What's On

Your essential guide to all the best concerts taking place in the UK and Ireland. Click here to find out how to submit an event.
Search for an Event
Format: 2019-01-23
Format: 2019-01-23
  • 1 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610
    Harry Christophers, The Orchestra of The Sixteen, The Sixteen
    Derby Cathedral Derby DE1 3DY
    United Kingdom

    The Sixteen performs one of the cornerstones of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi's monumental Vespers of 1610, famed for its thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements. Harry Christophers says 'the Vespers is one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written. We will follow Monteverdi's dictum recitar cantando - speak through singing - to maximum effect, bringing this glorious work to life in the wonderful acoustics of some of the UK's finest cathedrals’.

    We are delighted that choristers from many of the cathedrals on the tour will have the opportunity to join The Sixteen on stage to perform the ‘Sonata sopra Sancta Maria’ section of the Vespers.

    ‘I was hooked, flipped upside down, dazzled’ The Arts Desk
    ‘…these musicians achieved a magical balance between the extroversion of performance and the introspection of prayer.’ Financial Times

    Vespro della Beata Vergine, 'Vespers' (1610)
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • 26 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    Tring Chamber Music - Midwinter recital in the Ballroom
    James Lisney, Josephine Horder, Paul Barritt
    The Mansion, Tring Park Tring HP23 5LX
    United Kingdom

    In the intimate ambience of the Mansion ballroom we celebrate the influence of the ‘Salon’ on central European traditions of fine music making. Musical soirées in stylish 'Salons' were meeting places for leading figures of the musical world. They were a space for virtuosi and composers alike to mix and marinate, share and inspire. Our concert opens in true grand Bohemian style with Smetana’s magnificent Piano Trio. If Smetana was the ‘Father of Czech Music’, then it was his successor, Dvorak who popularised his country’s rich heritage. Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances (inspired by the Hungarian Dances of Brahms) include some of his most touching moments. Fellow countryman Janacek is represented by Pohadka, or Fairy Tale for cello and piano, an evocative short work dating from 1910. Chopin too would frequent many a fashionable salon. We hear a memorable arrangement by Balakirev of the slow movement of his second Piano Concerto. It was common practice for the greatest virtuoso violinists, in this case Joachim and Kreisler, to arrange the dances of Dvorak and Brahms for their recitals, as colourful and popular today as they were in those nineteenth century 'Salons.'

    Piano Trio in G minor
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
    2nd movement: Romanza from Concerto for piano and orchestra No 1 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Hungarian Dance No 2 in D minor, from 21 Hungarian Dances, for piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Slavonic Dance No 2 in E minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Pohádka (Fairy tale) for cello and piano
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
    Hejre Kati, for violin and piano
    Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)
    Elegie, for piano trio, in D flat major
    Josef Suk (1874-1935)
    Hungarian Dance No 5 from 21 Hungarian Dances, for piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 2 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen: Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610
    Harry Christophers, The Orchestra of The Sixteen, The Sixteen
    Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough PE1 1XS
    United Kingdom

    The Sixteen performs one of the cornerstones of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi's monumental Vespers of 1610, famed for its thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements. Harry Christophers says 'the Vespers is one of the most significant collections of sacred music ever written. We will follow Monteverdi's dictum recitar cantando - speak through singing - to maximum effect, bringing this glorious work to life in the wonderful acoustics of some of the UK's finest cathedrals’.

    We are delighted that choristers from many of the cathedrals on the tour will have the opportunity to join The Sixteen on stage to perform the ‘Sonata sopra Sancta Maria’ section of the Vespers.

    ‘I was hooked, flipped upside down, dazzled’ The Arts Desk
    ‘…these musicians achieved a magical balance between the extroversion of performance and the introspection of prayer.’ Financial Times

    Vespro della Beata Vergine, 'Vespers' (1610)
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • 26 January 2019 - 3:00pm
    Tring Chamber Music - Midwinter recital in the Ballroom
    James Lisney, Josephine Horder, Paul Barritt
    The Mansion, Tring Park Tring HP23 5LX
    United Kingdom

    In the intimate ambience of the Mansion ballroom we celebrate the influence of the ‘Salon’ on central European traditions of fine music making. Musical soirées in stylish 'Salons' were meeting places for leading figures of the musical world. They were a space for virtuosi and composers alike to mix and marinate, share and inspire. Our concert opens in true grand Bohemian style with Smetana’s magnificent Piano Trio. If Smetana was the ‘Father of Czech Music’, then it was his successor, Dvorak who popularised his country’s rich heritage. Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances (inspired by the Hungarian Dances of Brahms) include some of his most touching moments. Fellow countryman Janacek is represented by Pohadka, or Fairy Tale for cello and piano, an evocative short work dating from 1910. Chopin too would frequent many a fashionable salon. We hear a memorable arrangement by Balakirev of the slow movement of his second Piano Concerto. It was common practice for the greatest virtuoso violinists, in this case Joachim and Kreisler, to arrange the dances of Dvorak and Brahms for their recitals, as colourful and popular today as they were in those nineteenth century 'Salons.'

    Piano Trio in G minor
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
    2nd movement: Romanza from Concerto for piano and orchestra No 1 in E minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Hungarian Dance No 2 in D minor, from 21 Hungarian Dances, for piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Slavonic Dance No 2 in E minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Pohádka (Fairy tale) for cello and piano
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
    Hejre Kati, for violin and piano
    Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)
    Elegie, for piano trio, in D flat major
    Josef Suk (1874-1935)
    Hungarian Dance No 5 from 21 Hungarian Dances, for piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 25 January 2019 - 7:30pm
    Winter Baroque Spectacular by candlelight
    Harriet Mackenzie, Piccadilly Sinfonietta, Susan Parkes, Warren Mailley-Smith
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Celebrate the end of the week on Burns Night with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, London’s newest orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most brilliant young professional musicians, led by the sensational British violinist Harriet Mackenzie.

