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Format: 2018-07-18
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    20 July 2018 - 7:00pm
    Bampton Classical Opera: Nicolo Isouard's Cinderella
    Alistair Ollerenshaw, Aoife O'Sullivan, Bampton Classical Opera, Benjamin Durrant, Bradley Smith, Harry Sever, Jenny Stafford, Kate Howden, Nicholas Merryweather, Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera
    The Deanery Garden Bampton OX18 2LL
    United Kingdom

    Bampton Classical Opera celebrates its 25th anniversary with the UK première of Nicolò Isouard’sCinderella (1810), a charming and lyrical telling of Perrault’s much-loved fairy-tale, continuing the Company’s remarkable exploration of rarities from the classical period. The Bampton production will be sung in a new English translation by Gilly French with dialogues by director Jeremy Gray. Isouard died in Paris in 1818 and so this new production also marks his bicentenary.

    Cinderella (Cendrillon) is designated as an opéra féerie, and is in three acts, to a libretto by Charles Guillaume Etienne. Cinderella and her Prince share music of folktune-like simplicity, contrasting with the vain step-sisters, who battle it out with torrents of spectacular coloratura. With his gifts for unaffected melody, several appealing ensembles and always beguiling orchestration, Isouard’s Cinderella is ripe for rediscovery. Performances will be conducted by Harry Sever and directed by Jeremy Gray.

    Born in Malta in 1775, Isouard was renowned across Europe, composing 41 operas, many of which were published and widely performed. As a young man and following the success of his first operas which were performed in Italy, Isouard became director of the Teatru Manoel in Valletta, Malta. Moving to Paris in 1799, Cendrillon of 1810 was one of his many successes at the Opéra-Comique and was performed across Europe to great acclaim, especially in Germany and Austria, until knocked off its perch by Rossini’s La Cenerentola in 1817. Isouard’s Cendrillon was nominated in the ‘Rediscovered Opera’ category in the recent International Opera Awards, after its first modern-day performance at the Manhattan School of Music last year. Opera Magazine described it as “a little-known jewel of French opera”.

    There will be a pre-performance talks at 5pm in St Mary's Church.

    Cendrillon (Cinderella)
    Nicolo Isouard (1775-1818)
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    21 July 2018 - 7:00pm
    Bampton Classical Opera: Nicolo Isouard's Cinderella
    Alistair Ollerenshaw, Aoife O'Sullivan, Bampton Classical Opera, Benjamin Durrant, Bradley Smith, Harry Sever, Jenny Stafford, Kate Howden, Nicholas Merryweather, Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera
    The Deanery Garden Bampton OX18 2LL
    United Kingdom

    Bampton Classical Opera celebrates its 25th anniversary with the UK première of Nicolò Isouard’sCinderella (1810), a charming and lyrical telling of Perrault’s much-loved fairy-tale, continuing the Company’s remarkable exploration of rarities from the classical period. The Bampton production will be sung in a new English translation by Gilly French with dialogues by director Jeremy Gray. Isouard died in Paris in 1818 and so this new production also marks his bicentenary.

    Cinderella (Cendrillon) is designated as an opéra féerie, and is in three acts, to a libretto by Charles Guillaume Etienne. Cinderella and her Prince share music of folktune-like simplicity, contrasting with the vain step-sisters, who battle it out with torrents of spectacular coloratura. With his gifts for unaffected melody, several appealing ensembles and always beguiling orchestration, Isouard’s Cinderella is ripe for rediscovery. Performances will be conducted by Harry Sever and directed by Jeremy Gray.

    Born in Malta in 1775, Isouard was renowned across Europe, composing 41 operas, many of which were published and widely performed. As a young man and following the success of his first operas which were performed in Italy, Isouard became director of the Teatru Manoel in Valletta, Malta. Moving to Paris in 1799, Cendrillon of 1810 was one of his many successes at the Opéra-Comique and was performed across Europe to great acclaim, especially in Germany and Austria, until knocked off its perch by Rossini’s La Cenerentola in 1817. Isouard’s Cendrillon was nominated in the ‘Rediscovered Opera’ category in the recent International Opera Awards, after its first modern-day performance at the Manhattan School of Music last year. Opera Magazine described it as “a little-known jewel of French opera”.

    There will be a pre-performance talks at 5pm in St Mary's Church.

    Cendrillon (Cinderella)
    Nicolo Isouard (1775-1818)
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    18 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    Jaga Klimaszewska (violin), Mateusz Rettner (piano) play Debussy and Szymanowski
    Jaga Klimaszewska, Mateusz Rettner
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Born in Gdansk, Poland Jaga Klimaszewska began studying violin at the age of seven.

