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Format: 2014-09-19
Format: 2014-09-19
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    Sat, 2014-09-27 19:30
    Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Elena Tanski, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    Brighton Dome Brighton BN1 1UG
    United Kingdom

    As Sergei Prokofiev's first violin concerto began to take shape in the summer of 1915, the composer wrote of 'a beautiful, tender theme that gives me much pleasure'. When the piece was eventually finished over four years later it was precisely those themes - the Concerto's tender, dreamy nonchalance - that surprised those who thought its creator a noisy enfant terrible.

    Forced out of Russia into exile in the USA, Serge Rachmaninoff wrote his last orchestral work in 1940, the Symphonic Dances. A strange sense of foreboding pervades these compelling orchestral choreographies, but there's optimism in the piece, too, as the composer moves from the dark world of his own The Isle of the Dead to quote the striving 'Alleluia' from his All-Night Vigil.

    The Isle of the dead
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in D
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Symphonic Dances
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • Sat, 2014-09-20 19:30
    Tring Chamber Music- Music by Candlelight
    Catherine Yates, Howard Shelley, Josephine Horder, Louise Williams, Paul Barritt
    All Saints Church Long Marston, Tring
    United Kingdom

    Howard Shelley’s appearances in the Tring Chamber Music season are eagerly awaited. In the clear acoustic of Long Marston Church he brings us Mozart’s first fully mature piano concerto in the composer’s own chamber version with string quartet. In Janácek’s collection of highly personal moods and remembrances, On an Overgrown Path, we meet the composer at his most vulnerable. Music of an improvisational nature, Janácek employs folk elements in these brief and often fleeting examples of this great Czech composer’s distinctive style. Brahms’ Piano Quintet is a dark and potent piece of huge breadth; completed when he was only thirty-one, it is generally considered to be among0 his greatest chamber music creations.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 14 in E Flat (piano quintet version)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    On an overgrown path, arranged for string quartet
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
    Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • Sun, 2014-09-21 19:30
    Tring Chamber Music- Music by candlelight
    Catherine Yates, Howard Shelley, Josephine Horder, Louise Williams, Paul Barritt
    All Saints Church Long Marston, Tring
    United Kingdom

    Howard Shelley’s appearances in the Tring Chamber Music season are eagerly awaited. In the clear acoustic of Long Marston Church he brings us Mozart’s first fully mature piano concerto in the composer’s own chamber version with string quartet. In Janácek’s collection of highly personal moods and remembrances, On an Overgrown Path, we meet the composer at his most vulnerable. Music of an improvisational nature, Janácek employs folk elements in these brief and often fleeting examples of this great Czech composer’s distinctive style. Brahms’s Piano Quintet is a dark and potent piece of huge breadth; completed when he was only thirty-one, it is generally considered to be among0 his greatest chamber music creations.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 14 in E Flat (piano quintet version)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    On an overgrown path, arranged for string quartet
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
    Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    Sat, 2014-09-27 20:00
    Concert by Wu String Quartet
    The Wu String Quartet
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre Holmes Chapel CW4 7DZ
    United Kingdom

    Many classical musicians consider the string quartet to be the purest form of music. No other combination of instruments can pack such depth and passion into so small a space. The Wu Quartet, winner of several international prizes, certainly epitomises this perfection.

    This is the first in the 43rd Season of eight professional concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.

    “The Wu Quartet gives a spell binding performance...”

    Full details of the season’s artists, music and tickets can be found at www.themusicsociety.org.uk.

    The concerts regularly attract audiences of up to 250. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. We go out of our way to welcome new members.

    Wheelchair access is available by arrangement.

    The Society retains the right to change the programmes without notice.

    String Quartet No 25 in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 2 in A minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    String Quartet No 12 in C minor, 'Quartettsatz'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    String Quartet No 1 in D major
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
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    Sat, 2014-09-27 20:00
    Frances Griffin and Leo Turner - guitar duo
    Frances Griffin, Leo Turner
    Christ the King Church Wimbledon, London SW19 8AJ
    United Kingdom

    Frances Griffin and Leo Turner have performed extensively throughout the UK and Europe. Venues include foyer concerts at the Barbican Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Malvern Fringe.They give monthly Friday lunchtime concerts at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Their repertoire is extensive and includes works from the Renaissance to the present day although moor they have recently been concentrating on Latin and Spanish music. However, regardless of the repertoire their playing is always guaranteed to be dynamic, dramatic and demonstrate their passion for the music they perform. Programme will mainly feature Spanish and Latin music

    'Playing of striking sensitivity’ Guitar International

    “These two artists play with an impressive feeling for style” Birmingham Post.

