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Format: 2019-10-23
Format: 2019-10-23
  • 24 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Mozart and Moonlight Sonata by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Costas Fotopoulos, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Overture from Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento for strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 12 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 2 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Handel's Royal Fireworks Music - by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Music for the Royal Fireworks
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Water Music Suite No 1 in F
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto in C for 2 trumpets
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Symphony No 10 in G
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sinfonia for strings and continuo in C
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 1 November 2019 - 9:45pm
    After Hours: Sinfonia Viva
    Sinfonia ViVA
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    The strings of Sinfonia Viva perform two contemporary Nordic classics: conductor/composer, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s atmospheric Stockholm Diary and Peteris Vasks’s transcendentally beautiful Lonely Angel.

    A co-promotion with Sinfonia Viva and Orchestras Live.

    This event follows an earlier orchestral concert with Sinfonia Viva. Tickets are free for ticket holders of the earlier concert.

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

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    Stockholm Diary
    Esa-Pekka Salonen (1958-)
    Vientulais engelis (Lonely angel), for violin and strings
    Peteris Vasks (1946-)
  • 25 October 2019 - 7:00pm
    Spanish Flair with Flanders Symphony Orchestra
    Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Jose Luis Gomez, Miloš Karadaglić
    Sheffield City Hall Sheffield S1 2JA
    United Kingdom

    Music from or associated with Spain dominates this programme as the Flanders Symphony Orchestra makes a welcome visit to City Hall. The music is thrilling enough itself, but if you add to that the electrifying talents of José Luis Gomez, a winner of the prestigious George Solti Conducting Competition, the event becomes unmissable.

    After the drama and sparkling wit of Rossini, Miloš Karadaglic enters for Rodrigo’s adored Concierto de Aranjuez, with its dancing first and third movements and soulful and poetic second. The guitar stars in its own right in some atmospheric Preludes by the Brazilian Villa-Lobos before the concert ends in glorious style. Carmen might have been written by a Frenchman, but by goodness it captures the essence of Spain!

    Pre-concert talk with BBC Broadcaster Trisha Cooper starts at 6pm.

    Overture from Il barbiere di Siviglia, 'The Barber of Seville'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Concierto de Aranjuez
    Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
    5 Preludes for guitar
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    Concert Suites 1 and 2 from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
  • 31 October 2019 - 7:45pm
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits, Valeriy Sokolov
    The Anvil Basingstoke RG21 7QR
    United Kingdom

    Sibelius’s last symphony is one of the twentieth century’s true masterpieces. In form it absorbs the traditional four movement symphony into a single span of music. Each section grows out of the previous one, developing its material to make a truly organic whole, with a huge emotional impact. Sibelius, a violinist himself, exploited all his knowledge of the instrument in his dramatic and atmospheric concerto, which ends with a thrilling finale. City Noir is a glittering evocation of the energy of late forties Los Angeles, and the dark swooning passions of film noir, in the form of a three movement symphony.

    Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm | The Forge
    To book your free ticket(s), please call the box office on 01256 844244

    Symphony No 7 in C
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    City Noir
    John Adams (1947-)
  • 27 October 2019 - 4:00pm
    Ex Cathedra: Rachmaninov's Vespers
    Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore, Jeremy Budd, Martha McLorinan
    Town Hall Birmingham B3 3DQ
    United Kingdom

    Radiant, reflective and deeply moving, Rachmaninov's ‘Vespers’ is a heartfelt response to a deep-rooted and personal faith. Rachmaninov loved the work so much that he requested one movement be sung at his funeral. Ex Cathedra love it so much that it just has to be part of their 50th anniversary season!

    the stuff that legends are made of” (Birmingham Post)

    This concert will end at approximately 5.45pm.

    Vespers, 'All-night vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • 25 October 2019 - 7:45pm
    Esmé String Quartet
    Esmé Quartet, Jiwon Kim, Wonhee Bae, Yeeun Heo, Yuna Ha
    East Sussex College Lewes BN7 2XH
    United Kingdom

    The Esme Quartet were winners of the 2018 Wigmore Hall International Strng Quartet Competition and are the HSBC Laureate of the Academie du Festival d'Aix. They have also won prizes at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, Irene-Steels Wilsing String Quartet Competition and the 55th Possehl Musikpreis Lubeck.

    '...it was The Esme's monumental Schumbert Quartet in G D887 that was the Michelin-starred meal' Strings Magazine, UK, May 2018

    Langsamer Satz, for string quartet
    Anton von Webern (1883-1945)
    String Quartet No 1 in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    String Quartet No 15 in G
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 23 October 2019 - 1:05pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival - French Fables: Jess Dandy and Sholto Kynoch
    Jess Dandy, Sholto Kynoch
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SD
    United Kingdom

    Contralto Jess Dandy, an Oxford Lieder Young Artist, is fast emerging as one of the most exciting young singers today. Her programme features settings of Baudelaire, including the world premiere of a new song by our Associate Composer, Cheryl Frances-Hoad. She and Sholto Kynoch also perform settings of the seventeenth-century poet and fabulist Jean de la Fontaine, with songs by Saint-Saëns, Offenbach and Gounod.

    Presented in association with the University of Birmingham

  • 23 October 2019 - 5:30pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival - Schubert's Quartet in G: Piatti Quartet
    Piatti Quartet
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SD
    United Kingdom

    The prize-winning Piatti Quartet, described in the Evening Standard as ‘a young ensemble at its finest’, returns to the Festival to play Schubert’s last string quartet, the expansive and profound Quartet in G D 887, written in 1826.

    String Quartet No 15 in G
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 23 October 2019 - 8:00pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival: Swan Song: Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn
    Christopher Glynn, Roderick Williams
    St John the Evangelist Church Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    Schubert’s unparalleled final songs, put together by the publisher Tobias Haslinger after the composer’s death as his ‘Swan Song’, are some of the crowning glories of the song repertoire. With these settings of Ludwig Rellstab, Heinrich Heine and Johann Seidl, Roderick Williams brings his Festival residency to an exquisite close, with pianist Christopher Glynn.

    Schwanengesang, 'Swan Song'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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