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Format: 2019-10-15
Format: 2019-10-15
  • 15 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Hallé with James Ehnes (violin) and Fabien Gabel (conductor)
    Fabien Gabel, James Ehnes, The Hallé
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Nottingham welcomes Canadian musical royalty when virtuoso violinist James Ehnes makes his debut in the city. Armed with dazzling technique and breathtaking lyricism, he received the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award in 2017. For his first visit he’ll be playing Bruch’s romantic First Violin Concerto, whose blend of high drama and soaring expression have made it a mainstay of concert halls worldwide.

    The rest of the programme brings two contrasting orchestral masterpieces separated by half a century. Gerald Finzi’s 1929 symphonic poem The Fall of the Leaf was inspired by a piece in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book and displays the wistfulness that tinges his pastoral soundworld. In Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony* the emotions are altogether more extreme, its fateful course set with the arresting opening blast from the French horns. How far it was a response to his wreckage of a marriage remains an open question, but there’s no doubting the compelling intensity of this Romantic classic, from the feverish first movement to the whirlwind-reaping finale.

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    * The programme for this concert has been changed due to the original conductor being indisposed. Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony replaces Elgar’s 1st Symphony. The rest of the programme is unchanged. We are grateful to Fabien Gabel for agreeing to conduct this concert at short notice.

    The Fall of the Leaf
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Symphony No 4 in F minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 16 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Music and Maths with Marcus du Sautoy and the Oxford Philharmonic
    Marcus du Sautoy, Marios Papadopoulos, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    Marcus du Sautoy knows how to make numbers dance, and as the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, he has a way with words, too. Today he engages both head and heart, joining the Oxford Philharmonic to explore the numerical magic that lies beneath the gorgeous, glittering surfaces of music by Bartók, Debussy and Stravinsky. Hear three masterpieces, and discover infinite possibilities.

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Symphony in C
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Music for strings, percussion and celesta
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
  • 19 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Gabriel | Alison Balsom and The English Concert
    Alison Balsom, Harry Bicket, The English Concert
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    With music by Purcell, Handel and their contemporaries, resplendent trumpeter Alison Balsom and The English Concert present Gabriel: an exuberant musical and theatrical evocation of late 17th century London in all its colour, its clamour and its glorious chaos. First seen at Shakespeare’s Globe, this reimagining gives heart and soul to a teeming, joyous entertainment that (according to the Daily Telegraph) “leaves you giddy with pleasure and fully smitten”.

  • 17 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Joanna Leach Foundation annual concert 2019
    Emmanuel Bach, Jenny Stern
    The Gateway Theatre at Seaton Town Hall Seaton EX12 2LD
    United Kingdom

    Seaton Music is proud to present the Joanna Leach Foundation annual concert for 2019. Emmanuel has performed at many venues including Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. He gave the first UK performance of Lennox Berkeley's Violin Sonata No.1. Jenny has appeared widely as a soloist and chamber musician and is an experienced accompanist.

    Joanna Leach Foundation annual concert in aid of Hospiscare.

    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 8 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 in D
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Polonaise brillante No 2 in A, for violin and piano
    Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
    Carmen Fantasie
    Franz Waxman (1906-1967)
  • 19 October 2019 - 10:00pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival: Schubert's Sonata in B flat major - Imogen Cooper
    Imogen Cooper
    St John the Evangelist Church Oxford OX4 1EH
    United Kingdom

    An exhilarating day draws to a close with a performance of one of Schubert’s best-loved works, his expansive and life-affirming final sonata: the Sonata in B flat major D960.

    A Day Pass is available for the whole 'Schubert and (Im)mortality' day for £90, giving access to the full study day and all concerts.

    Sonata for Piano No 21 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 20 October 2019 - 10:00am
    Oxford Lieder Festival - Family Concerts (under 5s and over 5s)
    Rachel Fright, Ted Black
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    A fun exploration of music and words, the human voice and the piano, singing and playing, for all the family. This is part of the well-established Cushion Concerts series at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building. The monthly Cushion Concerts introduce a wide variety of music and instruments to children and their families. They feature specialist guest performers and we’re delighted to be their partner for a morning of song. The floor is cleared and audience members are invited to bring cushions for an intimate and interactive concert, nurturing children’s love and curiosity for classical music.

    Under 5s performances: 10am and 11am
    Over 5s performances: 12pm

  • 20 October 2019 - 2:45pm
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason with Worthing Symphony Orchestra
    John Gibbons, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Worthing Symphony Orchestra
    Assembly Hall Worthing BN11 1HQ
    United Kingdom

    Following Sheku Kanneh-Mason's sell out performance in March 2018, Worthing Symphony Orchestra are delighted to welcome him back to play Saint-Saëns’s popular A minor Cello Concerto. Beethoven’s 7th Symphony was much used in the film The King’s Speech starring Colin Firth.

    Symphony No 96 in D, 'Miracle'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Gymnopedie No 1, 'Lent et douloureux'
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No 1 in A minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Pizzicato Polka from Sylvia
    Léo Délibes (1836-1891)
    Pavane
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Symphony No 7 in A
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 20 October 2019 - 5:30pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival - On Wenlock Edge: animated film with live performance
    Brodsky Quartet, Daniel Norman, Sholto Kynoch
    St John's College Auditorium Oxford OX1 3JP
    United Kingdom

    In 2014, Oxford Lieder commissioned an animated film of Schubert’s Erlkönig from puppeteer Jeremy Hamway-Bidgood that has been viewed nearly 5 million times! Jeremy has now created a new animated film for Ralph Vaughan Williams’s settings of Housman, On Wenlock Edge, designed for live performance. In the newly refurbished auditorium at St John’s College, we are thrilled to welcome the world-renowned Brodsky Quartet, together with acclaimed tenor Daniel Norman and pianist Sholto Kynoch, for a performance of this masterpiece alongside a screening of this exciting new film. Songs by Purcell and Finzi are also included in the programme.

    On Wenlock Edge
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • 25 October 2019 - 8:00pm
    Foyer Jazz - Zoe Gilby Trio
    Zoe Gilby Trio
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    End the week with a laid-back evening in the Saffron foyer. A well-stocked bar, food trucks serving a superb selection of street food, plus live music from the Zoe Gilby Trio. Eat, drink, get into the swing and unwind!

  • 24 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Mozart and Moonlight Sonata by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Costas Fotopoulos, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Overture from Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento for strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 12 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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