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Format: 2019-09-15
Format: 2019-09-15
  • 20 September 2019 - 7:30pm
    Best of British | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Duncan Riddell, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Bell
    The Baths Hall Scunthorpe DN15 7RG
    United Kingdom

    Embracing British music in all its rich and diverse range, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leads you on a journey through green and pleasant lands in a concert that celebrates some of the country’s finest music. Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, with its lyrical and soaring violin line, features alongside the blazing fanfares and noble themes of Walton’s Spitfire Prelude and Fugue and Karl Jenkins’s inspired Palladio for string orchestra.

    Elgar’s ever-popular, and quintessentially English ‘Enigma’ Variations provides a fantastic finish to this performance. This piece was a landmark not just for Elgar, but for British music. Elgar wrote his Variations in dedication to a number of dear friends, with one theme left unnamed, adding to the work’s mystery and intrigue.

    A Celebration Overture
    Nigel Hess ()
    The walk to the Paradise Garden
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    The Lark Ascending
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Palladio
    Sir Karl Jenkins (1944-)
    Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 19 September 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2019 - Birmingham
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    St Philips Cathedral Birmingham B3 2QB
    United Kingdom

    Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in our 40th anniversary year.

    Salve Regina
    Plainchant ()
    Hymn to the Mother of God
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Missa Cantate
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Sainte-Chapelle
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    Salve Regina
    Robert Wilkinson (c1450-1515)
    Aeternae laudis lilium
    Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521)
    Ave Maria
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    O virgo prudentissima
    Sir James MacMillan (1959-)
    Missa Cantate
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
  • 20 September 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2019 - Liverpool
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool L3 5TQ
    United Kingdom

    Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in our 40th anniversary year.

    Salve Regina
    Plainchant ()
    Hymn to the Mother of God
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Missa Cantate
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Sainte-Chapelle
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    Salve Regina
    Robert Wilkinson (c1450-1515)
    Aeternae laudis lilium
    Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521)
    Ave Maria
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    O virgo prudentissima
    Sir James MacMillan (1959-)
    Missa Cantate
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
  • 21 September 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2019 - Blackburn
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Blackburn Cathedral Blackburn BB1 5AA
    United Kingdom

    Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in our 40th anniversary year.

    Salve Regina
    Plainchant ()
    Hymn to the Mother of God
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Missa Cantate
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Sainte-Chapelle
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    Salve Regina
    Robert Wilkinson (c1450-1515)
    Aeternae laudis lilium
    Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521)
    Ave Maria
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    O virgo prudentissima
    Sir James MacMillan (1959-)
    Missa Cantate
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
  • 22 September 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Beauty of Tchaikovsky | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Gemma Summerfield, Gianluca Marcianò, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal & Derngate Northampton NN1 1DP
    United Kingdom

    A sensational new concert celebrating the music and passion of Tchaikovsky, featuring soprano Gemma Summerfield, described by The Telegraph as “pure vocal champagne”.

    Free: join BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff for a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

    Letter scene from Eugene Onegin
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Symphony No 5 in E minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 23 September 2019 - 7:30pm
    Weimar Berlin: To the Cabaret!
    Dagmar Manzel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Step back in time for a specially created show bursting with the songs and street music of 1920s Berlin.

    Art created during the Weimar Republic was suffused with echoes of street life and popular culture: with noisy crowds in bustling streets and markets, the clatter of patriotic marches and political rallies, and, above all, the songs of the cabaret singers.

    Satirical, sentimental, rebellious and subversive, the songs of the cabaret were picked up and exploited by the ‘serious’ composers of the day. In To the Cabaret!, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts music from Kurt Weill to Friedrich Hollaender, who composed some of the greatest cabaret songs in history, including those made famous by Marlene Dietrich.

    The spirit of the cabaret is reflected on-screen in still and moving images – of cartoons and paintings, scraps of films and photographs, and snatches from poems, stories, plays, diaries and letters – transporting us to that brief and uncertain carnival a hundred years ago, when for a moment a brightly lit interlude intervened between the darkness of two political and human catastrophes.

    Composition Not Known
    Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
    Composition Not Known
    Friedrich Hollaender (1896-1976)
  • 21 September 2019 - 7:30pm
    Tring Chamber Music 2019 - Last of the Summer
    Catherine Yates, Howard Shelley, Josephine Horder, Paul Barritt, Robin Ireland
    Hastoe Village Hall Hastoe, Tring HP23 6LU
    United Kingdom

    Purcell has often been described as the finest English composer before Edward Elgar. To open this late summer concert we play his famous Chaconne. Traditionally a dance of Spanish origin, these variations on a ground bass are remarkable for their invention and emotional power. Time was, England gained a reputation as ’The Land without Music’ referring to the 200 years between Purcell and Elgar. However, Arthur Sullivan, who won huge fame through his Victorian light operas also wrote beautifully crafted, serious music. To question that doubtful perspective on our musical history we have unearthed his charming Romance for string quartet. Howard Shelley has long been a champion of Hummel’s piano music and it is exciting to bring this fine classical composer to the fore. Elgar’s huge Piano Quintet is not only one of his greatest works, but a masterpiece of the genre which displays an astonishingly rich and adventurous musical language. Well done England!

