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Format: 2017-11-20
Format: 2017-11-20
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    28 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Mozart and Moonlight by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Costas Fotopoulos, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, 'Moonlight'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 12 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    25 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Tonbridge Philharmonic Society perform Elgar's Dream of Gerontius
    Matthew Willis, Tonbridge Philharmonic Society
    Chapel of St Augustine, Tonbridge School Tonbridge TN9 1JP
    United Kingdom

    Widely regarded as Elgar’s finest Choral work - The Dream of Gerontius is in two parts and takes its choral text from a poem by John Henry Newman. Composed in 1900, it tells the story of the journey of a religious man's soul from his deathbed to God’s judgement, finally arriving in Purgatory.

    Season tickets for the society's five concerts, Nov 2017-June 2018, are available from the Society's website

    The Dream of Gerontius
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    29 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Reiko Fujisawa (piano)
    Reiko Fujisawa
    The Stoller Hall Manchester M3 1DA
    United Kingdom

    Reiko Fujisawa is absolutely thrilled to be taking part in the opening season at Stoller Hall, the newly opened recital hall at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. The hall features an acoustically immaculate auditorium designed by Stephenson Studio and Arup Acoustics, and plays host to many events by international artists.

    Rain tree sketch II
    Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
    3 Mazurkas
    Thomas Adès (1971-)
    Sonata for Piano No 23 in F minor, 'Appassionata'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    20 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Basel Chamber Orchestra with Stephen Hough (piano)
    Basel Chamber Orchestra, Heinz Holliger, Stephen Hough
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The Kammerorchester Basel was founded in 1926 by the famous musicologist Paul Sacher and now ranks as one of the most popular international chamber orchestras in Europe. The orchestra plays on both modern and period instruments and is known for combined programmes of old and new music.

    This evening’s concert is conducted by Heinz Holliger who is among the most versatile musical personalities of our time, talented as an oboist, conductor and composer. The programme includes his short composition for strings, Meta Arca.

    The orchestra is joined by acclaimed concert pianist, writer, composer and painter, Stephen Hough for a performance of Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto: ‘Hough [with his] immaculate timing, pacing and placing of every note, both as glittering soloist and filigree accompanist, is the living advocate of the work’ (The Times).

    The concert concludes with Schubert’s ‘Great’ Symphony No 9 – pure musical majesty.

    Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18

    Hebrides Overture, 'Fingal's Cave'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Meta arca
    Heinz Holliger (1939-)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 9 in C, 'Great'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    24 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover with Lars Vogt (piano)
    Andrew Manze, Lars Vogt, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The orchestra of the broadcasting station in Hanover was founded in 1950, however the roots of the ensemble reach back to the 1920s when Hanover’s first radio station was started up. Andrew Manze has been the Principal Conductor of the orchestra since the 2014-15 season.

    Lars Vogt has established himself as one of the leading musicians of his generation. Born in the German town of Düren in 1970, he first came to public attention when he won Second Prize at the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition and has enjoyed a varied career for nearly 25 years. He joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 2, premiered in 1795 with young Beethoven as soloist, marking the composer’s public debut.

    After waiting many years to complete his First Symphony, Brahms produced a second one during his summer holiday. It has a largely bucolic, even rustic character, and includes a folksy, dancing third movement. The composer wrote of the surroundings in which the Second Symphony was created (the Austrian lakeside village of Pörtschach) that ‘…the melodies flow so freely that one must be careful not to trample on them’.

    Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18

    Overture from Egmont
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    26 November 2017 - 6:30pm
    Sounds Baroque (early music ensemble)
    Anna Dennis, Julian Perkins, Sounds Baroque
    Conway Hall Holborn WC1R 4RL
    United Kingdom

    Sonds Baroque loves communicating the passion and theatricality of music written largely in the 17th and 18th centuries. Directed by Julian Perkins, the group have appeared with stars such as Dame Emma Kirkby, Simon Callow, Peter Capaldi and David Wilson-Johnson, as well as leading younger singers including Anna Dennis, Ashley Riches, Anna Starushkevych and William Towers. 2016 saw the world première of their opera pasticcio, Casanova, at London’s Kings Place. Devised by Stephen Pettitt and Julian Perkins, it is a theatrical entertainment inspired by the alleged adventures of Giacomo Casanova. Praised by Opera magazine as ‘a witty pasticcio’, it features an array of works by 17 composers including Vivaldi, Handel, Hasse, Gluck – and even Bellini. It also has what is possibly the world’s longest-held dramatic note in a recitative!

