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Format: 2019-01-21
Format: 2019-01-21
  • 30 January 2019 - 1:10pm
    Roman Kosyakov (piano) plays Bach, Barber and Rachmaninov
    Roman Kosyakov
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Roman Kosyakov was born into a musical family and made his debut with orchestra at the age of 12 performing the Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A Major. In 2012, he graduated from the Central Music School in Moscow where he studied with F.I. Nurizade and then in 2017 from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory with V. Ovchinnikov. Since September 2017, he studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on a full scholarship with P. Nemirovski.

    He is a laureate and a winner of many nationals and international competitions, winning 2nd prize in 2016, gold prize of the 3rd Manhattan International Music Competition, 2018 as well as 1st prize and the Audience prize of 10th Sheepdrove Piano Competition in 2018, UK.

    He is regularly invited to give concerts in France, Italy, Germany, Republic of Belarus, Russia, UK, USA… and was guest soloist from 2014 to 2017 of the Kemerovsky State Symphony Orchestra.

    Very recently, Roman won the prestigious 1st Prize and the Royal Philharmonia Orchestra Prize of the 14th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (2018, UK).

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Piano
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Prelude No 2 in B flat major from 10 Preludes
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • 26 January 2019 - 6:00pm
    Heroes and Adventures! | Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
    Dominic Heale, Mark Heron, Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Our 2019 annual family concert will take you on an epic musical adventure to meet all your favourite heroes, both fictional and real-life, all depicted in fabulous music by John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, John Barry, James Horner, Elgar and Tchaikovsky!

    From high-tec superspies James Bond and Ethan Hunt in the themes from Skyfall, Goldfinger and Mission Impossible to swashbuckling Zorro in the theme for The Mask of Zorro.

    Nottingham is famous for its legendary hero Robin Hood who Korngold immortalised in music for the film The Adventures of Robin Hood.

    Real life heroes who fought in WW11 will be remembered in Nimrod from Enigma Variations and the theme from The Great Escape.

    No concert of heroic music would be complete without a selection of film scores by John Williams and our programme includes Princess Leia's theme from Star Wars, Superman and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    All that plus Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture!

    Do join us on our musical quest for a great evening for all the family to enjoy!

    Main Theme from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    John Williams (1932-)
    The Theme from Superman
    John Williams (1932-)
    Princess Leia's theme from Filmscore to Star Wars
    John Williams (1932-)
    1812 Overture
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Nimrod from Variations on an original theme, 'Enigma'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Padstow Lifeboat
    Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
    Excerpts from The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
    Main Theme from Mission Impossible
    Lalo Schifrin (1932-)
    March from The Great Escape
    Elmer Bernstein (1922-)
    March from Thunderbirds
    Barry Gray ()
    Goldfinger
    John Barry (1933-2011)
    Dambusters March
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
  • 22 January 2019 - 6:30pm
    Myths and Monsters | Kate Conway (viola da gamba) / Satoko Doi-Luck(harpsichord)
    Kate Conway, Satoko Doi-Luck
    Handel House London W1K 4HB
    United Kingdom

    Kate Conway and Satoko Doi-Luck tell some of the greatest tales from classical mythology through music by Rameau and Marais, encountering plucky heroes, dastardly villains, all-powerful gods and terrifying monsters.

    Les cyclopes from Suite in D, from Deuxième livre de pièces de clavecin
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    L'Entretien des Muses from Suite in D, from Deuxième livre de pièces de clavecin
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    Le labyrinthe from Le quatrième livre de pièces de viole
    Marin Marais (1656-1728)
    Suite No 5 in C minor 'Jupiter'
    Antoine Forqueray (1671/2-1745)
  • 25 January 2019 - 5:30pm
    Rising Stars – Castalian String Quartet performs Haydn, Britten and Brahms
    Castalian String Quartet
    The Castle Hotel Taunton TA1 1NF
    United Kingdom

    Three ensembles and a soloist descend on Taunton for an exciting opportunity to hear some of the highly talented musicians in the early stages of their career. ‘Rising stars’ is perhaps a misnomer is some cases: they have already risen (or risen further since we engaged them) and are already in demand by concert halls and festivals worldwide.