    Chacony for 4 strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concertino for piano and strings in G
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
    Romance for string quartet
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    Quintet for piano and strings in A minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 22 September 2019 - 7:30pm
    Tring Chamber Music 2019 - Last of the Summer
    Catherine Yates, Howard Shelley, Josephine Horder, Paul Barritt, Robin Ireland
    Hastoe Village Hall Hastoe, Tring HP23 6LU
    United Kingdom

    Purcell has often been described as the finest English composer before Edward Elgar. To open this late summer concert we play his famous Chaconne. Traditionally a dance of Spanish origin, these variations on a ground bass are remarkable for their invention and emotional power. Time was, England gained a reputation as ’The Land without Music’ referring to the 200 years between Purcell and Elgar. However, Arthur Sullivan, who won huge fame through his Victorian light operas also wrote beautifully crafted, serious music. To question that doubtful perspective on our musical history we have unearthed his charming Romance for string quartet. Howard Shelley has long been a champion of Hummel’s piano music and it is exciting to bring this fine classical composer to the fore. Elgar’s huge Piano Quintet is not only one of his greatest works, but a masterpiece of the genre which displays an astonishingly rich and adventurous musical language. Well done England!

    Chacony for 4 strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concertino for piano and strings in G
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
    Romance for string quartet
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    Quintet for piano and strings in A minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 20 September 2019 - 7:30pm
    Music from the Movies with London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Manchester Cathedral Manchester M3 1SX
    United Kingdom

    Join world-renowned London Concertante as they bring us on a stunning red carpet ride of iconic movie soundtracks. From aliens and spies to dinosaurs and war heroes – this evening promises to be exciting exploration of the power of film music, packed with all of your family favourites made famous by Hollywood!

    If you’ve never been to a classical concert before, fear not! The ensemble boasts an audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first-time classical concert goers! London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces. Their numerous recordings have reached great critical acclaim, and the ensemble has continually been regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.

    ‘The talent on display is breathtaking’ - Sunam, October 2018
    ‘A magical experience’ - Geraldine, June 2018
    ‘Really accessible, entertaining and beautiful’ - audience member, 2018

    Filmscore to 'Star Wars'
    John Williams (1932-)
    Mission Impossible
    Danny Elfman ()
    Superman
    John Williams (1932-)
    Filmscore to 'ET, the Extra-Terrestrial'
    John Williams (1932-)
    The Godfather
    Nino Rota (1911-1979)
    Filmscore to 'Schindler's List'
    John Williams (1932-)
  • 21 September 2019 - 8:00pm
    Music from the Movies, with London Concertante
    London Concertante
    St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin DZ08 H6X3
    United Kingdom

    Join world-renowned London Concertante as they bring us on a stunning red carpet ride of iconic movie soundtracks. From aliens and spies to dinosaurs and war heroes – this evening promises to be an exciting exploration of the power of film music, packed with all of your family favourites made famous by Hollywood!

    This exceptional program will include dazzling excerpts from George Lucas’ epic space opera ‘Star Wars’, Steven Spielberg’s iconic ‘Jurassic Park’, harrowing ‘Schindler’s List’ and fantastical ‘ET’, along with other cinematic masterpieces such as ‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘Raging Bull’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘The Godfather’, to name a few! Generations of us have been inspired by movie soundtracks for decades, so this concert is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

    If you’ve never been to a classical concert before, fear not! The ensemble boasts an audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first-time classical concert goers! London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces. Their numerous recordings have reached great critical acclaim, and the ensemble has continually been regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.

    ‘The talent on display is breathtaking’ - Sunam, October 2018
    ‘A magical experience’ - Geraldine, June 2018
    ‘Really accessible, entertaining and beautiful’ - Audience Member, 2018

    Jurassic Park Suite
    John Williams (1932-)
    Filmscore to 'Star Wars'
    John Williams (1932-)
    Excerpts from Superman
    John Williams (1932-)
    Gabriel's Oboe from 'The Mission'
    Ennio Morricone (1928-)
    Mission Impossible
    Lalo Schifrin (1932-)
    Waltz No 2 from Jazz Suite No 2
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Skyfall
    Adele Adkins (1988-)
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