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Format: 2014-08-21
Format: 2014-08-21
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    Thu, 2014-08-21 13:00
    Music for a while - 400 years of song
    Adrian Boorman, Jon Hall, Julie Keen, Mary Wolf, Music for a while
    The Cathedral Church of St Andrew Inverness IV3 5NS
    United Kingdom

    Music for a while are making an eagerly anticipated first visit to Inverness Cathedral and performing a special lunchtime recital, featuring 400 years of song from around the world. Join them for an hour of the finest vocal and instrumental music, including works by Purcell, Handel, Bach, Burns, Massenet and Faure.

    Built between 1866 and 1869 by local architect Alexander Ross, the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew is the northernmost cathedral in mainland Britain and was the first to be completed in Great Britain since the Reformation. Located in the heart of the city, close to the banks of the River Ness, the cathedral is Gothic in style, built of red Tarradale stone, with a Nave of five bays divided by columns of Peterhead granite and provides an imposing setting for today’s recital.

    Showcasing local musicians, in addition to an eclectic mix of solo song the concert will feature an unusual oportunity to hear duets for soprano and countertenor, including Claudio Monteverdi's sublime Pur ti miro.

    There is no charge for admission but donations are invited in aid of the work of the Cathedral.

    So, come along and enjoy some lunchtime 'Music for a while'!

    Sweet nymph, come to thy lover
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    Flow my tears
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Music for a while from Oedipus
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Dime, robadora
    Anonymous ()
    Dame acojida
    Esteban Daza (fl. 1576)
    Mary Morison
    Traditional Scottish ()
    The Bonnie Earl O' Moray
    Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
    Madrigal: Le soir frissonne au coeur des roses
    Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
    Ouvre tes yeux bleus from Poème d'amour
    Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
    Prelude and fugue in F major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Va tacito e nascosto from Giulio Cesare
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Gentle Morpheus from Alceste
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Lydia, from '2 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Where Corals lie from Sea Pictures
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Pur ti miro from L'incoronazione di Poppea, 'The Coronation of Poppea'
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Die Lotosblume from Venetianisches Lied II from 'Myrthen'
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Sun, 2014-08-24 13:00
    Music for a While - 400 years of song
    Adrian Boorman, Jon Hall, Julie Keen, Mary Wolf, Music for a while
    Leith Hall Huntly AB54 4NQ
    United Kingdom

    Music for a while are making their first visit to Leith Hall and performing a special lunchtime recital, featuring 400 years of song from around the world. Join them for an hour of the finest vocal and instrumental music, including works by Purcell, Handel, Bach, Burns, Massenet and Faure.

    Set in a 286-acre estate Leith Hall is a spectacular country house situated in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, some 7 miles south of Huntly. Built in 1650 by James Leith on the site of the medieval Peill Castle, and now run by the National Trust of Scotland, the manor was the home of the Leith-Hay family for ten generations over nearly four centuries. A typical Scottish laird’s residence, set in a scenic estate that overlooks some of Aberdeenshire’s finest rolling countryside, Leith Hall provides a truly stunning backdrop for today’s recital.

    Showcasing local musicians, in addition to an eclectic mix of solo song the concert will feature an unusual oportunity to hear duets for soprano and countertenor including Claudio Monteverdi's sublime Pur ti miro.

    Admission price includes a complimentary programme and afterwards there will be an opportunity to meeet and talk with the performers.

    So, come along and enjoy a Laird's lunchtime with Music for a while'!

    Sweet nymph, come to thy lover
    Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
    Flow my tears
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Music for a while from Oedipus
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Dime, robadora
    Anonymous ()
    Dame acojida
    Esteban Daza (fl. 1576)
    Mary Morison
    Traditional Scottish ()
    The Bonnie Earl O' Moray
    Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
    Madrigal: Le soir frissonne au coeur des roses
    Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
    Poème d'amour
    Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
    Prelude and fugue in F major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Va tacito e nascosto from Giulio Cesare
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Gentle Morpheus from Alceste
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Lydia, from '2 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Die Lotosblume from Venetianisches Lied II from 'Myrthen'
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Where Corals lie from Sea Pictures
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Pur ti miro from L'incoronazione di Poppea, 'The Coronation of Poppea'
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    Grand Duo (clarinet and piano)
    Grand Duo, Malgorzata Czapor, Michal Wesolowski
    Rosslyn Hill Chapel Hampstead NW3 1NG
    United Kingdom

    Grand Duo - awarded with with a second prize at Concours International Leopold Bellan in 2013 is back in London performing Gershwin, Bernstein, Weber and Brahms - works for clarinet and piano. Also, great opportunity to meet artists in person. Chamber music on Saturday evening at its best! Highly recommended!

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    Grand Duo Concertant for Clarinet and Piano
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No 1 in F minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    3 Preludes
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
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    Fri, 2014-08-22 19:30
    Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) - Snape Proms
    Mahan Esfahani
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape IP17 1SP
    United Kingdom

    Aged just 30, Iranian-born harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani is ‘hot property’ (Classic FM Magazine), a brilliant performer and programmer of music all the way from the 16th century to the 21st and a passionate advocate for his instrument. He made history in 2011 with the first solo harpsichord recital at the BBC Proms and following an Aldeburgh Residency this summer to focus on Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, he performs the 24 Preludes and Fugues of Book I at the Snape Proms.

