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Format: 2019-03-26
Format: 2019-03-26
  • 28 March 2019 - 7:00pm
    Haydn's The Creation | Whitehall Choir and London Baroque Sinfonia
    Greg Tassell, James Oldfield, Joanna Tomlinson, London Baroque Sinfonia, Miriam Allan, Whitehall Choir
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    In the 1790s Joseph Haydn travelled from Austria to spend time in England and was inspired by the large-scale oratorio works of the venerable composer Handel. The Creation, considered Haydn’s masterpiece, is based on the Book of Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost. The Whitehall Choir, one of London’s finest amateur choirs, is joined by the London Baroque Sinfonia, whose members are some of the best players of period instruments in the UK. The combination of orchestra, choir and superb soloists will make for a wonderful evening of thrilling choruses and beautiful solo arias. Not to mention the tiger, horse, sheep and worm...

    The Creation
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 4 April 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Shepherd on the Rock | Joanne Edworthy, Ben Aldren and David Alexander
    Ben Aldren, David Alexander, Joanne Edworthy
    Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead SL6 4PF
    United Kingdom

    Award-winning English mezzo-soprano Joanne Edworthy sings one of Schubert’s most famous songs The Shepherd on the Rock accompanied by piano and clarinet in a full programme to include works by Debussy and Sondheim.

    Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Shepherd on the rock)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Trois chansons de Bilitis
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    4 Cabaret Songs
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Introduction, Theme and Variations in B flat for clarinet and piano
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Selected Songs
    Stephen Sondheim (1930- )
    Excerpts from Canciones clásicas españolas
    Fernando J Obradors (1897-1945)
  • 4 April 2019 - 7:30pm
    Music and Nature | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Benjamin Baker, Matthew Coorey, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Baths Hall Scunthorpe DN15 7RG
    United Kingdom

    Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture provides a stirring curtain raiser to tonight’s concert, conjuring the sights and sounds of Scottish scenery, from calm still waters to intense and dramatic storms.

    The concert closes with Beethoven’s stirring Symphony No 6, ’Pastoral’ which provides the perfect conclusion to this orchestral journey through nature.

    Free: Meet the Musicians, 6:45-7:15pm at the Baths Hall

    Hebrides Overture
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Elegy for Strings
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 3 in G, 'Strassburg'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 6 in F, 'Pastoral'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 29 March 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Barbican String Quartet
    Amarins Wierdsma, Barbican String Quartet, Christoph Slenczka, Tim Crawford, Yoanna Prodanova
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    Acclaimed for their “gusto, comradeship and sharp attack” (The Times) and “blazing and unusually forthright performance” (The Telegraph) the Barbican quartet is made up of violinists Amarins Wierdsma and Tim Crawford, violist Christoph Slenczka, and cellist Yoanna Prodanova in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The young quartet regularly performs in the UK and Europe in such halls as the Barbican Hall, Milton Court Hall, Casa de Musica (Porto), St James’s Piccadilly and Ashmolean Museum, and made their Wigmore Hall debut in 2017 thanks to the Maisie Lewis Foundation Award. Winners of the St James Quartet Prize, the Barbican quartet are Park Lane Group artists and have appeared in such festivals as the IMS Prussia Cove, Harmos Festival (Portugal) and the Young Virtuosi Festival 2016. The quartet has undertaken residency at the Mozarteum Salzburg in 2015 and were residents in Aldeburgh Festival in 2017. The Barbican Quartet are ProQuartet participants as well as Park Lane Group artists 2016. Their performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as a part of the Barbican Total Immersion (2014) and BBC Proms (2015). The Barbicanquartet are thankful to the Belcea Quartet Charitable Trust which allows them to receive coaching from members of the Belcea quartet. Their mentors also include Alasdair Tait, David Waterman, David Takeno, Levon Chilingirian, Natalia Prishepenko, Rita Wagner and Ferenc Rados. Since September 2017 they are scholarship students with Günter Pichler at the Reina Sofia Music School in Madrid.

