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Format: 2016-04-29
Format: 2016-04-29
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    7 May 2016 - 7:30pm
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alexandra Dariescu, Fabien Gabel, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    G Live Guildford GU1 2AA
    United Kingdom

    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brings our 2015/16 season to a rousing conclusion with Tchaikovsky’s epic Symphony No 5, a piece with a hauntingly slow movement and elemental finale. The concert will begin with Borodin’s richly colourful Prince Igor Overture and then the supremely talented Alexandra Dariescu will perform Rachmaninov’s virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

    Overture from Prince Igor
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Symphony No 5 in E minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    9 May 2016 - 6:00pm
    Trio Catch (clarinet, cello and piano)
    Boglárka Pecze, Eva Boesch, Sun-Young Nam, Trio Catch
    Town Hall Birmingham B3 3DQ
    United Kingdom

    Catch the audience – that’s what Trio Catch aim to do with their music.

    What makes this Hamburg based trio so unique is the virtuosic dialogue between the very different timbres of the three instruments – clarinet, cello, and piano. Plus their passion for making music together and their search for a shared sound.

    Aer
    Beat Furrer (1954-)
    Excepts from 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola (or Cello) and Piano
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    New work (UK premiere)
    Composer Not Known ()
    Vertical time study I
    Toshio Hosokawa (1955-)
    Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    1 May 2016 - 7:30pm
    Britten Sinfonia: Benjamin Grosvenor directs
    Benjamin Grosvenor, Britten Sinfonia, Jacqueline Shave
    Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London EC2Y 9BH
    United Kingdom

    In a long list of outstanding young composers and musicians to have worked with Britten Sinfonia, few come with a higher pedigree than pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. Still only 23 years old, he makes his Britten Sinfonia debut, directing from the keyboard Mozart’s last Piano Concerto No 27 K 595 in a concert that also celebrates Britten Sinfonia’s charismatic leader Jacqueline Shave’s first decade with the orchestra.

    In conversation - 6.30pm: celebrating ten years with Britten Sinfonia, Jacqueline Shave talks about her role as leader/director in this pre-concert talk. (free to ticket holders)

    2nd movement: Allegro molto capriccioso from String Quartet No 2
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    New work
    Elena Langer ()
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 27 in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Metamorphosen
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    29 April 2016 - 7:30pm
    Britten Sinfonia: Benjamin Grosvenor directs
    Benjamin Grosvenor, Britten Sinfonia, Jacqueline Shave
    St Andrew's Hall Norwich NR2 4AD
    United Kingdom

    In a long list of outstanding young composers and musicians to have worked with Britten Sinfonia, few come with a higher pedigree than pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. Still only 23 years old, he makes his Britten Sinfonia debut, directing from the keyboard Mozart’s last Piano Concerto No 27 K 595 in a concert that also celebrates Britten Sinfonia’s charismatic leader Jacqueline Shave’s first decade with the orchestra.

    In conversation - 6.30pm: celebrating ten years with Britten Sinfonia, Jacqueline Shave talks about her role as leader/director in this pre-concert talk (free to ticket holders)

    2nd movement: Allegro molto capriccioso from String Quartet No 2
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    New work
    Elena Langer ()
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 27 in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Metamorphosen
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    1 May 2016 - 7:30pm
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Khatia Buniastishvili (piano)
    Khatia Buniatishvili, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard
    The Hexagon Reading RG1 7UA
    United Kingdom

    With one of music's greatest melodies, Sibelius's Finlandia is both darkly thunderous and beautifully evocative. Catching audiences by surprise, the powerful opening later gives way to peaceful sweeping strings in striking Finnish style.

    Joining the orchestra for this concert will be 'one of today's most exciting and technically gifted young pianists', Khatia Buniatishvili, who will perform Schumann's beautiful Piano Concerto.

    Contrasting this piece will be the menacing 'fate fantare' of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 4. First performed in 1878, this symphonic masterpiece moves through brooding pessimism to a lively Scherzo and glorious Finale.

    Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - The Hexagon auditorium (free)

    Finlandia
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    1 May 2016 - 11:45am
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Noisy Kids - Around the world in 80 minutes
    Benjamin Pope, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tim Steiner
    The Hexagon Reading RG1 7UA
    United Kingdom

    Around the world in 80 minutes

    Pack your bags and get ready for a musical adventure with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in an exciting family concert!

    Introduced by the orchestra's very own Phileas Fogg, Tim Steiner, this concert will take you and your family around the world and is the perfect introduction to classical music.

    An der schönen, blauen Donau, 'Blue Danube Waltz'
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Nimrod from Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Hoe-down from Rodeo
    Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
    Lord of the Rings
    Howard Shore (1946-)
    Libertango
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
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    3 May 2016 - 7:30pm
    Thomas Dausgaard conducts Tchaikovsky
    Khatia Buniatishvili, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    A stunning programme featuring two symphonic masterworks, the Seventh (and last) Symphony by Sibelius, which unfolds in a single movement, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard is celebrated for his sensitivity to the nuances of each score, and he is sure to offer particularly insightful interpretations in this programme, having been praised by the New York Times for finding 'broody suppressed passion in Sibelius'. Schumann’s romantic A minor Piano Concerto is performed by Khatia Buniatishvili, praised by Martha Argerich as 'a young pianist of extraordinary talent'. The programme culminates in Tchaikovsky’s epic Symphony No 4, with its powerful and tumultuous journey from darkness to light.

