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Format: 2016-02-06
Format: 2016-02-06
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    12 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Alexander Liebreich, Nikolai Demidenko, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
    G Live Guildford GU1 2AA
    United Kingdom

    We’re very pleased to welcome one of Poland’s most distinguished orchestras under their highly regarded Music Director Alexander Liebreich. He will open the concert with Wagner’s sensual Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, regarded by some as perhaps the most sensual piece of music ever composed.

    This will be followed by Chopin’s deeply lyrical Piano Concerto No 1, and this romantic theme will reach a finale with Prokofiev’s musical evocation of the world’s most famous lovers – Romeo and Juliet. This concert provides some of the most romantic music ever written.

    Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Romeo and Juliet
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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    6 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    Ugne Tiskute (viola) and Alexandra Vaduva (piano)
    Alexandra Vaduva, Ugne Tiskute
    The Civic Centre Berkhamsted HP4 3HD
    United Kingdom

    Ugne Tiskute is a young and vibrant violist, who has already established herself as an internationally renowned musician and winner of various international competitions. Ugne began her studies at the age of six on the violin. At the age of sixteen she got fascinated by the deep, rich sound of viola which she then studied firstly in Vilnius and from 2009 at the Royal Academy of Music. Ugne plays a 1780 Salomon viola.

    Romanian-born Alexandra Vaduva started playing the piano at the age of four. Since then she has won numerous national and international piano competitions. She is currently in her final year at the Royal Academy of Music.

    Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

    Sonata for Clarinet (or Viola) and Piano No 1 in F minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for Piano No 4 in A minor
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Excerpts from 'Romeo and Juliet', arranged for viola and piano
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Phantasy for Viola and Piano
    Edwin York Bowen (1884-1961)
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    13 February 2016 - 8:00pm
    Europia Trio (clarinet, viola and piano)
    Alexandra Vaduva, Europia Trio, Matthew Scott, Ugne Tiskute
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    English clarinettist Mathew Scott formed the Europia Trio with Lithuanian violist Ugne Tiskute and Romanian pianist Alexandra Vaduva in 2014. All three started playing at very young ages. They have won competitions and scholarships and following graduation are sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust to develop what promises to be their outstanding careers.

    This is the sixth in the 44th season of eight professional concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at www.themusicsociety.org.uk.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 250. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We go out of our way to welcome new members.

    Wheelchair access is available by arrangement.

    The Society retains the right to change the programmes without notice.

    Trio for violin, viola and piano in E flat, 'Kegelstatt'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Trio in A
    Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)
    Excepts from Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
    Jean Françaix (1912-1997)
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    12 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society - Solarek Piano Trio
    Diana Brekalo, Marina Solarek, Miriam Lowbury, Solarek Piano Trio
    Outwood Academy Foxhills Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ
    United Kingdom

    Their concerts are well known for their informative and entertaining introductions. Sparkling performances combined with a friendly convivial atmosphere send audiences home elated.

    "...perfectly blended colours and robust vitality..." German press (Bremen)

    Trio Elégiaque No 1 in G minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Piano Trio No 2 in E minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
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    11 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    Maria Joao Pires (piano)
    Maria João Pires
    Town Hall Birmingham B3 3DQ
    United Kingdom

    Following her appearance with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in October, the legendary Portugese pianist Maria Joao Pires returns to Birmingham for a very special evening of music-making at Town Hall. Schubert's sublime final piano sonata is the focus of this unique recital; a single, carefully-chosen Haydn sonata is all that's needed to complement Schubert's 'heavenly length'.

    Sonata for Keyboard No 38 in F
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Sonata for Piano No 21 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    12 February 2016 - 1:00pm
    Maria Joao Pires and Milos Popovic (piano)
    Maria João Pires, Milos Popovic
    Town Hall Birmingham B3 3DQ
    United Kingdom

    Something magical happens when two great pianists sit down together: and in this second concert of her short Birmingham residency Maria Joao Pires shares that joy with rising star Milos Popovic. Duets by Schubert frame performances of two of Beethoven's most glorious keyboard works: the sunlit Walstein sonata and the profound and poetic late Sonata in C minor, Op 111.

