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Format: 2018-11-15
Format: 2018-11-15
  • 15 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Giacomo Susani (guitar)
    Giacomo Susani
    St Paul's Church Canterbury CT1 1NH
    United Kingdom

    Giacomo Susani is an Italian guitarist (Padua, 29 April 1995). He started playing the guitar at the age of seven and eventually studied under the direction of Stefano Grondona at the Conservatorio Arrigo Pedrolloin Vicenza where he graduated with the highest marks and honours in 2013.

    He is continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, in the class of Michael Lewin, where he has completed his Bachelor of Music, gaining First Class Honours and the discretionary Bache Fund Prize. He is now studying for his Master’s degree. On his entrance to the Academy he was awarded the prestigious Julian Bream Trust Scholarship, after an audition with Julian Bream himself.

    Giacomo Susani plays a guitar made by the English luthier David Rubio (1996), a guitar made by the Spanish luthier Domingo Esteso (1926) and a guitar by the German luthier Matthias Dammann (2013), provided by Calleva Foundation.

    Giacomo is grateful for being supported by the Julian Bream Trust, the Calleva Foundation, the Worshipful Company of Musicians, Help Musicians UK and The Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

  • 18 November 2018 - 2:30pm
    York Guildhall Orchestra - Celebrating Mozart
    Rebecca Taylor, Simon Wright, York Guildhall Orchestra
    Helmsley Arts Centre Helmsley YO62 5DW
    United Kingdom

    The York Guildhall Orchestra venture away from its routine venue for a chamber concert in the Arts Centre, Helmsley. This is a Sunday chamber concert with an all Mozart programme featuring Rebecca Taylor as piano soloist.

    The orchestra first played the Eine kleine in 2017 in a concert in Ripon - everyone enjoyed it so much, Simon has included it in this concert! The symphony is rarely played, but it is a glorious piece and deserves to be performed more often.

    Serenade No 13 in G for strings, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 23 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    4 Contretänze
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 33 in B Flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 23 November 2018 - 7:45pm
    Martinu Quartet
    Jitka Vlasánková, Libor Kanka, Lubomir Havlak, Martinu String Quartet, Zbnek Pad'ourek
    South Downs College Lewes BN7 2XH
    United Kingdom

    The Martinu Quartet, originally the Havlak Quartet, was formed in 1976 by students of the Prague Conservatoire inspired by and modelled on such Czech quartets as the Vlach and the Smetna. They renamed themselves in 1985 reflecting their commitment to promote the work of one of the great masters of Czech music, Bohuslav Martinu - and made prize-winning recordings of his quartets. They take pleasure in seeking out neglected works and in giving first perfomances of pieces by contemporary composers.

    The Strad Magazine: 'the Martinu Quartet played...with such extraordinary homogeneity of sound and technical ease that their reading sounded deceptively laid back... [they]showed their gift for finding the emotional heart of a piece. This was an exquisitely crafted and profoundly moving performance'.

    String Quartet No 2
    Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
    String Quartet No 12 in F major, 'American'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    String Quartet No 49 in B minor
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 16 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Sinfonia Viva with Frank Zielhorst and Chloë Hanslip (violin)
    Chloë Hanslip, Frank Zielhorst, Sinfonia ViVA
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Dutch conductor, Frank Zielhorst, makes his Nottingham Debut as Sinfonia Viva’s new Principal Conductor with this richly melodious programme. Tchaikovsky wrote his exquisite Serenade for Strings in the same year that he wrote his 1812 Overture but he considered it much the better piece, its charm and warmly expressive style a conscious nod to Mozart, whose music he much admired. Mozart’s last and grandest Symphony was completed nearly a century earlier and its scale and exuberant energy earned it the nickname ‘Jupiter’, in recognition of the qualities it shared with the Romans’ chief god. At the heart of this performance is Samuel Barber’s lush and lyrical Violin Concerto, performed by the outstanding young British violinist, Chloë Hanslip. It was Barber’s first concerto and he clearly relished the opportunity, expertly blending singing lines with high drama. The concluding moto perpetuo is a breathless whirlwind, racing by in four exhilarating minutes and testing every sinew of the soloist’s skill.

    Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Katy Hamilton explores Mozart’s Symphony No 41

    This concert is followed by one of our series of After Hours events. For more details go to trch.co.uk/nottinghamclassics

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    Serenade for string orchestra
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Symphony No 41 in C, 'Jupiter'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 23 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    BBC Symphony Orchestra with Martyn Brabbins and Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
    BBC Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Watts, Martyn Brabbins, Sheku Kanneh-Mason
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Nottingham’s phenomenal young cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, provides the centrepiece to our centenary concert marking the end of World War One, performing Elgar’s elegiac concerto. Written in 1919 it distils the composer’s anguish at the devastation across Europe into the most moving concerto for the instrument. Vaughan Williams’ Pastoral Symphony ploughs similar emotional terrain, but the landscape evoked is of wartime France, where the composer had been an army ambulance driver. Impressionistic touches are felt throughout, whether in the echoes of a bugler’s last post, or the haunting, wordless soprano floating over hushed fields. The opener to this concert is Sir Arthur Bliss’s Checkmate, his superlative ballet score written in 1937 for a production that starred dance luminaries Robert Helpmann and Margot Fonteyn. The rituals of the chess game become a powerful allegorical tale about the rise of dark forces in Europe and the imminence of war, all thrillingly played out in Bliss’s incisive rhythms and vibrant colours.

    Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Martyn Brabbins in conversation.

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    Concert Suite from Checkmate
    Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975)
    Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Symphony No 3, ' Pastoral'
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • 18 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra - Choral classics in 40 parts
    Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Ex Cathedra - “one of Britain’s very best choirs” (New York Times) – comes to the Royal Concert Hall with an epic programme with no fewer than four pieces written in 40 parts. There are two works composed especially for Ex Cathedra and a rare opportunity to hear their iconic model, the monumental Spem in alium.

    The 50th anniversary of the first manned orbit of the Moon is also the perfect time to hear Alec Roth’s 40-part Earthrise, a stunning piece that takes its inspiration from that breath-taking Apollo 8 photo. Astronomer Bill Anders later recounted: “We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth … it was the most beautiful, heart-catching sight of my life.”

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    Spem in alium (40-part motet)
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Ecce beatam lucem (40-part motet)
    Alessandro Striggio (c1540-1592)
    Sanctum est verum lumen
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Alec Roth (1948- )
    Sing and glorify
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
  • 17 November 2018 - 7:00pm
    The Magic Flute | Porcupine Productions
    Annette Dumville, Anthony Scales, Carlyon Viles, Catrin Lewis, David Banbury, Derek Carden, Gediminas Varna, Geoffrey Strum, Jane Fisher, Kathleen Linton-Ford, Porcupine Productions, Randy Nichol, Sarah Tyler, Shirley Vaughan, Stefanie Kemball-Read
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Porcupine Productions return to St James's Piccadilly, with an imaginative staging of Mozart's popular opera, The Magic Flute. Suitable for all ages, this colourful opera features heroes, heroines, villains and magicians, humans who dress like birds, genies and witches. A musical and artistic treat for all the family!

    This production supports 'Dogs on the street'

    Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 24 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio | Bournemouth Bach Choir
    Abbi Temple, Bournemouth Bach Choir, Bournemouth Bach Orchestra, Frances Bourne, Jonathan Prentice, Thomas Herford, Tim Hooper, Victoria Sayles
    Wimborne Minster Wimborne BH21 1HT
    United Kingdom
    Christmas Oratorio
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 24 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Glory of Baroque – Vivaldi, Handel and Bach
    Concordia Chamber Choir, Dan Ludford-Thomas, The South Circular Orchestra
    All Saints Church, West Dulwich London SE21 8JY
    United Kingdom

    All of the magnificent music in Concordia’s autumn concert was, incredibly, composed within the span of less than forty years - in that astonishing flowering of European music in the early 18th century which we now call the Baroque. Our programme especially celebrates the trio of composers whose work defines this golden era: Vivaldi, Handel and Corelli.

    The centrepiece of the evening will be Vivaldi’s Gloria, almost a ‘lost’ masterpiece till the mid 20th century, but now one of the most popular and revered works in the canon of sacred music. The genius of Handel will be represented by two contrasting pieces: Zadok The Priest, highly familiar but never failing to take the breath away with its sweep and majesty and Ode For the Birthday Of Queen Anne, a secular cantata, part of which was sung at this summer’s wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Last, but most certainly not least, we are delighted welcome back our very special guests The South Circular Orchestra, who will also perform Corelli's Christmas Concerto.

    So please book your tickets now and join us for a stirring evening of baroque masterworks in the equally inspirational setting of All Saint’s Church. We look forward to seeing you.

    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
  • 25 November 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Cotswold Chamber Orchestra and The Burford Singers perform Mozart
    Ben Goldscheider, Brian Kay, Jake Muffet, Kate Bailey, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Robyn Allegra Parton, The Burford Singers, The Cotswold Chamber Orchestra, William Wallace
    Church of St John the Baptist Burford OX18 4RY
    United Kingdom

    For this celebration of the music of Mozart, including the Great Mass in C Minor, we are delighted to be joined by Ben Goldscheider, Winner of the Brass Category Final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition who will perform the Horn Concerto No 4.

    Postal booking from 17th September to 5th October, via Burford Singers website
    Online booking from 15th October Burford Singers website - booking fee applies
    Booking in person (unreserved tickets only) from 15th October

    Divertimento for strings No 1 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for horn and orchestra No 4 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Mass in C minor, 'The Great'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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