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Format: 2019-08-24
Format: 2019-08-24
  • 3 September 2019 - 6:30pm
    From Heavenly Harmony | Tatty Theo and Anthony Pleeth (cellos)
    Anthony Pleeth, Tatty Theo
    Handel House London W1K 4HB
    United Kingdom

    Anthony Pleeth and Tatty Theo (cello) explore the beautiful and convivial sound-world of music for two cellos, performing works by Dutch, Italian and German composers who were all a part of the vibrant music-scene in Handel’s London.

    Music to include sonatas by Willem de Fesch, Francesco Geminiani, Tomasso Giordani, Johann Ernst Galliard and George Frideric Handel.

    Sonata for cello and continuo No 4 in C major
    Willem De Fesch (1687-1761)
    Sonata for cello and continuo No 6 in A minor
    Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
    Sonata for cello and piano No 4 in G major
    John Ernest Galliard (1687-1747)
    Sonata in G minor for recorder and continuo
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Cello Duet No 2 in F major
    Tommaso Giordani (1730-1806)
  • 29 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    High Summer! with Continuum - Madrigals and Choral Jazz
    Continuum, Harry Guthrie
    Great Hall, Grey Coat Hospital London SW1P 2DY
    United Kingdom

    A choral programme of madrigals and jazz, from the Renaissance to Duke Ellington, performed by Continuum, directed by Harry Guthrie.

    When Continuum gave their inaugural concert in London back in January, they packed out St Gabriel’s Church, Pimlico. In the audience was the editor of BBC Radio Three’s Listeners’ Forum. Here’s what he said afterwards on his website.

    “Choral aficionados should take note of “Continuum”…it was an outstanding set of performances.”

    This time, you’re in for some fabulous summer jazz and English madrigals with something for everyone’s musical tastes – timeless jazz arrangements alongside a wealth of English folk and madrigal classics which epitomise summer.

    Continuum’s conductor (and founder) is Harry Guthrie; a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. Fellow choir members are some of Cambridge University’s finest choral scholars from Trinity and King’s Colleges, plus top conservatoire singers from across the UK.

    All creatures now are merry-minded
    John Bennet (1575-1614)
    Now is the month of maying
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    The Lady Oriana
    Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
    About the maypole
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    As torrents in summer
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    The long day closes
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    The turtle dove
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Brigg Fair
    Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
    The Ash Grove
    Traditional ()
    Amazing Grace
    Eriks Ešenvalds (1977-)
    My Lord, what a mornin'
    Harry Thacker Burleigh (1866-1949)
    Star of the County Down
    Ben Parry ()
    It was a lover and his lass
    Traditional ()
    Long Ago
    Edward Naylor (1867-1934)
    Summertime
    Christopher John Robinson (1936-)
    Night and day
    Cole Porter (1891-1964)
    London by Night
    Gene Puerling (1929-2008)
    A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
    Lizzie Humphries ()
    Goodnight
    ()
    Spiderman
    Steve Friedman ()
  • 30 August 2019 - 7:00pm
    Yuko Sano (piano)
    Yuko Sano
    St Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall London EC2V 5AA
    United Kingdom

    Multi award-winning pianist Yuko Sano is known for her virtuosity and magical sound making with unlimited colors. She was born in Tokyo and her international career as a concert pianist began at the age of eight in Salzburg. She has performed in over 40 cities across Asia, Europe, the UK, the USA, and South America as well as in Japan, including solo appearances with eminent orchestras. In October 2013, she made her London debut at the Southbank Centre for the festival ‘The Rest is Noise’. Since then she has performed at Abbey Road Studios, St. John’s Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, Steinway Hall, and the Embassy of Japan in the UK. In 2018, the British government granted her the prestigious ‘Tier-1 Exceptional Talent’ UK visa in recognition of her remarkable international musical career.

    Yuko Sano graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) after studying at the Liszt Music Academy in Budapest for one year. In 2013, she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where she completed her MA with a Dip RAM distinction and graduated with the Walter MacFarren Prize, the Nancy Dickinson Award, and the Maud Hornsby Award. In 2016, she completed her Advanced Diploma at the Academy under the tutelage of Christopher Elton. 2017, she contributed to the success of the first Super Global High school Project by coordinating an exchange programme between Geiko Music High school in Japan and the Royal Academy of Music in London, supported by the Japanese Government.

    Her debut album 'Kotoba' was released in 2018 to great critical acclaim and includes the Japan premiere performance of Stephen Hough’s Piano Sonata No.1. In 2014, Yuko Sano was the first Japanese pianist to become a Young Steinway Artist, then a full Steinway Artist in 2018. She was invited to New York to record for Steinway’s Spirio catalogue last March and her recordings are now available on Spirio worldwide.

