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Format: 2020-01-29
Format: 2020-01-29
  • 3 February 2020 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Organ Recital with Gordon Stewart
    Gordon Stewart
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    Two important British pieces frame this programme. Hollins was one of the most highly respected organists in Scotland but he also toured in South Africa, Australia and the USA. The final piece, the Plymouth Suite, was composed by Bournemouth-based Percy Whitlock, each of its movements dedicated to another British organist.

    Lunches are served in the Town Hall from 11.30am.

    Concerto Overture in C minor
    Alfred Hollins (1865-1942)
    Chorale Prelude 'Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude and Fugue in C
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Intermezzo from Symphony No 3 in F sharp minor
    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
    Plymouth Suite
    Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)
    Fantasia in F minor, for mechanical organ
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 29 January 2020 - 7:30pm
    European Union Chamber Orchestra
    Ben Goldscheider, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Eva Stegeman
    The Concert Hall in the Town Hall Reading RG1 1QH
    United Kingdom

    Described as a musical Bear Grylls, Ben Goldscheider has quickly emerged as one of he most exciting horn players of his generation. He reached the final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition, aged 18 and made his Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018.

    Folllowing a fantastic debut at The Concert Hall in 2019, the European Union Chamber Orchestra are back to perform again. The concert also includes a new composition by young British composer, Dani Howard, featuring young brass players from our Emerging Artists Partnerships.

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

    St Paul's Suite, for strings
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Concerto for horn and orchestra No 4 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    New work
    Composer Not Known ()
    Symphony No 49 in F minor, 'La passione'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 8 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Kristiana Ignatjeva (cello) and Kumi Matsuo (piano)
    Kristiana Ignatjeva, Kumi Matsuo
    The Civic Centre Berkhamsted HP4 3HD
    United Kingdom

    Kristiana Ignatjeva is studying for her Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, London with professor Melissa Phelps. She has obtained degrees with distinction in Master of Performance and Bachelor of Music. In 2010 she joined the Purcell School of Music where she studied with professor Robert Cohen.

    Kristiana has won many international and national competitions, recently being awarded the Muriel Taylor Scholarship. She has participated in many masterclasses with many tutors, including Raphael Wallfisch. She has given recitals across Europe and North America in major concert halls, including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall.

    Kristiana plays on an Italian cello by Matteo Goffriller kindly loaned by the Royal College of Music.

    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 5 in D major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata No 1 in D
    Nikolay Myaskovsky (1881-1950)
    Sonata for cello and piano in A minor
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    4 Pieces for cello and piano
    Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
  • 3 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Huddersfield Music Society | Barbican String Quartet
    Barbican String Quartet
    St Paul's Concert Hall, University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH
    United Kingdom
    String Quartet No 16 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quartet No 5
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    String Quartet No 1 in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 29 January 2020 - 7:30pm
    Orchestre National de Lille
    Alexandre Bloch, Eric Lu, Orchestre National de Lille
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The Orchestre National de Lille promises to shine in this programme packed with luscious French textures and evocative melodies from the very best of the French composers: Ravel and Debussy. Completing the programme with its poise and grace is Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4, performed by 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition Winner Eric Lu, whose recent release of this concerto garnered great critical acclaim.

    Part of the Zurich International Orchestral Series 2019/20.

    La mer
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 4 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    La valse
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Suite from Ma mère l’oye, 'Mother Goose'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 31 January 2020 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 4 - Sonata No 2 | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 evenings in the 2019-20 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from October 2019 to July 2020.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Nocturne No 1 in B flat minor from 3 Nocturnes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in B flat minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 1 in F minor from 3 Nouvelles Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 21 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 18 in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 1 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 31 January 2020 - 9:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 4 - Sonata No 2 | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 evenings in the 2019-20 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from October 2019 to July 2020.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Nocturne No 1 in B flat minor from 3 Nocturnes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in B flat minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 1 in F minor from 3 Nouvelles Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 21 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 18 in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 1 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 2 February 2020 - 3:00pm
    Barbican String Quartet - Concert No 3 of 3
    Barbican String Quartet
    Martineau Hall, Dorking Halls Dorking RH4 1SG
    United Kingdom

    The Barbican Quartet is the winner of the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition 2018

    The Barbican Quartet conclude their series of three concerts, beginning with another Haydn quartet, this time from the end of his life – in fact his last completed quartet. They follow it with a string quartet by Bartók. He wrote six quartets, expanding the range of sounds and playing techniques, and his quartets rank as some of the most important of the last century. They finish with music by Schumann, a quartet from the year in which he turned to chamber music and produced several of his finest works.

    String Quartet No 67 in F
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 5
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    String Quartet No 1 in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 2 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Brahms's Fourth Symphony | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Harish Shankar, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sonoko Miriam Welde
    Rose Theatre Kingston Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL
    United Kingdom

    The concert opens with the thrilling Overture to Beethoven’s Egmont. The music was written for Goethe’s play about Count Egmont, who tried and failed to overthrow the Duke of Alba, resulting in his execution. Listen out for the final, fateful movement of the sword, which is audibly played out by the violins.

    Esteemed soloist Miriam Sonoko Welde takes to the stage for Bruch’s lyrical First Violin Concerto. Welde is famed for her depth of understanding of the piece, which won her the Virtuos Norwegian Broadcasting Competition in 2014.

    In the second half of the evening, you are invited to lose yourself in the rich romanticism of Brahms’s Symphony No 4, which showcases the sensuality and depth of sound that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are known for.

    Overture from Egmont
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Hungarian Dance No 6 from 21 Hungarian Dances, for piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 4 in E minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 6 February 2020 - 7:15pm
    Music in the Round Spring Series - Esemble 360 and James Gilchrist (tenor)
    Ensemble 360, James Gilchrist
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    In celebration of Ensemble 360’s new CD featuring works by Howard Skempton, this concert includes two pieces revised in 2018 especially for chamber ensemble. These are presented together with Beethoven’s To the distant beloved, often regarded as the first ever song-cycle, and Vaughan Williams’s beautifully elegiac On Wenlock Edge. The composer’s settings of AE Houseman’s Shropshire Lad poems are sung by James Gilchrist, praised by The Times as an interpreter of English song who is “in a class by himself”.

    “[Skempton’s music is] austerely beautiful, sparse, decidedly enigmatic.” The Guardian

    This concert is generously supported by Maurice and Sheila Millward

    The Moon is Flashing
    Howard Skempton (1947-)
    An die ferne Geliebte
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for piano and orchestra
    Howard Skempton (1947-)
    On Wenlock Edge
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
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