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Format: 2017-08-23
Format: 2017-08-23
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    26 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Oxford Proms | Dance and Dramatics
    Edmund Jones, Jocelyn Freeman
    The University Church of St Mary the Virgin Oxford OX1 4BJ
    United Kingdom

    Jocelyn Freeman is developing a career notable in its integrity and versatility; comfortable performing as song accompanist with Bryn Terfel, Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe and as concerto soloist, recitalist, and instrumental duo partner. She has been hailed as 'One to watch' by International Piano Magazine and has recently released her debut CD 'Night and Novelties'. Her engaging performances are characterised by colourful, intimate imagination and technical authority.

    Jocelyn will introduce the programme 'Dance and Dramatics' with guest violinist Edmund Jones who will perform JS Bach's monumental Chaconne.

    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Dance of the fairies, from 6 Pieces for piano, from the ballet 'Cinderella'
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Grande valse brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 2 in B minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    23 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Oxford Proms - Ian Brown (piano) and friends
    Edmund Jones, Ian Brown, Pavlova Wind Quintet
    St Michael at the North Gate Oxford OX1 3EY
    United Kingdom

    Ian Brown is a musician of versatility whose career embraces solo playing, chamber music and conducting.

    As concerto soloist he has played with many of Britain's leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, the London Sinfonietta and Mozart Players. He also appeared as soloist at the Proms in Messaien's Oiseaux Exotiques.

    He is the pianist of the Nash Ensemble and during this long association has played at all the major British Festivals, annually in their Wigmore Hall series and recorded a large repertoire of chamber music. He also teaches at Cambridge University and at the Royal Academy of Music.

    He is in demand as a duo player, having worked with many distinguished musicians including Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov, Isserlis, Kirshbaum, Thomas Allen and Dame Felicity Lott. He has a regular Duo with Min Kym with whom he has recorded Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas.

    In recent years he has worked as a conductor with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He made his London debut with a highly successful performance of Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony in the Barbican.

    He has conducted in Poland and the Czech Republic and at the Israel and Prague Festivals. He regularly visits the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra as soloist and conductor and last year had a series of five concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra and toured with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis as soloists.

    Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Theme and Variations for violin and piano
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Sextet for piano and winds
    Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)
    Introduction and Variations on 'Trockne Blumen' from 'Die schöne Müllerin', for flute and piano
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Dix-sept variations
    Jean-Michel Damase (1928-)
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    24 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Mozart, Vivaldi and Handel by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Helen Davies, Peter G Dyson, Pippa Harris
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto Grosso No 11 in A
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Serenade No 6 in D, 'Serenata notturna'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Church sonata in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
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    31 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | London Musical Arts Ensemble
    Gildas Quartet, John Landor, London Musical Arts Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy our candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and exquisitely performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu joy of man's desiring) from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    28 August 2017 - 5:00pm
    Bampton Classical Opera: Antonio Salieri's The School of Jealousy
    Alessandro Fisher, Anthony Kraus, Bampton Classical Opera, Kate Howden, Matthew Sprange, Nathalie Chalkley, Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera, Rhiannon Llewellyn, Samuel Pantcheff, Thomas Herford
    The Orangery, Westonbirt School Tetbury GL8 8QG
    United Kingdom

    Following highly successful UK premières of Salieri’s Falstaff (in 2003) and Trofonio’s Cave (2015), this summer Bampton Classical Opera will present the first UK performances since the late 18th century of arguably his most popular success: the bitter comedy of marital feuding, The School of Jealousy (La scuola de’ gelosi). The production will be designed and directed by Jeremy Gray and conducted by Anthony Kraus from Opera North. The English translation will be by Gilly French and Jeremy Gray.

    Setting a sharply cynical libretto by Caterino Mazzolà, this opera buffa was written in Venice and first performed at the Teatro San Moisè in 1778. It was selected to inaugurate the Emperor Joseph II’s new Italian opera troupe at the Burgtheater in Vienna in 1783, with an outstanding cast including the star English soprano Nancy Storace (later one of Mozart’s favourite sopranos and the first Susanna) as the Countess, and Francesco Benucci (later Figaro and Guglielmo) as Blasio. Salieri revised the score for these performances including new arias specially for Nancy Storace, and the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte added some textual adjustments. The opera made a huge impact and became one of the highlights of Storace’s career.

    La scuola de’ gelosi was performed widely across Europe – from London to St Petersburg - for several decades, and was praised warmly by Goethe. The opera’s great success in Vienna almost certainly inspired Da Ponte and Mozart to create La scuola degli amanti which eventually became known by its alternative title Così fan tutte and there are many narrative parallels between the two. In both fidelity and honesty are tested by means of dangerous games and deceits, and the manipulative Lieutenant in Gelosi is a counterpart to Don Alfonso.

    It was the first of Salieri’s works to be performed in London, in 1786.