    Liebeslied 'Widmung', von Robert Schumann
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for keyboard in E major
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Mazurka No 23 in D
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    3 Hungarian folksongs from the Csik district
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este from 'Annees de pelerinage-annee 3'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    L'isle joyeuse
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Impromptu No 3 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    4 Mazurkas
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 31 August 2019 - 12:15pm
    Far from triumphing court - lute songs with Musicke in the Ayre
    Din Ghani, Jane Hunt, Musicke in the Ayre
    St Thomas's Church Salisbury SP1 1BA
    United Kingdom

    Jane Hunt and Din will perform lute songs associated with 16/17th century folk who are without the capital for one reason or another, whether through residence, retirement, rejection, exile, employment or just an excursion (e.g. on a summer progress).

    Free entry with a retiring collection

    Can she excuse my wrongs
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    O sweet flower from Funeral Teares
    John Cooper (Coperario, Coprario) (c1570-1626)
    Ye sacred muses
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Who is it that this dark night
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    O Lord, whose grace
    Anonymous ()
    Rosa
    John Danyel (1564-c1626)
    Like as the lute delights
    John Danyel (1564-c1626)
    With fragrant flowers
    Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
    Far from triumphing court
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
  • 31 August 2019 - 7:30pm
    Hambleden Concerts 2019
    Janet Simpson, Michael Cox, Richard Simpson
    The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Hambleden RG9 6RX
    United Kingdom

    The Hambleden Concerts take place monthly each summer in the historic church of St Mary the Virgin in the picturesque village of Hambleden, near Henley-on-Thames.

    Richard Simpson was until recently principal oboe of the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Michael Cox is principal flute with the orchestra. Richard is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and Michael at the Guildhall School of Music; Janet was until recently the official keyboard player with the Halle Orchestra

    Sonata for flute and piano
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    3 pieces for oboe and piano
    Michael Head (1900-1976)
    Excerpts from Incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Excerpts from Le tombeau de Couperin
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Sonata for oboe and piano
    Peter Hope (1930-)
    Syrinx for solo flute
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Zoom Tube
    Ian Clarke ()
    Trio for flute, oboe and piano
    Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
    Sonata for piano 4 hands in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 28 August 2019 - 8:00pm
    War is My Condition
    Aileen Henry, Anna Cavaliero, Frederick Waxman, Laura Hocking, Richard Robbins, Rosie Moon, Toby Carr, Tom Herring, Tom Lilburn
    Brunel Museum Rotherhithe SE16 4LF
    United Kingdom

    War is my Condition

    The Brunel Museum | 2 - 4 Sep 2019 | Press Night 28 Aug 2019 | 8 pm

    Ante Terminum Productions is a recently-established cross-arts music and theatre company based in London. The company’s debut, last year, of Britten’s Curlew River at St Bartholomew the Great was praised by Rupert Christiansen of The Telegraph as “A beautiful, dedicated and moving production” and Richard Bratby of The Spectator as “a little pearl of a production… its emotional impact out of proportion to its scale”, and our production of Stockhausen’s Stimmung at the Pathology Museum was described by Radio 3’s Donald MacLeod as “without a doubt, one of the most powerful musical experiences I have had in the last decade”. Our recent St John Passion was described by Nicholas Riddle, CEO of Edition Peters, as an “excellent performance… spiritually moving and artistically very successful”.

    This is Ante Terminum Productions most ambitious cross-arts site-specific production to date. It tells Monteverdi’s tragic love story of Tancredi and Clorinda. Tancredi, a crusader, and Clorinda, a Saracen, become lovers, and are separated by their peoples’ conflict. They meet in battle, and, being armoured, do not recognise one another during their fight until it's too late, and Tancredi has struck Clorinda down. In this production, Ante Terminum Productions has expanded Monteverdi’s original scene with other madrigals by the composer to make a longer narrative. The story is told through the music, through contemporary dance, with dancers playing the two protagonists, and through light. Brian Clarke has lent the company three of his stained glass screens to use in the production, which coupled with our designs will immerse the audience in the narrative, set in the incredible Grand Entrance Hall of the Brunel Museum.

    Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Lamento d'Arianna
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Dor che' ciel e la terra
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Si dolce è’l tormento
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Zefiro Torna
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • 2 September 2019 - 8:00pm
    War is My Condition
    Aileen Henry, Anna Cavaliero, Frederick Waxman, Laura Hocking, Richard Robbins, Rosie Moon, Toby Carr, Tom Herring, Tom Lilburn
    Brunel Museum Rotherhithe SE16 4LF
    United Kingdom

    War is my Condition

    The Brunel Museum | 2 - 4 Sep 2019 | Press Night 28 Aug 2019 | 8 pm

    Ante Terminum Productions is a recently-established cross-arts music and theatre company based in London. The company’s debut, last year, of Britten’s Curlew River at St Bartholomew the Great was praised by Rupert Christiansen of The Telegraph as “A beautiful, dedicated and moving production” and Richard Bratby of The Spectator as “a little pearl of a production… its emotional impact out of proportion to its scale”, and our production of Stockhausen’s Stimmung at the Pathology Museum was described by Radio 3’s Donald MacLeod as “without a doubt, one of the most powerful musical experiences I have had in the last decade”. Our recent St John Passion was described by Nicholas Riddle, CEO of Edition Peters, as an “excellent performance… spiritually moving and artistically very successful”.

    This is Ante Terminum Productions most ambitious cross-arts site-specific production to date. It tells Monteverdi’s tragic love story of Tancredi and Clorinda. Tancredi, a crusader, and Clorinda, a Saracen, become lovers, and are separated by their peoples’ conflict. They meet in battle, and, being armoured, do not recognise one another during their fight until it's too late, and Tancredi has struck Clorinda down. In this production, Ante Terminum Productions has expanded Monteverdi’s original scene with other madrigals by the composer to make a longer narrative. The story is told through the music, through contemporary dance, with dancers playing the two protagonists, and through light. Brian Clarke has lent the company three of his stained glass screens to use in the production, which coupled with our designs will immerse the audience in the narrative, set in the incredible Grand Entrance Hall of the Brunel Museum.

    Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Lamento d'Arianna
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Dor che' ciel e la terra
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Si dolce è’l tormento
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Zefiro Torna
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • 3 September 2019 - 8:00pm
    War is My Condition
    Aileen Henry, Anna Cavaliero, Frederick Waxman, Laura Hocking, Richard Robbins, Rosie Moon, Toby Carr, Tom Herring, Tom Lilburn
    Brunel Museum Rotherhithe SE16 4LF
    United Kingdom

    War is my Condition

    The Brunel Museum | 2 - 4 Sep 2019 | Press Night 28 Aug 2019 | 8 pm

    Ante Terminum Productions is a recently-established cross-arts music and theatre company based in London. The company’s debut, last year, of Britten’s Curlew River at St Bartholomew the Great was praised by Rupert Christiansen of The Telegraph as “A beautiful, dedicated and moving production” and Richard Bratby of The Spectator as “a little pearl of a production… its emotional impact out of proportion to its scale”, and our production of Stockhausen’s Stimmung at the Pathology Museum was described by Radio 3’s Donald MacLeod as “without a doubt, one of the most powerful musical experiences I have had in the last decade”. Our recent St John Passion was described by Nicholas Riddle, CEO of Edition Peters, as an “excellent performance… spiritually moving and artistically very successful”.

    This is Ante Terminum Productions most ambitious cross-arts site-specific production to date. It tells Monteverdi’s tragic love story of Tancredi and Clorinda. Tancredi, a crusader, and Clorinda, a Saracen, become lovers, and are separated by their peoples’ conflict. They meet in battle, and, being armoured, do not recognise one another during their fight until it's too late, and Tancredi has struck Clorinda down. In this production, Ante Terminum Productions has expanded Monteverdi’s original scene with other madrigals by the composer to make a longer narrative. The story is told through the music, through contemporary dance, with dancers playing the two protagonists, and through light. Brian Clarke has lent the company three of his stained glass screens to use in the production, which coupled with our designs will immerse the audience in the narrative, set in the incredible Grand Entrance Hall of the Brunel Museum.

    Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Lamento d'Arianna
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Dor che' ciel e la terra
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Si dolce è’l tormento
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Zefiro Torna
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • 1 September 2019 - 3:00pm
    Cambrian Strings
    Cambrian Strings, Nic Fallowfield
    Gregynog Hall Tregynon, Nr Newtown SY16 3PL
    United Kingdom

    Cambrian Summer School for Strings proudly presents its first ever concert, a feast of beautiful string music given by advanced string players. What could be nicer - a summer's afternoon of music followed by tea and cake in glorious surroundings? Enjoy.

    We are keen for children and young string players to experience this lively and varied programme for string orchestra, and so have offered entry for young listeners at no charge. So bring the children, bring the grandchildren. Run time approx 60 minutes without an interval.

    Serenade for Strings in E flat
    Josef Suk (1874-1935)
    Divertimento for strings in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Touch her soft lips and part from 2 Pieces for strings from filmscore to Henry V
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Plink, Plank, Plunk!
    Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
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