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Format: 2014-08-20
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    Fri, 2014-08-29 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Gianni Brass Ensemble
    Alex Joyce, Emma Bassett, Gianni Brass Ensemble, Gianni Bruno, Joe Palmer, Niall Mulvoy, Nick Prince, Paul Bosworth, Ross Lumbard, Ryan Hume
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Gianni Brass is a brass ensemble bringing together some of the UK’s leading and upcoming brass players. The group formed in 2011 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and have played in various venues across London including Royal Festival Hall, St Johns Smith Square and Regent Hall.

    Gianni Brass have also been involved in workshops and concerts with Roger Argente’s Superbrass and have experience playing in recording sessions, weddings and corporate events.

    “Gianni Brass did a rousing and fabulous job at St John’s Smith Square – incredibly impressive” - Alison Balsom

    Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    The King's Hunting Jig
    John Bull (c.1562/3-1628)
    Pavana
    John Bull (c.1562/3-1628)
    Overture from Nabucco
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music
    Stephen Sondheim (1930- )
    Finale from The Firebird, 'L'Oiseau de Feu'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Jealousy Tango
    Jacob Gade (1879-1963)
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    Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    War and Peace | National Youth Choir of Great Britain
    Ben Parry, Christopher Hann, National Youth Choir of Great Britain
    The Sage Gateshead Gateshead NE8 2JR
    United Kingdom

    The National Youth Choir is formed of over 100 of the UK’s best young singers aged 16 – 22. Meeting only in the spring and summer holidays, they sing just a few breathtaking performances each year: this is a rare chance hear them.

    This evening's programme, 'War and Peace', explores a wide range of music reacting to two critical themes of human existence. There's also a brand new work, Uncertain Sea, by Northumbrian-based composer John Casken and using words by local poet and historian Katrina Porteous.

    Read more about the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain at www.nycgb.net.

    The National Youth Choir will be joined by young singers from Sage Gateshead's Youth Summer Sing, so it’s also a great chance to support young singers from the north east as they take part in an evening of outstanding choral music.

    Agnus Dei
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Take him, earth, for cherishing
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
    Jonathan Rathbone ()
    Agincourt Song
    Traditional ()
    A Choral Fanfare
    John Rutter (1945-)
    The Bluebird from 8 Partsongs
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Nunc Dimittis
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Friede auf Erden
    Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
    Aus der Tiefe from Psalmen Davids sämtlichen Moteten und Concerten
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Dixit Dominus
    Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
    Robert the Bruce: to Douglas in Dying
    Ben Parry ()
    5 Negro Spirituals from A Child of our Time
    Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
    La Guerre
    Clément Janequin (c1485-1558)
    Uncertain Sea
    John Casken (1949-)
    £10; concessions £8; under 25s £5 Available from 0191 443 4661 Non-show nights: Monday to Sunday, 10am–6pm. Show nights: open for 30 minutes after the start of the last performance..
  • Fri, 2014-08-29 20:00
    Cumbrae Summer Music: Agnes Kallay (cello) and Gusztáv Fenyo (piano)
    Agnes Kallay, Gusztáv Fenyo
    Cathedral of the Isles Millport, Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0HE
    United Kingdom

    Ágnes Kállay is one of Hungary’s foremost, younger-generation cellists. In 2010, she was selected as one of the top thirteen 'cellists internationally at the 5th Unisa International String competition in South Africa, the same year she made her first appearance at the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival where she worked with many distinguished musicians, including Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Michael Tilson Thomas, Pieter Wispelwey and John Williams. Her numerous awards include winner of the Alpe Adria International Violoncello Competition in Gorizia, Italy (2004) and the International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in London (2007).

    Ágnes Kállay has performed extensively throughout Europe and the USA as soloist, chamber musician and as baroque cellist with early music ensembles. She was recently appointed to the teaching staff of the Liszt Academy and the Bartók Conservatory in Budapest.

    Music-Makers is delighted that Ágnes Kállay will be guest teacher at the ‘Isle of Cumbrae Summer Music’ residential chamber music course which runs from 26th August and culminates in a weekend of concerts in Britain’s smallest cathedral on Scotland’s most accessible island - only an hour from Glasgow and a ten minute ferry journey.

    Her programme for this recital, her first appearance in Scotland, offers an exciting juxtaposition of Beethoven’s last great sonata and Schumann’s popular Fantasy Pieces with Kodály’s early masterpiece and the rarely-played second sonata by Schnittke.

