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Format: 2017-02-28
Format: 2017-02-28
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    6 March 2017 - 7:00pm
    A Tree of Song: Kodály Celebration Concert
    Alleyn's Junior School Chamber Choir, Amherst School Choir, Banchieri Singers, Bilton Grange Senior Chapel Choir, Da Capo, Douglas Coombes, Elizabeth College Choir, Guernsey, László Norbert Nemes, Peter Broadbent, The Grange School Choir, The Joyful Company of Singers
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    A special concert marking the 50th anniversary of Kodály's death, and celebrating 50 years since the introduction to Britain of his approach to music education by his protégé Cecilia Vajda. Features a range of folk songs and choral pieces performed by over 200 children, and the premiere of A Tree of Song, a specially commissioned choral piece by Bob Chilcott, newest Patron of the British Kodály Academy.

    A Tree of Song (new choral work being premiered at this concert)
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Esti dal
    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
    The Song makers
    Douglas Coombes ()
    Selection of folksongs
    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
    Selected folksongs
    Traditional English ()
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    4 March 2017 - 7:30pm
    Riyad Nicolas (piano)
    Riyad Nicolas
    The Civic Centre Berkhamsted HP4 3HD
    United Kingdom

    Riyad Nicolas was born in Aleppo and has already established himself as a leading figure of his generation on the international performing circuit. Among his recent achievements are the First Prize at the Francaix International Piano Competition in Paris and his débuts at Wigmore Hall, the Cadogan Hall and the Royal Albert Hall in London. He was selected to be a Tillett Trust Young Artist in 2012 and an artist at the Countess of Munster Trust Concert Scheme in 2014. Riyad studied in London at the Purcell School of Music, Royal Academy of music and the Royal College of Music and was complimented by such musicians as Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Ashkenazy and John Lill.

    Sonata for Piano No 31 in A flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Keyboard in F minor
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Gaspard de la nuit
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Etude No 4, 'Fanfares'
    György Ligeti (1923-2006)
    Ballade No 4 in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Etude No 6 in A minor (Theme and Variations) from Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Prelude and Fugue No 25 in C, from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    3 March 2017 - 7:45pm
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Andrew Litton, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Jesper Svedberg, John Lill, Tom Beer
    The Anvil Basingstoke RG21 7QR
    United Kingdom

    Don Quixote is one of Strauss’s finest and most imaginative tone poems. Sancho Panza (viola) and Don Quixote (cello) set off in search of the beautiful Dulcinea. They encounter windmills, scatter a flock of sheep and fly on a magic carpet – each episode vividly depicted in the music – before the gentle Don meets his knightly match and expires in one of the composer’s most affecting endings. Brahms’s piano concerto is symphonic in scope, with a trenchant scherzo added to the usual concerto form. The beautiful slow movement features a prominent cello solo, and is followed by a graceful, Hungarian-flavoured finale.

    Don Quixote
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    10 March 2017 - 7:30pm
    Scunthorpe Concert Society - Kammerphilharmonie Europa
    Kammerphilharmonie Europa
    Outwood Academy Foxhills Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ
    United Kingdom

    Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded in 2006 in Cologne and engages talented young musicians from 18 European nations. In the interest of promoting the younger generation, the orchestra aims also to provide promising artists the opportunity for further development in its various sections. The repertoire of the Chamber Philharmonic of Europe ranges from baroque to modern.

    Italian Serenade
    Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
    Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
    Concerto for violin and strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    St Paul's Suite, for strings
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Pavane
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Divertimento No 3 in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    3 March 2017 - 6:00pm
    The London Bridge Trio perform music by Robert and Clara Schumann
    Daniel Tong, Kate Gould, London Bridge Trio, Lucy Gould
    The Castle Hotel Taunton TA1 1NF
    United Kingdom

    This concert forms part of a series of four over a weekend (3–5 March 2017) with the London Bridge Trio and friends, with music by Schumann and Mendelssohn.

    For Robert Schumann, Mendelssohn was ‘the Mozart of the 19th century’. Mendelssohn in turn revered his contemporary, conducting Schumann’s symphonies and playing in his chamber music. This weekend celebrates the musical friendship between two great German early Romantics in works that range from Mendelssohn’s astonishing early A minor Quartet – a homage to late Beethoven – to Schumann’s gloriously uplifting Piano Quintet. En route we take in piano trios by both composers, including Mendelssohn’s D minor Trio, and songs familiar (Schumann’s Dichterliebe) and unfamiliar.

    Our Schumann-Mendelssohn celebration is far from an all-male affair. While their sex prevented them from pursuing a full-time career, both Schumann’s wife Clara and Mendelssohn’s elder sister Fanny were gifted composers who are at last beginning to receive their due. Fanny Mendelssohn’s string quartet has a power and passion that might surprise the unwary, while Clara Schumann’s piano trio is so melodically rich and skilfully written that early critics assumed it must be her husband’s work.