    Córdoba from 'Cantos de España', arranged for guitars
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Tango, Milonga y Final
    Maximo Diego Pujol (1957-)
    Spanish Dance No 1 from La Vida Breve
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Intermezzo, from 'Goyescas'
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    Fantaisie for 2 guitars
    Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
    Prelude and Fugue in A minor from The Well-Tempered Guitars
    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
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    Sat, 2014-09-20 19:30
    East Anglia Chamber Orchestra
    Andrew Watkinson, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Garfield Jackson, Helen Medlock
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    The region’s premier chamber orchestra returns to West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge for a programme of landmark works spanning the classical period under the direction of acclaimed conductor and violinist Andrew Watkinson, best known as the leader of the Endellion String Quartet. Haydn’s Symphony No 44 in E minor is known as the ‘Trauer’ (mourning) symphony after its exquisite, heartfelt slow movement, which Haydn asked to be played at his funeral. Its other movements mix high drama and playful brilliance. The Endellion Quartet is ‘arguably the finest quartet in Britain’ according to the New Grove Dictionary, and an understanding developed over more than thirty years of playing together is brought to Mozart’s sublime Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, in which Andrew Watkinson is joined by Endellion colleague Garfield Jackson. The second half pairs the edge-of-seat excitement of Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture with the joy, serenity, grandeur, and pure musical fireworks of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, a series of musical postcards from Mendelssohn’s journey to Italy in 1830-31. Mendelssohn himself conducted the work’s premiere in London in 1833 and it has remained a firm favourite with British audiences. The concert promises to be an unmissable evening.

    “the highlight of the musical year”
    “precise and sensitive playing” Cambridge News

    Symphony No 44 in E minor, 'Trauersinfonie'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Coriolan Overture
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 4 in A, 'Italian'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Sat, 2014-09-20 19:30
    Popular Classics | Havant Symphony Orchestra
    Colin Jagger, Fenella Humphreys, Havant Symphony Orchestra
    Hayling Island Community Centre Hayling Island PO11 0HB
    United Kingdom

    The Annual Pre-Season Concert of popular classics. Book early to avoid disappointment. Adjacent car park, but arrive in good time.

    Overture: Leonora No. 3 in C major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • Sat, 2014-09-27 19:30
    Music from the land of Don Quijote | Galliarda (renaissance ensemble)
    Galliarda
    St Edmund’s Church Nottingham NG12 2LD
    United Kingdom

    The Iberian peninsula has a rich and distinctive musical heritage. This programme presents an intriguing panorama of both traditional and cultured music from the late 15th century up to 1800. In addition to traditional villancicos, romances and vigorous folk dances from Catalunya and Castille, courtly composers such as Juan del Encina, Juan Vasquez and composers for the guitar-like vihuela are well represented. These lead on to instrumental canzonas by 17th century organist-composers, and to songs drawn from lighter compositions of the18th century. As a further diversion, there are also songs by Purcell from the Restoration stage version of The Comical History of Don Quixote.

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    Sat, 2014-09-20 19:45
    Piano Recital by Paul Lewis
    Paul Lewis
    Parbold Village Hall Parbold WN8 7DN
    United Kingdom

    We are delighted that our 2014-2015 Season opens with a recital by the internationally acclaimed pianist Paul Lewis. He will be performing Beethoven’s three final piano sonatas, each with its own personality and full of the characteristics for which Beethoven is so well-loved. Paul Lewis’s performances of works by Beethoven have received critical and public acclaim worldwide, and confirm him as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of arguably the greatest composer in history.

    “There are many prized recordings of the Beethoven sonatas from past masters and current artists. But if I had to recommend a single complete set, I would suggest Mr Lewis’s distinguished recordings.” New York Times

    Sonata for Piano No 30 in E
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 31 in A flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 32 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Sat, 2014-09-20 19:30
    Thames Concerts Series: Concert I - Dyson, Lambert, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
    Benjamin Costello, Daryl Griffith, Janet Shell, Kingston Chamber Singers, Percussion Ensemble of London, Simon Ferris
    St Andrew's Church Surbiton KT6 4DS
    United Kingdom

    A varied feast of British music for choir, two pianos and a battery of percussion kicks off this year’s Thames Concerts series, with all works composed by musicians associated with London's Royal College of Music: Constant Lambert’s effervescent The Rio Grande, Leonard Salzedo’s exciting Concerto for Percussion, Richard Rodney Bennett’s jazz-infused Four Piece Suite, atmospheric songs by Madeleine Dring, and the world premiere of a new arrangement for two pianos and percussion of George Dyson’s dramatic choral fantasia celebrating London, In Honour of the City. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary year of Dyson’s death, and this concert is supported by The Sir George Dyson Trust.

    Rio Grande
    Constant Lambert (1905-1951)
    In Honour of the City
    Sir George Dyson (1883-1964)
    Concerto for Percussion
    Leonard Salzedo (1921-2000)
    Four Piece Suite (Divertimento for 2 pianos)
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
    Four Night Songs
    Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
    Five Betjeman songs
    Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)