    Castalian String Quartet: Formed in 2011, the Castalian Quartet enjoyed success on the competition circuit (prizes at Lyon, Hannover and Banff) and won awards from the Young Classical Artists Trust in 2016 and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust in 2018. They are now being signed up by promoters across Europe, Wigmore Hall among them.

    A pre-concert talk by writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson is included in the ticket price – this begins at 5.30pm, with the concert proper at 6.00pm.

    String Quartet No 25 in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 2 in C
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    String Quartet No 2 in A minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 26 January 2019 - 10:30am
    Rising Stars – Clare Hammond (piano)
    Clare Hammond
    The Castle Hotel Taunton TA1 1NF
    United Kingdom

    Three ensembles and a soloist descend on Taunton for an exciting opportunity to hear some of the highly talented musicians in the early stages of their career. ‘Rising stars’ is perhaps a misnomer is some cases: they have already risen (or risen further since we engaged them) and are already in demand by concert halls and festivals worldwide.

    Clare Hammond is a pianist of ‘amazing power and panache’ (Telegraph) and is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and for her ‘brilliantly imaginative concert programmes’ (BBC Music ‘Rising Star’). In 2016, she won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Young Artist Award’.

    A pre-concert talk by writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson is included in the ticket price – this begins at 10.30am, with the concert proper at 11.00am.

    Sonata for Keyboard No 58 in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    No 4 Spinnerlied, (The bees' wedding) from Songs without words
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Humoreske in B flat, for piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Selection from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    The Flight of the Bumblebee
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in B flat minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • 26 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    Arnold, Lloyd and Dvorák | Ealing Symphony Orchestra
    Ealing Symphony Orchestra, John Gibbons, Olivia Tan, Peter Nall
    St Barnabas Church, Ealing London W5 1QG
    United Kingdom

    We begin our George Lloyd symphony cycle with his first symphony!

    Lloyd scholar Paul Conway says this about the Symphony: "Set against the grand late-Romantic symphonic tradition prevalent in England at the time (as exemplified by the opulence of Bax, Bantock, Rootham and Boughton), the brevity, spiky humour and formal originality of this first symphonic essay appears even more strikingly individual. The somewhat pert first subject establishes the overall character of this good-humoured and impish work, whilst the cantabile B theme forms the beautiful centrepiece of the Introduction and makes a welcome return 'con fervore', acting as a slow movement before the concluding Vivace, a deft fusion of Scherzo and Rondo Finale set in a variation structure. The First Symphony has a piquant charm and a zestful exuberance."

    We also are delighted that two Ealing Symphony Orchestra violinists, Peter Nall and Olivia Tan, are taking on Malcolm Arnold's concerto for two violins and strings. "A craftsman-like and gracefully wrought work in which the middle movement is particularly fine, a wistful slow waltz of lovely simplicity which begins and ends with a tranquil dialogue between the two unaccompanied violins. The last movement opens with the only real solo fireworks in the piece - a brilliant chase for the two instruments over steady rhythmic support from the accompanying strings."

    Finally, we take on Dvorak's beautiful seventh symphony. Although not as often played as the New World, it is nevertheless a shining example of his stormy, bohemian, tuneful writing. "Dvorak’s seventh symphony in succession, written in D minor, enjoys a special status in the composer’s series of nine symphonies. Its gloomy atmosphere is in direct contrast not only to its two neighbouring symphonies (Nos. 6 and 8), but also to the large majority of Dvorak’s oeuvre as a whole. It is characteristic for its dramatic expression and sombre atmosphere of grave uncertainty and obstinate defiance. It is distinguished for its absence of any Slav-inspired melodies which were characteristic for the composer’s preceding Slavic period and with which his compositional style is usually associated. In spite of its dramatic impact, this is also a profoundly intimate work where the composer examines the meanderings of his soul and the answers to elementary issues of human existence. "

    Concerto for 2 violins and strings
    Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
    Symphony No 1
    George Lloyd (1913-1998)
    Symphony No 7 in D minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 26 January 2019 - 5:00pm
    Rising Stars – The Gesualdo Six: Part 1
    The Gesualdo Six
    St John's Church Taunton TA1 4DG
    United Kingdom

    Three ensembles and a soloist descend on Taunton for an exciting opportunity to hear some of the highly talented musicians in the early stages of their career. ‘Rising stars’ is perhaps a misnomer is some cases: they have already risen (or risen further since we engaged them) and are already in demand by concert halls and festivals worldwide.

