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Format: 2019-07-22
Format: 2019-07-22
  • 30 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    National Youth String Orchestra
    Damian Iorio, National Youth String Orchestra
    Hall One, Kings Place London N1 9AG
    United Kingdom

    Founded in 1995, the National Youth String Orchestra is one of the UK's most prestigious training orchestras for string players up to the age of 21.

    National Youth String Orchestra's outstanding characteristic is the personalised coaching by music director Damian Iorio and a team of world class chamber music professioanals. Working on challenging repertoire they unlock the potential in each player, developing their musicality and confidence as individuals and member of a section.

    Recent concerts have included Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, Stravinsky's Appollon and and Strauss's Metamorphosen.

    Suite for string orchestra
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
    Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Jacques Cohen)
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
  • 25 July 2019 - 12:30pm
    The Nantwich Chamber Ensemble plays Octets by Shostakovich and Mendelssohn
    Alison Loram, Becca Nelson, Kathryn Cannons, Kevin Hamer, Laura Baker, Morris Saleh, Nick Smith, Sophie Nixon, The Nantwich Chamber Ensemble
    St Mary's Church Nantwich CW5 5RP
    United Kingdom

    The Nantwich Chamber Ensemble is an informal collective of musicians living in and around Nantwich who share a passion for chamber music. Since its formation in 2014, the Ensemble has given successful performances of trios and quintets by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Dvorak at lunchtime concerts in Nantwich, Chester and Shrewsbury, as well as with the Lydian Singers at the Lymm Festival. This year Alison, Laura, Nick and Becca are joined by Kat, Morris, Sophie and Kevin to provide for a rare opportunity to hear Mendelssohn's magnificant Octet for Strings.

    Prelude and Scherzo, for string octet
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Octet for Strings in E flat
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • 1 August 2019 - 12:30pm
    Ingrid Cusido (piano)
    Ingrid Cusido
    St Peter's Church Edinburgh EH8 9PE
    United Kingdom

    Award-winning classical pianist Ingrid Cusido will give a piano recital with works including Mozart’s Fantasy in D minor, Beethoven's Pastoral Sonata and works of Brahms and Granados. Ingrid Cusido, recipient of the Mexican Artistic Merit Prize, has performed at festivals worldwide. Ingrid Cusido is known for her interpretations of Twelve Spanish Dances by Enrique Grandos, Four Spanish Pieces and Fantasia Baetica by Manuel de Falla and the Iberia Suite by Albeniz. Ingrid Cusido performs in Edinburgh for five performances only, in the beautiful sitting of St Peter’s Church.

    Fantasia No 3 in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 15 in D, 'Pastoral'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Intermezzo in A from 6 Klavierstücke
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Quejas, o la maja y el ruisenor, 'The maiden and the nightingale' from Goyescas ‘Los majos enamorados’
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    Allegro de concierto
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    3 Intermezzi
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 27 July 2019 - 5:00pm
    Garden of Delights - Smell the music, taste the sound | Orlando Chamber Choir
    Lucy Goddard, Orlando Chamber Choir
    THe Old House Colchester CO6 4EQ
    United Kingdom

    Following the success of Orlando Chamber Choir's Garden of Delights in Central London, we are proud to announce that the Pimlott Foundation has invited us to repeat the concert in Colchester. We sing at the Old House which, for enhanced horticultural effect, is set within a beautiful garden.

    Orlando Chamber Choir presents an all-sensory summer concert with the fragrance of flowers and the sound of Franco-Flemish Renaissance gardens. Our musical plantsmen include Antoine Brumel, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Cipriano de Rore and Orlando di Lasso, all of whom captured melodies from the biblical gardens of the Song of Songs. There will be secular flora too – polyphony about roses, lilies, vines and other greenery – with Josquin des Prez’s well-known cricket hiding amidst the leaves. Clément Janequin adds birdsong to this musical garden, with singers mimicking starlings, blackbirds and the occasional nightingale. To root this oasis in today’s Central London, we have seeded two contemporary garden-inspired compositions by Janet Wheeler, ready to bloom on the concert day. Orlando’s Garden of Delights is open from 19:00 and, to cater for all senses, will conclude with a communal picnic.

