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Format: 2014-04-21
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Berkeley Ensemble
    The Berkeley Ensemble
    Invenio Academy Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ
    United Kingdom

    Formed in 2008 by members of Britain’s young professional orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, they are quickly establishing themselves as one of the UK’s most dynamic young chamber groups and enjoy a busy concert schedule, performing in the UK and abroad.

    “A completely assured and convincing performance” – Lennox Berkeley Society

    Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sextet
    Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)
    Sextet for clarinet, horn and string quartet
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    6 Preludes and Fugues for Strio Trio (after J S Bach)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Prelude and Fugue No 4 in D minor from 6 Preludes and Fugues for String Trio (after J S Bach)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Single tickets: £14. Accompanied school children/ students: free Available from 01724 764293 .
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    Tue, 2014-04-29 19:30
    Stephen Hough Piano Recital
    Stephen Hough
    The Chapel, Ardingly College Ardingly RH17 6SQ
    United Kingdom

    We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Hough, one of the world’s leading concert pianists and polymaths, to the Music at Ardingly series. His programme will include works by Schumann, Brahms, Debussy and his own Piano Sonata No 2.

    7 Fantasias
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Piano Sonata No 2
    Stephen Hough (1961-)
    Carnaval
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    3 Estampes
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    £16, children, senior citizens, full-time students and registered disabled £13 Available from 01444 893230 24 hour.
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    Wed, 2014-04-30 19:30
    English Chamber Orchestra - Classical Music Alive in Reading
    Charlotte Barbour-Condini, English Chamber Orchestra, Stephanie Gonley
    The Hexagon Reading RG1 7UA
    United Kingdom

    Charlotte Barbour-Condini, from Stoke Newington in North London, made history by being the first recorder player to win the BBC Young Musician Woodwind Final, and reach the Final of BBC Young Musician 2012. Here, with the English Chamber Orchestra, Charlotte will perform Vivaldi’s Recorder Concerto – which she played in the Young Musician final under the baton of Kirill Karabits – and Telemann’s Concerto in A minor. Equally at home on piano and violin as well, Charlotte has a very bright musical future ahead of her.

    Pre-concert talk 6.15pm - The Hexagon Auditorium (Free)

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Ballo delle Ingrate
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Concerto Grosso No 2 in F
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Concerto for Flute/Recorder and Strings in C minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Suite in A minor for Recorder and Strings
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Water Music Suite No 1 in F
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £32, £28.50, £25.50, £20.50, £16. Concessions £2 off. Groups 10+ £10. U18s £5. Schools £5. Classical Membership Scheme for 18-25s £10. Family Ticket £40. Subscription Packages available. (Booking fees apply) Available from 0118 960 6060 .
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    Tue, 2014-04-22 19:30
    Steven Isserlis | Elgar's Cello Concerto | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Kirill Karabits, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Steven Isserlis
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    The great cellist Steven Isserlis performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto, with Kirill Karabits at the helm. Elgar wrote the piece – his last major work – in the wake of the First World War. The Concerto is suffused with desolate beauty, and the human quality of the cello makes it the perfect mouthpiece for such profoundly moving music. Framing the Concerto are works by Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov. Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ Symphony is a witty tribute to the music of Haydn and his contemporaries, while Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is a glittering and irresistible score.

    Symphony No 1 in D, 'Classical'
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Scheherazade
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    £58, £45, £38, £30, £25, £20, £15, £10 Available from 0844 847 9910 .
  • Tue, 2014-04-29 12:00
    Stephen Hough Piano Recital
    Stephen Hough
    The Chapel, Ardingly College Ardingly RH17 6SQ
    United Kingdom

    We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Hough, one of the world’s leading concert pianists and polymaths, to the Music at Ardingly series. His programme will include works by Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Wagner plus his own Piano Sonata No. 2.

    6 Little Piano Pieces
    Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
    Träumerei from Stimmungsbilder
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Albumblatt in C
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Erinnerungen
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    7 Fantasias
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Piano Sonata No 2
    Stephen Hough (1961-)
    Carnaval
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    £16. Children, senior citizens, full-time students and registered disabled £13. Available from 01444 893230 24 hour.
  • Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Berkeley Ensemble
    The Berkeley Ensemble
    Invenio Academy Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ
    United Kingdom

    Formed in 2008 by members of Britain’s young professional orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, they are quickly establishing themselves as one of the UK’s most dynamic young chamber groups and enjoy a busy concert schedule, performing in the UK and abroad.

    “A completely assured and convincing performance” – Lennox Berkeley Society

    Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sextet
    Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)
    Sextet for clarinet, horn and string quartet
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Prelude and Fugue No 3 in F from 6 Preludes and Fugues for Strio Trio (after J S Bach)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Prelude and Fugue No 4 in D minor from 6 Preludes and Fugues for String Trio (after J S Bach)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Single tickets: £14. Accompanied school children/ students: free Available from 01724 764293 .
  • Wed, 2014-04-30 19:30
    English Chamber Orchestra - Classical Music Alive in Reading
    Charlotte Barbour-Condini, English Chamber Orchestra, Stephanie Gonley
    The Hexagon Reading RG1 7UA
    United Kingdom

    Charlotte Barbour-Condini, from Stoke Newington in North London, made history by being the first recorder player to win the BBC Young Musician Woodwind Final, and reach the Final of BBC Young Musician 2012. Here, with the English Chamber Orchestra, Charlotte will perform Vivaldi’s Recorder Concerto – which she played in the Young Musician final under the baton of Kirill Karabits – and Telemann’s Concerto in A minor. Equally at home on piano and violin as well, Charlotte has a very bright musical future ahead of her.

