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Format: 2014-09-02
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    Fri, 2014-09-05 19:30
    Two choirs, one Duke, and a golden coach | Exultate Singers
    Camerata Vocale Hannover, David Ogden, Exultate Singers, Hans-Dieter Reinecke, Richard Johnson
    St Mary Redcliffe Church Bristol BS1 6RA
    United Kingdom

    Why was a golden coach sent from London to Hanover on 6 September 1714?

    In collaboration with Camerata Vocale Hannover, Exultate Singers tells the story in words and music, marking the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian succession to the British throne.

    The programme includes music by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Handel, James MacMillan, Rachmaninov and Rheinberger.

    Entry to the concert is free. There will be a retiring collection.

    Reserve your ticket at the Exultate Singers website by 31st August and be entered into a free prize draw for a pair of tickets to one of Exultate Singers' Carols by Candlelight concerts

    Dennoch bleibe ich stets an dir
    Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
    Richte mich, Gott
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    O Sacrum Convivium!
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Veni, dilecte mi!
    Wolfram Buchenberg (1962-)
    Data Est Mihi Omnis Potestas from Strathclyde Motets
    James MacMillan (1959-)
    Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Ave Maria) from Vespers, 'All-Night Vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Abendlied from 3 Geistliche Gesänge
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
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    Fri, 2014-09-12 13:00
    Lunchtime recital - Ke Ma (piano)
    Ke Ma
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

    Ke Ma was introduced to the piano from a very young age, by her father and her grandfather. Her accomplishments were evident from the outset: at just 5 years old she won 2nd prize in Xiwangbei competition, and subsequently went on to study with Prof. Zhong in Beijing, later winning 1st prize in the same competition at the age of 7. She studied with Prof. Galina Popova in the middle school affiliated to the Xinghai Conservatory of Music.

    During Ke’s study years in China, great opportunities came when she successfully auditioned for the International Music festival and consequently attended masterclasses and gave performances in Canada and Poland, as well as winning 3rd prize in the chamber music category of the festival. 2010 saw Ke’s debut solo recital at Xinghai Conservatory of Music and she won 1st prize in the Kaisabao Piano Concerto Competition playing Prokofiev’s 3rd piano concerto.

    With full scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music she began her BMus course in London in September 2011. During her studies she was especially commended for her performance of Chopin’s B minor Piano Sonata in the prestigious Sterndale Bennett Competition, and won the Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, which is supported by worshipful Company of Musicians playing Bach Partita No.2. In 2012 she was placed 3rd in Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany. She has performed solo and ensemble concerts in London at St James Piccadilly, Kings Place and also giving some concerts outside. Ke had masterclass with many great pianists, such as John Perry, Huang-kuan Chen, Peter Frankl, Anton Kuerti, Kumsing Lee, Angela Hewitt, Marios Papadopoulos and Kathryn Stott. She currently studies with Professor Christopher Elton.

    Ke has a flair for contemporary music and a passion for the romantic period and looks forward to expanding these repertoires in her solo and quartet activities. She also looks forward to taking up her English Speaking Union Scholarship and her Wigmore Hall debut concert on 3rd April in 2014.

    Sonata for Piano No 16 in G major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Excerpts from 24 Preludes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    Wed, 2014-09-10 19:30
    Susanna Rigacci (soprano) and Simone Soldati (piano) - InCanto Cinema
    Simone Soldati, Susanna Rigacci
    Queen Elizabeth Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Susanna Rigacci performs classic cinematic scores, including music by Ennio Morricone.

    Since 2001, she has performed worldwide in the film composer's concerts as a solo voice.

    She presents his compositions alongside other popular film music, accompanied by pianist Simone Soldati.

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    Mon, 2014-09-08 14:00
    Come and Sing Mozart's Requiem with Brandenburg Festival Chorus
    Brandenburg Festival Chorus, Iestyn Evans, Robert Porter
    St Botolph without Bishopsgate London EC2M 3TL
    United Kingdom

    Join the Brandenburg Festival Chorus and Bob Porter for an afternoon workshop looking at Mozart's final masterwork, the Requiem. If you would like to take part in the Armistice Day concert on Tuesday, this a great opportunity to refresh your memory and remind yourself of those tricky corners!