    Rose, liz, printemps
    Guillaume de Machaut (c1300-1377)
    El grillo
    Josquin des Prés (c1440-1521)
    O Maria, clausus hortus
    Gaspar van Weerbeke (c.1445-after 1517)
    Hora e di maggio
    Heinrich Isaac (c1450-1517)
    Ich stund an einem Morgen
    Heinrich Isaac (c1450-1517)
    Sicut lilium inter spinas
    Antoine Brumel (c1460-c1520)
    Le chant des oiseaux
    Clément Janequin (c1485-1558)
    Salve Regina 'Diversi diversa orant'
    Nicolas Gombert (c1495-c1560)
    Descendi in hortum meum
    Cipriano de Rore (1515/6-1565)
    Ego flos campi
    Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510-c1556)
    Veni in hortum meum
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    Veni, dilecte mi
    Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
    The Lake Isle of Innisfree
    Janet Wheeler (1957-)
    The winter it is past
    Janet Wheeler (1957-)
  • 25 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    Ashburton Chamber Music Festival - concert 2
    David Yang, Reinoud Ford, Sara Trickey, Solenne Païdassi
    Church of St Peter and St Paul Broadhempston TQ9 6BN
    United Kingdom

    The festival's second concert opens with Shostakovich's sixth quartet written while he was on honeymoon: a surprisingly playful, even sweet, work from a composer more often associated with biting irony or painfully dark music. Cassado's solo suite for cello comes next and is the Spanish composer's interpretation of how Bach would have written for the cello if he had been born 1,500 miles to the South. Dvorák's 'American' quartet closes the concert. Written during a sojourn in Iowa, USA, the piece is both an homage to American sound and energy even as it is unmistakably Eastern European and possibly the finest quartet by the Czech master.

    String Quartet No 6 in G
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Suite for solo cello
    Gaspar Cassadó (1896-1966)
    String Quartet No 12 in F major, 'American'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 27 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    Ashburton Chamber Music Festival - concert 3
    Andy Williamson, David Yang, Judith Hall, Reinoud Ford, Sara Trickey, Solenne Païdassi
    St Andrew's Church Ashburton TQ13 7DT
    United Kingdom

    Continuing a theme of some of Bach's greatest works, this concert begins with his soulful and stunning Partita for solo flute. The early 20th century composer Arthur Foote's dark 'Night Music' for flute and string quartet follows. We then have a world premiere by Devon's own transplanted American Tom Vignieri for string quartet and improvised saxophone and written exclusively for this concert. The festival concludes with Bartok's irrepressible fourth string quartet, a masterpiece of the 20th Century which turns on a dime between angry and angular to mysterious alien night music; silly plucked waltzes to manic scurrying scherzos; and a last movement that is like a troupe of local gypsies crashing in your door and dancing uproariously on one's carefully set dining room table.

    Partita in A minor for solo flute
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Nocturno and Scherzo, for flute and string quartet
    Arthur Foote (1853-1937)
    String Quartet No 4
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Walk with me, for tenor saxophone and string quartet
    Tom Vignieri (1964-)
  • 22 July 2019 - 7:00pm
    Ashburton Chamber Music Festival - Hausmusik 1
    David Yang, Judith Hall, Reinoud Ford, Sara Trickey, Solenne Païdassi
    Great Ambrook Broadhempston TQ12 5UL
    United Kingdom

    This new festival brings a group of world-class musicians to live in a small town in South Devon for a week, performing formal concerts, open rehearsals, plus house parties where the audience chooses what is played, and the musicians perform the high-wire act of sight-reading it without rehearsal!

    Nobody knows the programme in advance – not even the musicians! From a pile of music – including string quartets from the last 300 years – the audience will choose pieces, and the musicians will sight-read them, right there in front of everyone: no rehearsal!

    This spectacular venue is a stunning Grade 2 listed C17th manor house and garden with gorgeous views across its own gardens and Devon’s beautiful landscape. The huge music room, and Italian gardens were designed by TH Lyon (of Ilsington), and the first director of Cambridge University's School of Architecture.

  • 27 July 2019 - 12:30pm
    Datganiad organ/organ recital - Jane Watts
    Jane Watts
    Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church Cardiff CF10 1AJ
    United Kingdom

    Datganiad organ gan Jane Watts.
    Casgliad ar y diwedd i Gronfa'r organ.
    Croeso cynnes i bawb.

    Organ recital by Jane Watts.
    Collection at the end. Proceeds will go towards Tabernacl's organ fund.
    A warm welcome to all.

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