    Pre-concert talk 6.15pm - The Hexagon Auditorium (Free)

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Ballo delle Ingrate
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Concerto Grosso No 2 in F
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Concerto for Flute/Recorder and Strings in C minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Suite in A minor for Recorder and Strings
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Water Music Suite No 1 in F
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £32, £28.50, £25.50, £20.50, £16. Concessions £2 off. Groups 10+ £10. U18s £5. Schools £5. Classical Membership Scheme for 18-25s £10. Family Ticket £40. Subscription Packages available. (Booking fees apply) Available from 0118 960 6060 .
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    Thu, 2014-04-24 19:30
    Basel Symphony Orchestra 1
    Basel Symphony Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, Maki Namekawa
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    One of Switzerland’s leading orchestras, the Basel Symphony Orchestra has a broad repertoire ranging effortlessly from the Viennese classics to contemporary music. Whether in the concert hall or the opera house, this internationally varied group of musicians constantly demonstrates its unique flexibility and artistic prowess.

    The orchestra performs a set of three concerts presenting visually inspired music with its roots in minimalism: from the intense and elegiac music of Philip Glass’ Cello Concerto No. 2 distilled from his soundtrack to the film Naqoyqatsi, to the exhilarating ‘tidal wave of brass and percussion’ in John Adams’ spectacular Harmonielehre, inspired by a vivid dream he had and which ended his 18-month writer’s block.

    The mysterious sound world of Arvo Pärt’s Lamentate, a homage to sculptor Anish Kapoor, and These Words, for strings and percussion, contrast with music from one of Michael Nyman’s best film scores, for Peter Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books, and his thrilling Trombone Concerto which dramatically pits soloist against sections of the orchestra.

    Overture for 2012
    Philip Glass (1937-)
    Lamentate
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Harmonielehre
    John Adams (1947-)
    £40, £33, £27, £18. Encore Members: pay £30 for top two prices. Series discounts of up to 30% available Available from 020 7730 4500 Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm.
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    Mon, 2014-04-28 19:30
    Basel Symphony Orchestra 2
    Basel Symphony Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, Matt Haimovitz
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    One of Switzerland’s leading orchestras, the Basel Symphony Orchestra has a broad repertoire ranging effortlessly from the Viennese classics to contemporary music. Whether in the concert hall or the opera house, this internationally varied group of musicians constantly demonstrates its unique flexibility and artistic prowess.

    The orchestra performs a set of three concerts presenting visually inspired music with its roots in minimalism: from the intense and elegiac music of Philip Glass’s Cello Concerto No 2 distilled from his soundtrack to the film Naqoyqatsi, to the exhilarating ‘tidal wave of brass and percussion’ in John Adams’s spectacular Harmonielehre, inspired by a vivid dream he had and which ended his 18-month writer’s block.

    The mysterious sound world of Arvo Pärt’s Lamentate, a homage to sculptor Anish Kapoor, and These Words, for strings and percussion, contrast with music from one of Michael Nyman’s best film scores, for Peter Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books, and his thrilling Trombone Concerto which dramatically pits soloist against sections of the orchestra.

    The Chairman Dances
    John Adams (1947-)
    Cello Concerto No 2, 'Naqoyqatsi'
    Philip Glass (1937-)
    Prospero's Books
    Michael Nyman (1948-)
    £40, £33, £27, £18. Encore Members: pay £30 for top two prices. Series discounts of up to 30% available Available from 020 7730 4500 Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm.
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    Wed, 2014-04-30 19:30
    Basel Symphony Orchestra 3
    Basel Symphony Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, Karen Robertson, Mike Svoboda
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    One of Switzerland’s leading orchestras, the Basel Symphony Orchestra has a broad repertoire ranging effortlessly from the Viennese classics to contemporary music. Whether in the concert hall or the opera house, this internationally varied group of musicians constantly demonstrates its unique flexibility and artistic prowess.

    The orchestra performs a set of three concerts presenting visually inspired music with its roots in minimalism: from the intense and elegiac music of Philip Glass’s Cello Concerto No 2 distilled from his soundtrack to the film Naqoyqatsi, to the exhilarating ‘tidal wave of brass and percussion’ in John Adams’s spectacular Harmonielehre, inspired by a vivid dream he had and which ended his 18-month writer’s block.

    The mysterious sound world of Arvo Pärt’s Lamentate, a homage to sculptor Anish Kapoor, and These Words, for strings and percussion, contrast with music from one of Michael Nyman’s best film scores, for Peter Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books, and his thrilling Trombone Concerto which dramatically pits soloist against sections of the orchestra.

    These Words
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
    Michael Nyman (1948-)
    Symphony No 6, 'Plutonian Ode'
    Philip Glass (1937-)
    £40, £33, £27, £18. Encore Members: pay £30 for top two prices. Series discounts of up to 30% available Available from 020 7730 4500 Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm.