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Format: 2019-06-26
Format: 2019-06-26
  • 4 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    Mark Bebbington - Pianograms III: Songs Without Words
    Mark Bebbington
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    The human voice is at the unspoken heart of Schubert’s and Chopin’s greatest piano works. In this final ‘Pianograms’ recital, Mark Bebbington plays Schubert’s supremely lyrical A major Sonata D664 and Four Impromptus D899 and contrasts these with Chopin’s mature masterpiece - his Sonata in B minor op 58, at its heart a central slow movement of unalloyed vocal inspiration.

    Mark Bebbington (“Truly a remarkable pianist” - The Times) has fast emerged as one of Britain’s most distinctive and innovative pianists, internationally acclaimed for his performances and recordings. Mark has recently toured Europe with the Czech National Orchestra and Israel with the Israel Camerata, and he performs as a soloist in the US and UK with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Buffalo Orchestras.

    4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata for Piano No 13 in A
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 26 June 2019 - 6:00pm
    Porgy and Bess | Grange Park Opera
    BBC Concert Orchestra, Francesca Chiejina, Francis O'Connor, Grange Park Opera, Jean-Pierre van der Spuy, Laquita Mitchell, Musa Ngqungwana, Sarah-Jane Lewis, Stephen Barlow
    The Theatre in the Woods West Horlsey KT24 6AN
    United Kingdom

    Borrowing the story from a play and novel of the same name, Gershwin turned the tale of Porgy, a disabled man who tries to rescue Bess from the threats of her abusive partner and her drug dealer, into an epic. Will Porgy’s love be enough to conquer Bess’s demons? The odds are stacked against, but that won’t stop the noble Porgy from trying...

    Porgy and Bess
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
  • 28 June 2019 - 6:00pm
    Porgy and Bess | Grange Park Opera
    BBC Concert Orchestra, Francesca Chiejina, Francis O'Connor, Grange Park Opera, Jean-Pierre van der Spuy, Laquita Mitchell, Musa Ngqungwana, Sarah-Jane Lewis, Stephen Barlow
    The Theatre in the Woods West Horlsey KT24 6AN
    United Kingdom

    Borrowing the story from a play and novel of the same name, Gershwin turned the tale of Porgy, a disabled man who tries to rescue Bess from the threats of her abusive partner and her drug dealer, into an epic. Will Porgy’s love be enough to conquer Bess’s demons? The odds are stacked against, but that won’t stop the noble Porgy from trying...

    Porgy and Bess
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
  • 3 July 2019 - 6:00pm
    Porgy and Bess | Grange Park Opera
    BBC Concert Orchestra, Francesca Chiejina, Francis O'Connor, Grange Park Opera, Jean-Pierre van der Spuy, Laquita Mitchell, Musa Ngqungwana, Sarah-Jane Lewis, Stephen Barlow
    The Theatre in the Woods West Horlsey KT24 6AN
    United Kingdom

    Borrowing the story from a play and novel of the same name, Gershwin turned the tale of Porgy, a disabled man who tries to rescue Bess from the threats of her abusive partner and her drug dealer, into an epic. Will Porgy’s love be enough to conquer Bess’s demons? The odds are stacked against, but that won’t stop the noble Porgy from trying...

    Porgy and Bess
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
  • 27 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Last Night of the Proms | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Rebecca Bottone, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Bell
    The Orchard Theatre Dartford DA1 1ED
    United Kingdom

    A guaranteed evening of fun for all in this orchestral extravaganza featuring the best of British music and much more. Bring your union flags and singing voices ready for some rousing and exhilarating works!

    Overture from The Wasps
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    The walk to the Paradise Garden
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Audition Aria from Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Danse macabre in G minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss from Giuditta
    Franz Lehár (1870-1948)
    Overture from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, 'The Mastersingers of Nuremburg'
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Overture from A Life for the Tsar
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
    The sun, whose rays are all ablaze from The Mikado (or The Town of Titipu)
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    Hungarian Dance No 5 in G minor from 21 Hungarian Dances, for piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Chanson de nuit, for violin and piano, orchestrated by the composer
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Radetzky March
    Johann Strauss I (1804-1849)
    Alla Hornpipe in D major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Jerusalem
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Pomp and Circumstance
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Infernal galop 'Can-can' from Orphee aux enfers, 'Orpheus in the Underworld'
    Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
  • 2 July 2019 - 8:00pm
    William Byrd Anniversary Concert
    Christopher Tinker, The Stondon Singers
    Church of St Peter and St Paul Stondon Massey CM15 0LD
    United Kingdom

    This is the Stondon Singers' annual tribute to William Byrd, arguably one of England's greatest composers, taking place in Stondon Massey, where Byrd lived for the last thirty years of his life. The theme for this year's event is Byrd and his Spanish contemporaries.

    The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul is small and atmospheric, and Byrd is said to be buried in the churchyard, but exactly where remains a mystery. There is nearby parking, toilet facilities inside the church, and we also provide interval refreshments for a small donation.

    The Stondon Singers recently celebrated their 50th anniversary year. Recent comments on performances include 'impressive level of musicianship', 'performed with immaculate styling', and 'a refreshingly assertive, open sound'.

  • 30 June 2019 - 3:00pm
    The heavens are telling | Oxford Bach Soloists
    Oxford Bach Soloists, Tom Hammond-Davies
    St Michael at the North Gate Oxford OX1 3EY
    United Kingdom

    Keen to impress the congregations in Leipzig, Bach’s first cantatas in his new role set the bar extraordinarily high. Both Cantata 75 (for Whit Sunday) and Cantata 76 are written on a great scale consisting of 14 movements, in two parts divided by the sermon, and display magnificent choruses.

    Cantata 24 was written and performed two weeks later, and Cantata 147 on the Feast of the Visitation of Mary featuring two identical pastoral chorales, famously known in the English-speaking world as Jesu, joy of man’s desiring.

    Cantata No 76, 'Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Cantata No 24, 'Ein ungefärbt Gemute'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 30 June 2019 - 6:00pm
    David Brain (piano) plays Prokofiev, Beethoven, Bach and Ravel
    David Brain
    Sutton House, Hackney London E9 6JQ
    United Kingdom

    Refreshments will be served during the interval. The audience is also welcome to take a tour of Sutton House, a Tudor residence built by an acquaintance of Thomas Cromwell.

    Sarcasms
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Sonata for Piano No 31 in A flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Partita No 4 in D major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Miroirs
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 29 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Collegium Singers - Night Journey
    Collegium Singers, Tomos Watkins
    The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene Taunton TA1 1SA
    United Kingdom
    Te lucis ante terminum I (festal tone)
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Night Prayer
    Alec Roth (1948- )
    The day is done
    Stephen Paulus (1949-)
    Nightingales from 7 Partsongs
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Te Mea Nui
    Katherine Bell ()
    Lamentations of Jeremiah I
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Lamentations of Jeremiah II
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Calme des nuits
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Stargazer, four partsongs for mixed voices
    Alec Roth (1948- )
    Evening Prayer
    Sheena Phillips ()
    Tallis's Canon
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
  • 5 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    Film Music Gala | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Duncan Riddell, Pete Harrison, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal & Derngate Northampton NN1 1DP
    United Kingdom

    Featuring music from your all-time favourite blockbuster film scores including:

    ET The Extra Terrestrial, Out of Africa, The Lord of the Rings, The Mission, Apollo 13, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, 633 Squadron... and many more!

    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra transports you to Hollywood in this film spectacular!
    Filled with action and adventure, this concert is perfect for film lovers, families, newbies and regular concertgoers, so if you have never been to a classical concert before, why not give something new a try?

    Feee: join BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff for a free pre-concert talk with Pete Harrison at 6.30pm

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