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Format: 2018-11-15
Format: 2018-11-15
  • 21 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    A Night at the Movies | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Pete Harrison, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Baths Hall Scunthorpe DN15 7RG
    United Kingdom

    Featuring music from your all-time favourite blockbuster film scores including: The Avengers, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Out of Africa, Witness, The Lord of the Rings, The Mission, Dances with wolves, The theory of everything, 633 Squadron ...and many more!

    Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to Hollywood in this film spectacular!

    Filled with action and adventure, this concert is perfect for film lovers, families, newbies and regular concertgoers, so if you have never been to a classical concert before, why not give something new a try?

  • 18 November 2018 - 3:00pm
    Symphonic Masters | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Leticia Moreno, Michele Mariotti, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Wycombe Swan Theatre High Wycombe HP11 2XE
    United Kingdom

    Esteemed maestro Michele Mariotti takes to the podium for this matinee performance of exquisite and beautiful classics.

    Mendelssohn’s tender and emotive Violin Concerto is rightly considered one of the greatest and showcases the talent of this afternoon’s soloist, Leticia Moreno. The opening fanfare of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony follows with fierceness and passion alongside luscious melodies and swelling optimism. This is a work that will stir the senses.

    I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 16 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    A Night at the Symphony | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Michele Mariotti, Richard Harwood, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Marina Theatre Lowestoft NR32 1HH
    United Kingdom

    Classical music at its best! Hear this world-class ensemble perform a selection of orchestral classics with esteemed maestro Michele Mariotti on the podium in a programme that will thrill, delight and inspire.

    Schumann’s tender and emotive Cello Concerto showcases the wonderful talent of tonight’s soloist, Richard Harwood. The opening fanfare of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony follows with fierceness and anguish alongside luscious melodies and swelling optimism. This is a work that will stir the senses.

    Overture from I vespri siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Concerto for cello and orchestra in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 15 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Symphonic Masters | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Leticia Moreno, Michele Mariotti, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Orchard Theatre Dartford DA1 1ED
    United Kingdom

    Esteemed maestro Michele Mariotti takes to the podium for this performance of exquisite and beautiful classics.

    Mendelssohn’s tender and emotive Violin Concerto is rightly considered one of the greatest and showcases the talent of this evening's soloist, Leticia Moreno. The opening fanfare of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony follows with fierceness and passion alongside luscious melodies and swelling optimism. This is a work that will stir the senses.

    I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 15 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Dreams and Visions - Come to me in my dreams
    Jâms Coleman, Nick Mogg
    The Gateway Theatre at Seaton Town Hall Seaton EX12 2LD
    United Kingdom

    Nicholas studies at the Royal Academy of Music, having previously read music at Clare College, Cambridge. He has won many awards. He has a successful duo partnership with pianist Jâms Coleman, and together they have performed at many venues and festivals. This concert will include music by English composers Gurney, Vaughan Williams, Quilter and Bridge as well as by Schumann and Schubert, Wolf and Fauré.

    Sleep from 5 Elizabethan Songs
    Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
    Sound Sleep
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Now sleeps the crimson petal
    Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
    To Julia
    Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
    Love calls through the summer night from Love at the Inn
    Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
    Come to me in my dreams
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
    Waldesgespräch from Liederkreis
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Mondnacht from Liederkreis
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Stille Tränen from 12 Gedichte
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Nacht und Träume
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Der Doppelgänger from Schwanengesang, 'Swan Song'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Storchenbotschaft from Mörike Lieder
    Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
    L'invitation au voyage
    Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
    Après un rêve from 3 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    L'absent
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Erlkönig
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 17 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Haydn's Creation | Gravesham Choral Society
    Alan Vincent, Gravesham Choral Society, Gravesham Choral Society Orchestra, Jack Holton, Sophie Edwards, Stefan Kennedy
    St George's Church Gravesend DA11 0DJ
    United Kingdom

    Joseph Haydn's famous oratorio depicts the beginning of the world as recounted in Genesis and other sources. Glorious melodies abound in joyful choruses and achingly beautiful arias, duets and trios. Haydn's masterpiece was an instant success at its première in 1798 and remains immensely popular with choirs and audiences to this day.
    The orchestra plays a crucial role in the story-telling. The composer's brilliantly descriptive orchestration is manifest in the opening “Representation of Chaos”. It's an astonishing tour de force which sets the scene for the musical marvels to come.
    Haydn was inspired to write a large choral work having heard Handel's oratorios during two highly successful visits to England. The first work ever sung by the newly formed Gravesham Choral Society was The Creation. We have been inspired to programme it again in celebration of 40 years of splendid music-making and warmly invite you to join us.

