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Format: 2018-06-25
Format: 2018-06-25
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    26 June 2018 - 1:00pm
    Pinchas Zukerman Festival - Chamber Concert 1 | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Viviane Hagner
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Viviane Hagner takes centre stage to open the Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival, performing two ambitious works for solo violin. Firstly Bach’s Chaconne, which has been dubbed ‘the greatest structure for solo violin that exists’ by violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin, alongside Bartók’s Sonata for solo violin, which utilises the full gamut of instrumental techniques in an atmospheric setting.

    Sonata for solo violin
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    26 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Pinchas Zukerman Festival - Orchestral Concert 1 | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Pinchas Zukerman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Viviane Hagner
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Mendelssohn’s music has a well-earned reputation for oozing romance and drama and this concert will be no exception. Opening this performance with a touch of his sensitive style will feature Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No 10, whilst his rarely heard Symphony No 5 will close the performance with a flourish.

    Symphony for Strings No 10 in B minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Sinfonia Concertante in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 5 in D, 'Reformation'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    28 June 2018 - 1:00pm
    Pinchas Zukerman Festival - Chamber Concert 2 | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Abigail Fenna, Amanda Forsyth, Angela Cheng, Fumiaki Miura, Katherine Lacy, Pinchas Zukerman
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Published after his death, Mendelssohn’s Song Without Words for cello and piano opens this chamber concert with a beautiful collection of miniature masterpieces. In contrast to the sweet and lyrical melodies of Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings is one of the most enduring Piano Trio’s of all time, Mendelssohn’s Trio No 1 in D minor for violin, cello and piano, whose popularity stems from its soaring melodies and virtuosity throughout.

    Song without Words in D, for cello and piano
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Quintet for clarinet and strings in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    28 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Pinchas Zukerman Festival - Orchestral Concert 2 | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Abigail Fenna, David Gordon, Fumiaki Miura, Pinchas Zukerman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Written in only four days, the genius of Mozart clearly shines throughout much of his music, in particular his Symphony No 36. Pinchas Zukerman continues this stunning programme of Mendelsohn and Mozart, opening with the energetic Symphony No 35 followed by Mendelssohn’s sweet, songful (and very well-known) Violin Concerto, performed by Fumiaki Miura.

    Symphony No 35 in D, 'Haffner'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Serenade No 6 in D, 'Serenata notturna'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 36 in C, 'Linz'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    30 June 2018 - 1:00pm
    Pinchas Zukerman Festival - Chamber Concert 3 | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Amanda Forsyth, Angela Cheng, Pinchas Zukerman
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    It is a delight to welcome Amanda Forsyth and Angela Cheng back to the stage for this intimate chamber concert, featuring two masterpieces for violin, cello and piano trio. Written some ninety years apart, this programme fuses music written as a lamentation for victims of the Holocaust in Shostakovich’s Trio No 2, with the grace and delicacy in Schubert’s Trio for violin, cello and piano.

    Piano Trio No 2 in E minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Piano Trio No 1 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    30 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Pinchas Zukerman Festival - Orchestral Concert 3 | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Pinchas Zukerman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Scored as the first of the six Paris Symphonies, Haydn’s vigorous yet graceful ‘Bear’ Symphony will prevail as Pinchas Zukerman takes centre stage for Haydn’s acrobatic Violin Concerto. In contrast, Mendelsohn’s buoyant and cheerful Symphony No 4 closes this Summer Music Festival with panache and flair.

    Symphony No 82 in C, 'The Bear'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Symphony No 4 in A, 'Italian'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    1 July 2018 - 2:00pm
    Sunday Recital Series - Findlay Spence (cello)
    Findlay Spence
    St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge London SW1X 8SH
    United Kingdom
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    4 July 2018 - 7:00pm
    Sir Mark Elder and The Hallé - Cheltenham Music Festival Proms
    Joseph Middleton, Louise Alder, Sir Mark Elder, The Hallé
    Cheltenham Town Hall Cheltenham GL50 1QA
    United Kingdom

    The Cheltenham Music Festival Proms open in style with The Hallé conducted by their celebrated Music Director, Mark Elder. With Elgar’s 1st symphony The Hallé are revisiting one of the staples of their repertoire, having premiered the work in 1908. In the other half of the concert they are joined by soprano Louise Alder, whose dazzling performance in the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Final scooped the Audience Prize.

    Overture from Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Overture and Dance scene from Ariadne auf Naxos
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Zerbinetta's monologue, 'Grossmächtige Prinzessin' from Ariadne auf Naxos
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    5 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Maxim Vengerov - Cheltenham Music Festival Proms
    Marios Papadopoulos, Maxim Vengerov, Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
    Cheltenham Town Hall Cheltenham GL50 1QA
    United Kingdom

    Celebrated as one of the most acclaimed violinists of all time, Maxim Vengerov’s richly burnished tone and gilt-edged virtuosity will be on ample display in this very special performance in Cheltenham Town Hall. He is joined by the Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s ever-popular Octet for Strings.

    Scherzo for violin and piano in C minor, from 'F-A-E Sonata'
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for violin and piano No 3 in D minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Octet for Strings in E flat
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    28 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    A summer concert of American music | Whitehall Choir
    Ian Tindale, James Godfrey, Joanna Tomlinson, Keziah Thomas, Roderick Morris, Whitehall Choir
    St Peter's Church, Eaton Square London SW1W 9AL
    United Kingdom

    In 1965 the Southern Cathedrals Festival commissioned Leonard Bernstein to writeChichester Psalms to be sung at Chichester Cathedral by the choirs of Chichester, Winchester and Salisbury. Each movement, written in Hebrew, sets a psalm as well as excerpts from another paired psalm. Its exuberant feel seems fitting for the focal point of our summer concert. We will be performing the version for choir, countertenor solo, harp, percussion and organ and are delighted to be joined by Roderick Morris, Keziah Thomas and James Godfrey as well as our regular accompanist Ian Tindale on the organ.

    The other large-scale work is Morten Lauridsen’s Lux aeterna in the version for choir and organ. Alongside several other contemporary American composers (Lauridsen was born in Washington state in 1943), his music is accessible and full of lush harmonies. Lux aeterna was written in 1997 for the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The cycle draws on sacred texts, all of which feature ‘light’, with references to two of his earlier works, Les chansons des roses and O magnum mysterium.

    Shorter choral works by Charles Ives, Ola Gjeilo and Jake Runestad, and Aaron Copland’s Preamble for a solemn occasion for organ complete the programme.

    Chichester Psalms
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Lux aeterna
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    Alleluia
    Jake Runestad (1986-)
    Crossing the Bar
    Charles Ives (1874-1954)
    Ubi Caritas
    Ola Gjeilo (1978-)
    Preamble for a solemn occasion, for organ
    Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
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