    The London Bridge Trio, one of the UK’s most thrilling chamber ensembles, have performed at major concert venues throughout the UK and recorded to critical acclaim. They regularly collaborate with guest performers to present larger chamber works. Violinist, Sara Bitlloch is leader of the Elias Quartet. She has also appeared as a soloist with, among others, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra, and alongside Yehudi Menuhin, Leon Fleischer, Steven Isserlis, Miriam Fried, and many others. Gary Pomeroy is violist of the award-winning Heath Quartet. Baritone Stephan Loges was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and has appeared on concert, opera and recital stages worldwide.

    There is also the option of attending a pre-concert talk at 5.30pm, included in the ticket price. Speaker Richard Wigmore is a music writer, lecturer and regular broadcaster for BBC Radio 3.

    Residential spaces for the whole weekend are also available, including accommodation, dinners and afternoon teas. For more information visit www.martinrandall.com.

    Piano Trio in G minor
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
    Piano Trio No 2 in F
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    4 March 2017 - 11:00am
    The London Bridge Trio perform music by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn
    Daniel Tong, Gary Pomeroy, Kate Gould, London Bridge Trio, Lucy Gould, Sara Bitlloch
    The Castle Hotel Taunton TA1 1NF
    United Kingdom

    This concert forms part of a series of four over a weekend (3–5 March 2017) with the London Bridge Trio and friends, with music by Schumann and Mendelssohn.

    For Robert Schumann, Mendelssohn was ‘the Mozart of the 19th century’. Mendelssohn in turn revered his contemporary, conducting Schumann’s symphonies and playing in his chamber music. This weekend celebrates the musical friendship between two great German early Romantics in works that range from Mendelssohn’s astonishing early A minor Quartet – a homage to late Beethoven – to Schumann’s gloriously uplifting Piano Quintet. En route we take in piano trios by both composers, including Mendelssohn’s D minor Trio, and songs familiar (Schumann’s Dichterliebe) and unfamiliar.

    Our Schumann-Mendelssohn celebration is far from an all-male affair. While their sex prevented them from pursuing a full-time career, both Schumann’s wife Clara and Mendelssohn’s elder sister Fanny were gifted composers who are at last beginning to receive their due. Fanny Mendelssohn’s string quartet has a power and passion that might surprise the unwary, while Clara Schumann’s piano trio is so melodically rich and skilfully written that early critics assumed it must be her husband’s work.

    The London Bridge Trio, one of the UK’s most thrilling chamber ensembles, have performed at major concert venues throughout the UK and recorded to critical acclaim. They regularly collaborate with guest performers to present larger chamber works.Violinist, Sara Bitlloch is leader of the Elias Quartet. She has also appeared as a soloist with, among others, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra, and alongside Yehudi Menuhin, Leon Fleischer, Steven Isserlis, Miriam Fried, and many others. Gary Pomeroy is violist of the award-winning Heath Quartet. Baritone Stephan Loges was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and has appeared on concert, opera and recital stages worldwide.

    There is also the option of attending a pre-concert talk at 10.30am, included in the ticket price. Speaker Richard Wigmore is a music writer, lecturer and regular broadcaster for BBC Radio 3.

    Residential spaces for the whole weekend are also available, including accommodation, dinners and afternoon teas. For more information visit www.martinrandall.com.

    String Quartet in E flat (1834)
    Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847)
    Piano Trio No 2 in C minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    4 March 2017 - 6:00pm
    Daniel Tong and Stephan Loges perform Lieder by Mendelssohn and Schumann
    Daniel Tong, Stephan Loges
    The Castle Hotel Taunton TA1 1NF
    United Kingdom

    This concert forms part of a series of four over a weekend (3–5 March 2017) with the London Bridge Trio and friends, with music by Schumann and Mendelssohn.

    For Robert Schumann, Mendelssohn was ‘the Mozart of the 19th century’. Mendelssohn in turn revered his contemporary, conducting Schumann’s symphonies and playing in his chamber music. This weekend celebrates the musical friendship between two great German early Romantics in works that range from Mendelssohn’s astonishing early A minor Quartet – a homage to late Beethoven – to Schumann’s gloriously uplifting Piano Quintet. En route we take in piano trios by both composers, including Mendelssohn’s D minor Trio, and songs familiar (Schumann’s Dichterliebe) and unfamiliar.

    Our Schumann-Mendelssohn celebration is far from an all-male affair. While their sex prevented them from pursuing a full-time career, both Schumann’s wife Clara and Mendelssohn’s elder sister Fanny were gifted composers who are at last beginning to receive their due. Fanny Mendelssohn’s string quartet has a power and passion that might surprise the unwary, while Clara Schumann’s piano trio is so melodically rich and skilfully written that early critics assumed it must be her husband’s work.