    La scuola de' gelosi, (The School of Jealousy)
    Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)
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    28 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Richard Milone, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for 2 violins and cello in G minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Chaconne for strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto Grosso No 8 in C minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air from Concerto Grosso No 10 in D minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    26 August 2017 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | Festive Orchestra of London
    Catherine Manson, Festive Orchestra of London, Martin Feinstein, Miki Takahashi
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Join the Festive Orchestra of London and violin virtuoso Catherine Manson for a beautiful programme featuring the music of Bach, Pachelbel and Vivaldi, culminating in Vivaldi’s celebrated ‘The Four Seasons’

    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 4 violins in B minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for sopranino recorder and strings in C
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    1 September 2017 - 8:00pm
    Volt Ensemble - MiM5: Music in Movement 5
    Antonio Hallongren, Christopher Tun Andersen, Einar Bauge, Oda Voltersvik, Pedro Lopez, Volt Ensemble
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    The Volt Ensemble is a group of promising Scandinavian artists with postgraduate degrees from outstanding universities (Julliard School of Music, New York, Manhatten School of Music, New York, Royal College of Music, London).

    The Ensemble was established in 2015 following an invitation by the Bergen Chamber Music Society for the performance of Christian Sinding's Piano Quintet Op.5 for their 80th anniversary. Performances include a week at the Grieg in Bergen International Series both in 2015 and 2016. Upcoming concert tour in Bergen, Øystese, London and Lofoten with name MiM5- Music in Movement 5

    MiM5 describes movement or dance, a source for music, movement in time and geography, movement within an ensemble and the travelling musician.

    ” The Volt Ensemble engage a wide range of audiences with their choice of repertoire, combining excellent technical skills with a beautiful musical sense.” Professor Gabriele Baldocci

    Passacaglia
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Trio for flute, cello and piano in F
    Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
    Canzone, for flute and piano
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    2nd movement - Scherzo:Allegro from Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    6th movement: Adagio – Allegro vivace e disinvolto from Serenade for flute, violin and viola in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    3rd movement: Intermezzo e danza finale from Suite for solo cello
    Gaspar Cassadó (1896-1966)
    Excerpts from 'Romeo and Juliet', arranged for viola and piano
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Oblivion
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    No 1: Poco allegro from 5 Bergerettes for Piano Trio
    Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
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    2 September 2017 - 7:30pm
    Nourish Festival | Noriko Ogawa
    Noriko Ogawa
    Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas Bovey Tracey TQ13 9EP
    United Kingdom

    Our first piano recital contains stunning variety across its seven pieces: something for everyone - and all delivered by an exceptional performer: Noriko Ogawa.

    There’s sparkling elegance courtesy of Mozart contrasting with the relentless full-throttle power which concludes Prokofiev’s 7th Sonata. The impressionistic colour of Debussy’s Images is set against the exuberant gaiety of a Chopin waltz, while the same composer's justly famous and show-stopping Ballade No.1 appears alongside a magical work by Yoshihro Kanno (in which Noriko is also required to play steel chopsticks!).

    One of music’s great communicators, she has achieved considerable renown throughout the world and has an extensive discography. She frequently performs in Japan, where she is a national celebrity, and immediately prior to Nourish will have been performing there with the Dresden Philharmonic.

    "Ogawa is unfailingly beautiful, truly poetic" Chistopher Howell, Music Web International
    "What sets her apart from other pianists is her wonderful sense of timing… [Ogawa] allows the music to breathe, while maintaining the forward momentum" The Times
    "…just one of myriad spell-binding moments where clarity of local detail, a broader sense of gesture and an awareness of the structural whole are in perfect alliance, supported by superb sound" BBC Music Magazine
    “All Ogawa's performances are scrupulously worked, considered and clarified” Gramophone

    Sonata for Piano No 12 in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Mizo no Ryushi, 'A particle of water'
    Yoshihiro Kanno ()
    Waltz No 10 in B Minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Grande valse brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 1 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Images for Piano (Book 1, 1905)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Sonata for Piano No 7 in B flat
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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    1 September 2017 - 7:30pm
    Nourish Festival | Steven Isserlis
    Steven Isserlis
    Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas Bovey Tracey TQ13 9EP
    United Kingdom

    In a tremendous coup for Nourish, this year our audience will have the opportunity to see one of the world’s great cellists performing the much-loved cello suites by JS Bach.

    The suites cast a spell that is hard to resist: something to do with the depth and range of expression they contain, something to do with the singing, soaring voice of the cello - something to do with this profound and extraordinary music being made by just one lone performer. And of course: it’s Bach.

    Steven Isserlis would surely feature in any top ten of the best cellists currently working, and is more often seen in the world’s great concert halls, so we are delighted to be able to present him at Nourish 2017. He will be playing three of the Bach suites, alternating with short pieces by Hungarian composer György Kurtág.

    "By slipping sections of the Hungarian composer’s work into his Bach survey, the British cellist brought something momentous to both" The Guardian
    "This recording [of the Bach cello suites] can sit proudly on the shelf alongside the great recordings of Casals and Rostropovich. In fact, I may find myself picking it up as the favourite" Charlotte Gardner, BBC
    “He can have the listener in perpetual wonder at the ingredients of his art…” The Australian
    “… this is one of those performances where everything hits the spot … [Isserlis] gets the mood exactly right, playing with an appealing blend of warmth and resignation. The flamboyant passages sparkle, and the last movement's devastating backward glance is a belter" The Art Desk (writing about the Elgar Cello Concerto)

    Suite No 1 for solo cello in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    In memoriam Ferenc Wilhelm
    György Kurtág (1926-)
    Pilinszky János: Gérard de Nerval
    György Kurtág (1926-)
    Suite for solo cello No 5 in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Az hit, for solo cello
    György Kurtág (1926-)
    Suite No 6 for solo cello in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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