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Format: 2018-07-20
Format: 2018-07-20
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    20 July 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Royal Air Force Chamber Ensemble
    Anthony McCarthy, Hannah McGleish, Royal Air Force Chamber Ensemble, Ryan Penman
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Royal Air Force Chamber Ensemble present a programme of German music for clarinet, viola and piano. The programme will include Mozart's famous 'Kegelstatt' trio and the much loved trio for clarinet, cello and piano by Brahms, arranged for clarinet, viola and piano.

    No 7 in B, Allegro vivace, ma non troppo from 8 Pieces for clarinet (or violin), viola (or cello) and piano
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Trio for clarinet, viola and piano in E flat, 'Kegelstatt'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Trio for clarinet, viola and piano in A minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    22 July 2018 - 7:45pm
    Llanfyllin Music Festival 2018: Concert 4
    Allegri String Quartet, Norbert Blume
    St Myllin's Church Llanfyllin SY22 5BW
    United Kingdom

    An upbeat final concert of this year's series, with the chief violist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra as guest player to add even more zing to the performance. This last concert is usually a sellout, so be sure to book early.

    Excerpts from The Art of Fugue
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    String Quintet No 4 in G minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quintet No 1 in F
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    27 July 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - The Glinka Trio and friends
    Gareth Hanson, Graham Sheen, Lucy Downer, Nigel Hiscock, Noriko Motomatsu, Rachel Ingleton, The Glinka Trio
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    A welcome return to Charlton House by the Glinka trio. This time with other leading players from the London music scene.

    Quintet in E flat for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Vocalise from 14 Romances
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Waltz in D flat, 'Minute'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Theme and Variations, for wind quintet and piano
    Eric Hughes ()
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    20 July 2018 - 12:00pm
    Ribble Valley International Piano Week - Kathy Chow
    Kathy Chow
    Croston Theatre, Westholme Upper School Blackburn BB2 6QU
    United Kingdom

    Born in Perth Australia, Kathy is currently completing an Artists Masters in Piano Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, supported by the Guildhall School Trust. Kathy begins her programme with the affectionately known 'Little' A major Sonata before switching the mood to Brahms’s deeply elegiac Variation on a Theme of Robert Schumann, considered a true masterpiece in the genre. After journeying through the immense grief of Chopin’s Nocturne in C minor, our second lunchtime recital of the festival concludes with Chopin’s exuberant Ballade No 4.

    1pm-2pm lunch with the artist

    Sonata for Piano No 13 in A
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann in F sharp minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Nocturne No 13 in C minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 4 in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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    21 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Ribble Valley International Piano Week - Martin Roscoe
    Martin Roscoe
    Croston Theatre, Westholme Upper School Blackburn BB2 6QU
    United Kingdom

    Festival Director and internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Martin Roscoe, concludes the 2018 Ribble Valley International Piano Week with a fifty year window into the keyboard delights of the masters; Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Opening with Mozart’s tense and dramatic stand alone Adagio, we move through to Beethoven’s progressive sonata (in the manner of a fantasy) to a conclusion of two of Schubert’s final works, now recognized as mature masterpieces, deeply embedded with autobiographical emotional expression. Join us for this epic evening of great piano music to celebrate the close of our 2018 festival.

    6.30pm: pre-concert talk - free

    Adagio in B minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 15 in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 13 in E flat, 'quasi una fantasia'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    12 Valses nobles
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata for Piano No 20 in A
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    21 July 2018 - 12:00pm
    Ribble Valley International Piano Week - Scott Brother Duo
    The Scott Brothers
    Croston Theatre, Westholme Upper School Blackburn BB2 6QU
    United Kingdom

    Brothers Jonathan and Tom perform in instrumental combinations that cover the entire keyboard spectrum including piano duet, piano and organ and harmonium and piano. Born in Manchester, Jonathan and Tom both studied at Chetham’s School of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music. In a special lunchtime concert, the Scott Brothers Duo performs music for four hands at one piano. Their performance includes big-screen projection of the hands on the keys and features Tom Scott’s own magical animations to accompany Ravel’s luxurious and elegant Mother Goose Suite and Saint-Saëns’s humorous Carnival of The Animals. The concert is suitable for all ages.

