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Format: 2019-03-19
Format: 2019-03-19
  • 22 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Royal String Quartet
    Elwira Przybyłowska, Izabella Szałaj-Zimak, Michał Pepol, Paweł Czarny, Royal String Quartet
    Leamington Spa Assembly Hall, Royal Pump Rooms Leamington Spa CV32 4AA
    United Kingdom

    This is the eighth concert in the Royal Pump Rooms for the Royal String Quartet since its first visit in December 2005 – a real reflection of its popularity. On its last visit in January 2017, the Quartet captivated our audience with a juxtaposition of Mozart, Górecki, and Philip Glass, and its wonderfully varied offering in this programme promises another taste of the ensemble’s great flair for contrast.

    “…Outstanding in every respect” (International Record Review)

    String Quartet No 12 in C minor, 'Quartettsatz'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fratres, for string quartet
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Memento
    Sir James MacMillan (1959-)
    String Quartet No 1 in C
    Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
    String Quartet No 13 in A minor, 'Rosamunde'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 26 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra - Fire Burning in Snow
    Ex Cathedra, Frances Kelly, James Johnstone, Jeffrey Skidmore, Simone Rebello
    Collegiate Church of St Mary Warwick CV34 4RA
    United Kingdom

    Fire burning in snow

    “For fire burning in snow is the effect of love” – the final line of Juan de Araujo’s Dime, amor gives this programme its title and conjures up the passion and dramatic contrasts which make it such a delight. Ex Cathedra returns to St Mary’s with exuberant music from the Latin American baroque, full of evocative indigenous imagery: repertoire for which the ensemble has received rapturous acclaim.

    "Truly sublime... all beautifully sung and played" (The Sunday Times)

  • 22 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh EH1 1RE
    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 has continually been regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.

    Join us for this candlelit concert, and the ensemble will transport you between seasons, countries, and eras. The program begins with the sublime and beautiful ‘Brandenburg Concerto No 5’ by JS Bach, described by Classic FM as ‘the perfect gateway into the world of baroque music.’ Vivaldi’s playful ‘Bassoon Concerto’ is contrast with the beautifully rich, pastoral masterwork of Vaughan Williams ‘The Lark Ascending’, which itself is followed by the emotionally charged ‘Oboe Concerto’, by Telemann. The program is completed by ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’ from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’, marked by Vivaldi’s playful and effervescent style, and his energetic and exciting writing. For classical music lovers and casual listeners alike - this promises to be a truly special evening.

    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

    Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Bassoon Concerto in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    The Lark Ascending
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Concerto for Oboe and Strings in C minor
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 23 March 2019 - 7:00pm
    JS Bach's St John Passion | Ealing Choral Society
    Andrew Tortise, Ealing Choral Society, Emma Walshe, Jonathan Williams, Philip Tebb, Sinfonia Britannica, Theodore Platt, Timothy Morgan
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    One of Bach’s most famous pieces of sacred music, the Passion depicts Jesus’ crucifixion from John’s point of view – with a dramatic arc that brings darkness into light, with compassion, hope and ultimate salvation.

    Ealing Choral Society is joined by a superb quintet of soloists and Sinfonia Brittanica, to perform this magnificent work.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 28 March 2019 - 7:00pm
    Haydn's The Creation | Whitehall Choir and London Baroque Sinfonia
    Greg Tassell, James Oldfield, Joanna Tomlinson, London Baroque Sinfonia, Miriam Allan, Whitehall Choir
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    In the 1790s Joseph Haydn travelled from Austria to spend time in England and was inspired by the large-scale oratorio works of the venerable composer Handel. The Creation, considered Haydn’s masterpiece, is based on the Book of Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost. The Whitehall Choir, one of London’s finest amateur choirs, is joined by the London Baroque Sinfonia, whose members are some of the best players of period instruments in the UK. The combination of orchestra, choir and superb soloists will make for a wonderful evening of thrilling choruses and beautiful solo arias. Not to mention the tiger, horse, sheep and worm...

    The Creation
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 23 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Southwark Cathedral London SE1 9DA
    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.

    Join us for this candlelit concert, and the ensemble will transport you between seasons, countries, and eras. The program begins with the sublime and beautiful Brandenburg Concerto No 5 by JS Bach, described by Classic FM as ‘the perfect gateway into the world of baroque music.’ Vivaldi’s playful Bassoon Concerto is contrast with the beautifully rich, pastoral masterwork of Vaughan-Williams, which itself is followed by the emotionally charged Oboe Concerto, by Telemann. The program is completed by ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’ from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’, with its glistening melodies and enthralling instrumental interplay. For classical music lovers and casual listeners alike - this promises to be a truly special evening.

