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Format: 2016-08-29
Format: 2016-08-29
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    3 September 2016 - 7:30pm
    J Krishnamurti: Silence, music and the arts, with Maria João Pires (piano)
    Aditi Mangaldas, Maria João Pires, Nigel North
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Many special musicians including Pablo Casals, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Andres Segovia, Igor Stravinsky and Ravi Shankar were linked with J Krishnamurti. Claudio Abbado referred to the importance of listening and of silence in music. For J Krishnamurti silence was at the centre in life and listening and attention were crucial.

    Aditi Mangaldas a leader in Indian Classical dance opens the concert to celebrate J. Krishnamurti’ s links with music and the arts. Nigel North, one of the world’s foremost lutenists will play Bach’s SuiteBWV 995, and the concert ends with Maria João Pires playing Beethoven’s last Piano Sonata, Op 111.

    With an introduction by Ian Skelly.

    Suite for lute in G minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Piano No 32 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    29 August 2016 - 5:00pm
    Bampton Classical Opera:Gluck's Philemon and Baucis/Arne's The Judgment of Paris
    Aoife O'Sullivan, Bampton Classical Opera, Barbara Cole Walton, Catherine Backhouse, Christopher Turner, Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera, Paul Wingfield, Robert Anthony Gardiner, Robert Gildon
    The Orangery, Westonbirt School Tetbury GL8 8QG
    United Kingdom

    Bampton Classical Opera’s summer 2016 production will be a double-bill of two one-act works: the UK première and first staging in modern times of Gluck’s Philemon and Baucis, and Thomas Arne’s The Judgment of Paris, which the company performed in 2010-11. The operas will be staged by the same creative team as the highly-successful 2015 production of Salieri’s Trofonio’s Cave. The director will be Jeremy Gray, with an English translation by Gilly French, and the conductor will be Paul Wingfield, who was a Jette Parker Young Artist from 2012-14 and is currently a member of the music staff at the Royal Opera House.

    The cast for both operas features Canadian soprano Barbara Cole Walton, making her company début, mezzo-soprano Catherine Backhouse, who sang in the London performance of Salieri’s Trofonio’s Cave in 2015, and two other cast members from the same production: soprano Aoife O’Sullivan and tenor Christopher Turner. They are joined bytenor Robert Anthony Gardiner and baritone Robert Gildon.

    Gluck’s Philemon and Baucis is a one-act mythological opera which originally formed part of an extended entertainment Le feste d’Apollo, written in 1769 for the wedding celebrations of Ferdinand, Duke of Genoa and the Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (sister of Marie Antoinette). A simple but charming plot tells of how the grateful Jupiter blesses the contented rustic couple Philemon and Baucis. The superbly varied and colourful music comes from Gluck’s maturity although it re-uses several earlier pieces. It includes a stratospherically high aria for Baucis, and a dramatic storm sequence.

    Bampton Classical Opera has made a unique commitment to performing some of Gluck’s barely-known shorter operas, including UK premières of La danza and Il Parnaso confuso. This new première will be given in an English translation by Gilly French, with a performing edition based on a manuscript in the Royal College of Music.

    Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778) was one of the most colourful figures in English music history. Unfortunately very few of his stage works survive complete. The Judgment of Paris, composed in 1742 and based on the famous classical myth, was designated a masque but is in fact a short opera in the late Baroque style. The English text is by the great poet William Congreve, and was originally written for a famous composition competition in 1701 in which several composers participated, the prize going to John Weldon. Perhaps in choosing the same libretto forty years later, Arne hoped to make a point about his own superior standing, although by then the original competition pieces had long been forgotten. Arne’s inventive music perfectly matches Congreve’s droll wit.

    Bampton Classical Opera performed The Judgment of Paris in concert performances marking Arne’s 300th birthday in Oxford’s Holywell Music Room and in Wigmore Hall in 2010-11.

    Philemon and Baucis
    Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
    The Judgment of Paris
    Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778)
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    8 September 2016 - 12:30pm
    Franck's Violin Sonata | Tudor Trita (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano)
    Neil Crossland, Tudor Trita
    Church of St John the Baptist, Harrow Harrow HA1 2JE
    United Kingdom

    Franck's beautiful Violin Sonata in A minor, plus Saint-Saëns's Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and Bach's Partita No 2 for solo violin.

    Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in A
    César Franck (1822-1890)
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    31 August 2016 - 12:30pm
    Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt: Neil Crossland (piano) - free lunchtime recital
    Neil Crossland
    St Paul's Church Hammersmith, London W6 9PJ
    United Kingdom

    ‘Music rages in him and his breed is rare’ – The Standard.

    Sonata for Piano No 11 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Funérailles (October 1849) from Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage - année 1: Suisse
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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    2 September 2016 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Wieck Piano Duo
    Gunel Mirzayeva, Sachika Taniyama, Wieck Piano Duo
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Azeri pianist Gunel Mirzayeva and Japanese pianist Sachika Taniyama met at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. They have been exploring mainly the piano four hands repertoire together and giving concerts around London and recently awarded a diploma at the Roma International Piano Competition.

    The duo is named after one of the most famous female figure in the classical music history, Clara Wieck. She was one of the leading pianists of the Romantic era and also composed a significant amount whilst being a mother and a wife of Robert Schumann.

