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Format: 2014-08-23
Format: 2014-08-23
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    Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
    Benjamin Grosvenor
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    Electrifying performances, exquisite technique and ingenious flair. In his brief but sensational career to date, British pianist and Gramophone Award winner, Benjamin Grosvenor, has become one of the most sought-after young performers in the world. Be thrilled by Benjamin's scintillating pianism in our stunning season finale featuring Schubert's great G flat Impromptu and Ravel's Schubert-inspired Valses nobles et sentimentales.

    Andante and Rondo Capriccioso
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Impromptu No 3 in G flat from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Humoreske in B Flat for Piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Paisaje No 1 'La fuente y la campana' from Paisajes, for piano
    Federico Mompou (1893-1987)
    Fairy Tales
    Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (1880-1951)
    Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Valse de l'opera from Faust
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
  • Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    Baroque Festival by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    In aid of The Connection at St Martin's - Helping London's homeless

    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from The Four Seasons
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 violins No 8 in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto in E flat major for violin 'La Tempesta di Mare'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Divertimento for Strings No 3 in F, 'Salzburg Symphony'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Sat, 2014-08-23 19:30
    Anything Goes - A 50th anniversary celebration of the music of Cole Porter
    Clive Rowe, Graham Bickley, Jenna Russell, Maria Friedman, Richard Balcombe, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Featuring the best from classic shows such as Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, High Society and many more…

    Excerpts from Anything Goes
    Cole Porter (1891-1964)
    Excerpts from Kiss Me Kate
    Cole Porter (1891-1964)
    Excerpts from High Society
    Cole Porter (1891-1964)
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    Sat, 2014-08-23 12:00
    Summer Saturday Recital Series - Sam Austin (organ)
    Samuel Austin
    St James's Church Bushey WD23 1BD
    United Kingdom

    'Organ Music from across the centuries with Samuel Austin' - composers to include JS Bach, SS Wesley and Vaughan Williams

    Sam hails from Liverpool and studied the organ from an early age. At 10, he secured an appointment at Huyton Parish Church, beginning organ lessons at Liverpool Cathedral with Ian Wells a few years later. Sam's undergraduate degree was taken in Organ Performance at the renowned Birmingham Conservatoire, where his teachers included Henry Fairs, Daniel Moult and David Saint. He then embarked on postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester where he won the prestigious Organ Recital Prize in 2009.

    Whilst in Birmingham, he held positions of Assistant Organist at the Birmingham Oratory, (the vast RC Oratory of St Philip Neri founded by Cardinal Newman), Organ Scholar of Birmingham Symphony Hall and Sub Organist at St Peter the Apostle, Royal Leamington Spa.

    In 2007, Sam was awarded the year long post of Organ Scholar at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. At its conclusion he took the short journey along Hope Street to become Organ Scholar at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the first person to hold both positions successively. He also holds the distinction of performing an organ recital in each cathedral during the same afternoon, cycling between venues. In 2011, Sam moved south to take up the position of Assistant Director of Music at Aldenham School.

    Composition Not Known
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Composition Not Known
    Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
    Composition Not Known
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
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    Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    The Tzigane Piano Trio
    Elizabeth Marcus, Gillian Findlay, Jennie Pounder, The Tzigane Piano Trio
    The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Hambleden RG9 6RT
    United Kingdom

    Since 1988 the Trio has performed widely throughout the UK and Europe. Pianist Elizabeth Marcus has broadcast extensively an d is staff accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Both Gillian Findlay and Jennie Brown have worked with major symphony and chamber orchestras in Lindon and have been awarded ARAM for distinction in the profession.

    Keyboard Trio No 26 in F sharp minor
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Trio No 2 in G minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Keyboard Trio No 1 in G
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Trio for flute, cello and piano, arranged for piano trio
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
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    Sun, 2014-08-31 16:00
    English heirs: music for recorder and harpsichord
    Naomi Okuda, Pawel Siwczak
    Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden London WC2B 5EZ
    United Kingdom
    Sonata No 2 in C for recorder and continuo
    Francesco Barsanti (1690-1772)
    Suite for Keyboard in E minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Solo No 4 in D minor
    John Stanley (1712-1786)
    I Prelude from Scottish Suite
    Norman Fulton (1910-1980)
    Sonata No 1 in F
    Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
    Recorder Sonata in D minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    Fri, 2014-08-29 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Gianni Brass Ensemble
    Alex Joyce, Emma Bassett, Gianni Brass Ensemble, Gianni Bruno, Joe Palmer, Niall Mulvoy, Nick Prince, Paul Bosworth, Ross Lumbard, Ryan Hume
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Gianni Brass is a brass ensemble bringing together some of the UK’s leading and upcoming brass players. The group formed in 2011 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and have played in various venues across London including Royal Festival Hall, St Johns Smith Square and Regent Hall.

    Gianni Brass have also been involved in workshops and concerts with Roger Argente’s Superbrass and have experience playing in recording sessions, weddings and corporate events.

