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Format: 2020-06-06
Format: 2020-06-06
  • 15 June 2020 - 7:30pm
    They that in Ships unto the Sea down go: Music for the Mayflower
    Alison Kinder, Eleanor Cramer, Lynda Sayce, Michael Palmer, Passamezzo, Peter Willcock, Robin Jeffrey, Tamsin Lewis
    St John's Wood Church London NW8 7NE
    United Kingdom

    A new programme created to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.
    In Autumn 1620, a ship named the Mayflower left England for the New World. This much is well known. What is perhaps less well known is that some of the passengers carried books of music with them.

    Our programme aims to recreate the world of the 102 passengers, and of the sailors on board the Mayflower. The title 'They that in Ships unto the Sea down go' comes from the text of Psalm 107 in Henry Ainsworth’s Psalter of 1612, one of the books carried on board the Mayflower by Elder William Brewster.
    The programme is made of of psalms, lutesongs and ballads, all taken from books believed to have been in William Brewster's library; music for mariners and merchants; and songs and dances describing tobacco and other wonders of the New World.

    The programme includes music by: Richard Allison, Louis Bourgeois, Thomas Campion, John Dowland, Thomas Ford and Tobias Hume.

    Lamentation of a Sinner
    Richard Allison (fl 1592-1606)
    The Lord's Prayer
    Richard Allison (fl 1592-1606)
    Tobacco is like love
    Tobias Hume (?c1569-1645)
    Up merry mates
    John Dowland (c1563-1626)
    The Book of Psalmes Englished
    Composer Not Known ()
    Song from the Masque of Flowers
    Composer Not Known ()
    Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore from First Booke of Ayres
    Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
    London's Lottery
    Composer Not Known ()
    The Bird's Dance
    Composer Not Known ()
    Row well, ye mariners
    Anonymous ()
    Come, sirrah Jack, Ho!
    Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
    Rogero, for 2 lutes
    John Johnson (c. 1545-1594)
  • 11 June 2020 - 7:30pm
    London Mozart Players conducted by Bedros Shetilian
    Bedros Shetilian, Julia Pusker, London Mozart Players
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    An eclectic programme from the London Mozart Players under the baton of US Conductor Bedros Shetilian draws together three works from the twentieth century juxtaposed with Mendelssohn’s romantic violin concerto.

    Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, his last major work, is a cornerstone of the repertoire. From the fast and passionate opening with its haunting melodyand breathtaking cadenza through to the thrilling coda of the final movement, there is quicksilver beauty in every bar. Brilliant young violinist Julia Pusker, one of the Hungary’s finest musicians and a founding member of the Ensemble Mirage, which featured in the 2016/17 St John’s Smith Square Young Artists’ series, will give a virtuoso performance of this beloved work.

    Bartok’s arrangement of dances from Transylvania will bring the colourful variety of Romanian villages to life in the heart of London’s St John’s Smith Square. By contrast Shostakovich’s elegiac String Quartet No 8, known as his Chamber Symphony, is a powerful and personal work infused with sorrow that reflects his own life under the harsh circumstances created by the USSR’s totalitarian system, and which the composer could not hear without weeping. Another change of mood again, this time with Prokofiev’s dazzling neo-classical first symphony, which was written as a tribute to Haydn and Mozart to counter the lush romanticism of Wagner, while reinventing the symphony for the twentieth century.

    6 Romanian Folk Dances, for orchestra
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Chamber Symphony in C minor
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Symphony No 1 in D, 'Classical'
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
  • 13 June 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: Oxford Beethoven Festival: Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)
    Kristian Bezuidenhout
    The University Church of St Mary the Virgin Oxford OX1 4BJ
    United Kingdom

    The culmination of Kristian Bezuidenhout’s recital at University Church is one of Beethoven’s last eighteenth-century utterances: a ‘grand sonata’ for piano whose steadily heightening turbulence, prophetic exhaustion and ultimate drama would lend it the name ‘Pathétique’. Before that, the charismatic South African keyboardist brings us two of Beethoven’s most decorative sonatas written under the benevolent influence of Haydn and Mozart, and the immediately engrossing set of Rondos Op 51.

    2 Rondos
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 7 in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 10 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor, 'Pathétique'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 6 June 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater
    Bill Kean, Jennifer Craig, Marion Ramsay
    St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral Edinburgh EH12 5AW
    United Kingdom
    Stabat Mater
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Sull' aria from Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 12 June 2020 - 7:30pm
    Cancelled: A Night at the Opera | St Martin's Soloists
    St Martin’s Soloists
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    An evening of popular arias and choruses from great operas, accompanied on the piano

    Sous le dôme épais (The Flower Duet) from Lakmé
    Léo Délibes (1836-1891)
    Brindisi from La traviata
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Habanera from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    O soave fanciulla from La bohème, 'Bohemian life'
    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
  • 6 June 2020 - 7:30pm
    Moonlight Sonata by candlelight | Warren Mailley-Smith
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul Sheffield S1 1HA
    United Kingdom

    Few things are more magical than hearing the world’s most breath-taking classical music being performed live by a brilliant concert pianist in beautiful surroundings, by the flicker of candlelight.

