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Format: 2020-02-26
Format: 2020-02-26
  • 5 March 2020 - 8:00pm
    The Cabinet of Dr Caligari - film screening accompanied by Orchestra of the Swan
    Orchestra of the Swan
    Stratford Playhouse Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
    United Kingdom

    Original soundtrack by David Le Page

    Orchestra of the Swan provides a brand new live soundtrack for the 1920 film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, considered by many to be the quintessential work of German expressionist cinema. It tells the story of a deranged hypnotist who uses an unwitting somnambulist to carry out his dark and deadly deeds. We will also be showing the 1902 French film A Trip to the Moon. Complete with big screen and licensed bar, this is a wonderful night out.

  • 29 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Amersham Concert Club presents the Pelleas Ensemble (flute, harp, viola)
    Henry Roberts, Luba Tunnicliffe, Oliver Wass, Pelléas Ensemble
    Amersham Free Church Amersham HP6 6AJ
    United Kingdom

    The Pelléas Ensemble was formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011. Playing with “verve and polish” (The Times), they recently won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award, and the 2017 Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the Royal Overseas League competition. In 2016 they won both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, and won a place on the prestigious Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Programme. In 2015 they won First Prize at the British Harp Chamber Music Competition. They are Tunnell Trust Young Artists.

    Their Wigmore Hall debut was praised for its “captivating vitality” and “effortlessness and delicacy" (Seen and Heard International), and they have recently appeared live on BBC Radio 3's ‘In Tune’. They were selected to represent the Guildhall at the City of London Festival, and have given numerous recitals at other London venues including St John’s Smith Square. They have been praised for creating an immediate and intimate connection with their audiences.

    Terzettino
    Theodóre Dubois (1837-1924)
    Suite in D, from Deuxième livre de pièces de clavecin
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    Excerpts from 'Romeo and Juliet', arranged for viola and piano
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Duo for violin and viola in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Le tombeau de Couperin
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 28 February 2020 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 5 - Sonata No 3 / Berceuse | Warren Mailley-Smith
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 evenings in the 2019-20 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from October 2019 to July 2020.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    3 Ecossaises
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 14 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Variations brillantes on 'Je vends des scapulaires'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Berceuse in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 19 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 41 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 28 February 2020 - 9:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 5 - Sonata No 3 / Berceuse | Warren Mailley-Smith
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 evenings in the 2019-2020 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from October 2019 to July 2020.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    3 Ecossaises
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 14 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Variations brillantes on 'Je vends des scapulaires'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Berceuse in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 19 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 41 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 3 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 29 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Thames Concerts 2019/20 - Emma Halnan (flute) and Daniel King Smith (piano)
    Daniel King Smith, Emma Halnan
    St Andrew's Church Surbiton KT6 4DS
    United Kingdom
    Sonata for flute and continuo in D minor, 'La Vibray'
    Michel Blavet (1700-1768)
    Sonata for flute and piano
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Sonata in G for flute and continuo
    Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)
    Grande Polonaise, for flute and piano
    Theobald Böhm (1794-1881)
    Fantasie No 8 in E minor
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Sequenza I for flute
    Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
    Sonata for flute and continuo No 6 in E
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for flute and piano
    Edwin York Bowen (1884-1961)
  • 7 March 2020 - 7:30pm
    The diary of one who disappeared | Nicky Spence (tenor)/Joseph Middleton (piano)
    Joseph Middleton, Nicky Spence
    Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall Leeds LS2 9JT
    United Kingdom

    Reviewing his 2019 Leeds Lieder recital, the Sunday Times described Nicky Spence as a ‘tenor who combines heroic tone and a poetic sensibility that takes the breath away’. We are thrilled that he returns to Leeds with repertoire he has very much made his own, and with regular duo-partner Joseph Middleton. There is no other work quite like Janácek’s The diary of one who disappeared. Its unorthodox scoring and theatrical features make for an evening that is tender and poignant, urgent and explosive. Janácek takes us from the first flush of young love to self-hatred, doubt and a tortured destiny. Spence has recently released a recording of the work and it is garnering superb reviews. BBC Record Review selected Spence’s version as their Record of the Week and commented that ‘Scottish tenor Nicky Spence brings thrilling ardour and emotional angst to Janácek’s passionate outpourings…the Diary burns with anguish, passion … I love it’.

    The diary of the one who disappeared
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
  • 3 March 2020 - 12:45pm
    Music in the Round Spring Series - Ensemble 360
    Matthew Hunt, Tim Horton
    Upper Chapel Sheffield S1 2JD
    United Kingdom

    Matt and Tim present an enchanting fantasy world. Schumann’s pieces form a compact suite with contrasting movements, while John Ireland’s lyrical sonata is considered to be one of the composer’s finest chamber music works. These are presented together with Jörg Widmann’s short and lively clarinet solo.

    “Jörg Widmann is one of the most exciting voices in music at the moment. That he is a clarinettist is of great excitement to me too, as he has written a good deal for the instrument. Beautiful, funny, virtuosic and HUGELY entertaining. I can’t wait to ride the rollercoaster that is his Fantasie once again.” Matthew Hunt

    3 Fantasiestücke, for clarinet and piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Fantasie for solo clarinet
    Jörg Widmann (1973-)
    Fantasy Sonata in E flat for clarinet and piano
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
  • 5 March 2020 - 7:30pm
    Mozart and Moonlight Sonata by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Costas Fotopoulos, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Overture from Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento for strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 14 in E Flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 28 February 2020 - 1:00pm
    Lawrence Power and Pavel Kolesnikov: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
    Lawrence Power, Pavel Kolesnikov
    Jerwood Hall, LSO St.Luke's London EC1
    United Kingdom

    Step into a world of history, folk heritage and rich musical tradition, as BBC Radio 3 invites chamber musicians, from singers to string quartets, to explore Russian music from across the centuries.

    Pavel Kolesnikov and Lawrence Power – both alumni of the BBC’s New Generation Artists scheme, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this season – join forces in this concert for one of the most raw, moving works of the 20th century, Shostakovich’s Viola Concerto. The composer’s final work, completed a matter of days before his death in 1975, it’s an elegy, a farewell, interlaced with allusions to composers he loved – Beethoven, Berg, Mahler – with haunting solo lines floating over a sparse accompaniment.

    Improvisation
    Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904-1987)
    Une larme (A teardrop)
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
    Aveu passionné in E minor, for piano
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Hopak
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Viola and Piano
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
  • 1 March 2020 - 11:00am
    Ashwell Trio
    Ashwell Trio
    Old Swan Hotel Harrogate HG1 2SR
    United Kingdom

    Callum Smart attracted wide public attention at the age of thirteen having won the strings category of the 2010 BBC Young Musicians Competition performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. In the same year, Smart then went on to become the top European prize-winner at the Menuhin Competition. Callum is joined on stage by fellow BBC Young Musician finalist, French horn player, Ben Goldscheider. Goldscheider performed as part of the 2017 Harrogate Music Festival and has since been selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) for the 2019/2020 season. The Ashwell Trio is completed by pianist Richard Uttley, who is noted for the integrity and breadth of his musicianship as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. In 2006, Uttley won the British Contemporary Piano Competition and was selected for representation by YCAT in 2011.

    Keyboard Trio No 43 in C major
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Trio for horn, violin and piano
    Huw Watkins (1976-)
    Piano Trio No 6 in G
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Trio for horn, violin and piano in E flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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