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Format: 2019-01-21
Format: 2019-01-21
  • 29 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    European Union Chamber Orchestra
    Crispian Steele-Perkins, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Hans-Peter Hofmann
    The Concert Hall in the Town Hall Reading RG1 1QH
    United Kingdom

    On 10th October 2015 the BBC's CD Review concluded that, of all the available recordings of Hadyn's famous trumpet concerto world-wide, Crispian Steele-Perkins's recording is 'the one to have'. On Tuesday 29 January 2019, you can hear him play it live in the beautiful acoustics of The Concert Hall.

    Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - The Town Hall (free)

    Trumpet Tune and Air
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in E flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Serenade for string orchestra
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 25 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Hallé with Sir Mark Elder and Stephen Hough (piano)
    Sir Mark Elder, Stephen Hough, The Hallé
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Berlioz’s rousing overture begins this Franco-German concert. Benvenuto Cellini may have sunk without trace as an opera but it left behind a brilliant opening showpiece. Two rather more successful operas feature in the second half of this concert. Lohengrin was Wagner’s first major operatic hit, its mythical and chivalric subject matter evoked in the stirring preludes to Act One and Act Three. The suite from Die Meistersinger takes in the Apprentices’ Dance, as well as the grand Prelude to Act One. Stephen Hough’s recording of Saint-Saëns’ piano concertos earned the remarkable accolade of most popular classical CD of the last 30 years in a 2008 Gramophone readers’ poll. For this concert he’ll be performing the last of these concertos, which led critics of the day to compare it to Granada’s Alhambra Palace. Saint-Saëns’s acute ear for the sounds of the East prompted some striking effects, including croaking frogs, a Nubian love song and even the thrum of a ship’s propellers in the joyful and virtuosic finale.

    Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Stephen Hough in conversation.

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    Overture from Benvenuto Cellini
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in F, 'Egyptian'
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Prelude to Act I from Lohengrin
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Excerpts from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, 'The Mastersingers of Nuremburg'
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
  • 26 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Haydn Quartet
    London Haydn Quartet
    St Andrew's and St George's West Church Edinburgh EH2 2PA
    United Kingdom

    London Haydn Quartet - Catherine Manson, Michael Gurevich (violins), John Crockatt (viola) and Jonathan Manson (cello)

    “The musicians imbued both works with myriad details of shading and contrast, and beautifully calibrated phrasing” New York Times

    String Quartet No 21 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quartet No 6 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 67 in F
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 26 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    Wagner's Ring - in an hour!
    Hannah Foster, Matthew Wood, Stockport Symphony Orchestra
    Stockport Town Hall Stockport SK1 3XE
    United Kingdom

    Ever wanted to know what all the fuss about The Ring was about but couldn’t face the flight to Bayreuth and 15 hours on hard seats? This is for you! Matthew Wood brings you all the essential orchestral music from The Ring in a little over an hour so there is still time for a magic flute or two! Hannah Foster missed the final of our last young musicians competition by a whisker so we are thrilled to have the chance to perform with her Dove’s delightful piece based on Mozart’s Magic Flute.

    Overture from Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    The Magic Flute Dances
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
    The Ring Without Words
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
  • 30 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    Endellion String Quartet - 40th Anniversary Season
    Andrew Watkinson, David Waterman, Endellion String Quartet, Garfield Jackson, Ralph de Souza
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    Like Beethoven, Tchaikovsky was a great symphonist and an equally great quartet writer. The small forces of the string quartet never seem to hamper Tchaikovsky’s capacity for sumptuous harmonies and textures. The slow movement of this piece has become justly famous and is transcribed for orchestra and other instrumental combinations. Haydn’s profound and searching Op 20 No 5 ends in a fugue as does Beethoven’s famous C major quartet … and what different fugues they are!

    There are six concerts in the Endellions' 40th Anniversary Series at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge - on the following Wednesday evenings: 24th October 2018, 21st November 2018, 30th January 2019, 27th February 2019, 24th April 2018 and 22nd May 2019. Full details can be found here

    Sponsored by Lark Music

    String Quartet No 23 in F minor
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 1 in D major
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    String Quartet No 9 in C, 'Rasumovsky'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 29 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    Chiaroscuro String Quartet - Skipton Music 2018-2019 : Concert 4
    Alina Ibragimova, Chiaroscuro Quartet, Claire Thirion, Emilie Hörnlund, Pablo Hernan Benedi
    Christ Church Skipton BD23 2AH
    United Kingdom

    The young international players of the Chiaroscuro String Quartet perform music of the classical and early romantic periods on gut strings and with historical bows. The quartet's unique sound is highly acclaimed by audiences and critics all over Europe.

