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Format: 2019-02-17
Format: 2019-02-17
  • 17 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Colours of Mozart | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Adrian Partington, Ellie Laugharne, Ji Hyun Kim, Katherine Lacy, Morgan Pearse, Northampton Bach Choir, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal & Derngate Northampton NN1 1DP
    United Kingdom

    An evening celebrating the musical genius of Mozart with a programme that shows off the different colours of his popular style. Mozart’s light and energetic Divertimento introduces our next work, the famous Clarinet Concerto performed by the RPO’s Principal Clarinet Katherine Lacy. This cheery and graceful work often appears in the top 10 of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame and is a true household favourite.

    Mozart’s Requiem shows a different, darker side to his writing in this powerful yet poignant masterpiece sung by the Northampton Bach Choir.

    Free: pre-concert talk at 6:30pm with BBC Northampton's John Griff and Conductor Adrian Partington at Royal & Derngate, Northampton

    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 23 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    Barokkanerne (recorder and strings)
    St Andrew's and St George's West Church Edinburgh EH2 2PA
    United Kingdom

    Barokkanerne – Ingeborg Christophersen (recorder), Huw Daniel, Jesenka Zunic (violins), Mari Giske (viola), Gunnar Hauge (cello), Christian Kjos (harpsichord), Jadran ‎Duncumb (theorbo/guitar)

    Recordare Venezia

    A gorgeous selection of 17th century concertos – by Vivaldi, Galuppi, Legrenzi and others – from Venice, showcasing the wealth of talent that part of the world enjoyed at the time. Music for recorder and strings by Venetian composers Vivaldi, Legrenzi, Bassano, Castello, Marini, Uccellini and Galuppi by this ensemble based in Oslo.

    “The young players of the Oslo-based Barokkanerne hurl themselves into this inspired craziness with a thrilling mix of precision and heady abandon.” Gramophone Magazine

    Concerto per flautino in C
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Sonata seconda a 4 from La cetra
    Giovanni Legrenzi (1625-1690)
    Pulchra es amica mea (diminutions on Palestrina's motet)
    Giovanni Bassano (c.1558-1617)
    Sonata 10 from Book II, for 2 violins and continuo
    Dario Castello (1590-1644)
    Sonata a 4 Passacaglio
    Biagio Marini (c1594-c1663)
    Aria Sopra 'La Bergamasca'
    Marco Uccellini (1603-1680)
    Concerto No 1 in G minor
    Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
    Chamber Concerto in D, 'Il Gardellino'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 17 February 2019 - 3:00pm
    Tippett String Quartet and Emma Abbate (piano)
    Emma Abbate, Tippett Quartet
    St Gregory's Centre, Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury CT1 1NX
    United Kingdom

    The Tippett Quartet regularly appear at Kings Place, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Bridgewater Hall and frequently perform on BBC Radio 3. They have performed at the BBC Proms and toured Europe, Canada and Mexico.

    Their broad and diverse repertoire highlights the Tippett Quartet’s unique versatility. Their impressive catalogue of recordings have been released on Naxos, EMI Classics, Signum, Decca, Classic FM, Somm Records, Vivat, Guild, Real World, Dutton Epoch and Tocatta Classics with universal critical acclaim.

    Alongside a busy touring schedule, the Tippett Quartet pursues a keen interest in educational work with schools and universities. They were Ensemble in Residence at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University for 2012-13 and since September 2015 they began two exciting new residencies at Royal Holloway University, London and St Edmund’s School, Canterbury.

    The Neapolitan pianist Emma Abbate enjoys a demanding career as a piano accompanist and chamber musician, working with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation.She has performed in duo recitals for international festivals and concert societies in Salzburg, Lisbon, Naples, Ischia, and Koscierzyna, and at many prestigious UK venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House, St John’s Smith Square, St George’s, Bristol and at the Aldeburgh Festival, in addition to broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.