    Registration is from 1.45pm, with singing commencing at 2pm. You will need to specify your voice part when you book your ticket.

    Audience are welcome to attend the concert at 8pm.

    This event is part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Autumn Series.

    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Wed, 2014-09-03 19:30
    Electric Elizabethans + | Braid-Podobedov Duo (archtop guitar/piano duo)
    Braid-Podobedov Duo, David Braid, Sergei Podobedov
    Wilton's Music Hall London E1 8JB
    United Kingdom

    Guitarist/composer David Braid and pianist Sergei Podobedov present Renaissance and Baroque music with a fresh, contemporary twist. Alongside this early music the duo will play new works by David himself including the world premiere of his new work Symphony for Two.

    David Braid and Sergei Podobedov make up this unique, London-based ensemble,The Braid-Podobedov Duo, which combines the past and future in programmes of Renaissance and Baroque music together with contemporary works. The two originally teamed up to play jazz as students at the Royal College of Music but decided to turn their attention to the great contrapuntal music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, combining instruments that blend seamlessly to produce a remarkable tone.

    David and Sergei have devised a special programme for this performance at Wilton’s, using their own transcriptions of the music of composers such as Sweelinck, Bach and Byrd together with brand new works by David, composed for the unusual and idiomatic instrumentation of piano and a type of guitar usually associated with jazz.

    The Braid-Podobedov Duo have recently appeared at: The Forge, Camden; The Studio at St James Theatre; The Schott Recital Room, St Bride’s Church, Fairfield Hall and many others. Wilton’s is delighted to welcome their unique style of performance to The Chrysalis Club.

    Lachrymae pavan
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    Symphony for Two (world premiere)
    David Braid (1970-)
    Pavan and Galliard No 1
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Sonata for archtop guitar and piano
    David Braid (1970-)
    Echo Fantasia in Aeolian mode
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621 )
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    Sat, 2014-09-06 19:00
    Violin recital by Madeleine Mitchell - Sublime Classics
    Geoffrey Poole, Madeleine Mitchell
    St Peter's Church Shaftesbury SP7 8AH
    United Kingdom

    An unmissable chance to hear Madeleine Mitchell, 'one of the UK's foremost violinists' (The Times) play in Shaftesbury in 2 of the finest violin sonatas in the repertoire, Beethoven's sublime last violin sonata not so often played and Brahms's romantic 2nd sonata, with pianist composer Geoff Poole. They also include a short work by the esteemed British composer who lives in Shaftesbury, Sadie Harrison, based on Lithuanian poems and a short opener by Bach, which is also used in his St Matthew Passion. Wine and soft drinks available in the interval. CD signing after the concert which will finish c8.45pm. St Peter's Church is a comfortable venue for concerts, in a beautiful historic town.

    Siciliano from Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No 4 in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 10 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    An angel reads my open book
    Sadie Harrison (1965-)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 in A
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • Sat, 2014-09-06 19:30
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | London Musical Arts Ensemble
    John Landor, London Musical Arts Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy our candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and exquisitely performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    We also invite you to Meet the Music, an entertaining and informal exploration of the programme with LMA Music Director, John Landor. This optional interval event includes our thrilling orchestra walkabout experience, where we come out and play excerpts among you.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and even expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. Please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Gavotte from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Jesu, joy of man's desiring from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
  • Sat, 2014-09-06 16:30
    Mini Maestro Family Concert | Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Spring and Summer)
    John Landor, Joshua Fisher, London Musical Arts Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Treat your children to John Landor's wonderful Mini Maestro Family Concerts, bringing the classics alive for 4 - 12 year olds. They'll have lots of fun with the music, including games, stories, miming, singing, clapping and conducting along. It's a journey of discovery, imagination and inspiration - creative, educational and fun!

