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Format: 2017-11-19
Format: 2017-11-19
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    29 November 2017 - 7:15pm
    Music in the Round - 2017 Autumn Series - Ensemble 360
    Ensemble 360
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    An evening of energetic music launched with virtuoso classical and modern writing for clarinet and horn.

    Ernst von Dohnányi belongs to the same generation of Hungarian composers as Bartók and Kodály, but unlike his contemporaries he showed little interest in folk music and instead preferred to preserve and champion the Romantic tradition of Liszt and Brahms. His Sextet displays characteristic lyricism, zest and, not least, humour.

    Sequenza IXa, for clarinet
    Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
    Sonata for horn and piano in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Quartet for clarinet and string trio, after Sonata for violin and piano K 380
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sextet in C
    Erno Dohnányi (1877-1960)
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    23 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Mozart's Requiem by candlelight | Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge
    Cambridge, Choir of Christ's College, Clare McCaldin, David Rowland, Edward Saklatvala, Eleanor Ross, Keith Marshall, Paul Sheehan, Thames Chamber Orchestra
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Keith Marshall conducts the Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge, Thames Chamber Orchestra and an outstanding group of young soloists in what promises to be a truly memorable performance of Mozart's haunting Requiem Mass. The orchestral music includes Elgar's much loved Serenade for Strings and Mozart's effervescent Salzburg Symphony in D. Three other choral works, Geistliches Leid by Brahms, Bruckner's Christus factus est and Ave verum corpus by Camille Saint-Saëns are sung by Christ's College Choir, directed by David Rowland.

    Divertimento No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Christus factus est
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    Ave verum corpus
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Geistliches Lied
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    23 November 2017 - 12:45pm
    Music in the Round - 2017 Autumn Series - Ensemble 360
    Benjamin Nabarro, Ruth Gibson
    Upper Chapel Sheffield S1 2JD
    United Kingdom

    A trio of pieces in baroque and classical styleare at the heart of Ruth and Ben’s lunchtime concert, with Mozart’s ‘Duo’ standing out as a small-scale masterpiece.

    The Duo was clearly the inspiration for Bohuslav Martinu’s colourful ‘Madrigals’, written soon after the composer settled in New York in 1947 and during a period when he was fascinated with the music of Haydn and Mozart.

    2-part Inventions
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Duo for violin and viola in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    3 Madrigals, for violin and viola
    Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
    Passacaglia, on a theme by George Frideric Handel, for violin and viola
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    26 November 2017 - 11:00am
    Classical Coffee Mornings - Vincent Ling (piano)
    Vincent Ling
    Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    Vincent Ling started learning the piano at the age of seven. In 2013, he was accepted at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, where he currently studies with Nataša Lipovšek.

    As a successful participant in the Jacques Samuel Piano Festival, he has performed twice at Wigmore Hall. He has also played in the internationally broadcast festival Messiaen’s Muses, and has been twice selected by the Awards for Young Musicians for a Robert Lewin Scholarship.

    More recently, Vincent has taken part in performing the Spectrum 5 series; a collection of pieces specially composed for young pianists by invited composers from all over the world. Vincent gave the concert premiere of Code by Graham Fitkin at the Spectrum 5 launch last November.

    Now aged 17, Vincent hopes to continue his studies both at Junior and Senior levels with the aim of becoming a professional concert pianist.

    Prelude and fugue in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in C major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Nocturne No 1 in B flat minor from 3 Nocturnes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 4 in C sharp minor from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Études-tableau No 5 in E flat minor from Études-tableaux
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Boogie Woogie Etude
    Morton Gould (1913-1996)
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    22 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    I Fagiolini
    I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    Imagine the glittering domes of St Mark’s, Venice in the early 17th century, ringing and resounding with majestic sacred music. You might already know and love Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610: now, brilliantly, Robert Hollingworth and the virtuoso musicians of I Fagiolini have dived into Monteverdi’s other choral works and assembled another, alternative Vespers, every bit as magnificent. Music to ravish both heart and soul.