    String Quartet in B minor
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Quintet for piano and strings in E Flat
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 23 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    Jennifer Pike's plays Korngold's Violin Concerto - Stockport Symphony Orchestra
    Jennifer Pike, Matthew Wood, Stockport Symphony Orchestra
    Stockport Town Hall Stockport SK1 3XE
    United Kingdom

    After her unforgettable debut with Stockport Symphony Orchestra last year, Jennifer is back with nother romantic masterpiece for violin, this time by Korngold. Famous for his film music, Korngold’s violin concerto has also quickly become a firm favourite with audiences and performers. So how do you follow that? With probably the biggest tunes and most romantic themes in all of symphonic history, Rachmaninov’s second. If you’ve never heard the sumptuous, glowing ending of this work, think of his second piano concerto then double it!

    Concerto for violin and orchestra
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    Symphony No 2 in E minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Hungarian Dance No 5 in G minor from 21 Hungarian Dances, for piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 24 February 2019 - 3:00pm
    Dante String Quartet - Concert 3 of 3
    Dante String Quartet
    Martineau Hall, Dorking Halls Dorking RH4 1SG
    United Kingdom

    For the final concert of their series the Dante string quartet play music by Haydn, Schumann and Beethoven. The Haydn quartet is a mature work, showing the composer fully at ease in the quartet form, and it is noted for its very beautiful slow movement. Schumann’s poetic and romantic imagination is evident in his F major quartet, a fine work from a composer more generally appreciated for his piano music and his songs. Beethoven’s third Razumovsky quartet is a powerful work embracing a variety of moods – playful, elegiac, relaxed and energetic – and it provides a fitting conclusion to these three concerts.

    String Quartet in D major
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet in F
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    String Quartet No 9 in C, 'Rasumovsky'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 19 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    Lux Musicae London (early music septet) - Skipton Music 2018-2019: Concert 5
    Aileen Henry, Angela Hicks, Daniel Thomson, Harry Buckoke, Lux Musicae London, Mirjam Münzel, Sophie Creaner, Toby Carr
    Christ Church Skipton BD23 2AH
    United Kingdom

    Lux Musicae London explores the transition from the renaissance to early baroque, connecting the visual arts, poetry and philosophy with the music of the turbulent 16th and 17th centuries using a range of period instruments and voices.The group's diverse instrumentation enables them to deploy the huge range of period instrumental colours and practices through a strongly expressive and rhetorically led vocal approach to the texts and melodies of the era.

    The programme, 'The New Troy' is a musical journey through renaissance and early baroque London and includes jigs of Shakespeare's Globe, music from the lavish masques thrown at Temple, the lampooning of Ben Johnson's plays, intricate madrigals performed at court, William Lawes's regal harp consorts.

  • 27 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    Endellion String Quartet - 40th Anniversary Season
    Andrew Watkinson, David Waterman, Endellion String Quartet, Garfield Jackson, Ralph de Souza
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    The delightful Haydn Op 20 No 6 ends in a delicate, very playful fugue; the great late Beethoven quartet ends with the mighty, ever contemporary Grosse Fuge — a Titan amongst fugues. In between comes the first quartet composed by the great Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin.

    Sponsored by Lark Music

    There are six concerts in the Endellions' 40th Anniversary Series at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge - on the following Wednesday evenings: 24th October 2018, 21st November 2018, 30th January 2019, 27th February 2019, 24th April 2018 and 22nd May 2019.

    Full details can be found here

    String Quartet No 24 in A
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 1
    Evgeny Kissin (1971-)
    Grosse Fuge
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 13 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 20 February 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital: Emily Sun (violin) with Andrey Lebedev (guitar)
    Andrey Lebedev, Emily Sun
    Church of St Bartholomew-the-Less London EC1A 9DS
    United Kingdom

    2018-19 Lunchtime Recital Series at St Bart's the Less

    Multi-award-winning Australian violinist Emily Sun is joined by guitarist Andrey Lebedev for a recital of JS Bach, Paganini, and Piazzolla.

    Equally at home in recital and in front of an orchestra, Emily Sun was the winner of the 2018 ABC Young Performers Award, which will see her perform concertos with the Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras in the coming seasons.