    Comprising some of the UK’s finest young consort singers, The Gesualdo Six was formed in 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories in Cambridge. They went on to give over sixty performances around the United Kingdom and abroad in its first three years. The director, Owain Park, is also a composer.

    A pre-concert talk by writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson is included in the ticket price – this begins at 5pm, with the concert proper at 6pm.

    Tickets for Part 1 and Part 2 of The Gesualdo Six performance can be bought separately, at £20 each per person. If you would like to attend both for the special price of £30, please contact The Castle Hotel directly.

    Te lucis ante terminum I (festal tone)
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    The Three Kings
    Peter Cornelius (1824-1874)
    Gloria from Messe de Nostre Dame
    Guillaume de Machaut (c1300-1377)
    Aspice Domine de sede
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    My heart is like a singing bird
    Sarah Rimkus (1990-)
    Fading
    Joanna Marsh ()
    Nonsense Madrigals
    György Ligeti (1923-2006)
    In Parenthesis
    Owain Park ()
    Abendlied from 3 geistliche Gesänge
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
  • 27 January 2019 - 10:30am
    Rising Stars – Amatis Piano Trio perform Beethoven, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn
    Amatis Piano Trio
    The Castle Hotel Taunton TA1 1NF
    United Kingdom

    Three ensembles and a soloist descend on Taunton for an exciting opportunity to hear some of the highly talented musicians in the early stages of their career. ‘Rising stars’ is perhaps a misnomer is some cases: they have already risen (or risen further since we engaged them) and are already in demand by concert halls and festivals worldwide.

    Violinist Lea Hausmann, cellist Samuel Shepherd and pianist Mengjie Han founded Amatis Piano Trio in 2014. Since winning the International Parkhouse Award at Wigmore Hall in 2015, they have been named Dutch Classical Talent 2016, BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists 2017/18 and European Concert Hall Organisation Rising Stars 2018/19. The trio perform extensive in major halls across Europe including debuts in Vienna Konzerthaus, Palau de la Musica, Barcelona and tours in the US and India this season.

    A pre-concert talk by writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson is included in the ticket price – this begins at 10.30am, with the concert proper at 11am.

    Piano Trio in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano Trio No 1 in C minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • 26 January 2019 - 9:15pm
    Rising Stars – The Gesualdo Six: Part 2
    The Gesualdo Six
    The Castle Hotel Taunton TA1 1NF
    United Kingdom

    Three ensembles and a soloist descend on Taunton for an exciting opportunity to hear some of the highly talented musicians in the early stages of their career. ‘Rising stars’ is perhaps a misnomer is some cases: they have already risen (or risen further since we engaged them) and are already in demand by concert halls and festivals worldwide.

    Comprising some of the UK’s finest young consort singers, The Gesualdo Six was formed in 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories in Cambridge. They went on to give over sixty performances around the United Kingdom and abroad in its first three years. The director, Owain Park, is also a composer.

    Tickets for Part 1 and Part 2 of The Gesualdo Six performance can be bought separately, at £20 each per person. If you would like to attend both for the special price of £30, please contact The Castle Hotel directly.

    Londonderry Air
    Traditional Irish ()
    Molly Malone
    Traditional Irish ()
    Selection from Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Greensleeves
    Traditional ()
    The oak and the ash
    Gordon Langford (1930-2017)
    Petites voix
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Oh my love is like a red, red rose
    Traditional Scottish ()
    Migildi magaldi
    Grayston Ives (1948-)
  • 25 January 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Canon Brass (brass quintet)
    Adam Wood, Andrew Crampton, Canon Brass, Nick Walker, Nicolas Kent, Ollie de Carteret
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal College of Music

    Canon Brass were founded in September 2018 by students from the Royal College of Music. Members of the quintet have taken part in orchestral training with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera and the London Sinfonietta as well as working professionally with a number of London’s top orchestras. The group has received coaching from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and are currently working towards performing in a number of concert series across London.

    Overture from Candide
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Kinderzirkus, for brass quintet
    Jan Koetsier (1911-)
    Copperwave, for brass quintet
    Joan Tower (1938- )
    Quintet
    Michael Kamen (1948-)
    Escape, for brass quintet
    Kevin McKee (1980-)
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