    The London Bridge Trio, one of the UK’s most thrilling chamber ensembles, have performed at major concert venues throughout the UK and recorded to critical acclaim. They regularly collaborate with guest performers to present larger chamber works. Violinist, Sara Bitlloch is leader of the Elias Quartet. She has also appeared as a soloist with, among others, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra, and alongside Yehudi Menuhin, Leon Fleischer, Steven Isserlis, Miriam Fried, and many others. Gary Pomeroy is violist of the award-winning Heath Quartet. Baritone Stephan Loges was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and has appeared on concert, opera and recital stages worldwide.

    There is also the option of attending a pre-concert talk at 5.30pm, included in the ticket price. Speaker Richard Wigmore is a music writer, lecturer and regular broadcaster for BBC Radio 3.

    Residential spaces for the whole weekend are also available, including accommodation, dinners and afternoon teas. For more information visit www.martinrandall.com.

    Selected Lieder
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Liederkreis
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Dichterliebe
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    5 March 2017 - 11:00am
    The London Bridge Trio perform music by Mendelssohn and Schumann
    Daniel Tong, Gary Pomeroy, Kate Gould, London Bridge Trio, Lucy Gould, Sara Bitlloch
    The Castle Hotel Taunton TA1 1NF
    United Kingdom

    This concert forms part of a series of four over a weekend (3–5 March 2017) with the London Bridge Trio and friends, with music by Schumann and Mendelssohn.

    For Robert Schumann, Mendelssohn was ‘the Mozart of the 19th century’. Mendelssohn in turn revered his contemporary, conducting Schumann’s symphonies and playing in his chamber music. This weekend celebrates the musical friendship between two great German early Romantics in works that range from Mendelssohn’s astonishing early A minor Quartet – a homage to late Beethoven – to Schumann’s gloriously uplifting Piano Quintet. En route we take in piano trios by both composers, including Mendelssohn’s D minor Trio, and songs familiar (Schumann’s Dichterliebe) and unfamiliar.

    Our Schumann-Mendelssohn celebration is far from an all-male affair. While their sex prevented them from pursuing a full-time career, both Schumann’s wife Clara and Mendelssohn’s elder sister Fanny were gifted composers who are at last beginning to receive their due. Fanny Mendelssohn’s string quartet has a power and passion that might surprise the unwary, while Clara Schumann’s piano trio is so melodically rich and skilfully written that early critics assumed it must be her husband’s work.

    The London Bridge Trio, one of the UK’s most thrilling chamber ensembles, have performed at major concert venues throughout the UK and recorded to critical acclaim. They regularly collaborate with guest performers to present larger chamber works. Violinist, Sara Bitlloch is leader of the Elias Quartet. She has also appeared as a soloist with, among others, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra, and alongside Yehudi Menuhin, Leon Fleischer, Steven Isserlis, Miriam Fried, and many others. Gary Pomeroy is violist of the award-winning Heath Quartet. Baritone Stephan Loges was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and has appeared on concert, opera and recital stages worldwide.

    There is also the option of attending a pre-concert talk at 10.30am, included in the ticket price. Speaker Richard Wigmore is a music writer, lecturer and regular broadcaster for BBC Radio 3.

    Residential spaces for the whole weekend are also available, including accommodation, dinners and afternoon teas. For more information visit www.martinrandall.com.

    String Quartet No 2 in A minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Quintet for Piano and Strings in E Flat
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    28 February 2017 - 7:30pm
    Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra 2 with Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin)
    Alexander Sitkovetsky, Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, Yutaka Sado
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Cadogan Hall is proud to welcome back for three concerts this superb Austrian orchestra with its new Chief Conductor Yutaka Sado, winner of some of the most distinguished conducting awards worldwide. The orchestra performs three concerts and brings with it three outstanding soloists and a varied repertoire of orchestral classics.

    Part of Cadogan Hall's Zurich International Orchestra Series 2016-17

    The Hebrides Overture
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
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    2 March 2017 - 7:30pm
    Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra 3 with Emma Johnson (clarinet)
    Emma Johnson, Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, Yutaka Sado
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Cadogan Hall is proud to welcome back this superb Austrian orchestra with its new Chief Conductor Yutaka Sado, winner of some of the most distinguished conducting awards worldwide. The orchestra performs three concerts and brings with it three outstanding soloists and a varied repertoire of orchestral classics.

    This evening they perform Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, his Eighth, a masterpiece of lyrical beauty and astonishing power, and Brahms’s Symphony No 1 with its dark emotion and heroic finale. These frame Mozart’s beautiful Clarinet Concerto, one of the last works he composed.

    Part of Cadogan Hall's Zurich International Orchestra Series 2016-17

    Symphony No 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 1 in C minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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