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    2 September 2016 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital : Shion Duo - Mana Shibata (oboe), Suling King (piano)
    Mana Shibata, Shion Duo, Suling King
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Japanese oboist, Mana Shibata and pianist, Suling King formed Shion Duo in 2015 with the aim to give the abundance of stunning repertoire for oboe and piano the attention that it deserves.

    Mana enjoys a varied career as a freelance oboist in the UK in orchestras and as a chamber musician. She has worked with orchestras such as Manchester Camerata, City of London Sinfonia and Orchestras of Scottish Opera and the Royal Opera House. At 2014 Barbirolli International Oboe Competition, she was awarded a special prize for her performance of the oboe sonata by the British composer, York Bowen. Contemporary music is a significant part in Mana’s life. In 2012 she was one of 7 performers in the Opera Group’s award-winning revival of Bow Down by Harrison Birtwistle, a music-theatre piece in which every performer uses song, instrumental music, spoken words and physical movement to tell the old folk tale, Two Sisters.

    Suling King was a student at the Purcell School of Music from 2002-2004, and continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She also gained a Bachelor of Music from King's College London, specialising in piano performance. Suling regularly accompanies musicians at the London Colleges and the European Union Youth Orchestra.

    In this concert Shion Duo explores works written for or by female musicians, as well as showcasing Phoenix Sonata by Paul Patterson, a relatively new addition to the oboe repertoire, on which the Duo has been working closely with the composer himself.

    3 Romances
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
    Sonata for oboe and piano in C
    Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)
    Poème, for Oboe and Piano
    Marina Dranishnikova (1929-1994)
    Phoenix Sonata, for oboe and piano
    Paul Patterson (1947-)
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    31 August 2016 - 1:10pm
    Ashley Fripp (piano) plays Bach and Chopin
    Ashley Fripp
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    British pianist Ashley Fripp frequently appears as solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, having performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Australia. Recent highlights include the Carnegie Hall (New York), Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Philharmonie Cologne, Bozar (Brussels), the Royal Festival, Barbican and Wigmore Halls (London), the Laeiszhalle (Hamburg), Cité de la musique (Paris), Hamamatsu City Concert Hall (Japan), the Megaron (Athens), Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Gulbenkian Auditorium (Lisbon) and the Konserthus (Stockholm).

    He has won prizes at more than a dozen national and international competitions, including the coveted Gold Medal from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Diploma of Outstanding Merit at the 8th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the Brant International Piano Competition, Semi-Finalist Prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition, The Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Prince’s Prize, the Keyboard Prize at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition and 3rd Prize at the Concours Européen de Piano (France). He was chosen as a ‘Rising Star’ by the European Concert Hall Organisation, and has also performed in the Chipping Campden, Edinburgh, Brighton, Bath and City of London Festivals as well as the Festival Pontino di Musica (Italy). A frequent guest on broadcasting networks, Ashley has appeared on BBC television and radio, Euroclassical, Eurovision TV and the national radio stations of Hungary, Spain, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium and Portugal. He has collaborated with a variety of well-known conductors including Semyon Bychkov, James Judd, Vasily Petrenko, Robertas Šervenikas, Hilary Davan Wetton and Peter Stark.

    Ashley Fripp recently graduated with a Master’s degree and Artist Diploma, both with distinction, from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he studied with Ronan O’Hora. The Guildhall School also awarded him the Premier Prix and Lord Mayor’s Prize. In September he will begin studies with Eliso Virsaladze at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Italy) in addition to commencing doctoral studies into the piano music of Thomas Adès at the Guildhall School.

    Ashley Fripp’s CD recording of both Chopin piano concertos is available on the Spektral Records label.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    English Suite No 2 in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Barcarolle
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    29 August 2016 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Mia Cooper, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 5 in A, from 'La Stravaganza'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for 4 violins in E minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    4 September 2016 - 7:30pm
    Alexander Shelley conducts Brahms | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alexander Shelley, Danny Driver, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Wycombe Swan Theatre High Wycombe HP11 2XE
    United Kingdom

    Join the orchestra's Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley for a classical concert perfect for the start of autumn. Opening the concert will be Mendelssohn’s mysteriously intense Hebrides Overture, which depicts the stormy tides and still waters in Scottish scenery.

    The centrepiece of tonight’s programme is without doubt one of the most popular works ever written for the piano – Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Its dramatic opening leads into rich lyrical melodies and passages of showstopping virtuosity, performed by Danny Driver, a pianist of ‘impeccable technique and musicianship’ (Gramophone).

    Brahms's majestic Symphony No 4 opens in a dramatic vein and continues to flow with an urgency and lyrical beauty. The work's comfortingly familiar melodies and melancholy tone provide a beautiful ending to Wycombe's 2016 classical season.

    Hebrides Overture, 'Fingal's Cave'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Symphony No 4 in E minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    2 September 2016 - 7:30pm
    Last Night of the Proms | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Hilary Davan Wetton, Rose Setten, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Baths Hall Scunthorpe DN15 7RG
    United Kingdom

    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to join them for the ultimate British spectacular! This classical extravaganza will be full of Pomp and Circumstance, celebrating the best of British music, plus many more well-loved classical masterpieces, popular arias and Proms favourites.

    In the hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Climb ev'ry mountain from The Sound of Music
    Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
    Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Overture from Il barbiere di Siviglia, 'The Barber of Seville'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Voi che Sapete from Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Nimrod from Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Jerusalem
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Rule, Britannia
    Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778)
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