    This concert features an exciting journey through Spring and Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with barking dogs, chattering birds, raging storms and all the glory of nature.

    Mini Maestro Series September 2014 - April 2015

    Special Offer - 3 concerts for the price of 2

    Phone the box office (020 7766 1100) quoting ‘Mini Maestro LMA 3 for 2′. Excludes December concerts.

    'Since coming to your concert, our six-year old cannot stop listening to classical music and recognises composers on the radio! You’ve certainly inspired him!'

    'Love the opportunity for children to sit in the orchestra, conducting and having the freedom to respond in their own way!'

    'a beautiful and informal way to introduce children (and adults who did not have the chance) to music'

    '100% entertaining, fun, enjoyable, child-friendly'

    'Brilliant! The children (and parents!) loved it and learnt a lot'

    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    Fri, 2014-09-12 19:30
    Opera Loki's production of Verdi's Rigoletto in English
    Alistair Sutherland, Daniel Joy, Daniel Roddick, Edward Price, Gemma Morsley, Henry Grant Kerswell, Jane Gray, Luci Briginshaw, Nicholas Fletcher, Oliver Gibbs, Opera Loki, Rae Leaver, Rosalind O'Dowd, Sheridan Edward, Simon Grange
    Alton Maltings Centre Alton GU34 1DT
    United Kingdom

    Following from last year's stunning performance of Verdi's ‘La Traviata' at Alton Maltings Centre, Opera Loki is staging a production of Verdi’s 'Rigoletto'. Tickets are available for performances on 12 and 13 September 2014.

    Roll up to witness the tragic tale of a curse, a hunchback, a maiden and a duke. A ragged group of performers, fortune tellers, and travellers come together to perform a very special piece before they disband. Together, using all of their possessions, they tell the story of another outsider, Rigoletto, a jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua.

    Verdi's beautiful music is combined with Victorian supernaturalism in this haunting new production

    Part of a growing trend of bringing popular opera to trendy venues, the cast includes an impressive collection of British singing talent. Opera Loki is a small charity that aim to support singers early in their careers and bring opera in English to regional communities.

    Due to the fantastic support the local community has given Opera Loki, this small but perfectly formed troupe are returning fo two nights, including a Charity Gala in aid of Home-Start Weywater and the Harvest Church.

    "I think the roars of approval at the end of the evening said it all. It was a cracking performance."

    "What an evening. The only place I expect to be made to cry is Covent Garden, but apparently not! They were wonderful. Such a beautiful voice from the lead, and a beautiful face to go with it"

    The performances in Alton follow two performances in French venues and runs at two fringe theatres in London. The troupe complete their tour with final performance in Warwick and the Hurlingham Club. For more information on these other shows visit http://www.operaloki.com

    Rigoletto is directed by Rae Leaver, music directed by Nick Fletcher and produced by Jane Gray.

    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
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    Thu, 2014-09-04 19:00
    Opera Lyrica presents Mozart's Così fan tutte
    Elinor Rolfe Johnson, George Coltart, Kristy Swift, Nicholas Simpson, Oliver Hunt, Opera Lyrica, Opera Lyrica Orchestra, Paola Cuffolo, Peter Davoren, Sarah Denbee, William Cole
    20th Century Theatre London W11 2QA
    United Kingdom

    Join Opera Lyrica on September 4th and 5th for a fun-filled evening of deception, suspicion, seduction and silliness! Featuring a cast and orchestra of superbly talented up-and-coming musicians, this promises to be a fabulous evening of music.

    Don Alfonso bets his two soldier friends, Ferrando and Guglielmo, that he can prove that all women are fickle in their affections, despite the men's protestations that their girlfriends, Fiordiligi and Dorabella are different. They concoct a plan to pretend to go away to war, and come back to try and seduce the girls, disguised as foreign visitors. Will Fiordiligi and Dorabella manage to keep their faith and virtue in tact in spite of this temptation?

    The production will be in Italian with English surtitles.

    For more details see www.operalyrica.co.uk.

    Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)