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Format: 2019-05-27
Format: 2019-05-27
  • 31 May 2019 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 8 - The Preludes | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Impromptu No 1 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 1 in A flat, 'Valse brillante' from 3 Waltzes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 48 in C
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 13 in C minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 31 May 2019 - 9:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 8 - The Preludes | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 Friday nights in the 2018-19 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Impromptu No 1 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 1 in A flat, 'Valse brillante' from 3 Waltzes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 48 in C
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 13 in C minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 28 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    Orchestra of the Swan: Mozart, Matthews and Mahler
    April Fredrick, Kenneth Woods, Orchestra of the Swan
    Stratford ArtsHouse Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
    United Kingdom

    As part of a year-long project in conjunction with the Worcester-based English Symphony Orchestra, celebrating ‘David Matthews in The Heart of England’, April Fredrick – “one of the most beautiful, unalloyed, expressive voices I have ever heard” – will premiere the composer’s latest work with Orchestra of the Swan: a song-cycle based on Alphonse de Lamartine’s partly-autobiographical poem ‘The Lake’. Continuing the themes of loss and lamentation, this is followed by Kenneth Woods’s own arrangement of the second movement of Schubert’s String Quartet no14 – composed when he himself was dying – which features five variations on his great song Der Tod und das Mädchen. The concert ends with a symphony that dwells on a child’s vision of Heaven, with April returning to sing the final movement’s rapturous Das himmlische Leben.

    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Le lac, for soprano and orchestra
    David Matthews (1943-)
    Variations and Lied from String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden' arranged for soprano and chamber ohrchestra
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Symphony No 4 in G major
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • 4 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Orchestral Masters | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alpesh Chauhan, Diana Adamyan, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    In a bombastic, passionate and lively programme, this concert will display the full force of the orchestra in an exhilarating programme. Opening with Borodin’s much-loved Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, these familiar tunes will stir the senses. Next the Orchestra is delighted to perform Prokofiev’s enchanting Second Violin Concerto with Diana Adamyan, winner of the 2018 Menuhin Competition, whilst Mussorgsky’s Night on the bare mountain raises the tension with its instantly recognisable nightmarish qualities. This quintessentially Russian concert draws to a close with Tchaikovsky’s swirling tone-poem of doomed lovers, his Francesca da Rimini.

    Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 2 in G minor
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Francesca da Rimini
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    A night on the bare mountain
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
  • 29 May 2019 - 7:30pm
    ABBAphonic | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    ABBAphonic Voices, Abbie Osmon, Emma Kershaw, Matthew Freeman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    Back by popular demand! Celebrating ABBA’s greatest hits in all their sparkling, show-stopping glory, West End stars Abbie Osmon and Emma Kershaw will perform an amazing line-up of the Swedish pop group’s timeless classics in ABBAphonic.

    With the amplified Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a spectacular light show and sensational backing singers, ABBA’s hit songs will be performed with the RPO’s signature symphonic twist!

    Hit ABBA songs include: Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Super Trouper, Take A Chance, Voulez-vous, Money, Money, Money, I Have A Dream, The Winner Takes It All, S.O.S., Knowing Me, Knowing You, Chiquitita, Fernando ...and many more!

  • 6 June 2019 - 8:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Summer Music by Candlelight
    Ex Cathedra Consort, Jeffrey Skidmore
    Hereford Cathedral Hereford HR1 2NG
    United Kingdom

    A programme of joyous music for a magical midsummer evening, performed by the glow of candles at dusk. This atmospheric sequence of words and music is inspired by four centuries of seasonal music – a counterpart to Christmas Music by Candlelight – a concert that will send you home singing of summertime…

    spine-tinglingly lovely … a breathtaking feat of pure ensemble singing” (Birmingham Post)

    This concert will be performed without interval and will end at approximately 9.45pm.

  • 4 June 2019 - 6:15pm
    RPO Preludes: Brahms's Clarinet Quintet
    Andrew Storey, Michelle Bruil, Peter Sparks, Roberto Sorrentino, Shana Douglas
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    RPO Preludes are a series of chamber concerts curated and performed by leading musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. These concerts take place on the concert stage of Cadogan Hall from 6.15pm, before the main concert begins at 7.30pm. The series provides a unique opportunity to not only listen to some astounding chamber music, but also the hear some of our musicians in a more intimate and personal setting.

    Quintet for clarinet and strings in B minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 5 June 2019 - 2:30pm
    The Hallé with Gergely Madaras (conductor) and Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
    Benjamin Grosvenor, Gergely Madaras, The Hallé
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Our final concert of the 2018-19 season brings a line-up of Germanic giants, an eagerly-anticipated return from Britain’s greatest young pianist, and a grandstand finish. Mozart’s opera, The Escape from the Harem, reflects the interest amongst composers at the time in the “Near East”. The opera’s overture, complete with Turkish percussion, is a lively example. Beethoven’s so-called Second Piano Concerto was actually his First, the composer beginning it in 1789, its cheerful demeanour bearing the influence of both Haydn and Mozart. The prodigiously-talented Benjamin Grosvenor, now a firm favourite amongst Nottingham audiences, is our soloist. Mahler’s First Symphony provides the perfect spectacle for a season finale, even if the composer himself was initially unsure what kind of piece it was. Inspired by Songs of a Wayfarer, Mahler embarks on an evocative journey, taking in bird song, military fanfares, Viennese café music, a funereal version of Frères Jacques and a stomping country dance. The finale, launched by a flash of lightning and ending with all seven French horns on their feet, is unashamedly triumphant.

    Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Neil Bennison introduces the 2019-2020 programme.

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    Overture from Die Entführung aus dem Serail
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 1 in D, 'Titan'
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • 1 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Exeter Philharmonic Choir
    Andrew Millington, Clare Tunney, David Davies, Exeter Philharmonic Choir, Giulia Laudano, Howard Ionascu, Ryan Williams, Stephen Tanner, William Pate
    Northcott Theatre Exeter EX4 4ZZ
    United Kingdom

    Exeter Philharmonic Choir's summer concert combines musical drama and colourful, memorable tunes. Rossini’s Mass is a work of contrast and intensity. Despite its title, it is neither ‘small’ nor ‘solemn’ but reflects his great operatic talent. In Brahms’s love songs, possibly inspired by his devotion to Clara Schumann, the composer blends north German folk tunes with the waltz and ländler rhythms of Austria. The four soloists, Clare Tunney (soprano), Giulia Laudano (mezzo-soprano), Ryan Williams (tenor) and William Pate (bass) are all supported by the Josephine Baker Trust. Soloists and choir are accompanied by a trio of musicians who have greatly contributed to Exeter’s musical life: David Davies and Andrew Millington (piano) and Stephen Tanner (harmonium).

    Petite messe solennelle
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    18 Liebeslieder-Waltzer, for 4 part choir and piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 6 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Viktoria Mullova (violin)
    Viktoria Mullova
    The Concert Hall in the Town Hall Reading RG1 1QH
    United Kingdom

    Moscow-born Viktoria Mullova's extraordinary talent captured International attention when she won the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition which was followed in 1983 by her dramatic and much publicised defection to the West.

    Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - The Town Hall (free)

    Allamanda from Partita for violin No 1 in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Line by line, for solo violin (2013)
    Dai Fujikura (1977-)
    Largo from Sonata for solo violin No 3 in C
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Three Miniatures for solo violin
    George Benjamin (1960-)
    Bourrée from Partita for violin No 1 in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Brazil, for violin
    Misha Mullov-Abbado ()
    Presto from Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for solo violin in D
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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