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Format: 2014-08-22
Format: 2014-08-22
  • 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-)
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    Fri, 2014-08-22 20:00
    The Land of Counterpane | NYCoS National Girls Choir
    Christopher Bell, NYCoS National Girls Choir
    St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh EH1 1RE
    United Kingdom

    Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved 'A Child's Garden of Verses', Howard Blake's playful yet nostalgic song-cycle, The Land of Counterpane perfectly complements the 'very grown up but youthful' sound of NYCoS National Girls Choir (BBC Radio 3), under the direction of chorus master Christopher Bell.

    Perhaps best known for composing the music to the much-loved animated film, 'The Snowman', among numerous other film scores and orchestral pieces, Blake shows a special affinity to choral music with a beautiful and delicate arrangement that will surely invoke a sense of childlike wonder.

    The Land of Counterpane
    Howard Blake (1938-)
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    Fri, 2014-08-22 22:15
    Songs of Praise and Passion | National Youth Choir of Scotland
    Christopher Bell, Christopher Nickol, National Youth Choir of Scotland
    St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh EH1 1RE
    United Kingdom

    Juxtaposing the poetry of political repression against traditional religious texts, 'holy minimalist' James MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados protests against the 'disappearances' of the politically inconvenient. The choral and instrumental dissonance propels us unceremoniously into the violence of Latin America. A sacred yet secular piece with moments of savage beauty, the National Youth Choir of Scotland convey this powerful and poignant repertoire with sensitivity and conviction.

    Also featuring choral music on the theme of 'praise and passion' from exciting modern composers, Whitacre, Miškinis, Hutchings and Garrop.

    Cantos Sagrados, 'Sacred Songs'
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    5 Hebrew Love Songs
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)