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Format: 2019-10-23
Format: 2019-10-23
  • 31 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Wallfisch plays Dvorak | Mozart Symphony Orchestra
    Mozart Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mackenzie, Raphael Wallfisch
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    A BBC survey named Wallfisch’ s recording of the Dvorák Cello Concerto the best recording of that work in the past 25 years. Tolibkhon Shakhidi has a long-standing relationship with the MSO and the Orchestra performs his Death of Usurer (recently recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and Gergiev) and a new work for cello and orchestra written specially for Raphael Wallfisch.

    “A more compellingly idiomatic or richly seasoned cello playing than this would be hard to contemplate” (International Record Review).

    Death of Usurer
    Tolibkhon Shakhidi (1946-)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 26 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Manchester Cathedral Manchester M3 1SX
    United Kingdom

    If you're looking for a romantic candlelit experience - or simply want to enjoy some classical music greats in a gorgeous setting - then this is the concert for you. UK based chamber orchestra London Concertante regularly performs up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The ensemble boasts an 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 playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

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

    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in A minor, from L’estro armonico
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Serenade No 13 in G for strings, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 1 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Mozart's Requiem | 6 Centuries Chamber Choir
    6 Centuries Chamber Choir, Cathy Bell, Helen Semple, John Upperton, Peter Fender, South London Sinfonietta, Thomas Coltman
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Two of the most famous pieces by Mozart - or in fact by any composer! Mozart's deeply emotional and powerfully dramatic Requiem is preceded by the effervescent and buoyant Eine kleine Nachtmusik. An evening packed full of great tunes and bright coloured emotions, with a chamber choir and orchestra plus four outstanding vocal soloists.

    Serenade No 13 in G for strings, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 25 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Manchester Cathedral Manchester M3 1SX
    United Kingdom

    If you're looking for a romantic candlelit experience - or simply want to enjoy some classical music greats in a gorgeous setting - then this is the concert for you. UK based chamber orchestra London Concertante regularly performs up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The ensemble boasts an 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 playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

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

    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in A minor, from L’estro armonico
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Serenade No 13 in G for strings, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 31 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Elgar's Cello Concerto | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Jamal Aliyev, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Valentina Peleggi
    The Hexagon Reading RG1 7UA
    United Kingdom

    This concert is a perfect marriage of English and Italian orchestral favourites.

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis has been a staple of Classic FM's Hall of Fame top three for many years. The rich variety of layers and textures in the work makes it a powerful curtain-raiser for this evening's concert. Continuing in the same theme of lush Romanticism is Elgar's sublime Cello Concerto, performed by internationally renowned cellist Jamal Aliyev, winner of the the Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award 2017.

    Mendelssohn's buoyant and cheerful Symphony No 4 'Italian', closes this concert with panache and flair. The symphony incorporates native dance and folk rhythms and is a charming tribute to how Italy made him feel.

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Overture from L'Italiana in Algeri, 'The Italian Girl in Algiers'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Symphony No 4 in A, 'Italian'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • 26 October 2019 - 8:00pm
    Dinara Klinton (piano)
    Dinara Klinton
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    Pianist Dinara Klinton was born in Ukraine and has completed the Artist Diploma in Performance course at the Royal College of Music where she was under the tutelage of Dina Parakhina. Prior to this, she was awarded a Master of Performance degree with distinction at the RCM. Upon graduating from the Moscow Central Music School, where she studied with Valery Pyasetsky, she went on her Graduate Diploma with Honors at the Moscow State Conservatory, where she worked with Eliso Virsaladze. She has won a staggering number of prestigious international competitions, and performed with famous orchestras all over the world.

    "Klinton can find a complete world in a single quiet chord." - BBC Music Magazine

    This is the second in the 48th season of eight concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at Holmes Chapel Music Society's website.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 200. 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.

    Sonata for Piano No 28 in A
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Étude No 3 in F major, 'Paysage' from 12 Études d'exécution transcendante
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Sonata for Piano No 8 in B flat
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
  • 1 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Sinfonia Viva with Frank Zielhorst (conductor) perform Mozart's Requiem
    Claire Barnett-Jones, David Ireland, Elizabeth Karani, Frank Zielhorst, Konu Kim, Nottingham Harmonic Choir, Sinfonia ViVA
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    After completing his Fourth Symphony in 1911, Sibelius wrote in his diary that "it calls for much courage to look at life straight in the eye." Hearing this stark antidote to the opulent scores of his contemporaries, Mahler and Richard Strauss, reminds us that Sibelius’s symphony was born out of personal crisis. Diagnosis and treatment for throat cancer had led him to search deeply within himself, evident throughout this glowering, inscrutable soundscape. But it’s also richly rewarding, with glimpses of light and, a steely vision of endurance. Mozart’s Requiem also inhabits dark musical territory. Written just weeks before his death, in response to a commission from an unknown patron, the Requiem was for many years shrouded in mystery and Mozart’s untimely end meant much of the work had to be finished by his pupil Franz Süssmayr. What we do know is that the Requiem remains one of the most compelling choral experiences, Mozart’s sublimely expressive lines matched by gripping orchestral urgency.

    Pre-concert talk, 6.20pm in the auditorium: Frank Zielhorst in conversation.

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    Symphony No 4 in A minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 1 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    English Touring Opera: The Silver Lake - A Winter's Tale
    English Touring Opera, James Conway, James Holmes, Orchestra of English Touring Opera
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    By the Silver Lake, a desperate man steals a pineapple, and triggers a chain of events that blur the boundaries between rich and poor, forgiveness and revenge, fantasy and all-too-recognisable reality. Banned by the Nazis, Kurt Weill’s 'play with music' is filled with all the melody, wit and satire you would expect from the creator of The Threepenny Opera; in English Touring Opera’s new production it becomes a fairytale for our own time.

    The Silver Lake
    Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
  • 2 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    English Touring Opera: The Seraglio
    English Touring Opera, John Andrews, Orchestra of English Touring Opera
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    Belmonte’s sweetheart Konstanze has been kidnapped by the powerful Pasha Selim. But when East meets West, matters are rarely as straightforward as they appear – and in this whip-smart comedy of love, lust and clashing cultures, the only real enemy is prejudice itself. Mozart tells the story in some of his fizziest, funniest music, in this sparkling new production from English Touring Opera.

    The Abduction from the Seraglio
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 25 October 2019 - 8:00pm
    Foyer Jazz - Zoe Gilby Trio
    Zoe Gilby Trio
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    End the week with a laid-back evening in the Saffron foyer. A well-stocked bar, food trucks serving a superb selection of street food, plus live music from the Zoe Gilby Trio. Eat, drink, get into the swing and unwind!

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