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Format: 2018-05-24
Format: 2018-05-24
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    2 June 2018 - 7:30pm
    Pennine Spring Music Festival: Mass In Blue
    Keith Orrell, Nick Concannon Hodges, Pennine Spring Chorus, Pennine Spring Orchestra
    Heptonstall Parish Church Heptonstall
    United Kingdom

    Join Pennine Spring Music Orchestra and Chorus for our final concert of the Festival

    Mass in Blue
    Will Todd (1969-)
    Suite for Variety Orchestra
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    An American in Paris
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
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    25 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    An Evening with Donald Maxwell
    Donald Maxwell
    Perth Theatre Perth PH1 5UW
    United Kingdom

    Donald Maxwell launches his first farewell tour at this year's Perth Festival. Unlike Elton John there are however only two dates on his tour- all the more reason therefore to catch his final concert in the Fair City!

    He has had two careers. One as a geography teacher at Perth Academy, and the other, rather longer lasting and marginally more successful, as an opera singer. When he realised that a number of his former pupils had retired, it seemed like a good time to hang up his larynx.

    Tonight's programme has a few friends helping Donald to highlight some of the musical milestones of the last 40 odd years. Expect some humour , a touch of nostalgia and of course 'On the road to Mandalay'!

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    26 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Dresden Philharmonic
    Dresden Philharmonic, Jennifer Pike, Michael Sanderling
    Perth Concert Hall Perth PH1 5HZ
    United Kingdom

    The Dresden Philharmonic can look back on a 150-year-tradition as the orchestra of Saxony’s capital Dresden. Ever since 1870, when Dresden was provided with its first large concert hall, its symphony concerts have been an integral element of the city’s cultural life. The Dresden Philharmonic has remained a concert orchestra to this day, with regular excursions into concert performance and oratorio. Its homestead is the state-of-the-art concert hall inaugurated in April 2017 in the Kulturpalast building at the heart of the historic district. The principal conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic since 2011 is Michael Sanderling.

    Overture from Euryanthe
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Symphony No 5 in D minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
  • 31 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Fauré's Requiem by candlelight | London Chorale
    Allison Taylor, Bernhard Crede, Francisco Correa, London Chorale, London Gala Orchestra, Roy Wales, Stephen Ellery
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Faure's Requiem, featuring the Pie Jesus, a prayer to Jesus is a timeless masterpiece that transports the listener to another world of beauty and rest ending in 'May angels lead you to paradise'.

    The world's most famous guitar concerto composed at the end of the Spanish Civil War evokes the atmosphere of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez outside Madrid.

    Concierto de Aranjuez
    Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
    Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Ave verum corpus in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Requiem
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
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    26 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Julian Jacobson's 70th birthday concert - Brahms and Mendelssohn
    Brandenburg Sinfonia, Julian Jacobson, Peter Robinson
    St James's Church, Paddington London W2 3UD
    United Kingdom

    This is the final concert in a series celebrating the 70th birthday of pianist Julian Jacobson. He and conductor Peter Robinson met as students at Oxford in the 1960s and have remained firm friends ever since, but they have never performed together professionally. They have decided to remedy this by joining forces with the Brandenburg Sinfonia for a concert of Mendelssohn and Brahms.

    Julian Jacobson is one of Britain's most creative and distinctive pianists, with an enormous repertoire covering all styles and periods. He studied at Queen's College Oxford and at the Royal College of Music, where he is now a Professor. He also teaches at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and in China and Taiwan. Julian has performed as soloist with many of the leading orchestras, with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle and Tamas Vasary, and is also a composer and chamber musician. He has performed ten cycles of the Beethoven piano sonatas, and is currently recording all 35 sonatas for Sleeveless Records.

    "A disarming technique coupled with an undoubted intellectual mastery made Julian Jacobson's recital an awe-inspiring experience..." Daily Telegraph

    Peter Robinson studied music at St John's College Oxford and is one of the UK's most experienced and versatile opera conductors, appearing with English National Opera, the Australian Opera, Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park. He was Artistic Director of British Youth Opera for eight years, and in addition to his work as a performer, he teaches at the National Opera Studio, the Guildhall School, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. On the concert platform, he has appeared with the LSO, LPO, RPO, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Halle.