    “Gianni Brass did a rousing and fabulous job at St John’s Smith Square – incredibly impressive” - Alison Balsom

    Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    The King's Hunting Jig
    John Bull (c.1562/3-1628)
    John Bull (c.1562/3-1628)
    Overture from Nabucco
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music
    Stephen Sondheim (1930- )
    Finale from The Firebird, 'L'Oiseau de Feu'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Jealousy Tango
    Jacob Gade (1879-1963)
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    Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    War and Peace | National Youth Choir of Great Britain
    Ben Parry, Christopher Hann, National Youth Choir of Great Britain
    The Sage Gateshead Gateshead NE8 2JR
    United Kingdom

    The National Youth Choir is formed of over 100 of the UK’s best young singers aged 16 – 22. Meeting only in the spring and summer holidays, they sing just a few breathtaking performances each year: this is a rare chance hear them.

    This evening's programme, 'War and Peace', explores a wide range of music reacting to two critical themes of human existence. There's also a brand new work, Uncertain Sea, by Northumbrian-based composer John Casken and using words by local poet and historian Katrina Porteous.

    Read more about the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain at www.nycgb.net.

    The National Youth Choir will be joined by young singers from Sage Gateshead's Youth Summer Sing, so it’s also a great chance to support young singers from the north east as they take part in an evening of outstanding choral music.

    Agnus Dei
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Take him, earth, for cherishing
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
    Jonathan Rathbone ()
    Agincourt Song
    Traditional ()
    A Choral Fanfare
    John Rutter (1945-)
    The Bluebird from 8 Partsongs
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Nunc Dimittis
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Friede auf Erden
    Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
    Aus der Tiefe from Psalmen Davids sämtlichen Moteten und Concerten
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Dixit Dominus
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Robert the Bruce: to Douglas in Dying
    Ben Parry ()
    5 Negro Spirituals from A Child of our Time
    Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
    La Guerre
    Clément Janequin (c1485-1558)
    Uncertain Sea
    John Casken (1949-)
  • Fri, 2014-08-29 20:00
    Cumbrae Summer Music: Agnes Kallay (cello) and Gusztáv Fenyo (piano)
    Agnes Kallay, Gusztáv Fenyo
    Cathedral of the Isles Millport, Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0HE
    United Kingdom

    Ágnes Kállay is one of Hungary’s foremost, younger-generation cellists. In 2010, she was selected as one of the top thirteen 'cellists internationally at the 5th Unisa International String competition in South Africa, the same year she made her first appearance at the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival where she worked with many distinguished musicians, including Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pieter Wispelwey and John Williams. Her numerous awards include winner of the Alpe Adria International Violoncello Competition in Gorizia, Italy (2004) and the International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in London (2007).

    Ágnes Kállay has performed extensively throughout Europe and the USA as soloist, chamber musician and as baroque cellist with early music ensembles. She was recently appointed to the teaching staff of the Liszt Academy and the Bartók Conservatory in Budapest.

    Music-Makers is delighted that Ágnes Kállay will be guest teacher at the ‘Isle of Cumbrae Summer Music’ residential chamber music course which runs from 26th August and culminates in a weekend of concerts in Britain’s smallest cathedral on Scotland’s most accessible island - only an hour from Glasgow and a ten minute ferry journey.

    Her programme for this recital, her first appearance in Scotland, offers an exciting juxtaposition of Beethoven’s last great sonata and Schumann’s popular Fantasy Pieces with Kodály’s early masterpiece and the rarely-played second sonata by Schnittke.

    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 5 in D major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Cello and Piano
    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2
    Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
    3 Fantasiestücke
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Sat, 2014-08-30 15:00
    Cumbrae Summer Music: Gusztáv Fenyo (piano)
    Gusztáv Fenyo
    Cathedral of the Isles Millport, Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0HE
    United Kingdom

    Since settling in Glasgow in 1980, Gusztáv Fenyo has been one of Scotland’s leading musicians, well-known for his one-composer cycles which have included Beethoven's 32 Sonatas, Chopin's complete piano works and the first Glasgow performance of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues.

    A descendant of the great Hungarian violinist, Joseph Joachim, Gusztáv Fenyo premièred György Kurtág's ‘Games’ at his London début at the Wigmore Hall, having previously given many Hungarian premières by composers such as Stockhausen, Boulez, Xenakis, Cage and Takemitsu while still a student at the Liszt Academy, Budapest.

    He has played nearly forty concertos with orchestras including the Philharmonia (London), BBC Scottish, Hungarian Radio and Television, Bucharest Philharmonic, Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, under conductors such as Frémaux, Osawa, Iwaki and Fürst, and performed almost the entire chamber music repertoire, partnering many distinguished musicians. His recording with Susanne Stanzeleit, for ASV, of Bartók’s complete violin/piano works, including ‘Contrasts’ with clarinettist Michael Collins, was widely acclaimed.

    For this solo recital, he presents a programme full of variety and contrast, revealing the piano’s rich palette of sonorities. This is the second of a trio of concerts following the ‘Isle of Cumbrae Summer Music’ residential chamber music course held in the tranquil setting of Britain’s smallest cathedral on Scotland’s most accessible island – only an hour from Glasgow and a ten minute ferry journey.

    Sonata for Piano No 18 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    8 Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Prélude No 8, Ondine from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 3, La puerta del Vino from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 12, Feux d'artifice from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Liebesträume No 3 from 3 Liebesträume
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Hungarian Rhapsody No 13 in A minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)