    The Other Vespers (Selva morale e spirituale)
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
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    25 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Hymn of Praise - Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society
    Charli Andrews, David Ballard, Lisa Cassidy, North Norfolk Sinfonia, Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society, William Falconer
    St Peter's Parish Church Sheringham NR26 8QS
    United Kingdom

    Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society joins with the North Norfolk Sinfonia to perform a programme which includes some of the most delightful songs of praise in the choral/orchestral repertoire. It is a great privilege to be joined by the celebrated soprano Lisa Cassidy.

    Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang)
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Regina coeli
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Te Deum in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    27 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Old Christmas Returned | Passamezzo
    Alison Kinder, Eleanor Cramer, Michael Palmer, Passamezzo, Robin Jeffrey, Tamsin Lewis
    Shakespeare Institute Stratford upon Avon CV37 6HP
    United Kingdom

    Old Christmas Returned: music, words and song for Christmas - a medley of carols, ballads, consort music, lutesongs, dance melodies and readings.

    A seasonal programme following the calendar from Advent to Candlemas, showing how Christmas was celebrated, banned and restored in 17th century England.

    Old Christmas returned
    Matthew Locke (1622-1677)
    Christmas's Lamentation
    Anonymous ()
    The world turned upside down
    Anonymous ()
    Hey for Christmas
    Anonymous ()
    Coventry Carol
    Anonymous ()
    Upon my lap my sovereign sits
    Martin Peerson (c1572-c1651)
    Vidimus stellam
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    The merry boys of Christmas
    Composer Not Known ()
    Anonymous ()
    A willow garland sent for a new year's gift
    Henry Lawes (1596-1662)
    Another for Christmas Day
    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
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    22 November 2017 - 7:15pm
    Benjamin Appl (baritone) and Joseph Middleton (piano): Dichterliebe
    Benjamin Appl, Joseph Middleton
    Howard Assembly Room Leeds LS1 6NU
    United Kingdom

    Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year 2016, and recently nominated for Best Solo Vocalist in their 2017 Awards, German baritone Benjamin Appl performs Schumann's Romantic masterpiece Dichterliebe (The Poet's Love), with Leeds Lieder Director and pianist Joseph Middleton.

    The best-known song cycle by Schumann, Dichterliebe takes you on a musical journey from the most delicate descriptions of nature to heart-breaking cries of longing; from a joyful wedding dance to twelve giants casting a coffin into the sea.

    The programme also includes Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved) and three settings of Yeats by Ivor Gurney and Marian Ingoldsby.

    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    An die ferne Geliebte
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    25 November 2017 - 7:30pm
    Southport Orchestra
    Gregor Cuff, Jeff Rimmer, Melanie Foster, Southport Orchestra
    Emmanuel Church Southport PR9 9PR
    United Kingdom

    Southport Orchestra will be delighted to perform these masterpieces of British music. We welcome again Gregor Cuff who will play the famous cello concerto by Sir Edward Elgar.

    We shall also perform a new composition, 'Song for Lesley', by Hilary Burgoyne in memory of our late and inspirational leader Lesley Mycock.

    The Banks of Green Willow
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    La Calinda, from 'Koanga'
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    Bucolic Suite
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Song for Lesley
    Hilary Burgoyne ()
    Ted Kirk ()
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    22 November 2017 - 2:30pm
    Orchestra of the Swan - Tamsin Waley-Cohen plays Mozart
    David Curtis, Orchestra of the Swan, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
    Town Hall Birmingham B3 3DQ
    United Kingdom

    A firm friend of our audience and musicians, Tamsin Waley-Cohen always brings freshness and spontaneity to every performance. This afternoon we hear the most scintillating of Mozart’s five violin concertos, all penned before Mozart was 19 years of age!

    1.30pm What’s the score? - a pre-concert talk with David Curtis and guests (free to ticket holders)

    Symphony No 15 in G
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Holberg Suite (From Holberg's Time)
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 4 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 22 in E flat 'Philosopher'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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