    After graduating from the F Nowowiejski Music School in Gdansk in 2009 she moved to London to continue her musical studies.

    She obtained her Bachelor of Music Diploma from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2013 where she studied with Krzysztof Smietana. Jaga completed a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Maciej Rakowski. She received the RCM Award and GD Fahrenheit Educational Scholarship awarded by the Mayor of Gdansk.

    In June 2016 she won the 3rd prize in the 'Citta di Padova' International Competition in Padova, Italy.

    Jaga has taken part in many Workshops and Music Festivals in Europe. Joanna performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician in Poland, France, Austria, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the UK in concert halls including Cadogan Hall, Elgar Room, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Musikverein in Vienna, Unesco Hall in Paris and Mozarteum in Salzburg.

    She performed as a soloist with Cappella Gedanensis,Camerata Baltica and Silk Street Sinfonia.

    Jaga worked with many well known artist including Maxim Vengerov, Leonid Kerbel, Peter Schuhmayer, Vasko Vassilev, Peter Herresthal, David Takeno, Carole Presland, Belcea Quartet, The Gould Piano Trio, Heath Quartet.

    As well as her versatile music career Jaga also enjoys organising events. Together with her friend Romana Szczepaniak she started the st Johns Music Concert Series in Kensal Green, west London. She is also a part of the unconducted chamber orchestra Silk Street Sinfonia which she manages and performs with.

    Pianist and composer Mateusz Rettner is currently enrolled at the Royal College of Music, London where he is studying for a Master’s degree as an RCM Award Holder supported by a Jenny Marsh Chapman Memorial Award.

    Mateusz previously studied Piano and Composition at the Music Academy, Lodz as well as Musicology at the University of Warsaw. His most recent successes include receiving the Mercers’ Arts Award as well as 1st prize in the Collaborative Piano category of the Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition.

    Mateusz Rettner has recently appeared in such prestigious venues as: St. John’s Smith Square (Principal Sound Festival), Ambika P3 (London Contemporary Music Festival), St. George’s Hannover Square (series of solo recitals), St. Mary Abbots, St. Steven’s Gloucester Road as well as the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and Recital Hall of the Royal College of Music. Mateusz has made his concerto debut with the Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015. Other notable appearances include recitals across the UK, Germany and Poland in venues including the Chopin Museum Concert Hall in Warsaw, Gdansk Music Academy Concert Hall and the Stuttgart Fruchtkasten Museum.

    His repertoire is very broad, encompassing works from the standard repertoire alongside lesser known pieces. In his recitals he often includes new works, many of them written especially for him and dedicated to him, e.g. ‘Suita’ by Beniamin Baczewski. An active chamber musician, Mateusz founded a piano quartet during his studies in Lodz and together they performed with great acclaim across Poland. He often performs in Germany and the UK in a duo with the cellist Joanna Gutowska, a student at the Royal Academy of Music. Together they are planning a recording of pieces written especially for them.

    He has also commissioned seventeen works for his La Tache Ensemble, some of which have been premiered in London in 2016 and 2017. Recent highlights include participation in the performance of P. Boulez’s seminal ‘sur Incises’ in October 2016 as well as collaboration with Michael Finnissy in November 2016 in preparation of his solo and chamber works for a tribute concert during the composer’s residency at the RCM.

    Sonata for violin and piano No 4
    Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
    Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Excerpts from 20 Mazurkas
    Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
  • 20 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    The Tee Trio plays piano trios by Bridge and Mendelssohn
    Clarissa Lim, Laura Jane Armstrong, Tee Trio, Weng Soon Tee
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The Tee Trio are a London based international chamber music group. Weng Soon Tee, Clarissa Lim and Laura Jane Armstrong are all Undergraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music. Recently they have been invited to attend the International Musicians Seminars at Prussia Cove as members of Thomas Ades's class. They have also performed as semi-finalists in the international St Martin-in-the-Fields chamber music competition and as finalists for the Jacob Barnes Scholarship. Recent recitals include at Dawliffe Hall (London), as part of the Square Mile Concert Series and in a masterclass with the renowned Owon Trio. The Trio receive regular teaching and guidance from various professors such as Nicola Eimer, Sophie Langdon, Bengt Forsberg and the Doric quartet.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    3 Miniatures for piano trio
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    23 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    Anna Geniushene (piano) plays Chopin, Verdi and Schumann
    Anna Geniushene
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Born in Moscow, Anna Geniushene is studying for her Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the supervision of Christopher Elton, generously supported by an ABRSM Scholarship. Prior to this, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree under Elena Kuznetsova.

