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Format: 2019-01-23
Format: 2019-01-23
  • 30 January 2019 - 12:30pm
    World of Percussion
    Chris Bradley
    Dewsbury Town Hall Dewsbury WF12 8DS
    United Kingdom

    Opera North’s Principal Percussionist Chris Bradley reunites former students of the University of Huddersfield from the last 30 years, all professional percussionists, to perform a programme centres around Steve Reich’s Six Marimbas and to include the aptly-titled Music for Pieces of Wood, plus some arrangements of well-known melodies taken from the Musser Marimba Orchestra's 1920s repertoire.

    Six Marimbas
    Steve Reich (1936-)
    Music for Pieces of Wood
    Steve Reich (1936-)
  • 1 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    Orchestra of the Swan: Vivaldi and Piazzolla – The 8 Seasons
    David le Page, Orchestra of the Swan
    Number 8 Community Arts Centre Pershore WR10 1BG
    United Kingdom

    Baroque meets sizzling tango in this enticing programme of works separated by 200 years and two continents.
    Eight breath-taking seasons experienced in contrasting hemispheres, with movements intermingled to show the influence of Vivaldi on Piazzolla.

    Pre-concert talk: 6.45pm

    Les cuatro estaciones portenas, 'The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires'
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 23 January 2019 - 7:45pm
    Messiaen's Quartet for the end of time, Ravel and Debussy
    Alasdair Beatson, Alina Ibragimova, Louise Hopkins, Matthew Hunt
    South Downs College Lewes BN7 2XH
    United Kingdom

    This concert is a rare opportunity to hear Messiaen's unique masterpiece performed by four master musicians. This is the third visit to Nicholas Yonge Society by both Matt Hunt and Alasdair Beatson who are also well known to Lewes Chamber Music Festival audiences; many of us will remember their spectacular performance of Bartok's Conrasts at the 2016 Festival with the versatile and virtuosic Alina Ibramigova. For this concert they are joined by cellist Louise Hopkins, pupil of Raphael Wallfisch and head of strings at the Guildhall.

    This combination of the Ravel Trio with the Messiaen Quartet and the Debussy Rhapsodie performed by these superb artists should make for a memorable concert.

    Première rhapsodie, for clarinet and piano
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Quatuor pour la fin du temps, 'Quartet for the end of time'
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Piano Trio in A minor
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 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)
  • 1 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider
    Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Acclaimed as both conductor and soloist, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider brings his twin talents to this powerful Romantic programme, beginning with Beethoven’s enduringly popular Violin Concerto. Written during one of his most creative periods, its long-reaching melodic lines treat the soloist as a co-creator in its grand design. After the drama of the symphonically-scaled first movement, Beethoven gives us a serene slow movement before a buoyant rondo dances its way to the finish. Tchaikovsky’s untimely death, only ten days after conducting the premiere of the 'Pathétique', has focused attention on the story that lies behind the Symphony’s warring emotions. The portentous opening – a brooding bassoon solo – heralds a gripping musical narrative that veers from sighing melodies to shattering outbursts. Tchaikovsky provides some respite in a wistful waltz and a swaggering march, but the extraordinary, heart-wrenching finale is as overwhelming as it gets.

    Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Tim Jones on Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6.

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    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 2 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    Thames Concerts 2018/19 - Ashley Fripp (piano)
    Ashley Fripp
    St Andrew's Church Surbiton KT6 4DS
    United Kingdom

    This outstanding young pianist Ashley Fripp makes a welcome return to the series, playing Schubert, Schumann and Chopin. Thames Concerts is grateful to Kawai Pianos for their kind support of this concert.

    Booking and venue information:

    - online or by phone at an advance discount via Ticketweb. Audience members should bring email confirmation/I.D. to the event.
    - in person: on the door at each event from 6.45pm (full price cash/cheque).
    - for all concerts admission is free to under 16s and full-time students (subject to availability). I.D. will be requested - tickets are not required.

    - an individual great value season ticket gaining entry to all concerts costs just £55 and can be purchased directly from Thames Concerts info@thamesconcerts.com.

    - St Andrew’s Church is wheelchair accessible and accompanying carers are admitted free (carer tickets not required).

    - it is not necessary to book tickets for the Farmers' Market Day morning coffee concerts but voluntary donations are gratefully accepted.

    4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    3 Impromptus
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    8 Fantasiestücke
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Scherzo No 4 in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 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)
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