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Format: 2018-07-21
Format: 2018-07-21
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    27 July 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Ben Smith (piano)
    Ben Smith
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe

    Ben Smith is a London-based composer and performer specialising in contemporary music. He is interested in – amongst other things – phenomenological and semiotic approaches to musical analysis, and compositional encounters with silence and repetition. Ben graduated from City, University of London in 2015, and currently studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Rolf Hind and Laurence Crane.

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    Brian Ferneyhough (1943-)
    Sonata for Piano No 21 in C, 'Waldstein'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Philip the wanderer
    Cassandra Miller (1976 -)
    Marche fatale
    Helmut Lachenmann (1935-)
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    21 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Helena Wood, Peter G Dyson, Pippa Harris
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 violins No 8 in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Incidental Music from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Church sonata in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    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 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    26 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Geoffrey Coates, Helen Davies, Peter G Dyson, Pippa Harris
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for oboe No 3 in G minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Adagio in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for 2 violins No 8 in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu joy of man's desiring) from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    24 July 2018 - 6:30pm
    Two by Two | Zsombor and Gergely Tóth-Vajna
    Gergely Tóth-Vajna, Zsombor Tóth-Vajna
    Handel House London W1K 4HB
    United Kingdom

    Twin brothers Zsombor and Gergely Tóth-Vajna play keyboard sonatas for 4 hands by JC Bach with some of Handel’s greatest music for the harpsichord. Both composers came to London from Germany, and lived in the same area, albeit at different periods.

    Overture from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Fugue in B flat major
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sonata for keyboard 4 hands in A
    Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
    Suite for keyboard in E minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sonata for keyborad No 1 in B flat major
    Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
    Suite No 2 for keyboard in F
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sonata for keyboard 4 hands No 6 in F major
    Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
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    26 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Samling Academy Opera: Venus and Adonis
    Dunedin Consort, John Butt, Mandy Demetriou, Miranda Wright, Patrick Owston, Samling Academy Singers, Timothy Morgan, Zoë Jackson
    Sage Gateshead Gateshead NE8 2JR
    United Kingdom

    Music Director John Butt conducts the Dunedin Consort in Samling Academy Opera’s production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell’s Come, ye sons of art. Featuring Samling Artist Tim Morgan as Cupid and soloists from Samling Academy, this production is directed by Samling Artist Miranda Wright and choreographed by Mandy Demetriou. Don’t miss the chance to witness this double-bill of Blow’s masterpiece, considered the first English opera, and Purcell’s much loved baroque ode dedicated to Queen Mary.

    Come, ye sons of art, (Birthday ode for Mary II)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Venus and Adonis
    John Blow (1649-1708)
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    27 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Samling Academy Opera: Venus and Adonis
    Dunedin Consort, John Butt, Mandy Demetriou, Miranda Wright, Patrick Owston, Samling Academy Singers, Timothy Morgan, Zoë Jackson
    Sage Gateshead Gateshead NE8 2JR
    United Kingdom

    Music Director John Butt conducts the Dunedin Consort in Samling Academy Opera’s production of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell’s Come, ye sons of art. Featuring Samling Artist Tim Morgan as Cupid and soloists from Samling Academy, this production is directed by Samling Artist Miranda Wright and choreographed by Mandy Demetriou. Don’t miss the chance to witness this double-bill of Blow’s masterpiece, considered the first English opera, and Purcell’s much loved baroque ode dedicated to Queen Mary.

    Come, ye sons of art, (Birthday ode for Mary II)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Venus and Adonis
    John Blow (1649-1708)
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    21 July 2018 - 7:00pm
    Bampton Classical Opera: Nicolo Isouard's Cinderella
    Alistair Ollerenshaw, Aoife O'Sullivan, Bampton Classical Opera, Benjamin Durrant, Bradley Smith, Harry Sever, Jenny Stafford, Kate Howden, Nicholas Merryweather, Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera
    The Deanery Garden Bampton OX18 2LL
    United Kingdom

    Bampton Classical Opera celebrates its 25th anniversary with the UK première of Nicolò Isouard’sCinderella (1810), a charming and lyrical telling of Perrault’s much-loved fairy-tale, continuing the Company’s remarkable exploration of rarities from the classical period. The Bampton production will be sung in a new English translation by Gilly French with dialogues by director Jeremy Gray. Isouard died in Paris in 1818 and so this new production also marks his bicentenary.

    Cinderella (Cendrillon) is designated as an opéra féerie, and is in three acts, to a libretto by Charles Guillaume Etienne. Cinderella and her Prince share music of folktune-like simplicity, contrasting with the vain step-sisters, who battle it out with torrents of spectacular coloratura. With his gifts for unaffected melody, several appealing ensembles and always beguiling orchestration, Isouard’s Cinderella is ripe for rediscovery. Performances will be conducted by Harry Sever and directed by Jeremy Gray.