    "The hero of the evening was Peter Robinson, whose command of the score's colour and pace was complete, and he secured brilliantly responsive playing from the City of London Sinfonia...Indeed, it was hard to take your eyes off this outstanding conductor, as exceptional a technician as he is a musician."
    Rodney Milnes, Opera, L'Amore dei Tre Re, Opera Holland Park

    The Brandenburg Sinfonia has given many performances throughout the UK and overseas, visiting the USA, Russia, France, Bermuda, Barbados, Cyprus and Malta in recent years, and working with such international artists as Richard Bonynge, Yvonne Kenny, Emma Kirkby and Emanuel Hurwitz.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 4 in A, 'Italian'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    25 May 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Ensemble Solaire (wind quintet)
    Ensemble Solaire, Jorge Ripoll, Justin Sun, Matthew Horn, Polly Bartlett, Renate Sokolovska
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Formed in January 2017 at the Royal College of Music, Ensemble Solaire is a fresh collection of young wind players who are keen to launch their wind quintet professionally with regular concerts throughout the year. They have performed in prestigious venues, including three performances at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the Reveal Festival and at the Cadogan Hall as part of the RCM ‘Rising Stars’ series, which Stephen Johns, artistic director of the Royal College of Music, described as “exceptional”. They are particularly looking forward to their upcoming performance of Ligeti’s Ten Pieces at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on 11 May 2018.

    They were the winners of the Boconnoc Music Award 2017, which led to a residency at Boconnoc Estate (17-21 July 2017), Cornwall; where they gave two concerts including performances of works by Barber, Taffanel, Carrapatoso and Francaix. In addition, the group also gave a workshop to the pupils of Doubletrees School.

    Whilst studying at the Royal College of Music, the group have been working regularly with Olivier Stankiewicz; principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra, but have also received coaching from opera singer Sally Burgess and Sarah Burnett, principal bassoon of Britten Sinfonia. They have been able to test out a variety of new repertoire in the Woodwind Showcase performances at the RCM.

    10 Pieces
    György Ligeti (1923-2006)
    1st movement: Allegro moderato -très doux from String Quartet in F
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Summer Music, for wind quintet
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Comedians' Galop from The Comedians
    Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904-1987)
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    1 June 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Bukolika Piano Trio
    Anna Szalucka, Bukolika Piano Trio, Joanna Gutowska, Roma Tic
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

    The Bukolika Piano Trio is an ensemble already recognized for their intensely expressive music making, personal character of playing and exceptional virtuosity. Established in 2014 trio is particularly interested in discovering and performing chamber works of the 20th and 21st century, especially from their native Poland. The Bukolika Piano Trio has been selected for the St John's Smith Square Young Artists Scheme 2017/2018, the Ex-Animo Membership Scheme as well as the A.S.S.E.T scheme in 2017. In 2017 they also competed finalists in the St-Marin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition 2017. In 2018 the trio will performe the world premiere of new work by Hanna Kulenty which is dedicated to them.

    The Bukolika Trio has performed in many renowned concert halls in Europe and the UK such as Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Great Hall Dartington, St James’s Piccadilly Church and St Peter’s Church as well as at important festivals including the Piano Festival and Russian Chamber Music Series at the Royal Academy of Music, Musical Autumn in Krakow (Poland) and Dartington Summer Festival. In June 2017 they made their debut on BBC Radio 3.

    All of the ensemble members are connected with the Royal Academy of Music in London.

    Keyboard Trio No 43 in C major
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    6th movement: Lento maestoso from Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, 'Dumky'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Pulses, for piano trio
    Paul Stanhope ()
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    25 May 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Brodsky Trio (viola, soprano and piano)
    Alexia Mankovskaya, Angelina Kopyrina, Brodsky Trio, José Gandia
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    José Gandia graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London with an MMus in music performance, studying with professor Rivka Golani. In 2009 he was awarded the 4th Prize for Solo Performance at the International Music Competition in Padova (Italy). He is cofounder of the Opera at Home ensemble, having performed in prestigious venues like St Martin in the Fields, Royal Palace of Madrid (In front of Queen Sofia), Munich Kaisersaal, Arts Theatre in Moscow, Reform Club and recently at Westminster House of Lords. Also trained as an actor, Jose has featured in an article at ‘The Strad’ magazine (2015) on the relation between acting technique and music performance. José plays on a viola by the English maker Rod Ward.