    This experience comes to life on Saturday 6th June at 7.30pm in Sheffield Cathedral when the city's landmark building plays host to a programme of classical favourites including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Gershwin’s electrifying Rhapsody in Blue.

    Sheffield Cathedral is conveniently situated in the heart of Sheffield, off Church Street and is surrounded by the best of Sheffield’s nightlife, with a wide choice of restaurants and bars to complete your night out. Whether you are planning a date or treating family and friends, you have everything on your doorstep for the perfect evening.

    Concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith is a favourite with UK audiences, well-known for his incredible feat of learning to play all 3.5 million notes of Chopin’s piano music from memory and hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”

    He is one of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, giving over 100 solo performances in the UK alone in 2020. He has performed for the Royal Family over 30 occasions and his last CD was featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week

    Forget your busy week at the office and tumultuous current affairs and treat yourself to an evening of relaxing and invigorating classical music performed with charm and humour by one of the UK’s most brilliant musicians.

    “Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of a modern romantic concert pianist…” – Musical Opinion

    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Nocturne No 20 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 1 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Sonata for Piano No 23 in F minor, 'Appassionata'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Un sospiro from 3 Études de concert
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Prelude No 1 in C sharp minor
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Rhapsody in Blue (solo piano version)
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
  • 6 June 2020 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by candlelight | Piccadilly Sinfonietta
    Martyn Jackson, Piccadilly Sinfonietta
    St Ann's Church Manchester M2 7LF
    United Kingdom

    On Saturday June 6, in the heart of Manchester, the walls of St Ann’s Church will resound with the music of Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, and Mozart, played by Martyn Jackson and the Piccadilly Sinfonietta.

    Experience a romantic, candlelit evening with selections of the world’s greatest classical music in the gorgeous St Ann’s Church. The concert features timeless works by the monumental composers, Mozart, Handel, Bach, and Vivaldi. If you’re in need of a relaxing experience, want to learn more about classical music, or just want to hear virtuosic performances by some of the best, young performers in the UK, this concert is just for you.

    The Piccadilly Sinfonietta is one of the UK’s most exciting young ensembles. Founded in 2018, the ensemble has performed in halls throughout the UK including London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester and further afield. The Piccadilly Sinfonietta exists to perform the world’s greatest classical music in the UK’s most historic venues.

    The concert features breath-taking feats of virtuosity from violinist sensation, Martyn Jackson, in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Bach’s Violin Concerto in E major.

    British violinist Martyn Jackson has been acclaimed by The Berliner Morgenpost as “a truly sensitive musician, impassioned playing and utterly compelling” and as “stunning, a player of great intensity .... a remarkably accomplished young violinist” by MusicWeb International. Martyn's recent concert schedule has included solo and chamber music performances at the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Musikverein, Berlin Konzerthaus, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Gasteig Philharmonie, Purcell Room and King's Place. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Berliner Capella. He has performed chamber music with principle players from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Milan and Rome.

    So why not treat yourself to a spectacular evening and join us for a concert to remember of uplifting music.

    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for violin and strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Divertimento No 2 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 7 June 2020 - 3:00pm
    Online: LSO Always Playing - BMW Classic 2019 from Trafalgar Square
    London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra On Track Young Musicians, Musicians from Guildhall School, Sir Simon Rattle
    LSO YouTube Channel London EC2Y 8DS
    United Kingdom

    Each Sunday and Thursday (from 22 March), London Symphony Orchestra will be streaming a concert from our archive on our YouTube channel. Each concert will be available on demand for 48 hours.

    We will provide digital programme notes and we hope that you will be able to sit down and watch at the same time as friends and family, wherever they are.

    Remember to get in touch on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the #AlwaysPlaying hashtag and show us your living room concert halls.

    Excerpts from 8 Slavonic Dances
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Tuqus
    Bushra El-Turk ()
    Excerpts from Les biches
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    La valse
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 11 June 2020 - 7:30pm
    Online: LSO Always Playing - 2019/20 Season Opening Concert
    Leila Josefowicz, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
    LSO YouTube Channel London EC2Y 8DS
    United Kingdom

    Each Sunday and Thursday (from 22 March), London Symphony Orchestra will be streaming a concert from our archive on our YouTube channel. Each concert will be available on demand for 48 hours.

    We will provide digital programme notes and we hope that you will be able to sit down and watch at the same time as friends and family, wherever they are.

    Remember to get in touch on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the #AlwaysPlaying hashtag and show us your living room concert halls.

    Antisphere
    Emily Howard (1979-)
    Concerto for violin and orchestra
    Colin Matthews (1946-)
    Symphony No 1 in B flat minor
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
  • 14 June 2020 - 7:00pm
    Online: LSO Always Playing - Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Alex Knox, Ceri-lyn Cissone, Frankie Wakefield, London Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
    LSO YouTube Channel London EC2Y 8DS
    United Kingdom

    Each Sunday and Thursday (from 22 March), London Symphony Orchestra will be streaming a concert from our archive on our YouTube channel. Each concert will be available on demand for 48 hours.

    We will provide digital programme notes and we hope that you will be able to sit down and watch at the same time as friends and family, wherever they are.

    Remember to get in touch on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the #AlwaysPlaying hashtag and show us your living room concert halls.

    Incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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