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Format: 2020-04-09
Format: 2020-04-09
  • 19 April 2020 - 1:00pm
    Cancelled: Leeds Lieder Festival | The view from the Villa
    Dean Robinson, Iain Burnside, Jennifer Johnston, Victoria Newlyn
    Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall Leeds LS2 9JT
    United Kingdom

    In 1855 Wagner’s patron Otto Wesendonck and his wife Mathilde built a sumptuous villa overlooking Zürich. Two years later they bought the house next door, Asyl, and invited Wagner and his wife Minna to move in. The Wagners were at one another’s throats. Mathilde was young, beautiful and highly intelligent.

    What could possibly go wrong? Mathilde was a prolific writer of plays, poetry and prose.
    Music lovers are indebted to her for five poems that Wagner set, now known as the Wesendonck- Lieder, two of which are marked Sketches for Tristan and Isolde. The comings and goings between house and villa culminated in a public scandal. This music theatre piece explores the spaces between those songs. All the music is by Wagner. It was specially created for the 2018 St Endellion Summer Festival.

    Wesendonck Lieder
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
  • 18 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: Leeds Lieder | The Songmakers’ Almanac
    Anna Huntley, Graham Johnson, Soraya Mafi, William Thomas
    Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall Leeds LS2 9JT
    United Kingdom

    The indefatigable Graham Johnson revolutionised the Lied recital with his Songmakers’ Almanac. A typically wide-ranging programme, tonight’s recital is based on the plot of Così fan tutte (and containing numerous Mozartian echoes), Johnson has devised a programme of Lieder, English songs and duets where the interactions between the Neapolitan sisters, and the manipulative Don Alfonso, progress along Da Ponte’s lines: Sisters in love – ‘Bella vita militar’ – Constancy – Weakening – Capitulation and Abandon – Reconciliation.

    ‘…young Soraya Mafi lights up the stage and pricks up the ears’ Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times

    ‘Thomas has a ‘real’ bass voice: full of ringing right at the bottom; layers of colour that blend smoothly and thickly; sonorous roundness without heaviness’ Opera Today on William Thomas at Wigmore Hall

    ‘That peerless song accompanist’ The Daily Telegraph on Graham Johnson

    Overture from Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Where is the life that late I led from Kiss Me Kate
    Cole Porter (1891-1964)
    Ah guarda, sorella from Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
    Die Schwestern from 4 Duets, for soprano and alto
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    If he can fight like he can love, good night Germany!
    George Meyer (1884-1959)
    Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers
    Herman Darewski (1883-1947)
    No, resistance is but vain from The Maid's Last Prayer (or Any Rather Than Fail)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    El desdichado
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Mir ward gesagt, du reisest in die Ferne from Italienisches Liederbuch, 'Italian Songbook'
    Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
    Sie blasen zum Abmarsch from Spanisches Liederbuch, 'Spanish Songbook'
    Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
    Weg der Liebe: Allegro from 3 Duets
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    That's him
    Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
    Trust her not!
    Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    Herz, verzage nicht geschwind from Spanisches Liederbuch, 'Spanish Songbook'
    Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
    Mother Comfort from 2 Ballads
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Underneath the abject willow from Fish in the unruffled lakes
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    What can we poor females do?
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    She is more to be pitied than censured
    William B Gray ()
    How can a little girl be good?
    Reginald Tabbush ()
    Nun lass uns Frieden schliessen from Italienisches Liederbuch, 'Italian Songbook'
    Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
    Soave sia il vento from Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 18 April 2020 - 10:30am
    Cancelled: Leeds Lieder Festival | Coffee Concert
    Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall Leeds LS2 9JT
    United Kingdom

    The finest young duos coached over the weekend by Dame Felicity Lott, Ann Murray DBE, Sir Thomas Allen and Iain Burnside, showcase the songs they have been exploring. An opportunity to enjoy the next generation of Lieder singers and pianists.

  • 18 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Postponed: Messiah | Streatham Choral and Brandenburg Sinfonia
    Brandenburg Sinfonia, Calum Fraser, Joseph Doody, Lauren Young, Streatham Choral, Susanna Fairbairn, Thomas Humphreys
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Don’t miss the jewel in the crown of our choral year! For our Spring concert, we are performing Handel’s triumphant oratorio, Messiah, together with the incomparable Brandenburg Sinfonia and professional soloists. We look forward to sharing a delightful evening of baroque music with you in the magnificent Cadogan Hall. Hallelujah!

    Discount codes for tickets will be communicated via choir members and local Streatham publications.

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 19 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: Carolyn Sampson, Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton
    Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton, Roderick Williams
    Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall Leeds LS2 9JT
    United Kingdom

    He Sings, She Sings, They Sing: Gender Bending in Lieder

    Hannah Kendall commission
    Roderick Williams commission

    In this modern age of gender fluidity and identity awareness, how can the notion of art song, steeped in centuries of patriarchal tradition, keep pace and maintain its relevance?