    Book to be sure of a seat.

    Equally at home in recital and in front of an orchestra, Australian violinist Emily Sun was the winner of the 2018 ABC Young Performers Award, which will see her perform concertos with the Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras in the coming seasons. Having begun her studies in Australia with Robin Wilson, Emily moved to London in 2011 to attend the Royal College of Music, studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky. In the UK, Emily has been awarded the Gold Medal at the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League and 2017 Bromsgrove International competitions and selected as a Young Concert Artist for The Tillett Trust, Making Music UK, and The Worshipful Company of Musicians.

    Performance highlights include Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D minor with Maxim Vengerov in Buckingham Palace for the 2017 Royal Gala hosted by HRH Prince of Wales, as well as recitals at Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow, Tel Aviv Opera, Auditorium du Louvre, and Wigmore Hall. She is also an Artist-in-Residence at Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, where she is mentored by Augustin Dumay.

    Emily joined the City Music Foundation Artist Programme in September 2018.

    Sonata No 2 in A minor for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Cantabile in D
    Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
    L'histoire du tango (History of Tango)
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    6 Romanian Folk Dances
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Excerpts from 7 canciones populares españolas
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
  • 22 February 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Christine Lee (cello) and George Fu (piano)
    Christine Lee, George Fu
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Pesented by the Royal Academy of Music

    Christine Lee is the most recent winner of the Isang Yun international competition in Korea as well as a laureate of the first Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition.

    Christine began playing the cello at the age of seven, and she made her debut with the Seoul Philharmonic only two years later. She was accepted to The Curtis Institute of Music at the age of ten.

    She is currently living her dream of traveling the world while communicating and educating others through music. She especially loves working with other musicians from different backgrounds in a chamber music setting.

    In addition to her performances, Christine is an avid advocate for charitable and philanthropic causes. In January 2017, she organized a charity concert as well as coat and backpack drive for the refugee children in Brussels. This season, she will be participating in the community project with Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth and Nativitas and organize concerts for homeless people in Brussels.

    She studies at the Royal Academy of Music for her Advanced Performance Diploma under the guidance of Christoph Richter and plays on a Francesco Stradivarius on a generous loan from an anonymous sponsor.

    George Fu - hailed by the Boston Music Intelligencer as a “heroic piano soloist” with “stunning virtuosity”, Chinese-American pianist George X Fu has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard University. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, the Lied Center at the University of Kansas, the Japanese Embassy in London and the German Embassy in Washington D.C.

    As a dedicated chamber musician, George frequently performs alongside duo partners and ensembles from around the world, and has often appeared with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble as both soloist and collaborative musician. Keenly interested in interdisciplinary work, George has worked in various capacities: from collaborating in dance projects; to serving as music director and conductor at Harvard University.

    A native of Frederick, Maryland, George began piano studies at the age of 5. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a degree in piano performance at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Jonathan Biss and Meng-Chieh Liu. He currently studies with Christopher Elton and Joanna MacGregor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where his studies are generously supported by the Tobias Matthay and Skelton Scholarships.

    Sonata for cello and piano
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in G major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Caprice No 7 from 12 Caprices for solo cello
    Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901)
    Etude No 20 in G minor from 40 Etudes for solo cello
    David Popper (1843-1913)
  • 17 February 2019 - 11:00am
    Ruisi Quartet
    Alessandro Ruisi, Luba Tunnicliffe, Max Ruisi, Oliver Cave, Ruisi String Quartet
    The Old Swan Hotel Harrogate HG1 2SR
    United Kingdom

    Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Young British String Players, the Ruisi Quartet has established a reputation as a charismatic and expressive ensemble, delivering performances that are “strikingly immediate, committed and direct” according to the Chichester Observer. Founded in 2012 by half-Sicilian brothers Alessandro and Max, the quartet perform regularly throughout the UK and Europe and have been selected as Kirckman Concert Society Artists for 2018/19, leading to their upcoming debut at Wigmore Hall.

    3 Fantasias
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    3 Pieces for String Quartet
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    String Quartet in E flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 2 in A minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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