    Born in Malta in 1775, Isouard was renowned across Europe, composing 41 operas, many of which were published and widely performed. As a young man and following the success of his first operas which were performed in Italy, Isouard became director of the Teatru Manoel in Valletta, Malta. Moving to Paris in 1799, Cendrillon of 1810 was one of his many successes at the Opéra-Comique and was performed across Europe to great acclaim, especially in Germany and Austria, until knocked off its perch by Rossini’s La Cenerentola in 1817. Isouard’s Cendrillon was nominated in the ‘Rediscovered Opera’ category in the recent International Opera Awards, after its first modern-day performance at the Manhattan School of Music last year. Opera Magazine described it as “a little-known jewel of French opera”.

    There will be a pre-performance talks at 4.30pm in St Mary's Church.

    Cendrillon (Cinderella)
    Nicolo Isouard (1775-1818)
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    23 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    Anna Geniushene (piano) plays Chopin, Verdi and Schumann
    Anna Geniushene
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Born in Moscow, Anna Geniushene is studying for her Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the supervision of Christopher Elton, generously supported by an ABRSM Scholarship. Prior to this, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree under Elena Kuznetsova.

    Anna won the Academy’s prestigious Patrons Award in January 2018. In 2017 she won three prizes at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition: Bronze, Junior Jury Prize and the Special Prize for Chamber Music. Her early musical achievements include second prize at the Shostakovich Music Competition for Youth (1998) and the Grand Prix at the Blüthner International Piano Competition (2006). Anna went on to win many competitions, including the Romantic Music Festival for Young Musicians (2010), Città di Padova International Music Competition (2012) and Maria Yudina International Music Competition (2015), as well as second prize at the Mauro Paolo Monopoli Competition (2017) and first prize and the Audience Prize at the Sheepdrove Piano Competition, Newbury. Anna is currently preparing for the Leeds International Piano Competition, which will be held in September 2018.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Mazurka No 30 in G
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 31 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Danza sacra e duetto finale, d'Aida
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Humoreske in B flat, for piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    25 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    The Korimako Trio play piano trios by Brahms and John Musto
    Diane Huh, Korimako Piano Trio, Modi Deng, Tahee Kim
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Formed of music students from the University of Auckland, the Korimako Piano Trio are winners of the Pettman/Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Scholarship 2018. The trio were finalists in the Auckland Chamber Music Society competition and the Pettman/Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Scholarship in 2016. They have received mentoring from Edith Salzmann, Professor Rae de Lisle and Stephen Larsen in Auckland, and have also received coaching from David Guerin, Stephen de Pledge, Caroline Almonte and Ekaterina Derzhavina.

    The Korimako Trio draws their name from a Maori saying that likens fluent, graceful orators and singers to a bellbird singing at dawn, He rite ki te kopara e ko nei I te ata.

    Free recital (retiring collection).

    2nd movement: Slowly - Allegro molto - Tempo 1 - Allegro molto from Piano Trio
    John Musto ()
    Piano Trio No 2 in C
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    27 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    Hallé Youth Choir sing choral arrangements of folk songs from around the world
    Hallé Youth Choir, Stuart Overington
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Established in 2003, the Hallé Youth Choir is recognised as one of the country’s leading mixed-voice youth choirs. Rehearsing on Sunday afternoons during term-time, membership is for talented young singers, aged 13-19 years, across the North West region. As well as appearing with the Hallé and a variety of other ensembles, the Youth Choir also performs independently. Each summer, members enjoy a residential course and tour with visits in recent years to Italy, Dublin, Belgium, Scotland and Paris.

    The Youth Choir’s 17-18 season featured a performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in York Minster as part of the Ryedale Festival, three appearances at the celebrated Hallé Carol Concerts at the Bridgewater Hall and also joining forces with the Hallé Choir in Mendelssohn’s glorious setting of Psalm 114. Also this year, the Hallé Youth Choir performed live on BBC 1 with indie-rock band Snow Patrol as part of the 2018 Sports Relief campaign, and have recorded with Mercury-nominated artist C Duncan on his latest album.

    Since its creation the Youth Choir has covered a wide range of diverse repertoire. Recent highlights have included being part of the Hallé’s Elgar Festival, singing the music of Star Wars, the Lord Mayor’s concert at Middleton Arena to mark the launch of the Lee Rigby Foundation, the Rotary International Conference at Manchester Central as well as appearances at the BBC Proms.

    The Youth Choir has taken part in several recording projects on the Hallé’s own label including A Christmas Celebration, Colin Matthews’ Crossing the Alps and the Gramophone award-winning recording of Elgar’s The Apostles. The Youth Choir sang on Elbow’s album Build a Rocket Boys and subsequently performed with the Manchester band on Comic Relief and Later…with Jules Holland.

    The Hallé Concerts Society is very grateful to Help Musicians UK, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Oglesby Charitable Trust, The Radcliffe Trust, Elbow and many individual benefactors for their continued support of the Youth Choir.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sumer is icumen in
    Anonymous ()
    The lover's ghost from 5 English Folksongs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    I love my love from 6 Choral Folksongs
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    She moved through the fair
    Traditional Irish ()
    Domaredansen
    Traditional Swedish ()
    Trilo
    Traditional Swedish ()
    San’bonani/Nda’Wana
    Traditional African ()
    Indodana
    Traditional African ()
    City called Heaven
    Traditional Spiritual ()
    Ev’ry time I feel the spirit
    Ken Burton ()
    The Parting Glass
    Traditional Irish ()
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