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Format: 2014-07-29
Format: 2014-07-29
  • 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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    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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    Wed, 2014-08-06 20:00
    Shakespeare after Shakespeare - The Parley of Instruments
    Judy Tarling, Julia Kuhn, Mark Caudle, Peter Holman, Philippa Hyde, Rachel Stott, The Parley of Instruments
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    Songs and instrumental music, composed from 1660 to 1760, to accompany Shakespeare’s plays, including music from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and from composers who followed Purcell, including Jeremiah Clarke, Pelham Humfrey, Matthew Locke and Thomas Arne.

    Curtain Tune from The Tempest
    Matthew Locke (1622-1677)
    Where the bee sucks
    Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
    Dear pretty youth from The Tempest (or The Enchanted Island)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Dry those eyes
    John Weldon (1676-1736)
    Suite for The Moor of Venice
    John Lenton (1657-1719)
    See, even Night herself is here from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Dance for the followers of night from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    If Love's a Sweet Passion from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Thrice happy lovers from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Chaconne from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Chaconne (Curtain tune) in G minor from Timon of Athens
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Overture in G minor
    Jeremiah Clarke (c1674-1707)
    £25, full-time students and unwaged £20 Available from 01223 847330 .
  • 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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    Tue, 2014-07-29 14:30
    Bach's Mass in B minor | Choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Cathedrals
    Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Tortise, Ben Bevan, Choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Cathedrals, Mhairi Lawson, Peter Nardone, Ruth Holton, William Towers
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    The annual concert performance by the professional cathedral choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester is at the heart of the Three Choirs Festival programme,reflecting the origins of th festival around 300 years ago. This year they unite with the period instruments of the Academy of Ancient Music to perform J S Bach's Mass in B minor, one of the cornerstones of western classical music.

    Mass in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 19:45
    Tenebrae: Russian Treasures
    Nigel Short, Tenebrae Consort
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    Most Christian liturgies are strongly associated with singiing, but none are defined by the human voice quite like those of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Here Nigel Short and Tenebrae perform a programme featuring some little-known gems and a selection of familiar favourites, including music from Rachmaninov's Liturgy of St John Chrysostum. Tenebrae's recent CD release of this 'Russian Treasures' programme topped the classical music charts.

    Priidite, poklonimsia from Vespers, 'All-Night Vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    The Great Litany, 'Velikaya ektenia' from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Heruvimska Pesma, 'Cherubic Hymn'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Blessed is the man, 'Blazhen Muzh' from Vespers, 'All-Night Vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Ave Maria
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Izhe Heruvimi
    Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944)
    Rejoice now heavenly powers (Hymn)
    Alexander Sheremetiev ()
    I will love thee
    Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901)
    Otche Nash (Pater Noster)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 11:15
    Strictly Carnival: A concert for people who can't sit still!
    The Carnival Band
    Angel Centre Worcester WR1 3QN
    United Kingdom

    The Carnival Band presents an hour of dance-inspired music and song from the farandole to the hand-jive, with bagpipes, shawms,fiddles and drums. Get ready to jump for joy, join in the sngs and, if you play an instrument, bring it along and play with the band!

    Suitable for 6-12-year-olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult (Maximum three children per paying adult).

    Adults £5, children £1 Available from 0845 652 1823 .
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 11:00
    Aisa Ijiri - piano recital
    Aisa Ijiri
    Huntingdon Hall Worcester WR1 3LD
    United Kingdom

    Aisa Ijiri's vibrant and highly virtuosic programme explores the iridescent colours of French Impressionism and spirited rhythms of Spanish dance before a romantic Shakespearian finale.

    Images for Piano (Book 1, 1905)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Fantasia Baetica
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Études-tableau No 7 in C minor from Études-Tableaux
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    £20, £14 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 22:15
    Chapel and Tavern | The Carnival Band
    The Carnival Band, Vivien Ellis
    College Hall Worcester WR1 2LH
    United Kingdom

    Enjoy rousing gallery hymns in College Hall before moving to the beer tent on College Green for ballads, catches and dance tunes with fiddle, curtal and tabor. The Carnival Band, renowned for its imaginative and entertaining interpretations of popular music of the past, is joined by leading early music vocalist Vivien Ellis.

    £12 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.