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Format: 2014-07-26
Format: 2014-07-26
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 19:00
    Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius | Somerset Chamber Choir / Southern Sinfonia
    Berliner Kantorei, Graham Caldbeck, Jonathan Lemalu, Robert Murray, Somerset Chamber Choir, Southern Sinfonia, Victoria Simmonds
    Wells Cathedral Wells BA5 2PA
    United Kingdom

    Somerset Chamber Choir has established a reputation for staging superb quality concerts over the last 30 years, and celebrates its 30th anniversary with this concert of iconic English music at Wells Cathedral. The choir is delighted to welcome 60 additional singers from German choir Berliner Kantorei for this special occasion, as well as welcoming back superb professional orchestra Southern Sinfonia and three exciting young soloists to fill the stunning space at Wells Cathedral with well-loved music by Elgar and Parry.

    Before the performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius in the second half of the concert, three works by Parry open the concert: I was glad, Blest Pair of Sirens and a chance for all to join in a rousing rendition of Jerusalem, complete with orchestra in Elgar's stirring orchestration.

    The Dream of Gerontius
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    I was glad
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Ode at a Solemn Music, 'Blest Pair of Sirens'
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    £30, £27, £22, £18 (reserved), £14 and £10 (unreserved) Available from 01823 336344 (Taunton TIC) 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Saturday.
  • Thu, 2014-07-31 07:25
    Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik - by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, 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)
    Divertimento for Strings No 3 in F, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 3
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Serenade No 6 in D, 'Serenata notturna'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Church sonata in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Suite from Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    £24, £20, £16, £13, £9 Available from 020 7766 1100 Mon - Sat : 10am - 5pm.
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 18:30
    Rinaldo | Longborough Festival Opera
    Eloise Irving, Jake Arditti, Jenny Miller, Jeremy Silver, Longborough Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra, Martha Jones, Nicholas Merryweather, Rhiannon Llewellyn
    Longborough Festival Opera House Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
    United Kingdom

    Rinaldo was Handel's first London Triumph, and includes the famos Cara Sposa and Lascia ch'io pianga. Handel's musical writing is bold, colourful and full of youthful energy.

    This is a Young Artists production. It will be sung in Italian.

    Tickets may be requested through the Longborough Festival Opera website.

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £70, £60, £45, £20, £10 Available from 01451830292 Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm.
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    Sun, 2014-08-03 16:00
    The Amorous Flute and Sprightly Hoboy - The Parley of Instruments
    Gail Hennessy, Judy Tarling, Mark Caudle, Peter Holman, Philip Thorby, The Parley of Instruments
    Little St Mary's Church Cambridge CB2 1QG
    United Kingdom

    17th and 18th century chamber music featuring the baroque oboe, recorders and continuo, by Henry Purcell and composers who followed him: Sainte Colombe le fils, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, Gottfried Finger, William Babell and William Williams.

    Sonata for recorder in D minor
    Godfrey (Gottfried) Finger (c1660-1730)
    Ground in B flat
    Godfrey (Gottfried) Finger (c1660-1730)
    Sonata in C minor
    Godfrey (Gottfried) Finger (c1660-1730)
    Chaconne: 2 in 1 upon a ground from The History of Dioclesian, or The Prophetess
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Sonata in F 'In Imitation of Birds'
    William Williams (died in or before 1701)
    Solo in B flat, Book 2 No 4
    William Babell (1690-1723)
    Sonata for recorder in C minor
    Jean (John) Baptiste Loeillet (1680-1730)
    £20, full-time students and unwaged £15 Available from 01223 847330 .
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 19:00
    Pincher Martin : an opera by Oliver Rudland based on William Golding's novel
    Bradley Smith, Colette Boushell, Faust Ensemble, Mark Austin, Miles Horner, Philip Shakesby, Piotr Lempa
    Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music London SW7 2BS
    United Kingdom

    Pincher Martin - world premiere of a new film-opera. Libretto and music by Oliver Rudland, and based on the novel Pincher Martin by William Golding.

