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Format: 2020-02-24
Format: 2020-02-24
  • 29 February 2020 - 9:45pm
    After Hours: Classico Latino
    Classico Latino
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    This sparky, genre-hopping piano trio was born when Colombian pianist Ivan Guevara met British cellist Graham Walker back in 1997. Since then, they’ve been joyfully mixing classical style with Latin American rhythms and melodies, winning fans all over the world. This first visit to Nottingham gives you a chance to sample their vibrant and seductive sounds.

    This event follows an earlier concert with The Hallé. Tickets are free for Hallé ticket holders.

    Start time may vary depending on the finishing time of the earlier concert.

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

    George McPhee has been organist of Paisley Abbey since 1963; this performance of his Prelude on Highland Cathedral will be its premiere outside Scotland. Max Reger wrote much of his finest music for organ, and his Opus 59 works are great pieces for those new to organ music. The programme ends with Franz Liszt’s great tribute to JS Bach.

    Lunches are available in the Town Hall from 11.30am.

    Trumpet Tune on Highland Cathedral, for organ
    George McPhee ()
    Voluntary No 5 in G
    William Walond (1725-1770)
    Fuga sopra il Magnificat
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Fugue from 12 Stücke für die Orge
    Max Reger (1873-1916)
    3rd movement: Scherzo from Sonata No 5 in C minor for organ
    Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
    Prelude and Fugue on BACH
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
  • 29 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    The Counterpoints
    The Counterpoints
    St Andrew's and St George's West Church Edinburgh EH2 2PA
    United Kingdom

    Il musicista itinerante

    In the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries musicians travelled between Italy and Great Britain and influences crossed from Matteis, Corelli, Vivaldi and Geminiani to Purcell, Handel, MacGibbon and Oswald performed by this ensemble from the Netherlands.

    “Few new ensembles create a buzz like ensemble The Counterpoints” De Telegraaf

    Sonata No 1 in B minor from 10 Sonatas in 4 parts
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Trio Sonata No 6 in E from 12 Trio Sonatas
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    No 22: Un poco di maniera Italiana - Aria ridicula: presto from Ayres for the violin, Book 1
    Nicola Matteis (d?1707)
    Concerto da camera in Fmajor, for flute, violin, bassoon and continuo
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Sonata for violin and continuo in G minor
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Trio Sonata in C minor for recorder, violin and continuo
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Trio Sonata in D major No 6
    William McGibbon (1690-1756)
    Trio Sonata No 2 for 2 violins and basso continuo, 'Bush aboon Traquair' from A treatise of good taste in the art of musick
    Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
    Serenata No 11 in D
    James Oswald (1711-1769)
    Trio Sonata No 12 in G
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
  • 28 February 2020 - 7:45pm
    Ensemble Solaire (wind quintet)
    Ensemble Solaire, Jorge Ripoll, Justin Sun, Matthew Horn, Polly Bartlett, Renate Sokolovska
    Cliffe Building, East Sussex College Lewes BN7 2XH
    United Kingdom

    This exciting young group of Siberian/ British/ Spanish/Australian players were students at the Royal College of Music when they were awarded the Elias Fawett Prize for Outstnding Ensemble in the final of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition in 2018. They have played at the Cadogan Hall, lunchtime at the QEH, the Marylebone Music Festival and the V and A

    1st movement from String Quartet in F
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Summer Music, for wind quintet
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    5 Elegias, for chamber ensemble
    Eurico Carrapatoso (1962-)
    Trois pièces brèves
    Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
    Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet
    Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
    3 Sea Shanties
    Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
    Chants d’Auvergne (Songs of the Auvergne)
    Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957)
  • 26 February 2020 - 2:30pm
    Immortal Beloved | Orchestra of the Swan
    Jason Lai, Lauren Zhang, Orchestra of the Swan
    The Bradshaw Hall - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham B4 7XR
    United Kingdom

    Lauren Zhang, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2018 and a student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, makes her debut with Orchestra of the Swan in Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto.
    The ‘Emperor’ concerto represents the apex of Beethoven’s ‘heroic’ writing. There are plenty of stormy episodes and virtuoso passages for the piano but the balance between them and the tender moments is perfectly judged. Schumann’s admiration of Beethoven went beyond mere words. In 1836 he composed his ‘Grande Sonate’ the proceeds from which were to have been used towards the construction of a monument dedicated to the great composer. He began work on his 2nd symphony in 1845 but was severely hampered by his deteriorating health. It was eventually completed in 1847.

