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Format: 2019-06-25
Format: 2019-06-25
  • 28 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Gregynog Festival - Odysseus Piano Trio
    Odysseus Piano Trio
    Gregynog Hall Tregynon, Nr Newtown SY16 3PW
    United Kingdom

    Gregynog Festival, Wales’s oldest classical music festival, returns in June with its traditional combination of beautiful summer events in idyllic Mid Wales locations. The season celebrates the vision of the Davies family – Gwendoline and Margaret Davies and their brother David, 1st Baron Davies - for a better world rooted in culture and peace following the First World War.

    Formed in 2015, the Odysseus Piano Trio is developing a reputation as one of the most dynamic and distinctive ensembles to emerge in recent years. The trio have performed at Kings Place, St David’s Hall and regularly perform in festivals and concert societies in the UK.

    Sara Trickey enjoys an exciting and diverse career as a solo violinist and chamber musician. Noted for her ‘fiery and passionate’ performances (The Strad) and ‘beautifully refined tone’ (Musical Opinion), she performs at many of the UK’s major venues and events, including the Presteigne, Alwyn, Oxford May Music, York and Wye Valley Chamber Music festivals. She plays regularly with pianist Daniel Tong with whom she has recorded the Schubert Sonatinas to critical acclaim (‘Irresistible!’ – Barry Millington). A CD of Fauré and David Matthews has recently been released by Deux-Elles.

    Rosie Biss is principal cellist of Welsh National Opera and, outside that role, she enjoys a busy and varied career as a chamber musician, soloist, guest principal and teacher. As a recitalist and former member of the Zehetmair Quartet and Trio, European Music Project and Scottish Ensemble, Rosie has played throughout Europe and America, broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and WDR 3, and performed at major music festivals including Edinburgh, Aspen, Verbier and Schleswig-Holstein.

    Robin Green enjoys a busy career as a piano soloist, chamber musician and conductor. His Dialog mit Mozart CD on the Gramola label was ‘Editor’s Choice’ in The Strad, and Gramophone wrote of Games Chorales and Fantasie on the Claves label: ‘Green….an intelligent and sensitive musician with a genuine flair for imaginative programming.’ Former recipient of the Leverhulme Chamber music fellowship at the Royal College of Music, Robin was first prizewinner of the Royal Overseas League Chamber Music Competition and Concours Nicati in Switzerland and runner-up at the International Schubert Duo Competition.

    Gregynog Festival 2019: Vision also includes performances by the chamber-folk group VRi (22 and 23 June), A Nocte Temporis with the tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen (29 June), and the organist Meirion Wynn Jones (30 June).

    This concert will be preceded by a talk about Walford Davies and Wales by Gregynog Festival's Artistic Director, Dr Rhian Davies, in the Senior Common Room at Gregynog Hall at 6.00pm.

    Piano Trio in D, 'Ghost'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Welsh Miniatures, for violin, cello and piano
    Evan Thomas Davies (1878-1969)
    Antiphony, for vioin and cello
    W Hubert Davies (1893-1965)
    Piano Trio No 1 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 30 June 2019 - 2:30pm
    Gregynog Festival - Meirion Wynn Jones (organ)
    Meirion Wynn Jones
    Bethel Chapel Aberystwyth SY23 2BJ
    United Kingdom

    Gregynog Festival, Wales’s oldest classical music festival, returns in June with its traditional combination of beautiful summer events in idyllic Mid Wales locations. The season celebrates the vision of the Davies family – Gwendoline and Margaret Davies and their brother David, 1st Baron Davies - for a better world rooted in culture and peace following the First World War.

    2019 marks 100 years since Gregynog Festival’s first Artistic Director, Henry Walford Davies, became first Gregynog Professor of Music at Aberystwyth University, 1919-26, and first Director of the National Council of Music for Wales, 1919-41: appointments that were funded by Gwendoline and Margaret Davies. Meirion Wynn Jones' recital includes music by Aberystwyth composers who have played the fine Frederick Rothwell organ at Bethel Chapel over the years, including Walford Davies who gave the inaugural recital in 1924.

    A native of Rhewl, Llangollen, Meirion Wynn Jones was educated at Wells Cathedral School, before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied organ and piano. As a student he held organ scholarships at Winchester Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Having held organist posts at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the Birmingham Oratory, and Brecon Cathedral, Meirion now pursues a freelance career as a composer, accompanist and teacher. He was for many years a staff accompanist at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, and at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

    Meirion's choral and vocal works have been recorded and broadcast on BBC radio and S4C. In 2011 he was awarded the Musician’s Medal (Tlws y Cerddor) for composition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Recently-commissioned works include Ffrindiau Bach a Mawr for Côr Heol y March, and the anthem Beloved, let us love for the John S. Davies Singers, marking the fortieth anniversary of their founding. His recital includes the world premiere performance of his Diptych on themes of Walford Davies, the 2019 Gregynog Festival commission.