    Set during World War II, Pincher Martin is an existential re-telling of the 'Don Giovanni' fable. On a lonely islet in the middle of the Atlantic, a stranded naval officer is forced to re-live events from his ruthlessly selfish past. Through his memories and hallucinations, we learn of the terrifying actions which led him to this fateful pass.

    Using specially-filmed and original archival footage, the opera's innovative cinematic backdrop utterly immerses the audience in Pincher Martin's nightmarish world.

    Featuring a stunning cast of young professional singers and musicians, this production by RCM alumnus Oliver Rudland brings Nobel Laureate William Golding's most tantalising and existential novel to fresh life on the operatic stage.

    With a first-night introductory talk by renowned public intellectual Roger Scruton.

    Pincher Martin
    Oliver Rudland ()
    £40, £30, £20, £10 Available from +44 (0)20 7591 4314 Weekdays 10.00am – 4.00pm.
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    Sun, 2014-07-27 19:30
    Llanfyllin Music Festival: Concert 4 | The Allegri String Quartet
    Daisy Vatalaro, Norbert Blume, The Allegri String Quartet
    St Myllin's Church Llanfyllin SY22 5BW
    United Kingdom

    The final concert of this year's Festival features sees the Allegri joined by two guests to play sextets from the Romantic era by masters of the art. Both pieces have had a wider audience than the concert hall: film music buffs may recognise the Brahms from an episode of Star Trek (Sarek) and an Inspector Morse TV episode, while excerpts from the Tchaikovsky score were used in the 2005 ballet Anna Karenina, choreographed by Boris Eifman.

    String Sextet No 2 in G
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    String Sextet in D minor, 'Souvenir de Florence'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    £17, £16 (over 60s and unwaged); accompanied under 16s free Available from 07783 548520 Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 7.00 pm.
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 12:00
    Summer Saturday Recital Series - Philip Drew (organ)
    Philip Drew
    St James's Church Bushey WD23 1BD
    United Kingdom

    Philip Drew was born in Portsmouth in 1951. He started taking piano lessons at the age of 8 and his first involvement with church music was in the choir of St Mark’s Church, Portsea. He went on to learn the organ with the Organist and Choirmaster, Russell Shepherd. He read for an Honours degree in Music at the University of Durham where he was also a choral scholar in the Cathedral Choir. He continued his organ studies first with Conrad Eden and later with Alan Thurlow.

    He took up a post as Alto Lay Clerk in Llandaff Cathedral Choir in 1975 and taught in the Cathedral School. In 1979 he became organist and choirmaster at Christchurch, Llanishen in Cardiff. 1981 saw a move to Derbyshire to be Director of Music in a boarding preparatory school. Then in December 1982, Philip moved back to Portsmouth as organist and choirmaster at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Southsea.

    As well as his work at Holy Spirit Church, Philip is a visiting teacher of Singing at the University of Chichester. He has given organ recitals and accompanied choirs and choral societies in many venues in South Wales, Derbyshire and Southern England including playing regularly in the Tuesday lunch time recital series at Marlborough Rd Methodist Church in St Albans. He also conducts the choirs Wyndcliffe Voices and Cantores Vagantes and directs the Lazy Lane Mynstrells, an early music band in which he plays Recorders of various sizes and bass Crumhorn. He is Diocesan Organs Adviser for Portsmouth (C of E) Diocese.

    Composition has been an important part of Philip’s musical life since he was at school. His earliest works were largely choir or organ pieces or songs but after settling back in Portsmouth and particularly having become involved in the Portsmouth District Composers’ Alliance, of which he is Vice-Chairman, he has had the opportunity to branch out into many types of instrumental chamber music though his association with choral music continues, including a commission for the Gatley Choral Society in Greater Manchester. To date, he has written 130 pieces and received over 240 performances; in France and the USA as well as in Britain.

