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Format: 2018-02-22
Format: 2018-02-22
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    4 March 2018 - 2:45pm
    Spinet recital by Gary Branch and Lorraine Liyanage
    Gary Branch, Lorraine Liyanage
    Clementi House Kensington W8 4BH
    United Kingdom

    Spinet recital by Gary Branch and Lorraine Liyanage in the historic former home of Muzio Clementi.

    Please note that as the venue only seats 25, we are unable to offer ticket sales on the door.

    Clementi House was the London home of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), composer, pianist, and ‘Father of the Pianoforte’, in the words of the composer’s plaque in Westminster Abbey (where he is buried), during the second and third decades of the 19th century. One of the forte-pianos manufactured by Clementi’s company at that period is the front hall of Clementi House and tuned to a playable (if not performable) condition, with its original strings. Clementi House was visited by many other outstanding musicians of the period, including Chopin, Bellini, Joachim, and Ignaz Moscheles.

    Through Clementi’s presence, the house became the musical ‘home’ in London of the young Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), who visited the house daily during his prolonged London visits 1830-33.

    Early bird tickets available until 1st February 2018.

    Sonatina for keyboard No 2 in G
    Muzio Clementi (1762-1832)
    Sonatina for keyboard in C
    Muzio Clementi (1762-1832)
    Sonata for keyboard in B flat
    Muzio Clementi (1762-1832)
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    24 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Genius of Mozart with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
    Marios Papadopoulos, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Rebecca Evans, Szuyu Su
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    In this concert dedicated to the mastery of Mozart, Music Director Marios Papadopoulos is joined by soprano Rebecca Evans for one of the composer’s greatest concert arias. Mozart’s tenth piano concerto for two pianos features the young prize-winning Taiwanese pianist Szuyu Su, an Oxford Piano Festival alumna making her debut with the Oxford Philharmonic.

    To close, a concerto which both Beethoven and Brahms admired greatly, the latter declaring it a ‘masterpiece of art and full of inspired ideas.’

    Ch'io mi scordi di te?
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra No 10 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 24 in C minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    4 March 2018 - 11:00am
    Nicola Benedetti
    Nicola Benedetti
    The Old Swan Hotel Harrogate HG1 2SR
    United Kingdom

    Winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition at the age of 16, Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. She performs with the highest calibre of orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and London Symphony Orchestra and makes regular appearances at the BBC Proms. Nicola has won numerous awards including Best Female Artist at the 2012 and 2013 Classical Brit Awards, an MBE in 2013 and she was awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music in 2017. In this rare and intimate solo recital, Benedetti presents a wonderful programme which includes a new piece written for her by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.

    Partita No 3 for solo violin in E
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for solo violin No 5 in G
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
    Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    23 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    Piccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios (2)
    Ilyoung Chae, Timothy Lowe, Warren Mailley-Smith
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The West End’s newest chamber music series, Piccadilly Chamber Music Series, launches in 2018 with a season of five concerts that presents complete piano trios of Ludwig van Beethoven.The 2nd concert of the series features two further masterpieces by Beethoven contrasted against works which highlight the far-reaching extent of Beethoven’s influence in the genre across the centuries. From the light-hearted charm and sparkle of the Hummel, to the youthful Russian romanticism of a young Rachmaninov this evening’s concert also showcases a brilliant 21st century work by the young American composer Nico Muhly in a piano trio of great colour and imagination.

    The prize-wining virtuoso violinist Ilyoung Chae, a former member of the LPO enjoys a hugely successful international career and joins forces for this dynamic programme, with rising star and outstanding british cellist, Tim Lowe and concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, a regular favourite with Classic FM.

    Piano Trio No 3 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Common Ground, for piano trio
    Nico Muhly (1981-)
    Trio elégiaque No 1 in G minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Piano Trio in E flat major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano Trio No 2 in F
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
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    23 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Once upon a time
    Andreas Brantelid, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    In times of tragedy, composers have always told stories. Stravinsky turned from the carnage of the First World War to create The Song of the Nightingale: a strange, wondrously bejewelled cautionary tale of man and machine. Edward Elgar retreated to the South Downs to write his last great masterpiece – a haunted Cello Concerto wreathed in autumn woodsmoke. Andreas Brantelid will find all the poetry in this most beloved of British classics. And in happier times, Stravinsky’s old teacher Rimsky-Korsakov retold the Thousand and one nights in music of dazzling colour and unforgettable melody.

    Le chant du rossignol, 'Song of the nightingale'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Scheherazade
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
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    28 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Joy and sorrow
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sergej Krylov, Vasily Petrenko
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    ‘I gave myself entirely up to Pulcinella, and the work filled me with joy’, said Stravinsky. That joy shines through in every note of his typically bold and witty reinvention of the 18th century baroque – the one thing no one quite expected in 1920 from music’s most dangerous radical. After that sparkling opening, Vasily Petrenko’s programme looks backwards – to Tchaikovsky at his sunniest (with Russian violinist Sergej Krylov making a very welcome return as soloist) and then on to Ravel's luscious score for the Ballets Russes: music that swept audiences away on huge, glowing waves of sensuous beauty.