    No stranger to the airwaves, Sounds Baroque broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3 and have appeared at London’s Southbank Centre and Kings Place, and at international festivals in Cheltenham, London, Ryedale, Tel Aviv, Two Moors and York. They have given world premières of works by Paul Ayres, Stephen Dodgson and Iain Farrington, and often stage educational projects and pre-performance conversations in conjunction with performances.

    They have so far released two discs for Avie Records. Entitled Conversazioni, they explore the wealth of vocal and instrumental music that may have been conceived for artistic gatherings – or conversazioni – in Rome at the turn of the eighteenth century. They have been praised for their ‘stylish aplomb’ in The Sunday Times, and described as ‘a winner’ by Early Music Review and ‘a model of clarity and warmth’ by International Record Review. Plans for 2017/2018 include a recording of Purcell’s solo songs, a performance of Casanova for the opening of the Two Moors Festival, and a return to the JAM on the Marsh Festival.

    Pre-concert talk by Robert Hugill at 5.30pm in the Brockway Room

    Musicologist and blogger presents an introduction to the evening’s programme

    Selected songs
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Suite in C major
    Francesco Corbetta (c1615-1681)
    Suite in C minor
    Giovanni Draghi (c1640-1708)
    The worm, plush and roses
    Stephen Dodgson (1924-2013)
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    25 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Clarinet fantastique | Rutland Sinfonia
    Marie Lloyd, Paul Hilliam, Rutland Sinfonia
    St Peter's Church Oundle PE8 4EE
    United Kingdom

    Our visit to St. Peter's Church in Oundle this season contrasts two ground-breaking works. The first major concerto written for the clarinet and the first symphony with a story to tell. Berlioz's symphony is a tour de force for the orchestra with the 'March to the scaffold' and 'The witches' sabbath' amongst the highlights.

    Mozart's sublime concerto is one of the composer's most popular works and we welcome Marie Lloyd as out clarinet soloist. Marie has been guest principal with many of the major orchestras in the country and she is currently a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

    Overture from La forza del destino, 'The Force of Destiny'
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphonie fantastique
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
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    26 November 2017 - 2:30pm
    Timothy Ravenscroft - Beethoven Sonata Cycle
    Timothy Ravenscroft
    G Live Guildford GU1 2AA
    United Kingdom

    To complement our 2017/18 concert series, the internationally renowned Timothy Ravenscroft return as our pianist in residence. Timothy will perform the Beethoven piano sonatas across four dates, in the intimate setting of our 80-seat Bellerby Studio. The perfect accompaniment to the rest of our classical season, be sure to book your tickets early.

    Sonata for Piano No 6 in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano sonata No 17 in D minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 11 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 26 in E flat, 'Les adieux'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    25 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Dvorák, Smetana and Shostakovich | The Whitehall Orchestra
    Christian Halstead, Michael Nebe, Whitehall Orchestra
    St Sepulchre-without-Newgate London EC1A 2DQ
    United Kingdom

    Our new leader, Christian Halstead, performs Dvorak's Romance for violin and orchestra. We also perform fellow Czech Smetana's symphonic poem Vltava from Ma vlast. Our concert ends with Shostakovich's emotional 10th symphony.

    Scherzo Capriccioso
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Romance for violin and orchestra
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Vltava (Die Moldau) from Má vlast
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
    Symphony No 10 in E minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
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    30 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Orchestra of Opera North: Exotic Homelands - Britten, Mozart and Elgar
    Elena Urioste, Garry Walker, Orchestra of Opera North
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    From the arresting opening of Britten’s Soirées musicales to the noble ending of Elgar’s First Symphony, a common thread of stylistic experimentation – sometimes playful, sometimes audacious – unites the works of three markedly different composers. Brilliant young Mexican American violinist and former BBC New Generation Artist Elena Urioste joins the Orchestra for Mozart’s exquisite Violin Concerto No 5.

    Conductor Garry Walker returns to Opera North having helmed the company's recent staging of Britten's Billy Budd to great acclaim.

    Soirées musicales
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 5 in A, 'Turkish'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 1 in A flat
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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