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Format: 2014-08-23
Format: 2014-08-23
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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.

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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)
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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.

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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)
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    Sun, 2014-08-31 19:30
    The Four Elements - Earth (Mahler and Stravinsky)
    Christopher Diffey, Martin Roscoe, Peter Donohoe, Wendy Dawn Thompson
    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.

    Two of the world’s leading pianists combine in Stravinsky’s own spectacular four hands arrangement of his Rite of Spring, with a brilliant new small-scale ‘pocket’ ballet performance. The evening also includes Mahler’s Das Lied vonder Erde (Song of the Earth), again in the composer’s own arrangement and in a newly commissioned performance inspired by Kenneth Macmillan’s famous ballet.

    Das Lied von der Erde, 'Song of the Earth'
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    The Rite of Spring, 'Le Sacre du Printemps', transcribed for piano 4 hands
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • 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)
  • Sun, 2014-08-24 13:00
    Music for a While - 400 years of song
    Adrian Boorman, Jon Hall, Julie Keen, Mary Wolf, Music for a while
    Leith Hall Huntly AB54 4NQ
    United Kingdom

    Music for a while are making their first visit to Leith Hall and performing a special lunchtime recital, featuring 400 years of song from around the world. Join them for an hour of the finest vocal and instrumental music, including works by Purcell, Handel, Bach, Burns, Massenet and Faure.

    Set in a 286-acre estate Leith Hall is a spectacular country house situated in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, some 7 miles south of Huntly. Built in 1650 by James Leith on the site of the medieval Peill Castle, and now run by the National Trust of Scotland, the manor was the home of the Leith-Hay family for ten generations over nearly four centuries. A typical Scottish laird’s residence, set in a scenic estate that overlooks some of Aberdeenshire’s finest rolling countryside, Leith Hall provides a truly stunning backdrop for today’s recital.

    Showcasing local musicians, in addition to an eclectic mix of solo song the concert will feature an unusual oportunity to hear duets for soprano and countertenor including Claudio Monteverdi's sublime Pur ti miro.

    Admission price includes a complimentary programme and afterwards there will be an opportunity to meeet and talk with the performers.

    So, come along and enjoy a Laird's lunchtime with Music for a while'!

    Sweet nymph, come to thy lover
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    Flow my tears
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Music for a while from Oedipus
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Dime, robadora
    Anonymous ()
    Dame acojida
    Esteban Daza (fl. 1576)
    Mary Morison
    Traditional Scottish ()
    The Bonnie Earl O' Moray
    Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
    Madrigal: Le soir frissonne au coeur des roses
    Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
    Poème d'amour
    Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
    Prelude and fugue in F major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Va tacito e nascosto from Giulio Cesare
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Gentle Morpheus from Alceste
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Lydia, from '2 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Die Lotosblume from Venetianisches Lied II from 'Myrthen'
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Where Corals lie from Sea Pictures
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Pur ti miro from L'incoronazione di Poppea, 'The Coronation of Poppea'
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    Grand Duo (clarinet and piano)
    Grand Duo, Malgorzata Czapor, Michal Wesolowski
    Rosslyn Hill Chapel Hampstead NW3 1NG
    United Kingdom

    Grand Duo - awarded with with a second prize at Concours International Leopold Bellan in 2013 is back in London performing Gershwin, Bernstein, Weber and Brahms - works for clarinet and piano. Also, great opportunity to meet artists in person. Chamber music on Saturday evening at its best! Highly recommended!


    Grand Duo Concertant for Clarinet and Piano
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No 1 in F minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    3 Preludes
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
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    Fri, 2014-08-29 19:30
    Pavel Haas Quartet with Klára Würtz (piano) - Snape Proms
    Klára Würtz, Pavel Haas String Quartet
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape IP17 1SP
    United Kingdom

    This scintillating young Czech quartet precede a course teaching Dvorák’s chamber music with a concert featuring two works that capture the essence of their compatriot. Featuring an ardent lyricism, skittish delicacy, boisterous folk dances and an occasional darkly melancholic undertow, the spirit of the composer’s native land seeps into every corner of these glorious chamber music masterpieces.

    ‘The world’s most exciting string quartet? Well, they suit the tagline better than most.’ The Times

    String Quartet No 1
    Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
    String Quartet No 10 in E flat
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    Scottish Ensemble: Commonwealth Strings - Snape Proms
    Commonwealth Strings, Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape IP17 1SP
    United Kingdom

    As Glasgow hosts the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the fourteen brilliant string players of the Scottish Ensemble are joined by Commonwealth Strings, a group of outstanding young string players from across the Commonwealth countries.

    Together they perform glorious works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams, Peter Sculthorpe’s evocation of the landscape of his native Australia and the jazzy rhythms of Tippett’s concerto.

    Introduction and Allegro for Strings
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    String Sonata No 3, 'Jabiru Dreaming'
    Peter Sculthorpe (1929-)
    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Concerto for Double String Orchestra
    Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)