    Pulcinella
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Suites 1 and 2 from Daphnis et Chloë
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
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    3 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Diana Damrau sings Strauss's Four Last Songs
    Diana Damrau, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Antonio Pappano
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Diana Damrau has been called ‘the leading coloratura soprano in the world’ but her gift for characterisation and lustrous, gloriously rich voice makes her a superb interpreter of the music of Richard Strauss. Her performance of the Four Last Songs would light up any concert, but tonight her regular collaborator Sir Antonio Pappano surrounds them with sunshine: Elgar’s lush musical postcard from Italy, and Brahms’s most lyrical symphony. Great opera conductors always bring an extra dimension to symphonic music, so expect Pappano to bring out all the latent drama of these three unashamedly romantic masterpieces.

    In the South, 'Alassio'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Four Last Songs
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Symphony No 2 in D
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    22 February 2018 - 7:00pm
    Cristian Sandrin (piano) - Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recital
    Cristian Sandrin
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recital Series.

    Born in Bucharest, Romania, to a family of musicians, Cristian Sandrin started his musical training with Marina Dragomirescu and Cristian Dumitrescu at the Dinu Lipatti Colegiul National de Arte. He made his solo debut at the famous Romanian Athenaeum in 2006. In July 2016 Cristian graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a first class undergraduate degree, where he held an ABRSM scholarship and the John S. Cohen Foundation Award. He is currently studying for his MMus degree under the tutelage of Diana Ketler, supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Mark James Award and the Tillett Trust. He is also a scholarship recipient of the Imogen Cooper Musical Trust, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and Help UK Musicians. Future engagements include a piano recital at Wigmore Hall in September 2017.

    Cristian is a very active musician, having made his solo debut recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields in January 2016 and his first chamber music appearance at Wigmore Hall with cellist Margarita Balanas. Since 2014 he has also been experimenting with directing small ensembles from the keyboard, including for the Mozart Chamber Music Series at the Academy. In January 2013, as a semi-finalist of the Jaques Samuels Piano Intercollegiate Piano Competition, Cristian was awarded a lunchtime recital at St James’, Piccadilly and, later that month, he made his first appearance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, performing Chopin études in a multimedia setting during the Imagine Children’s Festival. In Romania, Cristian is a frequent guest artist with the Bacau National Philharmonic, Sibiu National Philharmonic, Râmnicu-Vâlcea National Philharmonic and Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, performing under the batons of Ovidiu Balan and Florin Totan.

    A keen chamber musician, Cristian has featured in the SoNoRo International Chamber Music Festival, collaborating over the years with Diana Ketler, Bjørg Lewis, Andrei Ionita, Erich-Oskar Hütter and Razvan Popovici. Other international engagements include performances at Sala Manuel de Falla in Madrid, Palazzo Ricci in Montepulciano, La Fenice Theatre in Venice, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, University Church of St Mary the Virgin in Oxford, The Castle, Wellingborough, and at the Polish National Concert Hall during the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. Cristian has been a prizewinner of numerous national and international piano competitions, including first prizes at the Pro Piano Romania International Piano Competition and Yuri Boukoff International Competition in Sofia. A laureate of the prestigious Animato Competition in Paris, Cristian was invited on numerous occasions to perform at the Salle Cortot during the Mardis d’Animato concert series. Other awards include the William Sterndale Bennett Prize for Romantic repertoire and the Greta Parkinson Prize at the Academy.

    His performances have been broadcast by TVR Cultural, the NHK, the Polish National Television, Trinitas TV and Radio Romania Muzical.

    Piano sonata No 17 in D minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut from Images for piano (Book 2, 1908)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Notturno No 3
    Salvatore Sciarrino (1947-)
    Noctuelles from Miroirs
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Barcarolle
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    3 March 2018 - 7:30am
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Elgar's Cello Concerto / Glazunov's Symphony No 4
    Ealing Symphony Orchestra, John Gibbons, Sheku Kanneh-Mason
    St Barnabas Church, Ealing London W5 1QG
    United Kingdom

    We're super-excited to welcome BBC Young Musician of the Year Sheku-Kanneh Mason for Elgar's classic Cello Concerto! Also enjoy the lush melodies of Grieg's first Peer Gynt suite, the bombastic tune of 'The Big Country', and we continue our theme of 'Fourths' with Glazunov Symphony No 4.

    This concert is generously supported by the Pitshanger Community Association. The PCA's support for this concert is part of its annual donation scheme to local charities and good causes.

    Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Peer Gynt Suite No 1
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Theme from the film 'The Big Country'
    Jerome Moross (1913-1983)
    Symphony No 4 in E flat
    Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936)
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    24 February 2018 - 7:05pm
    Mosè in Egitto | Chelsea Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra
    Anush Hovhannisyan, Catherine Carby, Chelsea Opera Group Chorus, Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra, Christopher Turner, Daniel Grice, Eirlys Myfanwy Davies, James Platt, Ji Hyun Kim, Nico Darmanin, Robin Newton
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    An opportunity to hear Rossini's Moses opera in its original Italian version. It is remarkable for the simplicity of its action, the directness of its declamation and the neo-classical loveliness of much of the writing.

    There will be a pre-concert talk at 5.45pm, given by Richard Osborne - free for tickets holders

    Mosè in Egitto
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
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