    Anna won the Academy’s prestigious Patrons Award in January 2018. In 2017 she won three prizes at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition: Bronze, Junior Jury Prize and the Special Prize for Chamber Music. Her early musical achievements include second prize at the Shostakovich Music Competition for Youth (1998) and the Grand Prix at the Blüthner International Piano Competition (2006). Anna went on to win many competitions, including the Romantic Music Festival for Young Musicians (2010), Città di Padova International Music Competition (2012) and Maria Yudina International Music Competition (2015), as well as second prize at the Mauro Paolo Monopoli Competition (2017) and first prize and the Audience Prize at the Sheepdrove Piano Competition, Newbury. Anna is currently preparing for the Leeds International Piano Competition, which will be held in September 2018.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Mazurka No 30 in G
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 31 in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Danza sacra e duetto finale, d'Aida
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Humoreske in B flat, for piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    25 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    The Korimako Trio play piano trios by Brahms and John Musto
    Diane Huh, Korimako Piano Trio, Modi Deng, Tahee Kim
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Formed of music students from the University of Auckland, the Korimako Piano Trio are winners of the Pettman/Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Scholarship 2018. The trio were finalists in the Auckland Chamber Music Society competition and the Pettman/Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Scholarship in 2016. They have received mentoring from Edith Salzmann, Professor Rae de Lisle and Stephen Larsen in Auckland, and have also received coaching from David Guerin, Stephen de Pledge, Caroline Almonte and Ekaterina Derzhavina.

    The Korimako Trio draws their name from a Maori saying that likens fluent, graceful orators and singers to a bellbird singing at dawn, He rite ki te kopara e ko nei I te ata.

    Free recital (retiring collection).

    2nd movement: Slowly - Allegro molto - Tempo 1 - Allegro molto from Piano Trio
    John Musto ()
    Piano Trio No 2 in C
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    27 July 2018 - 1:10pm
    Hallé Youth Choir sing choral arrangements of folk songs from around the world
    Hallé Youth Choir, Stuart Overington
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Established in 2003, the Hallé Youth Choir is recognised as one of the country’s leading mixed-voice youth choirs. Rehearsing on Sunday afternoons during term-time, membership is for talented young singers, aged 13-19 years, across the North West region. As well as appearing with the Hallé and a variety of other ensembles, the Youth Choir also performs independently. Each summer, members enjoy a residential course and tour with visits in recent years to Italy, Dublin, Belgium, Scotland and Paris.

    The Youth Choir’s 17-18 season featured a performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in York Minster as part of the Ryedale Festival, three appearances at the celebrated Hallé Carol Concerts at the Bridgewater Hall and also joining forces with the Hallé Choir in Mendelssohn’s glorious setting of Psalm 114. Also this year, the Hallé Youth Choir performed live on BBC 1 with indie-rock band Snow Patrol as part of the 2018 Sports Relief campaign, and have recorded with Mercury-nominated artist C Duncan on his latest album.

    Since its creation the Youth Choir has covered a wide range of diverse repertoire. Recent highlights have included being part of the Hallé’s Elgar Festival, singing the music of Star Wars, the Lord Mayor’s concert at Middleton Arena to mark the launch of the Lee Rigby Foundation, the Rotary International Conference at Manchester Central as well as appearances at the BBC Proms.

    The Youth Choir has taken part in several recording projects on the Hallé’s own label including A Christmas Celebration, Colin Matthews’ Crossing the Alps and the Gramophone award-winning recording of Elgar’s The Apostles. The Youth Choir sang on Elbow’s album Build a Rocket Boys and subsequently performed with the Manchester band on Comic Relief and Later…with Jules Holland.

    The Hallé Concerts Society is very grateful to Help Musicians UK, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Oglesby Charitable Trust, The Radcliffe Trust, Elbow and many individual benefactors for their continued support of the Youth Choir.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sumer is icumen in
    Anonymous ()
    The lover's ghost from 5 English Folksongs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    I love my love from 6 Choral Folksongs
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    She moved through the fair
    Traditional Irish ()
    Domaredansen
    Traditional Swedish ()
    Trilo
    Traditional Swedish ()
    San’bonani/Nda’Wana
    Traditional African ()
    Indodana
    Traditional African ()
    City called Heaven
    Traditional Spiritual ()
    Ev’ry time I feel the spirit
    Ken Burton ()
    The Parting Glass
    Traditional Irish ()
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    21 July 2018 - 8:00pm
    Musical Banquet - A Feast for your Ears!
    Adrian Boorman, Malcolm Pearce, Musical Banquet, Tricia Warhurst
    Manor Farm Ardley, Bicester OX27 7NS
    United Kingdom