    String Quartet in G, 'How do you do?'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    5 movements for string quartet
    Anton von Webern (1883-1945)
    String Quartet No 1 in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 5 April 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Hanna Bachmann (piano)
    Hanna Bachmann
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    This concert is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum

    Having firmly established herself as an internationally recognized recitalist, the 1993-born musician travels extensively, not only in her home country of Austria, but also to Germany, Hungary, Italy, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Slovakia, the Principality of Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

    Notably, she has performed numerous times at the Beethoven House Bonn, at Bonn’s ‘Beethovenfest’ as well as the city’s ‘Beethoven@home’ festival and at the ‘Beethoven-Campus’. Further performances led her to the Vienna Musikverein as well as to the Schubertiade Vorarlberg. Hanna Bachmann’s frequent solo and chamber music recitals at the ‘Blüthner Concert Series Vienna’ are always received with great enthusiasm by the audience. The well-established Summer Festival ‘Kultursommer.Semmering’ 2017 even saw her perform four times, sharing the stage with Gerti Drassl and Florian Teichmeister amongst others.

    She gave her successful Americas-debut in Mexico in 2018, that included performances with the Orquesta Sinfónica de San Luis Potosí under the baton of José Miramontes Zapata and giving a masterclass at the music faculty of the renowned Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

    A few selected higlights of the season 18/19 are a concert appearance with the orchestra ‘Sinfonietta Vorarlberg’ under the baton of Tibor Bényi, her debut in the Berlin Philharmonie as well as concert tours to Great Britain and the US.

    In addition to claiming numerous top prizes at both national and international piano competitions, such as first prize at the ?International Bachelor Piano Award 2015’ in Düsseldorf, Hanna is also a proud recipient of the Vorarlberg’s 'Richard-Wagner Scholarship’.

    Chaconne in G, theme with variations for keyboard
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sonata for keyboard No 60 in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Variations and Fugue on a theme by G F Handel
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 29 March 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Danilo Mascetti (piano)
    Danilo Mascetti
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Please note change of artist

    Presented by the Royal College of Music

    Danilo Mascetti is an Italian pianist, C. Bechstein Scholar at the Royal College of Music of London. He regularly performs as soloist all over Europe, with orchestras such us Pomeriggi Musicali, Philarmonic Orchestra 'Miahil Jora', Symphonic State Orchestra of Craiova. In 2014 he performed in China and Japan, in 2015 he debuted in London for Aspect Foundation, in Prague with the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra and in Rome with the Nova Amadeus Orchestra. In 2016 he debuted in Hungary, Morocco and America, with the NYCA Symphony Orchestra, for New York Concert Artists; in 2017 he debuted in Thessaloniki Megaro Musiki with the Thessaloniki State Orchestra. During this last season he performs in Russia, Romania, Czech Republic, Italy and England, with orchestras such ASF Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Králové, and during the fall he tours with the program 'Mozart in Italia' with the violinist F Fontanelli. Engagement during spring will include Beethoven 2nd Piano Concerto with UniMI Orchestra, Bach with ASFestival Orchestra, Liszt 2nd Piano Concerto with RCM Chamber Orchestra. He studied with Vincenzo Balzani, Natalia Trull and Vsevolod Dvorkin, and he is currently student of Vanessa Latarche and Gordon Fergus – Thompson. He gained international reputation becoming laureate of competitions as 'Princesse Lalla Meryem' in Rabat, 'Gyorgios Thymis' in Greece, 'Chopin' in Rome, 'Pianotalents', 'E. Pozzoli' in Seregno, 'F Liszt' in Grottamare. During his studies he was supported by the Ann Driver Trust, the Music Talks Award, the INPDAD Italian awards.

    Involved from an early age with his parents and his family in the care of foster children, Danilo Mascetti has worked since 2015 with non-profit organizations of Lombardy in the management of the charity musical project 'Arte Solidale Festival'; all the proceeds from this festival go to help minors in need.

    Erlkönig from 12 Lieder
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Auf dem Wasser zu singen from 12 Lieder
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Gretchen am Spinnrade from 12 Lieder
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 6: Scherzo from 6 Pieces on a single theme
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Ile de feu 1 from 4 études de rythme, for piano
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Blackburn Symphony Orchestra:
    Alexandra Stemp, Blackburn Symphony Orchestra, Richard Howarth, Sale Chamber Orchestra
    Blackburn Cathedral Blackburn BB1 5AA
    United Kingdom

    We are delighted to invite Leader Alexander Stemp to perform Bach's Violin Concerto in E. A treat not to be missed!