    The Creation
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 17 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Southwark Cathedral London SE1 9DA
    United Kingdom

    Join London Concertante for a programme full of classical treats from across Europe, with a fantastic filling of romantic Russian delights.

    London Concertante is one of the finest chamber ensembles in the country, its players brought together through a shared passion for chamber music. The group has the rare ability to combine flexibility of instrumental grouping and consistently maintain superb artistic endeavour. With an enviable array of critical acclaim, a stunning selection of recordings on such prestigious labels as Chandos, Toccata Classics and Harmonia Mundi, and performances throughout the UK and Europe, London Concertante rightfully claims its position at the forefront of classical performers in the UK.

    This Russian musical sandwich features bread and butter from two of the most highly regarded pieces of the Baroque period: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3 and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Renowned for its instrumental innovation, the opening work of the concert was originally scored without violins, although modern adaptations require their addition. The work features and interesting second movement, leaving all but two chords open for complete interpretation by the evenings sensational musicians. The filling contains the heart wrenching and hauntingly romantic Serenade for Strings, by one of the most well-known Russian composers, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with its longing tenderness in the opening melody, contrasting athletic and joyous middle, and a luxuriously melancholic ending. The piece continues in its exceptional creation with an array of emotions and feelings throughout, taking the listener (and the performers) on a roller-coaster ride of stunning melodies and magical harmonies. Followed with a work by another Russian composer, Anton Arensky’s Variations take a popular tune by Tchaikovsky and rework it with true Russian Romanticism, where each variation unfolds full of intimacy, elegance and passion.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    “Beautifully played and so enchanting, I fell in love as soon as I heard them play”
    - a happy audience member (September 2017)

    “Thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful music and comedy undertones… Would highly recommend to all…!”
    - another happy audience member (November 2017)

    “To be relished … they let the music show the full breadth of its textures … all the light and shade you could wish.”
    - Financial Times

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Serenade for String Orchestra
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
    Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 23 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Derby Cathedral Derby DE1 3DY
    United Kingdom

    Join London Concertante for an evening packed full of classical favourites for all the family, including well known works by Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi.

    London Concertante was founded in 1991 and has gone on to garner an outstanding international reputation. Alongside regular series of concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble also performs at the Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall and Wigmore Hall, as well as performing across the length and bredth of the UK. International tours have taken them to the USA, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Finland, and they will be touring to Italy and again to Spain later in the year. Their numerous recordings receive regular airplay on global radio stations.

    Enjoy this expertly crafted programme headlined by the renowned, and seasonally chosen, 'Autumn' and 'Winter' from the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. Expect the icy crispness of the seasons, with chilling runs and aggressive, haunting melodies, as well as the nostalgic warmth of the fire with the heart-warming melody in the second movement of 'Winter'. Accompanied by a selection of audience favourites including Mozart’s charming, lively and brilliant Divertimento and Bach’s virtuosic, spritely and energetic Violin Concerto as well as the compositional masterclass of Pachelbel’s Canon in D, with its iconic ground bass and expertly crafted layering of melodies. Anton Arensky’s slightly more unusual work adds some stereotypical Russian Romanticism to the programme with a passionate and exhilarating set of variations on a popular tune by another Russian, Tchaikovsky. The evening promises to be a remarkable journey of musical emotions, enthusiastic interpretations and stunning string playing that will be the talk of the office on Monday!

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    “Just exceptional. If you’ve always wanted to attend a classical concert, but feared it would be snobby or dull, this is for you… Wonderful.”
    - a happy audience member (December 2017)

    “A perfect evening out. We loved it.”
    - another happy audience member (November 2017)

    “Heady stuff … thrilling virtuoso playing. Exciting listening”
    - Gramophone Magazine

    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in A
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
    Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 24 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Manchester Cathedral Manchester M3 1SX
    United Kingdom

    The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. Regularly selling out venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble performs in some of the most prestigious venues around Britain and abroad, with recent tours taking them to USA, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Spain and France. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since their founding in 1991.