    String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    String Quartet No 1 in E flat
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    String Quartet No 3 in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 29 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    1769: A Year in Music | The Mozartists (chamber ensemble)
    Chiara Skerath, Ian Page, James Newby, The Mozartists
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    This fascinating and wide-ranging survey sets works by the 13 year old Mozart – including a recently rediscovered concert aria – alongside an array of other pieces that were being composed in the same year. These include the first movement of a symphony by Mozart’s own father and two arias from Thomas Arne’s Ode commissioned for David Garrick’s 1769 Shakespeare Jubilee. Also featured are arias by Paisiello, Grétry and Gluck, and the concert closes with Haydn’s resplendent ‘Maria Theresia’ symphony, one of the greatest and most exciting of his middle-period works.

    This concert marks the launch of the fifth year of our acclaimed Mozart 250 series.

    Pre-concert talk at 6pm (free entry with concert ticket)

    2: Allegro from Cassation in G
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Cara, se le mie pene
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Venga pur from Don Chisciotte della Mancia
    Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816)
    Son vecchio, son furbo from Le pescatrici
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    1st movement: Allegro from Symphony in G, 'Neue Lambach'
    Leopold Mozart (1719-1787)
    Aristeo from 'Nochier che in mezzo all'onde' from Aristeo, from Le feste d'Apollo
    Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
    Symphony No 48 in C, 'Maria Theresia'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Two arias from An ode upon dedicating a building to Shakespeare
    Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778)
    Die Israeliten in der Wüste
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
  • 31 January 2019 - 7:15pm
    Catriona Morison (alto) and Joseph Middleton (piano)
    Catriona Morison, Joseph Middleton
    Howard Assembly Room Leeds LS1 6NU
    United Kingdom

    A BBC New Generation Artist and the first British winner of Cardiff Singer of the World, Catriona Morison makes her Leeds recital debut on 31 January. Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton accompanies her on a programme of her own devising, full of Romantic longing.

    Bookended by Brahms and Korngold, at the heart of the recital stands Schumann’s setting of Mary Queen of Scots’ final prayer and Mahler's transcendental Rückert Lieder, timeless in its exploration of the human condition.

    An die Nachtigall from 4 Lieder
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Meine Liebe ist grün from 9 Lieder
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Gedichte der Königen Maria Stuart
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    5 Rückert Lieder
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    5 Lieder
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
  • 26 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    Hristo Kazakov (piano)
    Hristo Kazakov
    Rudolf Steiner House London NW1 6XT
    United Kingdom

    Hristo Kazakov has performed a substantial part of Claude Debussy’s piano works, with his performances of Debussy’s 24 Preludes garnering critical acclaim. His performances and interpretations of Bach’s The Art of the Fugue and the Goldberg Variations have been particularly well-received. In May 2013, American magazine Fanfare recognized Hristo Kazakov’s Bach Goldberg Variations album as one of the finest interpretations. Since 2013, Hristo Kazakov’s recordings have been globally promoted by Phoenix Classical Canada (a Division of Phoenix Records Ltd.). He has released five solo recordings and a DVD which includes works by Schubert, Chopin and Liszt.

    Goldberg Variations
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • 26 January 2019 - 9:30am
    Come and Sing Workshop - Handel's Messiah
    Calum Fraser, Richard Leach, Streatham Choral
    Streatham Space Project Streatham SW2 4PA
    United Kingdom

    Join conductor, Calum Fraser, and members of Streatham Choral to develop your vocal skills and sing your heart out to choruses from Handel's timeless Messiah. We are very excited to be taking over the entirety of the Streatham Space Project so expect an amazing atmosphere!

    The vocal development section of the day will focus on the finer skills that singers don't always have time to cover at weekly rehearsals. Whatever your singing level, our workshops are tailored for you - whether you are brand new to singing or have been singing for years! Singers will rotate round each of three workshops: voice coaching, small consort singing and music theory. Improve your ability to sing, to read music and sing in harmony with our professionals.

    The afternoon Come and Sing will take place in the main auditorium and will be a selection of rousing choruses from the Messiah under Calum Fraser’s direction.

    The day will conclude with a free informal performance at which friends and family are welcome. There will be a retiring collection in aid of Streatham Choral Society.

    9.30 am - Registration / tea and coffee
    10 am - Vocal development workshops

    1 pm - Lunch

    1.30 pm - Come and Sing Registration
    2 pm - Come and sing Handel’s Messiah
    5 pm - Informal performance

    Music will be provided subject to a £5 deposit. Tickets available online, or on the door.

    The Streatham Space Project bar will be serving all day and cake will be provided for Come & Sing participants. Lunch is not included but there are lots of good eateries and shops around or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch with you on the day.

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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