    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

    Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Bassoon Concerto in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    The Lark Ascending
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Concerto for Oboe and Strings in C minor
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 29 March 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Barbican String Quartet
    Amarins Wierdsma, Barbican String Quartet, Christoph Slenczka, Tim Crawford, Yoanna Prodanova
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Acclaimed for their “gusto, comradeship and sharp attack” (The Times) and “blazing and unusually forthright performance” (The Telegraph) the Barbican quartet is made up of violinists Amarins Wierdsma and Tim Crawford, violist Christoph Slenczka, and cellist Yoanna Prodanova in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The young quartet regularly performs in the UK and Europe in such halls as the Barbican Hall, Milton Court Hall, Casa de Musica (Porto), St James’s Piccadilly and Ashmolean Museum, and made their Wigmore Hall debut in 2017 thanks to the Maisie Lewis Foundation Award. Winners of the St James Quartet Prize, the Barbican quartet are Park Lane Group artists and have appeared in such festivals as the IMS Prussia Cove, Harmos Festival (Portugal) and the Young Virtuosi Festival 2016. The quartet has undertaken residency at the Mozarteum Salzburg in 2015 and were residents in Aldeburgh Festival in 2017. The Barbican Quartet are ProQuartet participants as well as Park Lane Group artists 2016. Their performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as a part of the Barbican Total Immersion (2014) and BBC Proms (2015). The Barbicanquartet are thankful to the Belcea Quartet Charitable Trust which allows them to receive coaching from members of the Belcea quartet. Their mentors also include Alasdair Tait, David Waterman, David Takeno, Levon Chilingirian, Natalia Prishepenko, Rita Wagner and Ferenc Rados. Since September 2017 they are scholarship students with Günter Pichler at the Reina Sofia Music School in Madrid.

    String Quartet in G, 'How do you do?'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    5 movements for string quartet
    Anton von Webern (1883-1945)
    String Quartet No 1 in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 22 March 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Junior Guildhall Scholars
    Junior Guildhall Students
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Another concert given by the young artists from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's Junior Department

  • 29 March 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Danilo Mascetti (piano)
    Danilo Mascetti
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Please note change of artist

    Presented by the Royal College of Music

    Danilo Mascetti is an Italian pianist, C. Bechstein Scholar at the Royal College of Music of London. He regularly performs as soloist all over Europe, with orchestras such us Pomeriggi Musicali, Philarmonic Orchestra 'Miahil Jora', Symphonic State Orchestra of Craiova. In 2014 he performed in China and Japan, in 2015 he debuted in London for Aspect Foundation, in Prague with the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra and in Rome with the Nova Amadeus Orchestra. In 2016 he debuted in Hungary, Morocco and America, with the NYCA Symphony Orchestra, for New York Concert Artists; in 2017 he debuted in Thessaloniki Megaro Musiki with the Thessaloniki State Orchestra. During this last season he performs in Russia, Romania, Czech Republic, Italy and England, with orchestras such ASF Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Králové, and during the fall he tours with the program 'Mozart in Italia' with the violinist F Fontanelli. Engagement during spring will include Beethoven 2nd Piano Concerto with UniMI Orchestra, Bach with ASFestival Orchestra, Liszt 2nd Piano Concerto with RCM Chamber Orchestra. He studied with Vincenzo Balzani, Natalia Trull and Vsevolod Dvorkin, and he is currently student of Vanessa Latarche and Gordon Fergus – Thompson. He gained international reputation becoming laureate of competitions as 'Princesse Lalla Meryem' in Rabat, 'Gyorgios Thymis' in Greece, 'Chopin' in Rome, 'Pianotalents', 'E. Pozzoli' in Seregno, 'F Liszt' in Grottamare. During his studies he was supported by the Ann Driver Trust, the Music Talks Award, the INPDAD Italian awards.

    Involved from an early age with his parents and his family in the care of foster children, Danilo Mascetti has worked since 2015 with non-profit organizations of Lombardy in the management of the charity musical project 'Arte Solidale Festival'; all the proceeds from this festival go to help minors in need.

    Erlkönig from 12 Lieder
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Auf dem Wasser zu singen from 12 Lieder
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Gretchen am Spinnrade from 12 Lieder
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 6: Scherzo from 6 Pieces on a single theme
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Ile de feu 1 from 4 études de rythme, for piano
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 22 March 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Concert - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Band
    Danny Jones, Hannah Plumridge, Megan Jackson, Robert Childs, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Brass Band
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A welcome return visit to London by the brass band conducted by the doyen of euphonium players and brass band conducting, Dr Robert Childs.

    Festive Overture in A
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Song and Dance
    Philip Sparke (1951-)
    Memories of a lost boy
    Ben Hollings ()
    The Blaydon Races
    Traditional English ()
    On the track, for solo xylophone
    Jack Simpson (1905-1977)
    Monmouthshire from Kingdom of Dragons, for brass band
    Philip Harper ()
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