    Belorussian soprano Alexia Mankovskaya graduated from Russian Academy of Dramatic Art, where she completed BA in opera singing course. In 2009 she completed MMus at Trinity College of Music, supported by the Butler and Offenheim scholarships. Operatic roles performed include Marcelina (Marrige Figaro, Stanislavky Opera Theatre Moscow), Lola (Cavaleria Rusticana, Schloss Leopoldskron Palace, Salzburg), Madam Larina (Tchaikovsky; Evgenie Onegin; Cadogan Hall) Olga (Aghliari Summer Festival; Italy, Romeo ( Bellini Montecci e i Capuletti; Guildford Opera). Alexia regularly give recitals in the UK and across Europe. She appeared in concert series at St. Martin in the Fields, Chipping Campden Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Royal Palace (Madrid, Spain), Kaiser Palace (Munich, Germany), Rachmaninovsky Hall (Moscow, Russia). Among her prizes and awards First Prise of Padua International Competition, Elisabeth Shuman Prize for Lieder, Silver Medal of International Russian Music Competition, diplomas of Stuart Burrows International Voice Award, Ralf Welsh Competition, Bayreuth Bursary Competition and Morimondo International Opera Competition. Future engagements involves series of recitals in London and Madrid, recording her first solo CD and appearance as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana for The Reform Club Annual Opera and Edinburgh Fringe festival 2018 (UK).

    Born in Moscow, Russia, Angelina Kopyrina began playing the piano at the age of 5, giving her first recital a year later. She was then accepted at the Central Music School held at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she studied with Valery Piassetski. At 14, Angelina performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 with Yaroslavl Philharmonic Orchestra in Yaroslavl and won second prize at the 4th International Nikolai Rubenstein piano competition in Paris, France. In 2004, Angelina was offered a full scholarship to study at Trinity College of Music, London under Nina Sereda. While studying in London Angelina performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2, Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 and Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini at Barbican Hall as well as Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 at Dukes Hall, RAM and St Martin at the fields. During Angelina’s time in the UK and Europe she won several competitions including the International Czech Republic competition, Morey Piano Competition and 2nd prize at The Hastings Music festival piano concerto competition. After graduating in 2008, Angelina returned to Moscow where she studied a Masters and Post Graduate at Gnessin Academy under Vladimir Tropp as well as be his assistant. Angelina gave concerts at the Big and Small hall at Moscow Conservatory, Rachmaninov’s hall, Moscow Philharmonic Hall, Sviatoslav Richter Museum and Gnessin’s Academy Big hall. Angelina will be studying a PhD at Chichester University in 2017, where she will research “Author’s editions and problems of interpretations” surrounding Rachmaninov’s piano solos.

    2 Lieder for alto, viola and piano
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    1st movement: Allegro amabile from Sonata for viola and piano No 2 in E flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Storm from 14 Songs
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in B flat minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
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    26 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Charles Matthews (piano, organ and harpsichord) - a musical treasure hunt
    Charles Matthews
    St Briavels Church St Briavels GL15 6RG
    United Kingdom

    I guess that every performing musician seeks to reach and maintain a point of contact in the common ground between themselves, the listener and the piece of music in question. So I try to give out, or open up, whatever I can of myself. At the same time I hope to provide a historically and analytically informed re-creation of each piece. — Charles Matthews

    An international musical treasure-hunt by keyboard, selected by an extremely gifted local musician – performer, teacher and composer – very active both locally and internationally.

    Andante in B flat from Londoner Skizzenbuch
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    The island spell from Decorations
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    L'isle joyeuse
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Le jardin suspendu from Trois pièces pour grand orgue
    Jehan Alain (1911-1940)
    Rondo in Hungarian style, like a caprice
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    3 Liebesträume
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Jesu, meine Freude from 30 Chorale Preludes for organ
    Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
    Chorale Prelude No 24 on 'Jesu, meine Freude'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    2 pieces from Book II: Fleurs mélodiques des Alpes, from Album d'un voyageur
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Dr Bull’s Juell
    John Bull (c.1562/3-1628)
    Adieu mes tres belles amours (from the Buxheimer Orgelbuch)
    Gilles de Bins dit Binchois (c1400-1460)
    Sonata for Piano No 26 in E flat, 'Les adieux'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother, in B flat
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    25 May 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vox Luminis (early music vocal ensemble)
    Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The Choral at Cadogan series is proud to have played an important part in the meteoric rise of Vox Luminis in the world-wide classical music scene since they won Gramophone Artist of the Year in 2012.

    The Belgian-based ensemble joins the series for a third time. Once more the ensemble cannot resist the temptation to perform British music to Cadogan Hall’s discerning audience. This season they perform some of the most poignant and important works of the Renaissance canon, namely the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis and Media vita by John Sheppard. Lionel Meunier will interweave these pieces with some of the group’s favourite works from closer to home.

    Part of Choral at Cadogan 2017-18.

    Lamentations of Jeremiah
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Media vita
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    O nata lux de lumine
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Christe, qui lux et ed dies I
    Robert White (c1538-1574)
    In manus tuas I
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Funeral Sentences
    Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
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