    The dynamic Chamber Orchestra presents a programme of some of the greatest Baroque music ever written including 'Winter' from Vivaldi’s masterpiece, 'The Four Seasons' and Bach's thrilling Double Violin Concerto in the beautiful surroundings of St James’ Church, in the heart of London’s West End by the evocative glow of candlelight.

    This is complimented by a rendition of Handel's heart-wrenching Aria 'Lascia ch'io pianga' sung by stunning soprano Susan Parkes and a performance of Bach's sparkling Piano Concerto in D minor featuring exceptional british pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, who has developed a large following across the UK thanks to his effortless technique and charismatic charm. One of his most extraordinary achievements is performing the complete solo works (3.5 million notes) of Frederick Chopin from memory. Mailley-Smith is a firm favourite with the Royal Family and he has been featured as Classic FM CD of the Week.

    Adagio in G minor, for violin, strings and organ
    Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
    Concerto No 1 for keyboard and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Lascia ch'io pianga from Rinaldo
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 23 January 2019 - 1:10pm
    Izem Gürer plays Mozart, Liszt, Ravel and Scriabin
    İzem Gürer
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Izem Gürer was born in Istanbul in 1999. She started to study piano with concert pianist Birsen Ulucan at the age of eight. She took solfeggio and harmony lessons from Turkish composer Asst. Prof. Mehmet Nemutlu.

    In 2012 Izem won the first prize in the International Young Pianist Competition in Kosovo and honorary jury prize from an Albanian composer Fahri Beqiri. In June 2013, she has performed Mozart's piano concerto KV 271, accompanied by the Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Izem has attended a number of masterclasses which was organized by Liszt Academy’s piano Professor Marta Gulyas in Bekescsaba Hungary, where she also worked with concert pianist Luis Fernando Perez.

    Izem has also been a frequent participant in Musical Odyssey masterclasses summer course in Greece and studied there with Professor Yekaterina Lebedeva (Trinity Laban Conservatoire), Professor Vanessa Latarche (Royal College of Music), Brazilian concert pianist Cristina Ortiz and Russian concert pianist Nikolai Demidenko. She was three times Musical Odyssey prizewinner with prize recitals in London (City Lit Institute, Talent Unlimited prize at St James Piccadilly) and at the International Festival in Greece.

    In 2013 Izem has been invited by virtuoso pianist Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov to study with him in Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid.

    Later in the year, Izem has participated in Kamuran Gündemir National Piano Competition in Mersin, and rewarded with the second prize and "Best Turkish piece performance Award". Subsequently she was invited to perform a solo recital at the Antalya International Piano Festival, organised under the artistic guidance of a renowned Turkish composer and concert pianist Fazil Say. She has also been awarded the first prize in Hacettepe National Piano Competition in Ankara in 2015.

    Apart from her solo studies, Izem has a keen interest in playing chamber music and has been studying with Özcan Ulucan, who was one of senior students of violinist Maxim Vengerov. Izem is enjoying a considerable success in her chamber music career too and namely: the first prize in International chamber music Competition Arnuero/Santander as well as an award-prize for the best chamber music group of the year by Marta Gulyas.

    In 2017 Izem has been recognised as an outstanding young musician of the year, an achievement prize personally awarded to her by the Queen Sofia of Spain.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sonata for Piano No 18 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage - année 1: Suisse
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Jeux d'eau
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in F sharp minor
    Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
  • 25 January 2019 - 1:10pm
    Connaught Brass plays Rameau, Michael Tilson Thomas and Bernstein
    Aaron Akugbo, Aled Meredith-Barrett, Chris Brewster, Connaught Brass, Harry Plant, Robyn Blair
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Connaught Brass is a quintet made up of students from The Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. The ensemble was formed in 2016, created by a group of friends who have known each other for several years. The members have previously been principal players in notable orchestras including the European Union Youth Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra’s of Great Britain, Scotland and Wales.

    More recently, members have begun to appear on the professional circuit, including freelance work with the London Symphony Orchestra. The quintet consists of Aaron Akugbo and Harry Plant playing trumpet; Robyn Blair, french horn; Chris Brewster, tenor trombone and; Aled Meredith-Barrett playing tuba. All players hold major scholarships at their conservatoires.

    Since their inaugural performance at the Royal Academy of Music in 2016, the group have been invited to play in several recitals across the south of England. Whilst studying, they have benefited from coaching lead by some of the UK’s leading brass chamber musicians, including Alan Thomas and Matt Knight (Septura), as well as regular coaching with Bob Hughes (Senior Brass Tutor, RAM). They have also represented the conservatoire in a
    masterclass with the contemporary American composer Anthony Plog, performing the composers own work.

    Connaught Brass won the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize 2018, adjudicated by Phil Cobb (LSO, Principal Trumpet). Shortly after, they travelled to France to take part in the music festival Ferrandou Musique, where they performed three concerts made up of a vast range of repetoire, including original works for brass quintet and especially arranged vocal and piano works. They will be returning to the same festival in August 2019.

    The ensemble’s ambition is to explore and share the broadest range of musical repertoire with as wide an audience as possible, bringing brass chamber music to the forefront of the musical world.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Overture from Dardanus
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    Street Song
    Michael Tilson Thomas (1944-)
    A Quiet Place
    Composer Not Known ()
    Suite from West Side Story
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
  • 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)
  • 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)
We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here