. They have won competitions and scholarships and following graduation are sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust to develop what promises to be their outstanding careers.

    This is the sixth in the 44th season of eight professional concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at www.themusicsociety.org.uk.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 250. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We go out of our way to welcome new members.

    Wheelchair access is available by arrangement.

    The Society retains the right to change the programmes without notice.

    Trio for violin, viola and piano in E flat, 'Kegelstatt'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Trio in A
    Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)
    Excepts from Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
    Jean Françaix (1912-1997)
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    12 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society - Solarek Piano Trio
    Diana Brekalo, Marina Solarek, Miriam Lowbury, Solarek Piano Trio
    Outwood Academy Foxhills Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ
    United Kingdom

    Their concerts are well known for their informative and entertaining introductions. Sparkling performances combined with a friendly convivial atmosphere send audiences home elated.

    "...perfectly blended colours and robust vitality..." German press (Bremen)

    Trio Elégiaque No 1 in G minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Piano Trio No 2 in E minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
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    12 February 2016 - 1:00pm
    Maria Joao Pires and Milos Popovic (piano)
    Maria João Pires, Milos Popovic
    Town Hall Birmingham B3 3DQ
    United Kingdom

    Something magical happens when two great pianists sit down together: and in this second concert of her short Birmingham residency Maria Joao Pires shares that joy with rising star Milos Popovic. Duets by Schubert frame performances of two of Beethoven's most glorious keyboard works: the sunlit Walstein sonata and the profound and poetic late Sonata in C minor, Op 111.

    Allegro In A minor for piano 4-hands, 'Lebensstürme'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata for Piano No 32 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 21 in C, 'Waldstein'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Deutscher with 2 Trios and 2 Ländler
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    22 February 2016 - 6:00pm
    Quatuor Zaïde
    Quatuor Zaïde
    Town Hall Birmingham B3 3DQ
    United Kingdom

    Quatuor Zaïde perform as part of Rising Stars; a series of recitals showcasing the talents of outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the stars of the future.

    String Quartet No 5 in F 'Dream'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    New work (UK premiere)
    Composer Not Known ()
    String Quartet No 6 in F minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    21 February 2016 - 3:00pm
    Leicester Symphony Orchestra - boats, planes and trains
    John Andrews, Leicester Symphony Orchestra
    De Montfort Hall Leicester LE1 7RU
    United Kingdom

    It’s full steam ahead with this exhilarating family concert. The speed, the noise and the excitement of all things air, sea and rail make for a perfect platform to entertain and wow an audience. With music that so encapsulates the thrill of travel, the Leicester Symphony Orchestra invites you to climb aboard and strap yourself in. We are excited to welcome clarinettist Emma Johnson in performing with us in the orchestra this evening.

    This is a great opportunity to introduce younger family members to some real classics as we take you on a tour through film music, opera and other favourites – all with a train, plane or boat theme.

    Concert in aid of CLIC Sargent.

    Ride of the Valkyries from Der Ring des Nibelungen: Part 2, 'Die Walküre'
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Dambusters March
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
    Music from Pirates of the Caribbean
    Hans Zimmer (1957-)
    Short Ride in a Fast Machine
    John Adams (1947-)
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    13 February 2016 - 3:00pm
    Britten Sinfonia: Take two - Louis Andriessen in Focus II
    Allison Bell, Andrew Gourlay, Britten Sinfonia
    Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London EC2Y 9BH
    United Kingdom

    This dance infused programme explores Andriessen’s admiration for Stravinsky, with whom he shares an acute ear for colour and clarity of expression, the influence of Bach and his life-long love of jazz.

    The programme opens with two arangements of selections from Bach's pedagogical tome, Das Wohltemperierte Kalvier, and closes with Andriessen’s moving, ethereal Dances for soprano and chamber orchestra. In between, there’s ...miserere..., Andriessen’s mystical string quartet, heard here in the UK premiere of an arrangement for string orchestra, and Steve Reich’s delicate Duet for strings.

    There will be no interval.

    Part of BBC's Total Immersion.
    Part of M is for Man, Music and Mystery, the Barbican's series exploring the music of Louis Andriessen.

    *Please note due to unforeseen circumstances changes have been made to the originally listed programme.*

    Prelude and Fugue No 4 in C sharp minor from 4 Preludes and Fugues
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Duet for 2 violins and strings
    Steve Reich (1936-)
    Dances
    Louis Andriessen (1939-)
    Prelude in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    3 Pieces for String Quartet
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    ... miserere ... (UK premiere of string orchestra arrangement)
    Louis Andriessen (1939-)
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    19 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    Pavel Haas Quartet and Denis Kozhukhin (piano)
    Denis Kozhukhin, Pavel Haas String Quartet
    The Concert Hall in the Town Hall Reading RG1 1QH
    United Kingdom

    Since winning the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in Spring 2005, the Pavel Haas Quartet has established itself as one of the great chamber ensembles of today, performing at the world's most prestigious concert halls and recording five award-winning CDs. For this return to The Concert Hall, quartet is joined by another former Classical Music Alive recital pianist, Denis Kozhukhin.

    Denis was launched onto the international scene after winning first prize in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels at the age of 23 and has since performed worldwide as a concerto soloist, recitalist and a chamber musician.

    Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - The Town Hall (free)

    String Quartet No 11 in F minor, 'Serioso'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 10 in A flat
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
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    16 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    Flanders Symphony Orchestra with Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
    Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Jan Latham-Koenig, Nikolai Demidenko
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The award-winning pianist Nikolai Demidenko joins the orchestra for Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1 whose opening theme, presented through the sound of singing violins, is full of spirit and flourishes. The middle movement is described by Chopin as ‘romance-like and melancholic’ and ‘should give the impression of a pleasant glance at a place where a thousand fond memories come to mind’.

    Beethoven’s revolutionary Eroica Symphony completes the programme.

    Part of Cadogan Hall's Zurich International Orchestra Series 2015-16

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Eroica'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Overture from Don Giovanni
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 13 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    York Guildhall Orchestra - Rossini, Sibelius and Beethoven
    Alessandro Taverna, Simon Wright, York Guildhall Orchestra
    York Barbican York YO1 4NT
    United Kingdom

    It will be a welcome return to York for Alessandro Taverna and he will be playing one of his favourite concertos. Beethoven's 5th is called the Emperor and is certainly deserving of that name both in its grandeur as a work, and also because it was dedicated to Archduke Rudolf, Beethoven's pupil and patron. The orchestra will be continuing its journey through the major orchestral works of Jean Sibelius with the wonderful Karelia Suite and also his 3rd Symphony. Come along and support one of the best orchestras in the region!

    Overture to 'William Tell'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Symphony No 3 in C
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Karelia Suite
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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