    Allegro In A minor for piano 4-hands, 'Lebensstürme'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata for Piano No 32 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 21 in C, 'Waldstein'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Deutscher with 2 Trios and 2 Ländler
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    6 February 2016 - 10:00am
    Come and sing Bernstein and Tippett with Bristol Choral Society
    Adrian Partington, Bristol Choral Society
    Tyndale Baptist Church Clifton, Bristol BS8 2NR
    United Kingdom

    Spend the day singing these two unique, American-influenced works under the always entertaining direction of conductor Adrian Partington

    Chichester Psalms
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    5 Negro Spirituals from A Child of our Time
    Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
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    13 February 2016 - 3:00pm
    Britten Sinfonia: Take two - Louis Andriessen in Focus II
    Allison Bell, Andrew Gourlay, Britten Sinfonia
    Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London EC2Y 9BH
    United Kingdom

    This dance infused programme explores Andriessen’s admiration for Stravinsky, with whom he shares an acute ear for colour and clarity of expression, the influence of Bach and his life-long love of jazz.

    The programme opens with two arangements of selections from Bach's pedagogical tome, Das Wohltemperierte Kalvier, and closes with Andriessen’s moving, ethereal Dances for soprano and chamber orchestra. In between, there’s ...miserere..., Andriessen’s mystical string quartet, heard here in the UK premiere of an arrangement for string orchestra, and Steve Reich’s delicate Duet for strings.

    There will be no interval.

    Part of BBC's Total Immersion.
    Part of M is for Man, Music and Mystery, the Barbican's series exploring the music of Louis Andriessen.

    *Please note due to unforeseen circumstances changes have been made to the originally listed programme.*

    Prelude and Fugue No 4 in C sharp minor from 4 Preludes and Fugues
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Duet for 2 violins and strings
    Steve Reich (1936-)
    Louis Andriessen (1939-)
    Prelude in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    3 Pieces for String Quartet
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    ... miserere ... (UK premiere of string orchestra arrangement)
    Louis Andriessen (1939-)
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    9 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    Britten Sinfonia: Take two - Louis Andriessen in Focus I
    Britten Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Clark Rundell, Cristina Zavalloni, Eamonn Dougan, Frederieke Saeijs
    Barbican Hall London EC2Y 8DS
    United Kingdom

    Colourful textures, vivid sonorities and propulsive energy ignite in a concert that focuses on three ‘minimalist’ composers: The concert opens with Steve Martland’s muscular, playful dance score, Tiger Dancing, which was premiered by Britten Sinfonia with Henri Oguike Dance Company in 2005. Seminal minimalist master Steve Reich combines interlocking melodic patterns with seductive instrumental colour in The Desert Music. Louis Andriessen’s darkly lyrical song cycle, La Passione, draws on the disturbing, fantastical imagery of surrealist poet Dino Campana. Written in 2002, this is a rare chance to hear Andriessen’s masterful, emotionally charged work.

    Part of M is for Man, Music and Mystery, the Barbican's series exploring the music of Louis Andriessen.

    Tiger Dancing
    Steve Martland (1959-2013)
    The Desert Music
    Steve Reich (1936-)
    La Passione
    Louis Andriessen (1939-)
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    8 February 2016 - 7:30pm
    European Union Chamber Orchesra
    Arco Van Zon, David Benfield, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Hans-Peter Hofmann, Huw Morgan, Nikolai Demidenko
    The Hexagon Reading RG1 7UA
    United Kingdom

    The European Union Chamber Orchestra is a regular visitor to The Hexagon, and has brought numerous soloists with them over the years. For this concert, four soloists will feature. Oboists, Arco van Zon and David Benfield are players from the orchestra, proving once again how talented the members of this young orchestra are.

    Internationally recognised for his unique sound and musicianship, trumpeter, Huw Morgan enjoys an unparalleled career as one of the most sought-after brass players of his generation. And to complete the line-up, pianist Nikolai Demidenko began his piano studies at the age of 6 and has taken the music world by storm ever since. His passionate pianism means that he is in demand worldwide.

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

    Sonata for Trumpet and Strings No 1 in D
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Double Concerto for 2 Oboes and Strings in D minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Symphony No 55 in E Flat, 'Schoolmaster'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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