    ‘Such virtuosity and disarming presentation suggests that Esfahani could inspire a whole new appreciation of the instrument.’ The Guardian

    Post-performance - Mahan Esfahani in conversation in the Concert Hall Restaurant

    Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, 'The Well-Tempered Clavier', Book 1
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    Fri, 2014-08-29 19:30
    Pavel Haas Quartet with Klára Würtz (piano) - Snape Proms
    Klára Würtz, Pavel Haas String Quartet
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape IP17 1SP
    United Kingdom

    This scintillating young Czech quartet precede a course teaching Dvorák’s chamber music with a concert featuring two works that capture the essence of their compatriot. Featuring an ardent lyricism, skittish delicacy, boisterous folk dances and an occasional darkly melancholic undertow, the spirit of the composer’s native land seeps into every corner of these glorious chamber music masterpieces.

    ‘The world’s most exciting string quartet? Well, they suit the tagline better than most.’ The Times

    String Quartet No 1
    Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
    String Quartet No 10 in E flat
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
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    Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    Scottish Ensemble: Commonwealth Strings - Snape Proms
    Commonwealth Strings, Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape IP17 1SP
    United Kingdom

    As Glasgow hosts the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the fourteen brilliant string players of the Scottish Ensemble are joined by Commonwealth Strings, a group of outstanding young string players from across the Commonwealth countries.

    Together they perform glorious works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams, Peter Sculthorpe’s evocation of the landscape of his native Australia and the jazzy rhythms of Tippett’s concerto.

    Introduction and Allegro for Strings
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    String Sonata No 3, 'Jabiru Dreaming'
    Peter Sculthorpe (1929-)
    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Concerto for Double String Orchestra
    Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    Fri, 2014-08-22 19:30
    Verdi's Il Trovatore
    Anna-Louise Costello, Guy Middlemiss, Helen Anne Gregory, Richard Hansen, Roberto Garcia Lopez, Rochelle Hart, Rogelio Aguilar, Victor Sgarbi
    St Mark's Hamilton Terrace London NW8 9UT
    United Kingdom

    A concert performance of Verdi's opera Il Trovatore. The themes of love, betrayal and grief are set to some of Verdi's most popular tunes. Stunning music sung by up and coming professional soloists in the beautiful setting of St Mark's Hamilton Terrace in London. A performance not to be missed!

    Il Trovatore
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
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    Wed, 2014-08-27 19:45
    Derby Cathedral Summer Organ Recitals
    Peter Gould
    Derby Cathedral Derby DE1 3DY
    United Kingdom

    This recital forms part of Peter Gould's Derby Diocese Organ Pilgrimage. Free admission, retiring collection.

    Fantasia and Fugue on the theme B-A-C-H
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Trio Sonata No 6 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Psalm Prelude Set 2, No 2
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Tu es Petra from Esquisses Byzantines
    Henri Mulet (1878-1967)
    Sonata No 1 in D minor
    Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
  • Sat, 2014-08-23 19:30
    The Angel of Mons
    Edenham Festival Consort, Grace Davidson, Mark Wilde, Martin Pickering, Patrick Hawes
    St Michael and All Angels Church Edenham PE10 0LG
    United Kingdom

    The world premiere performance of The Angel of Mons by composer Patrick Hawes an his librettist brother Andrew Hawes.

    The concert is taking place on the exact centenary of the apparition of an angel to over a hundred British soldiers of the first battle of the First World War. This occasion is especially poignant because many of these soldiers were from the Lincolnshire and Royal Anglian Regiments and all profits from the concert will be going to the Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Fund (registered charity no. 1085050).

    The sensational soprano Grace Davidson who featured on Patrick's Number One selling album Angel will be performing the new work live and there will be other works by Butterworth, Elgar and Handel performed by the specially formed Edenham Festival Consort, the tenor Mark Wilde and baritone Martin Pickering.

    The Angel of Mons
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    The lads in their hundreds from A Shropshire Lad
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Is my team ploughing? from A Shropshire Lad
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Sospiri
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Waft her, angels, throught the skies from Jephtha
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Happy Iphis, shalt thou live from Jephtha
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Factum est silentium
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    Prayer to a Guardian Angel
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    Psalm 23
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    Michael from Archangel Suite
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    Uriel from Archangel Suite
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    Let all the Angels of God Worship Him from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Angelus Domini
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
    The last lullaby
    Patrick Hawes (1958-)
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    Sat, 2014-08-23 22:00
    Fauré's Requiem by Candlelight | National Youth Choir of Scotland
    Christopher Bell, Christopher Nickol, National Youth Choir of Scotland
    St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh EH1 1RE
    United Kingdom

    There can be few more atmospheric settings in which to experience Fauré’s Requiem Mass than by candlelight in the historic St Giles' Cathedral. Composed ‘purely for the pleasure of it', and much loved for its serenity and soothing gentleness, his Requiem interprets death as a happy deliverance. Fauré’s best-known work returns to the Fringe after a 'glorious' (The Herald) sell-out performance from the National Youth Choir of Scotland in 2012.

    Also features James MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados. Beautifully fusing the sacred and secular, this work couples traditional religious texts with poems on political repression in Latin America.

    Requiem in D Minor
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Cantos Sagrados, 'Sacred Songs'
    James MacMillan (1959-)