    Symphony No 7 in C
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    29 April 2016 - 7:30pm
    The Hallé
    Elena Urioste, Jamie Philips, The Hallé
    King George's Hall Blackburn BB2 1AA
    United Kingdom

    Strauss’s virtuosic Don Juan, one of his great and most popular single movement tone poems, tells the story of the legendary fictional libertine. Strauss presents a series of colourful episodes, each representing the Don’s seductions as he searches for the perfect woman. He fails. Finally, deciding he will never be successful, he allows himself to be slain in a dual. Sibelius’s wonderful, wintry Violin Concerto rightfully stakes a claim to be one of the most popular in the repertoire. Its energetic finale has been drolly described as a ‘polonaise for polar bears’, but they would have to move quickly to keep up with tonight’s BBC New Generation soloist Elena Urioste! Beethoven’s legendary Fifth Symphony, with its iconic four-note ‘fate’ motif, was described by the great author E.M. Forster as ‘the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.’ Jamie Phillips and the Hallé will bring this magnificent masterpiece to life, in all its dramatic, heart-pounding glory.

    Pre-concert talk: Jamie Phillips, Associate Conductor of the Hallé, explores tonight’s repertoire and his previous role of being Assistant conductor.

    Don Juan
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Symphony No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    7 May 2016 - 7:30pm
    Joseph Moog (piano)
    Joseph Moog
    Vinehall School Theatre Robertsbridge TN32 5JL
    United Kingdom

    Joseph Moog was born in 1987 in Ludwigshafen and started playing the piano at the age of 4. He has captivated audiences with his mature stylistic authenticity, and transcendental virtuosity. Twice a winner at the International Classical Music Awards ICMA, in 2012 Joseph received the Award for Young Artist of the Year, followed in 2014 by the Award for Solo Instrumentalist of the Year awarded jointly with the celebrated pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja.

    During the 2014/15 season he has performed concertos by Brahms, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Rubinstein, Saint-Saëns and Szymanowski, and has worked with a wide selection of European orchestras including the Helsinki Philharmonic, Stuttgart Philharmonic, and Prague Philharmonic.

    He made his North American recital debut at the Vancouver Recital Society, as well has his debut at Wigmore Hall in London and he will open the prestigious Master Pianists Series at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in September 2015, as well as making return visits to the Louvre Auditorium and Miami International Piano Festival. Previous highlights have included performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg and the Louvre Auditorium in Paris.

    He has received numerous awards for his recordings, as well as outstanding critiques from international press. His eighth CD, includes Tchaikovsky’s Grande Sonate in G, Op 37 and his next recording released later this year, will feature Grieg’s Concerto in A minor and Moszkoswki’s Concerto in E major.

    International Classical Music Award 2012: Young Artist of the Year: Joseph Moog

    “Joseph Moog is more than a young virtuoso, he is a serious and responsible pianist with beautiful technique, sensitive, intelligent, subtle, curious, capable of focusing on detail without neglecting the whole and of establishing intertextual connections. Such maturity reveals genuine talent!”

    “It takes a real virtuoso to make …Tchaikovsky’s underrated Grande Sonate sound pianistically idiomatic and supple. Joseph Moog not only succeeds in doing this but also delivers one of the modern era’s best recordings of this work.” Editor’s Choice - Gramophone

    ‘[Joseph Moog] gives a strong performance: rich and lavishly varied in sound, powerful, panoramically phrased with an impressive command of large-scale structures....' Tchaikovsky Sonata’. BBC Music Magazine

    Italian Concerto in F
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chorale Prelude 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    15 Variations and a Fugue on an original theme in E flat, 'Eroica'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano in G
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    7 May 2016 - 7:30pm
    City of London Sinfonia
    City of London Sinfonia, Michael Collins
    Stamford Arts Centre Stamford PE9 2DL
    United Kingdom

    The City of London Sinfonia was founded by Richard Hickox in 1971 and he remained its music director and artistic director until his death in November 2008. Its artistic Director is now Stephen Layton and its principal Conductor is Michael Collins. The Sinfonia has won several awards including the “Best Opera recording” Grammy for its recording of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes. It is currently the resident orchestra at Opera Holland Park.

    The concert begins with two serene, poetic pieces: Elgar’s Serenade for Strings and Barber’s Adagio. Finzi regarded his Bagatelles as “only trifles”, but over the years they have become his works that are played most often. They are light and charming and far from trivial.

    The concert ends with Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto played by Michael Collins - the most distinguished clarinetist working in the UK today. The Clarinet Concerto encapsulates the combination of beauty and inventiveness found in the works that Mozart was writing just before his death.

    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Adagio for Strings
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Five Bagatelles for clarinet and piano
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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