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Format: 2014-09-21
Format: 2014-09-21
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    Wed, 2014-10-01 19:30
    SingingWorks: Fauré's Requiem
    Alexander Chaplin, Darron Moore, Linklaters Choir, SingingWorks Musical Directors' Choir
    Church of St Clement Danes London WC2R 1DH
    United Kingdom

    We are delighted to welcome the SingingWorks team their special event based around a performance of the Fauré Requiem and other French works. The programme includes music from Debussy and Duruflé, more familiar items from Bizet's Carmen and Joseph Kosma's beautiful Autumn Leaves – and you can expect some audience participation too!

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

    Requiem in D minor
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Hymne des Marseillais (arr. Mathieu Lussier)
    Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836)
    Habanera from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Entrance and Song of the Toreador from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Autumn Leaves
    Joseph Kosma (1905-1969)
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    Thu, 2014-09-25 19:30
    Monteverdi Choir | Handel's Dixit Dominus - 50th anniversary tour
    English Baroque Soloists, Esther Brazil, Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
    Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London EC2Y 8DT
    United Kingdom

    As the culmination of a celebratory 50th anniversary tour, the Monteverdi Choir bring Handel’s virtuosic Dixit Dominus, and other baroque pieces, to London's newest concert hall.

    Stabat Mater a 10 voci
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Cantata No 199, 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Dixit Dominus
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 14:30
    IMS Prussia Cove Tour 2014
    Amy Norrington, Caroline Henbest, David McCarroll, David Waterman, Hannah Dawson, Pekka Kuusisto, Rachel Roberts, Yura Lee
    Hall for Cornwall Truro TR1 2LL
    United Kingdom

    IMS Prussia Cove brings together many of the finest musicians from across the globe in their Annual Autumn Tour, which this year includes two wonderful string quintets by Beethoven and Mendelssohn with a contrasting and not often heard Martinu String Quartet. Pekka Kussisto, the exciting Finnish violinist will be leading an ensemble of young rising stars, and the renowned British cellist David Waterman.

    ‘This year’s tour, led by the one and only Pekka Kuusisto, is full of surprises and delights. We think it’s a wonderful programme – and we think that you’ll agree!’ Steven Isserlis, Artistic Director

    String Quintet in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 5
    Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
    String Quintet No 2 in B Flat
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    Fri, 2014-09-26 13:00
    Lunchtime brass band concert - Royal Greenwich Brass Band
    Jon Franks, Royal Greenwich Brass Band, Stephen Maw
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    This ever-popular brass band makes a welcome return to Charlton House to play a lively, powerful and moving programme of fine brass band repertoire

    The Red Shield
    Harry Goffin ()
    Music for Greenwich
    Edward Gregson (1945-)
    The old rustic bridge (tenor horn solo)
    Erik Leizden (1894-1962)
    Gaelforce
    Peter Graham (1958-)
    Jeg elsker deg
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Elsa's procession to the Cathedral, from Lohengrin
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 16:00
    Virtuoso music for recorder
    The Flautadors
    Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden London WC2B 5EZ
    United Kingdom

    The Flautadors present a programme of virtuosic music from the 18th century, when the recorder was at the height of its popularity. Featuring dazzling concerti by Telemann and Vivaldi, fugues by JS Bach and exquisite chamber music by Handel.

    Concerto for flautino (descant recorder). strings and basso continuo in C
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 4 violins without continuo in G major
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    The Art of Fugue
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Sat, 2014-09-27 19:30
    Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik by candlelight | LMA Orchestra | Meet the Music
    John Landor, LMA Orchestra
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy a 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 performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    Enjoy an evening of popular classics, from the party atmosphere of Mozart’s Little Night Music, to the vigour of Tchaikovsky’s great String Serenade, with lots of little gems in between.

    We also invite you to Meet the Music, an entertaining and informal exploration of the programme with London Musical Arts Orchestra Music Director, John Landor, including 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 expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Minuet from String Quintet in E
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Andante cantabile from Symphony No 5 in E minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Serenade in C, for String Orchestra
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Divertimento No 10 in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 19:00
    Paganini: 24 Caprices for solo violin
    Alexandre Dubach
    St Silas Church, Pentonville London N1 9UL
    United Kingdom

    The great Swiss virtuoso violinist Alexandre Dubach in a rare performance of Paganini's 24 Caprices for Solo Violin. One of the most extraordinary parts of the violin repertoire, these Caprices take the violinist through almost every imaginable technique, but at the same time display the beauty and simplicity of early 19th century Italian lyricism. Dubach has never performed the Caprices in the UK before, so this is a not-to-be-missed event for anyone who loves the violin, is interested in the history of music, or just loves watching people perform extraordinay acts (and Dubach even manages to do it with a smile!).

    24 Caprices
    Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840)
  • Sun, 2014-09-28 19:30
    Mad Men | Xavier Sabata (countertenor) / Baroque Band
    Baroque Band, Garry Clarke, Xavier Sabata
    Music Institute of Chicago Evanston, Chicago 60201
    United Kingdom

    Spanish countertenor Xavier Sabata makes his Chicago debut in Baroque Band's season opener featuring the mad, the bad, and the utterly insane. Including the finest mad men by Handel and Vivaldi.

    Non fu già from Orlando
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sorgi l'irato nembo from Orlando Furioso
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Verdi allori from Orlando
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Fammi combattere from Orlando
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sol da te from Orlando Furioso
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    Mon, 2014-09-29 19:30
    Britten Sinfonia: John Tavener's Kaleidoscopes
    Britten Sinfonia, Jacqueline Shave, Nicholas Daniel
    Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London EC2Y 8DT
    United Kingdom

    John Tavener’s theatrical oboe concerto, Kaleidoscopes, written for and premiered by Britten Sinfonia and Nicholas Daniel in 2006, is a musical mosaic, featuring four string quartets and percussion. Tavener’s greatest musical hero, Mozart opens the programme with his beautifully poignant Adagio and the programme is completed by Lutoslawski’s thrilling and virtuosic Preludes and Fugue and an arrangement by Thomas Adès of Kurtag’s spacial memorial to Andras Mihaly with musicians placed around the auditorium.

    Image - Nicholas Daniel (c) Eric Richmond

    Adagio for string trio and cor anglais
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    In Memoriam Andras Mihaly
    György Kurtág (1926-)
    Kaleidoscopes
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Shaker Loops
    John Adams (1947-)
    Irka-Firka
    György Kurtág (1926-)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 19:30
    Britten Sinfonia: John Tavener's Flood of Beauty
    Allison Bell, Britten Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Eamonn Dougan, Kuljit Bhamra, Marcus Farnsworth, Martyn Brabbins, Natalie Clein, Sheema Mukherjee
    Barbican Hall London EC2Y 8DS
    United Kingdom

    To open Britten Sinfonia's season at the Barbican the orchestra give the world premiere of John Tavener's last completed concert work in what would have been his 70th year. Flood of Beauty is a setting of a Sanskrit poem through which Tavener returned to his perennial theme of the Divine Being.

    Part of Transcender
    Produced by the Barbican in association with Britten Sinfonia

    Flood of Beauty
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)