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    Pre-concert talk 1:30pm

    Overture from Genoveva
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 2 in C
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 29 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Rite of Spring - Peter Donohoe
    Peter Donohoe, Stockport Symphony Orchestra
    Stockport Town Hall Stockport SK1 3XE
    United Kingdom

    The Stravinsky caused a near riot when it was first played in 1913. It still retains a freshness and energy today if not quite the shock value to ears which have become differently attuned in the intervening century.
    And Peter Donohoe is attracting plaudits for the freshness of his interpretation of Mozart piano works. He has a busy time ahead as conductor and soloist for tonight's concert

    Overture from Incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 25 in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    The Rite of Spring, 'Le sacre du printemps'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • 28 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Consone String Quartet
    Agata Daraskaite, Consone Quartet, Elitsa Bogdanova, George Ross, Magdalena Loth-Hill
    Leamington Spa Assembly Hall, Royal Pump Rooms Leamington Spa CV32 4AA
    United Kingdom

    The Consone Quartet joined the BBC New Generation Artists in spring 2019. Formed at the Royal College of Music where the Quartet won the Century Fund Prize in 2013, two years later it won two prizes in the York Early Music Festival Competition. The Quartet brings period instrument interpretation in classical and early romantic repertoire and of particular interest in this concert will be the work written in 1812 by George Onslow, son of an English father and French mother. He wrote three dozen quartets in all and this quartet will delight our audience.

    String Quartet No 11 in D minor
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 4 in C minor
    George Onslow (1784-1853)
    String Quartet No 14 in C sharp minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 25 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Immortal Beloved | Orchestra of the Swan
    Jason Lai, Lauren Zhang, Orchestra of the Swan
    Stratford Playhouse Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
    United Kingdom

    Lauren Zhang, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2018 and a student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, makes her debut with Orchestra of the Swan in Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto.
    The ‘Emperor’ concerto represents the apex of Beethoven’s ‘heroic’ writing. There are plenty of stormy episodes and virtuoso passages for the piano but the balance between them and the tender moments is perfectly judged. Schumann’s admiration of Beethoven went beyond mere words. In 1836 he composed his ‘Grande Sonate’ the proceeds from which were to have been used towards the construction of a monument dedicated to the great composer. He began work on his 2nd symphony in 1845 but was severely hampered by his deteriorating health. It was eventually completed in 1847.

    Save 20% when you book more than 3 concerts in the Stratford Play House Series
    Save 30% when you book all 6 concerts in the Stratford Play House Series

    Pre-concert talk 6:30pm

    Overture from Genoveva
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 2 in C
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 28 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Immortal Beloved | Orchestra of the Swan
    Jason Lai, Lauren Zhang, Orchestra of the Swan
    Cheltenham Town Hall Cheltenham GL50 1QA
    United Kingdom

    A trio of rousing 19th century works is the bill of fare for this concert, with a Beethoven masterpiece sandwiched between two deeply romantic Schumann offerings. First, the overture to Schumann’s four-act opera, Genoveva, premiered in 1850 and sharing similarities to another great German medieval- themed work of the same decade, Wagner’s Lohengrin. Schumann also closes proceedings, with his uplifting and joyous second symphony. The evening’s centrepiece needs no introduction; the pathos and majesty of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto places it in almost everybody’s top ten classical favourites.

    Pre-concert talk (6.30pm to 7pm): featuring Jason Lai, Lauren Zhang and Orchestra of the Swan's Chief Executive, Debbie Jagla.

    Overture from Genoveva
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 2 in C
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 5 March 2020 - 8:00pm
    The Cabinet of Dr Caligari - film screening accompanied by Orchestra of the Swan
    Orchestra of the Swan
    Stratford Playhouse Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
    United Kingdom

    Original soundtrack by David Le Page

    Orchestra of the Swan provides a brand new live soundtrack for the 1920 film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, considered by many to be the quintessential work of German expressionist cinema. It tells the story of a deranged hypnotist who uses an unwitting somnambulist to carry out his dark and deadly deeds. We will also be showing the 1902 French film A Trip to the Moon. Complete with big screen and licensed bar, this is a wonderful night out.

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