    The critically acclaimed Oxfordshire early music trio Musical Banquet will be making an eagerly anticipated first visit to Manor Farm, Ardley, nr. Bicester at 8pm on Saturday 21st July 2018 and performing in the Ardley Parlour Concerts Series. Step back in time 400 years to hear the group serve up a delectable menu of musical delicacies including vocal and instrumental works by Dowland, Campion and Purcell, along with some of their English and European contemporaries, interspersed with colourful period anecdotes.

    Manor Farm is situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, just a few minutes from the M40 (J 10), not far from Oxford, and half way between Birmingham and London. Formerly the milking parlour when this was still a working farm, the barn adjacent to the main farmhouse has been converted into a Music Room and the Parlour Concerts offer an exceptional opportunity to see musicians perform at a small and intimate venue in a relaxed and informal setting.

    Tonight is an unusual and highly entertaining chance to experience works performed on period instruments combined with countertenor voice, much as the 17th and 18th century audience might have heard them. With plenty of surprises along the way, the concert will be presented in the group's characteristically innovative, energetic and imaginative style and the gourmet ‘menu’ will include some spicy 'musical nibbles' from 17th century Spain, accompanied by baroque guitar, sweet treats from one of England's finest composers, Henry Purcell, and a special tribute to the poet and songwriter Robert Burns. A tempting indulgence for all musical gastronomes!

    Please note that places are strictly limited and admission to this concert is by invitation only. Email Manor Farm Music Frivolities to receive your personal RSVP invitation. The admission price includes a complimentary souvenir programme and during the interval refreshments will be available from the bar when there will be an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians.

    Now in its 10th year, Musical Banquet's vibrant and energetic performances have delighted critics and audiences alike:

    ‘The effect of such entrancing music was quite magical’. ‘Beautifully presented with wit, polish and panache’. ‘A musical marvel!’ ‘The audience were spellbound’ 'Such enthusiastic and passionate performers' ‘An unforgettable evening!’ 'It was a real treat to listen to early English and European music performed to such a high standard’ ‘Thank you for another great show. You remain unique and indefatigable (and very digestible!’)’

    Come along and experience for yourself this 'Feast for the Ears'!

    If music be the food of love
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Passava amor
    Anonymous ()
    Dime, robadora
    Anonymous ()
    Vuestros ojos
    Anonymous ()
    Danza de las hachas
    Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
    Dame acojida
    Esteban Daza (fl. 1576)
    Der Rheinische Wein
    Adam Krieger (1634-1666)
    Springtime mantleth every bough
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    Amyntas with his Phyllis fair
    Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
    Now winter nights enlarge from Third Booke of Ayres
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    The fall of the leaf
    Martin Peerson (c1572-c1651)
    When the chill cherocco blows
    Anonymous ()
    White as lilies was her face
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Her rosy cheeks
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    With fragrant flowers
    Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
    Watkins ale
    Traditional ()
    Most men do love the Spanish wine
    Anonymous ()
    Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Comin' thro the Rye
    Traditional Scottish ()
    My love is like a red, red rose
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Afton Water
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Durisdeer - We'll meet nae mair at sunset
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Wi' a hundred pipers
    Lady Carolina Nairne (1766-1845)
    Come Love, let's walk
    Anonymous ()
    Underneath a cypress shade
    Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
    O sweet woods
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Man is for the woman made
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    She that would gain a faithful lover
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Pious Celinda
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    The knotting song
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    'Twas within a furlong of Edinborough Town from The Mock Marriage
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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    28 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Serenade to Music | Worthing Symphony Orchestra
    Worthing Symphony Orchestra
    St Mary's House Bramber BN44 3WE
    United Kingdom

    Serenade to Music

    Worthing Symphony Orchestra members perform beautiful music for strings, in the atmospheric setting of our gothic Victroian Music room. The Worthing Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest professional orchestras in the south of England. In addition to the works listed above, the programme includes music by Armstrong Gibbs, Rudolph Friml and others.

    With wine and canapés

    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Chanson de matin
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Salut d’amour
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Symphony No 4 in F
    William Boyce (1711-1779)
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    20 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Richard Milone, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for violin and strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Salzburg Symphony No 3
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto Grosso No 2 in F
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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