    1pm-2pm lunch with the artist

    Galop from Overture to 'William Tell'
    Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869)
    Ma mere l'Oye 'Mother Goose', suite for piano 4 hands
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    1st movement: Allegro con brio from Symphony No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Le carnaval des animaux, 'Carnival of the Animals'
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
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    20 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Ribble Valley International Piano Week - Pavel Kolesnikov
    Pavel Kolesnikov
    Croston Theatre, Westholme Upper School Blackburn BB2 6QU
    United Kingdom

    Pavel Kolesnikov was a member of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists from 2014 to 2016 and his recording of Mazurkas was nominated by Gramophone magazine as one of their “10 best recordings of Chopin”! The first half of the evening’s performance will transport us to an aural gallery of works evoking the innocence of child’s play, their toys and imaginings, interspersed with adult contemplations and reflections. Chopin’s Nocturne is considered his greatest emotional and masterly expression of a great and powerful grief whilst Schumann’s Fantasie was born out of his distress from being separated from Clara.

    6.30pm: pre-concert talk - free

    Schattentanz (Shadow dance) from Ein Kinderspiel, for piano
    Helmut Lachenmann (1935-)
    Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum from Children's Corner
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Jimbo's Lullaby from 'Children's Corner'
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Mazurka No 21 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Serenade of the doll from Children's Corner
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    The snow is dancing from Children's Corner
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Étude No 2 in F minor from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Tombeau de Monsieur Blancrocher
    Louis Couperin (c1626-1661)
    The little shepherd from Children's Corner
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Filter-Schaukel (Filter swing) from Ein Kinderspiel, for piano
    Helmut Lachenmann (1935-)
    Golliwog's Cakewalk from 'Children's Corner'
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prélude No 12, Feux d'artifice from 12 Préludes, Book 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Nocturne No 14 in F sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantasie in C
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    20 July 2018 - 6:00pm
    NYOS Junior Orchestra - The Power of Nature
    Ben Burnley, Holly Mathieson, NYOS Junior Orchestra
    New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow G2 3NY
    United Kingdom

    This summer in Glasgow NYOS Junior Orchestra, conducted by Holly Mathieson present a programme sure to delight audiences of all ages. They are joined on stage by former Symphony Orchestra Principal Double Bass, Ben Burnley to perform the UK premiere of Anthony Ritchie’s Whalesong.

    Peer Gynt Suite No 1
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Whalesong, for double bass and orchestra
    Anthony Ritchie ()
    Suite from 'The Cunning Little Vixen'
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
    The Blue Planet, for narrator and orchestra
    Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981)
    Land of the Mountain and the Flood
    Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916)
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    25 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    NYOS Senior Orchestra - The Power of Nature
    Catherine Larsen-Maguire, NYOS Senior Orchestra
    Town Hall Ayr KA7 1LX
    United Kingdom

    The Senior Orchestra return to the stunning Ayr Town Hall to perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzling orchestral suite Scheherazade as part of its sumptuous summer programme. Conductor Catherine Larsen-Maguire places great emphasis on working with younger musicians and is very much in demand as a conductor and coach for youth orchestras all round the world. She also has a special interest in contemporary music, introducing the Senior Orchestra to Jennifer Higdon’s River sings a song to trees.

    Tintagel
    Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
    River sings a song to trees
    Jennifer Higdon (1962-)
    Scheherazade
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
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    20 July 2018 - 7:30pm
    Songtime - Margaret Ferguson and The Maia Singers
    Ian Tate, John Pomphrey, Margaret Ferguson, The Maia Singers
    Buxton Methodist Church Buxton
    United Kingdom

    As part of the Buston festival fringe, we are presenting an evening of music performed by 'Africa's Lady of Song' Margaret Ferguson supported by The Maia Singers from Stockport.

    The full concert programme is not yet finalised, but will include the pieces listes and many more.

    Ev’ry time I feel the spirit
    Traditional ()
    Laudate Dominum from Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, 'Solemn Vespers'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    I got rhythm
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
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