    In She Sings/He Sings/They Sing, Carolyn Sampson, Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton tackle the knotty issue of gender politics in song head-on with a wide-ranging programme from across Europe and spanning centuries in their search for answers, inviting the audience to contribute, join the debate and encourage them on the journey.

    The programme may include music by the likes of Purcell, Schumann, Wolf, Brahms, Mahler, Britten, Butterworth, Debussy, Fauré, Duparc and Rachmaninov but the exact content, especially who sings what, will be decided by the audience. So, join two of Britain’s finest singers and favourites at Leeds Lieder, grab a soap box and prepare to engage…

  • 19 April 2020 - 6:30pm
    Galliard Ensemble and Simon Callaghan (piano)
    Galliard Ensemble, Helen Storey, Katherine Ann Spencer, Kathryn Thomas, Owen Dennis, Richard Bayliss, Simon Callaghan
    Conway Hall Holborn WC1R 4RL
    United Kingdom

    Former BBC New Generation Artists, the Galliard Ensemble is established as one of Britain’s leading wind groups, and has an expansive repertoire. Ludwig Thuille was a student of Richard Strauss who held a high opinion of Thuille’s Sextet, perhaps the most well-known of his substantial output. Director of Music Simon Callaghan joins the Galliards in a colourful programme combining the Thuille with other classic works for the ensemble.

    Conway Hall Sunday Concerts

    Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was purpose-built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of 'affordable classical music for all' still remains. Visit our website for more information about all our Spring 2020 season music events, including concerts, pre-concert talks and recitals.

    Overture to Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Sextet for piano and winds
    Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)
    Quintet for piano and winds in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sextet for piano and wind quintet
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
  • 18 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Michael Christian Durrant (guitar) and Inês Delgado (violin)
    Inês Delgado, Michael Christian Durrant
    Bridges Community Centre Monmouth NP25 5AS
    United Kingdom

    A welcome return by brilliant classical guitarist Michael Christian Durrant, this time accompanied by Portuguese virtuoso Inés Delgado.

    The duo performs a colourful programme of pieces from Spain and Latin America by recognised masters of guitar writing.

    Danza espagnole No 1 from La vida breve
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Set cançons valencianes, for violin and guitar
    Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
    Bachianas brasileiras No 5
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    L'histoire du tango
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
  • 17 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    An Evening with Sir Bryn Terfel and BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bryn Terfel, Paul Bateman
    Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    One of the world’s finest opera singers in a concert of songs and music he loves best, accompanied by friends and special guests, Sir Bryn Terfel makes a spectacular return to the Royal Albert Hall following his memorable 50th birthday concert in 2015.

    The concert will feature the full range of Bryn’s repertoire, from his iconic roles in opera and musicals to the Welsh folk of home, performing with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Paul Bateman.

    Born in North Wales and having studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the award-winning singer frequents the major stages of the world. His recordings have earned him two Grammy Awards and four Classical Brit Awards, and he is also the recipient of The Queen’s Medal for Music (2006), a CBE (2003), the Shakespeare Prize by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation (2006) and the Freedom of the City of London (2015).

    This concert is one of the headline events of Love Classical, at the Royal Albert Hall, the home of classical music.

  • 18 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Eldbjørg Hemsing, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Moritz Gnann, Peter Holder, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with an evening of music composed by the prolific classical composer and his romantic era successors.

    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra join forces with pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing and organist Peter Holder – all brought together under the baton of young German conductor Moritz Gnann.

    One of the last works composed during his middle period, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture draws upon elements from his early years while at the same time looking forward to the future. The tone is initially sombre and austere, eventually giving way to a thrilling, climactic finale.

    Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3, on the other hand, is notable for its beauty and elegance – aspects that would become characteristic of the Romantic era which he helped usher in, paving the way for two other composers on tonight’s programme: Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns.

    This concert is one of the headline events of Love Classical, at the Royal Albert Hall, the home of classical music.

    Overture from Egmont
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for piano and orchestra No 3 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ'
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
  • 14 April 2020 - 7:00pm
    Handel's Tamerlano | Cambridge Handel Opera Company
    Cambridge Handel Opera Company, Caroline Taylor, Christopher Turner, Jolyon Loy, Julian Perkins, Leila Zanette, Meili Li, Sounds Baroque, Thalie Knights
    Great Hall at The Leys Cambridge CB2 7AD
    United Kingdom

    Cambridge Handel Opera Company present a fully staged production of Handel’s most intense psychological drama, Tamerlano (1724). The opera tracks the anguished love of all its five characters through an obsessive power-struggle between two intransigent rulers, to a tragic end.

    Performances also take place on Wed 16, Fri 17 and Sat 18 April.

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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