    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 5 in D major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Cello and Piano
    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2
    Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
    3 Fantasiestücke
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    £10 (£5 student/child/unemployed) Available from 01413392708 Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm. From 26th August, phone 07765 560578..
  • Sat, 2014-08-30 15:00
    Cumbrae Summer Music: Gusztáv Fenyo (piano)
    Gusztáv Fenyo
    Cathedral of the Isles Millport, Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0HE
    United Kingdom

    Since settling in Glasgow in 1980, Gusztáv Fenyo has been one of Scotland’s leading musicians, well-known for his one-composer cycles which have included Beethoven's 32 Sonatas, Chopin's complete piano works and the first Glasgow performance of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues.

    A descendant of the great Hungarian violinist, Joseph Joachim, Gusztáv Fenyo premièred György Kurtág's ‘Games’ at his London début at the Wigmore Hall, having previously given many Hungarian premières by composers such as Stockhausen, Boulez, Xenakis, Cage and Takemitsu while still a student at the Liszt Academy, Budapest.

    He has played nearly forty concertos with orchestras including the Philharmonia (London), BBC Scottish, Hungarian Radio and Television, Bucharest Philharmonic, Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, under conductors such as Frémaux, Osawa, Iwaki and Fürst, and performed almost the entire chamber music repertoire, partnering many distinguished musicians. His recording with Susanne Stanzeleit, for ASV, of Bartók’s complete violin/piano works, including ‘Contrasts’ with clarinettist Michael Collins, was widely acclaimed.

    For this solo recital, he presents a programme full of variety and contrast, revealing the piano’s rich palette of sonorities. This is the second of a trio of concerts following the ‘Isle of Cumbrae Summer Music’ residential chamber music course held in the tranquil setting of Britain’s smallest cathedral on Scotland’s most accessible island – only an hour from Glasgow and a ten minute ferry journey.

    Sonata for Piano No 18 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    8 Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Prélude No 8, Ondine from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 3, La puerta del Vino from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 12, Feux d'artifice from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Liebesträume No 3 from 3 Liebesträume
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Hungarian Rhapsody No 13 in A minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    £10 (£5 student/child/unemployed) Available from 01413392708 Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm. From 26th August, phone 07765 560578..
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    Sat, 2014-08-23 15:00
    Connections North-West: Northern Lights - National Youth Choirs of Great Britain
    Andy Watt, Claire Bailey, Colin Nicholson, Greg Beardsell, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain: Training Choir North, Niopha Keegan, Robbie Jacobs, Will Lang
    St Bees School (Sports Hall) St Bees CA27 0DS
    United Kingdom

    As part of Rosehill Theatre's 'Summer Season of Song', National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Training Choir North present a concert combining specially commissioned reworkings of North West folksongs with choral masterworks from across Northern Europe, including music by Ockeghem, Purcell, Pärt and Esenvalds.

    This concert features the third set of folksongs arranged for NYCGB training choirs by Will Lang and Niopha Keegan, whose reworkings of folksongs in 2012 and 2013 were highlights of the summer concerts.

    £10; concessions £8; U25s £5 Available from 01946 692422 Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, and one hour before each performance.
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    Fri, 2014-08-22 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Ana Sinkovec Burstin (piano)
    Ana Sinkovec Burstin
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Ana Sinkovec is a four-time masters graduate from conservatoires in Ljubljana, Brussels, Bergamo and Paris, and has studied with many eminent teachers, including Eugen Indjic, Dmitri Bashkirov, Vladimir Ogarkov, Karl-Heinz Kammerling.

    Ana is the recipient of international prizes, including 1st prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition in Paris, and the highest award for Student Achievement in Culture in Slovenia in 2004 for performance of Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. She has since performed concertos with Slovenian orchestras and international ensembles. In 2011 Ana recorded Respighi's Fantasia Slava and the Markevich Piano Concerto with the Slovenian RTV Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Ana performed Shostakovich's Piano Concerto no. 1 and Scriabin's Piano Concerto in Ljubljana, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 2 in London at St John's Smith Square, this March she made her debut with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and next year is scheduled to perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 3 in UK. Her solo US debut is scheduled in November 2015.
    As a solo and chamber artist Ana is participating at international music festivals. Recent highlight was the invitation to play at the inaugural Gilels Festival in Freiburg.

    Ana was named a Leverhulme Artist at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in September 2013. She enjoys teaching and encouraging young musicians to develop their personalities and become proud advocates of classical music.
    Ana also holds a Master Degree in Translation Studies from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.

    Nocturne No 20 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 8 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantasie in C
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    Fri, 2014-08-29 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Ana Sinkovec Burstin (piano)
    Ana Sinkovec Burstin
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Ana Sinkovec is a four-time masters graduate from conservatoires in Ljubljana, Brussels, Bergamo and Paris, and has studied with many eminent teachers, including Eugen Indjic, Dmitri Bashkirov, Vladimir Ogarkov, Karl-Heinz Kammerling.