    Prelude to 'Te Deum'
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634-1704)
    Chaconne in F minor
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Fugue in G, 'Jig Fugue'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    William Mathias (1934-1992)
    Philip Drew (1960-)
    Satyagrapha (Act 3 conclusion)
    Philip Glass (1937-)
    Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
    Fela Sowande (1905-1987)
    Monologue No 5 in G from 12 Monologues
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
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  • Fri, 2014-08-01 19:30
    Bach Concertos | London Musical Arts Ensemble
    John Landor, London Musical Arts Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Our concert features three of Bach's greatest Concertos, which rightly stand among his best-loved compositions. With their variety of instrumentation, musical invention and expression, they are full of charm, exuberance, poignancy and panache.

    The Meet the Music concerts are a great way to get into the minds of the great composers and into the spirit of the music. It’s an informal and entertaining interval event where the group take a close look at how the music was composed by breaking it down to reveal its hidden treasures. You will also come face-to-face with the musicians as they perform excerpts among the audience. It’s a great warm up for the performance!

    Rondeau from Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Oboe Concerto in C minor
    Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto For Oboe And Violin in D Minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Keyboard and Strings in F minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £26, £22, £18, £13, £9 Available from 020 7766 1100 Monday - Saturday 10.00-17.00.
  • Tue, 2014-08-05 19:30
    Moonlight Sonata: An evening in Vienna | Richard Tauber (piano)
    Richard Tauber
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    An evening in Vienna, with piano music in an enchanting candle-lit atmosphere including Beethoven's famous Moonlight Sonata.

    Richard Ilya Tauber was born in 1976 in St. Petersburg, and completed university studies in piano (with Prof. Vladimir Nilson) and conducting (with Professor Ilya Musin) in St. Petersburg. In 1993, his conducting studies led him to the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Professor Michael Gielen where he graduated in 1995. Further studies led him to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he graduated in 2006.

    Appearances at various prestigious summer academies and master classes followed, as well as Academia Chigiana with Maestro Gianluigi Gelmetti, International Summer Music Academy Mozarteum with Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov, Lucern Festival Academy with Maestro Pierre Boulez, Campus Internazionale di Musica in Elisso Virsaladze, semi-finalist in the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London.

    Mr. Tauber received stipends such as the Alban-Berg-Stiftung, continued support from the Viennese Piano manufacturer Bösendorfer under the precept of being an Extraordinary Talent.
    As a pianist and chamber musician, he attended numerous concerts in various prestigious venues such as the Wiener Musikverein, Konzerthaus Vienna, Leiszhalle Hamburg, Rudolfinum in Prague, Wigmore Hall in London, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.

    As a conductor and accompanist he took over the musical direction or participated in productions in various opera houses: Hamburg State Opera, Vienna Volksoper, Theater St. Gallen, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, and opera festivals: Tenerife Opera Festival, Opera Festival Rheinberg, Bregenz Festival. Symphonic concerts with orchestras such as the Vienna RSO, Mozarteum Orchestra, LSO London.

    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, 'Moonlight'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Impromptu No 2 in A flat from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Impromptu in A flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Nocturne No 8 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 2 in B Flat minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Soirée de Vienne
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Sonata for Piano No 11 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £20, £16, £13 Available from 020 7766 1100 Monday - Saturday 10.00-17.00.
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    Sat, 2014-07-26 19:30
    The Archaeus String Quartet
    Ann Hooley, Elizabeth Turnbull, Louise Bevan, Nicholas Boothroyd, The Archaeus String Quartet
    The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Hambleden RG9 6RT
    United Kingdom

    Formed in 1990, the Archaeus Quartet has performed in music clubs and arts centres throughout the UK and at the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room in London. From 1999 – 2005 as resident group at The Space Arts Centre in Docklands, the quartet gave several series of recitals. Composers have written works specially for the group. CD recordings have been received with critical acclaim.

    String Quartet No 2
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    String Quartet No 8 in E minor, 'Rasumovsky'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 23 in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £12.50 (Friends £10), free to under 18s and students Available from 01189 403555 & 01491 571588 any.