    London Concertante return to St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, during their 2018 Autumn Seasons with a concert inspired by the masters of the classical genre. Focused on exploring the relationship between the Oboe and Violin through the music of the great composer, culminating in his elegant double concerto for the pair, the ensemble breathes a fresh dynamism to this most enduring of works. The work is renowned for its unusual conception, lost and re-written from an earlier transcription for two harpsichords. Composed of three movements, the opening creates an energetic and excitable vibrancy and catchiness, before the sublime second movement develops in a more dreamlike serenity with graceful orchestral accompaniment to the soloists. Concluding with a playful, busy and bright finale, this double concerto confronts the soloists (and accompanying orchestra) with a variety of challenging and immensely colourful writing, resulting in a delightful spectacle for the listener. Continuing the programme, London Concertante perform some of the gems of the oboe repertoire alongside Bach’s masterpiece: presenting the delicious combination of Mozart’s delicate in nature but highly virtuosic Oboe Quartet alongside the sheer emotivity of Albinoni’s solo writing in his Oboe concerto in D minor.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    “It was one of the best evenings we have been to”
    – a happy audience member (January 2018)

    “Talented, passionate and humorous. Enjoyed every note”
    – a happy audience member (November 2017)

    “The London Concertante, attractively youthful, fresh-faced, and with a heartwarming rapport … Crisp, well-rounded and fresh, bringing huge emotional commitment and sense of structure”
    – The Birmingham Post

    Divertimento for Strings No 3 in F, 'Salzburg Symphony No 3'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for oboe and strings No 2 in D minor
    Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
    Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 15 November 2018 - 11:15am
    Musical Banquet - A Feast for your Ears!
    Adrian Boorman, Malcolm Pearce, Musical Banquet, Tricia Warhurst
    Guildford Cathedral Guildford GU2 7UP
    United Kingdom

    The critically acclaimed Oxfordshire Early Music Trio Musical Banquet are making an eagerly anticipated first visit to Guildford Cathedral at 11.15am on Thursday 15th November 2018 and performing a Coffee Concert, in aid of Cathedral Funds. Step back in time 400 years to hear the group serve up a delectable menu of musical delicacies with vocal and instrumental works interspersed with colourful period anecdotes.

    Standing in a commanding spot on Stag Hill — so named because the Kings of England used to hunt there — Guildford Cathedral was consecrated on 17th May 1961 in the presence of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and the Archbishop of Canterbury . Today, the seat of the Bishop of Guildford, the Cathedral represents a powerful mix of Gothic and Modernist architecture, with its solid red brick construction made from clay taken from the hill on which it stands. The building of Guildford Cathedral was a remarkable achievement beginning in 1936, when Britain was struggling to emerge from economic recession and war clouds loomed over Europe. When construction resumed in 1954 cash was raised through a ‘Buy a Brick’ fundraising campaign which saw more than 200,000 people became brick-givers. Each brick cost 2s 6d and entitled the buyer to sign their name on the brick. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip both signed bricks, which can now be seen on display inside the cathedral.

    This glorious building provides a fitting backdrop for an unusual and highly entertaining opportunity to experience works performed on period instruments combined with Countertenor voice much as the 17th and 18th century audience might have heard them. With plenty of surprises along the way, the short concert will be presented in the group's characteristically innovative, energetic and imaginative style and the special 'morning coffee menu' includes some sweet treats from one of England's finest composers, Henry Purcell and a tribute to the Scots poet and songwriter Robert Burns. A tempting indulgence for all musical gastronomes!

    Coffee will be served from 10.30am., and admission is free including a complimentary souvenir programme, with donations to the work of Guildford Cathedral greatly appreciated. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to meet the musicians and purchase lunch from the Cathedral’s excellent Café Restaurant.

    Musical Banquet's vibrant and energetic performances have delighted critics and audiences alike:

    ‘The effect of such entrancing music was quite magical’. ‘Beautifully presented with wit, polish and panache’. ‘A musical marvel!’ ‘The audience were spellbound’ 'Such enthusiastic and passionate performers' ‘An unforgettable evening!’ 'It was a real treat to listen to early English and European music performed to such a high standard’ ‘Thank you for another great show. You remain unique and indefatigable (and very digestible!’)’

    Come along and experience for yourself this 'Feast for the Ears'!

    If music be the food of love
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Comin' thro the Rye
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon
    Traditional Scottish ()
    My love is like a red, red rose
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Durisdeer - We'll meet nae mair at sunset
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Wi' a hundred pipers
    Lady Carolina Nairne (1766-1845)
    Come Love, let's walk
    Anonymous ()
    Underneath a cypress shade
    Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
    O Sweet Woods
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Man is for the woman made
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    The knotting song
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    'Twas within a furlong of Edinborough Town from The Mock Marriage
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Pious Celinda
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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