    This is followed by Mahler's magnificent 5th Symphony. Conductor Herbert von Karajan once said of his experience of listening to Mahler "you forget that time has passed. A great performance of the Fifith is a transforming experience. The fantastic finale almost forces you to hold your breath" The famous Agagietto has been used countless times for films scores, television and commeration events. Blackburn Symphony and special guests Sale Chamber Orchestras combine to perform this beautiful Symphony.

    Concerto for violin and strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Beethoven, Mozart and Dove
    Alessandro Cortello, Bridget Hardy, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Eleanor Cramer, Fairhaven Singers, Ralph Woodward, Richard Latham
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    Fairhaven Singers are thrilled to be giving the premiere of a wonderful piece of music by one of the country’s leading composers, Jonathan Dove. His Sappho sings sets fragments of poetry by Sappho, beautifully translated by Alasdair Middleton, in six short movements. Like all of Dove’s music, Sappho sings is vibrant, lyrical, and intensely rhythmic, and the writing for orchestra is superbly imaginative. The Dove is preceded by Beethoven’s stirring Mass in C and Mozart’s vivacious Symphony No 35. We are joined in these two gorgeous venues by our frequent collaborators, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, and a quartet of charismatic soloists. You won’t want to miss this!

    Mass in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 35 in D, 'Haffner'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sappho sings
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    An evening of German choral music with Voix de Vivre
    Alexander Flood, Neil MacKenzie, Voix de Vivre
    St Peter's Church St Albans AL1 3HG
    United Kingdom

    Choral director Neil MacKenzie has chosen a scintillating programme of nearly two centuries of germanic choral compositions, punctuated by some fine organ works, featuring five of the leading masters in this genre.

    Following two superb motets by JS Bach, the composer described by Beethoven as 'the immortal god of harmony,’ the concert will highlight strikingly different works of a later German romanticism, which in the hands of Schubert, Mendelssohn and Brahms could lay claim to being inspired by the idealism of Beethoven's Choral symphony - 'all men becoming brothers.’

    The programme concludes with Schoenberg’s infrequently performed and technically formidable ‘Friede auf Erden.’ The expressive power of this motet, one of his last tonal pieces, shows his developing disillusionment with musical harmony and with humanity itself.

    Cantata No 118, 'O Jesu Christ, mein's Leben Licht'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Komm, Jesu, komm
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Psalm 92
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    3 Psalms
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Fest- und Gedenksprüche
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Friede auf Erden
    Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
  • 5 April 2019 - 7:00pm
    Finding Home - songs for jazz trio, string quartet and voice
    Georgia Mancio, Kate Williams, The Guastalla Quartet
    The Foundling Museum London WC1N 1AZ
    United Kingdom

    In this concert enjoy songs – old and new – for jazz trio, string quartet and voice, exploring the theme of home.

    What is home? In this special concert Kate Williams’s Four Plus Three, a collaboration between acclaimed jazz pianist/composer Kate Williams and The Guastalla Quartet, are joined by award-winning singer Georgia Mancio. Enjoy a performance of songs, old and newly co-written, for jazz trio, string quartet and voice, linked by the concept of home. Kate Williams’s Four Plus Three’s new album Finding Home features the acclaimed The Guastalla Quartet and will be available to purchase on the night.

    Kate Williams has gained a reputation as both a writer and performer, having collaborated with jazz legend Bobby Wellins, Chris Biscoe and Julian Siegel. She has also performed for Interplay Series: Bill Evans and the Impressionists, a jazz concert co-created with conductor William Goodchild.

    The Guastalla Quartet is a chamber music group dedicated to the exploration of the string quartet repertoire, from its roots to as-of-yet unwritten works. Formed in 2013, the Quartet brings together Swiss, German and English musicians from three of the finest conservatoires in Europe. Boasting an impressive wealth of experience, between them they have performed at world-famous venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and the National Concert Hall of Taiwan.

    Award-winning jazz vocalist and lyricist Georgia Mancio’s credits include working with Bobby McFerrin, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Pat Metheny (lyric approval), as well as her own festivals ReVoice! and Hang.

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