    Other concerts during this year's Festival season include the chamber-folk string trio VRi (22 and 23 June), the Odysseus Piano Trio (28 June), and A Nocte Temporis with the tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen (29 June)

    Solemn Melody
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
    Minuet from Arminio
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Minuet-Scherzo from 2 Pièces, for organ
    Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
    Minuet from Joseph
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Er cof
    Composer Not Known ()
    Jesu Dulcis Memoria
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
    Aria, for organ
    Firmin Swinnen (1885-1972)
    Prelude, Elegy and Toccata, for organ
    William Mathias (1934-1992)
    Interlude in C, for organ
    Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1942)
    Diptych on themes of Walford Davies, for organ
  • 29 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Summer Soirée - music for choir and harp
    Kieran Morris, Melissa Adriana Parmar, Singhealthy
    St Paul's Church Wokingham RG41 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Singhealthy Wokingham choir and award-winning harpist Melissa Adriana Parmar will team up to perform a variety of beautiful music by French composers, including works by Debussy, Fauré and Saint-Saëns. The concert will raise money for Thames Hospice.

    Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Arabesque No 1 from 2 Arabesques
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Cantique de Jean Racine
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Pièce de concert, fo solo harp
    Henri Busser (1872-1973)
    Ubi caritas et amor from 4 motets sur des thèmes grégoriens
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    Ave Verum
    Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    Ave Maria
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    The Swan from Le carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals'
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Calme des nuits from 2 Choeurs
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Pavane 'Belle qui tiens ma vie' from Orchésographie
    Thoinot Arbeau (1519-1595)
    Matona, mia cara
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    La Source
    Alphonse Hasselmans (1845-1912)
    Méditation from Thaïs
    Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
    In paradisum from Requiem
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
  • 29 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra
    Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra, Robert Roscoe, Tom Hicks
    The Old Gym, Wellington College Crowthorne RG45 7PU
    United Kingdom

    For our summer concert on June 29th the orchestra is delighted to welcome back soloist Tom Hicks for Brahms's Piano Concerto No 2. Tom performed Brahms's Concerto No 1 with us in the autumn of 2015, and we're looking forward to working with him again. The concertos - written at different stages of Brahms's life and separated by a gap of 22 years - were described by Stephen Hough as "two of the greatest pillars of the Romantic repertoire". The programme is completed with Tchaikovsky's emotional and expressive 4th Symphony.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 30 June 2019 - 3:00pm
    A Magic Carpet of Choral Music | Bristol Chamber Choir
    Bristol Chamber Choir, Gordon Pullin
    Saint Stephen's Church Bristol BS1 1EQ
    United Kingdom

    Bristol Chamber Choir are presenting A Magical Carpet of Choral Music. This will feature rounds, canons, glees, catches, part-songs and madrigals from the 13th to the 20th century.

  • 30 June 2019 - 6:30pm
    Forest Philharmonic plays Stravinsky's Firebird Suite
    Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Shanahan
    Walthamstow Assembly Hall London E17 4SY
    United Kingdom

    Along with Glazunov’s dainty balletic depiction of the four seasons, we perform Mussorgsky’s hair-raising portrayal of a witches’ sabbath, as heard in Disney’s Fantasia. We end our season with Stravinsky’s musical rendition of the Russian legend of the Firebird, where love triumphs over evil. An uplifting evening awaits!

    The Seasons
    Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936)
    A night on the bare mountain
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
    The Firebird Suite (1919)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • 28 June 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Academy Harp Department
    Academy Harp Department
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

    A welcome return by the wonderful artists of the RAM Harp Department

    This concert is curated by Karen Vaughan (former co-principal, London Symphony Orchestra, Head of Harp, Royal Academy of Music and Associate Artistic Director, World Harp Congress)

    Concertino for flute and orchestra in D
    Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
    Waterless Seas, for 6 harps
    Gareth Wood (1950-)
    Avian Arabesques, for 4 harps
    Paul Patterson (1947-)
  • 28 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | London Musical Arts Ensemble
    Christopher Jones, John Landor, London Musical Arts Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy our candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and exquisitely performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Alexander's Feast
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for oboe and violin in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 29 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Mozart and The English Mozart | Leicester Philharmonic Choir
    Andrew Davies, Claire Ward, Instruments of Time and Truth, Leicester Philharmonic Choir, Mark Wilde, Stephen Bullamore, Tamsin Raitt
    De Montfort Hall Leicester LE1 7RU
    United Kingdom

    This concert includes works written by two friends, both born in 1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Thomas Linley.

    Linley was only 17 when he composed Let God arise, while the Mass in C minor is one of Mozart’s last works written when he was 27.

    Mass in C minor, 'The Great'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Anthem: Let God arise
    Thomas Linley Jr (1756-1778)
    Exsultate, jubilate, for soprano and orchestra
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Insanae et vanae curae
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 1 July 2019 - 1:10pm
    Trinity Laban Wind Ensemble play Ruth Gipps, Samantha Carr and Mozart
    Chris O’Neal, Trinity Laban Wind Ensemble
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The Trinity Laban Wind Ensemble perform in the baroque splendour of St James's Piccadilly. Their programme includes the delightful 'Seascape', composed in 1958 by the pioneering British composer Ruth Gipps, as well as the world premiere of 'The London Below' by Trinity Laban student Samantha Carr. They finish the concert with a performance of Mozart's dark-toned and sophisticated 'Serenade in C minor'.

    Free recital (retiring collection).

    Ruth Gipps (1921-1999)
    The London Below
    Composer Not Known ()
    Serenade for wind instruments No 12 in C minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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