    Ana is the recipient of international prizes, including 1st prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition in Paris, and the highest award for Student Achievement in Culture in Slovenia in 2004 for performance of Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. She has since performed concertos with Slovenian orchestras and international ensembles. In 2011 Ana recorded Respighi's Fantasia Slava and the Markevich Piano Concerto with the Slovenian RTV Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Ana performed Shostakovich's Piano Concerto no. 1 and Scriabin's Piano Concerto in Ljubljana, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 2 in London at St John's Smith Square, this March she made her debut with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and next year is scheduled to perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 3 in UK. Her solo US debut is scheduled in November 2015.
    As a solo and chamber artist Ana is participating at international music festivals. Recent highlight was the invitation to play at the inaugural Gilels Festival in Freiburg.

    Ana was named a Leverhulme Artist at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in September 2013. She enjoys teaching and encouraging young musicians to develop their personalities and become proud advocates of classical music.
    Ana also holds a Master Degree in Translation Studies from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.

    Nocturne No 20 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 8 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantasie in C
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    No Tickets required.
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    Sat, 2014-08-30 12:00
    Summer Saturday Recital Series
    Nicholas Moloney
    St James's Church Bushey WD23 1BD
    United Kingdom

    Nicholas Moloney is a young British pianist currently residing in London. An active recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist,
    Nicholas has played in numerous venues around the U.K and abroad as well as on live radio broadcasts. His festival appearances so far have taken him to Switzerland for the Tibor Varga festival in Sion and to Manchester in 2012, where he was invited to be a participant in the
    prestigious 'London Masterclasses'.

    Currently Nicholas is studying at the Royal College of Music in London under the famous British pianist Leon McCawley. Previous studies have been undertaken in Vienna and in Scotland, where Nicholas has been lucky enough to study with some of the world’s most distinguished teachers. Nicholas's programme will include works by Schumann and Brahms.

    No Tickets required.
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    Sun, 2014-08-24 19:30
    The Four Elements - Air (Vivaldi's Four Seasons and poetry)
    Carola Luther, Erin Dixon, Kelly McClelland, Red Priest, Rob Bell
    Theatre by the Lake Keswick CA12 5DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by SplashClassics, 'The Four Elements' combines the talents of the world’s leading musicians, dancers, animators and performance poets to create something entirely new and exciting.

    Red Priest perform their revolutionary and organic version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, returning it to nature – ‘Spring’ has never sounded so fresh! Interludes come in the form of poems about the winds which drive our seasons – specially commissioned from Carola Luther, recent poet-in-residence at The Wordsworth Trust – and beautiful contemporary dance choreographed by Royal Ballet's Rob Bell.

    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    £19, £17, £13, £9; special deals available; under 16s and NUS card holders half price Available from 017687 74411 Open 9.30am until 8pm, 7 days a week.
  • Thu, 2014-08-28 19:30
    Vivaldi, Bach and Handel by candlelight | London Octave
    Dietrich Bethge, London Octave, Lorraine McAslan, Philip Harmer
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Lorraine McAslan trained in London and at the JuilliardSchool in New York. Her European debut with the Bern Symphony Orchestra was broadcast live on Swiss Radio. 'The Strad' magazine has called her “One of the most distinguished British violinists of her generation.” Her recording career began with sonatas by Elgar and Walton for A.S.V. Then came a highly praised Britten Concerto with the EnglishChamber Orchestra and Steuart Bedford, several sonata discs and recently Holst’s Song of the Night with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Her recently released performance of the York Bowen violin concerto with the BBC Concert Orchestra on the Dutton label has received extensive critical praise. She plays 'Spring' from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on London Octave’s CD 'Better Baroque'.

    Philip Harmer is co principal oboe with the English Chamber Orchestra Philip and has been a guest Principal with most of the country`s orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, the Royal Opera and English National opera. Concerto appearances include most of key works by Mozart, Strauss, Boughton, Honneger, Vivaldi and Bach, with such orchestras as the English Chamber Orchestra, The Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields and the English Sinfonia, with whom he recorded the Holst Fugal concerto.

    London Octave was founded by cellist Dietrich Bethge in 1988 from London's leading musicians, London Octave aims to approach the baroque and classical repertoire in a fresh and vital manner, often without a conductor, but principally for the players’ own enjoyment and the enjoyment of the audience. Through their regular London season at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the South Bank and on BBC Radio 3, London Octave has attracted a loyal following of concert goers who appreciate their vitality and virtuosity. This, coupled with their programmes based on major and accessible works, has established them as one of the leading chamber orchestras in Britain. The members, many of whom have distinguished

    Concerto For Oboe And Violin in D Minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for violin and strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for oboe and strings in F major
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra in A minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto Grosso No 7 in B flat
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £9, £13, £16, £20, £24 Available from 0207 7661100 Monday to Saturday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.