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Format: 2014-07-31
Format: 2014-07-31
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    Sun, 2014-08-03 20:00
    Menahem Pressler (piano) and Oxford Philomusica
    Echoris, James Edwards, Julia Kogan, Katie Bray, Marios Papadopoulos, Menahem Pressler, Oxford Philomusica, Quentin Hayes
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    A double-bill of Mozart masterpieces will draw our 2013/14 concert season to a close. Menahem Pressler, legendary soloist and founder of the Beaux Arts Trio, will take to the stage for the optimistic Piano Concerto No 23, before the concert concludes on a powerful note with Mozart’s towering Requiem.

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 23 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £40 £28 £18 £10 Available from 01865 980 980 Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm.
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    Mon, 2014-08-04 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Mikhail Shilyaev (piano)
    Mikhail Shilyaev
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Regent Hall Summer Festival

    Sonata for Piano No 30 in E
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    No Tickets required.
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    Wed, 2014-08-06 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Tali Margolis (piano)
    Tali Margolis
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Regent Hall Summer Festival

    The work by Marcus Karl Maroney is a world premier

    Polonaise No 6 in A flat, 'Heroic'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 4 in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Selbstportrait mit Beethoven (und Britten und Berg sind auch dabei)
    Marcus Karl Maroney ()
    15 Variations and a Fugue on an original theme in E flat, 'Eroica'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    No Tickets required.
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    Fri, 2014-08-08 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital - Riyad Nicolas (piano)
    Riyad Nicolas
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Regent Hall Summer Festival

    Sonata for Piano No 31 in A flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 13 in E flat, 'quasi una fantasia'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    No Tickets required.
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    Fri, 2014-08-08 13:10
    Rebeca Omordia - free lunchtime piano recital, works by Ireland, Ravel and Liszt
    Rebeca Omordia
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Winner of many prizes in national and international piano competitions, Rebeca Omordia won the Delius Prize in 2009 at Birmingham Conservatoire which opened the collaboration with the world renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber . They worked as duo partners performing concerts at the Wigmore Hall and at Kings Place in London, at Highgrove for the Prince’s Trust, at Guildhall Portsmouth, at William Alwyn Festival in Southwold and several live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.

    Rebeca studied at the National Music University in Bucharest with the renowned Romanian pianist and Professor Dana Borsan and in 2006 won a scholarship to study at Birmingham Conservatoire. In 2010 she received the Ofenheim Scholarship to study at Trinity College of Music in London with Professor Mikhail Kazakevich until 2011.

    Rebeca has performed intensively as a soloist and with orchestras in prestigious venues in Europe - Romania, Belgium, Finland, Austria and United Kingdom and in the United States, at the Wigmore Hall in London, White Hall in Helsinki, Royal Conservatoire in Brussels, Romanian Athaeneum in Bucharest.

    She performed piano works by British composers for the British Music Society, John Ireland Trust and at Leith Hill Place for the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society in association with the National Trust.

    In 2013 Rebeca arranged Eric Whitacre's 'Seal Llulaby' for cello and harp released on Deutsche Gramophone with Julian Lloyd Webber, cello and Catrin Finch, harp.

    Rebeca has been pioneering works by classical Nigerian composers which she performed at the 2013 African and Afro American Music Festival in St Louis, USA and for the African Union’s 50th Anniversary Concert in London. Listen out for an extra work in this recital!

    (Suggested church donation £3.50)

    “Delight in pianist willing to take risks...” Birmingham Post

    “I’ve been working with the brilliant young pianist, Rebeca Omordia. She is half Romanian, half Nigerian – and it’s a powerful combination! She has wonderful musicianship.” Julian Lloyd Webber - London Magazine

    “…a very clear, personal conception of profound emotional intensity…” Csiky Boldizsar, composer

    Columbine
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Amberley Wild Brooks from 2 Pieces
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Scarlet Ceremonies
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Gaspard de la nuit
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Variations for Piano on 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    No Tickets required.
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    Thu, 2014-08-07 19:30
    Arcangelo (chamber music ensemble) ) and Alina Ibragimiova (violin)
    Alina Ibragimova, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape IP17 1SP
    United Kingdom

    Violinist Alina Ibragimova brings a freshness, vitality and vigour to Bach, marrying astute musicianship and a questing imagination to astonishing technical finesse. Her collaboration with the ever-inventive and fiercely talented young period instrument group Arcangelo promises new discoveries in baroque repertoire both familiar and rare.

    'Performances that have you on the edge of your seat wondering at the freshness of it all and what she might do next.' The Guardian on Ibragimova’s Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for violin and strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, for Flute and Strings
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Recorder, Flute and Strings in E minor
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    £29, £24, £18, prom £6.50 Available from 01728 687110 10am - 4.30pm.
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    Sat, 2014-08-09 19:30
    Monterverdi's Poppea
    Richard Egarr, Singers and baroque instrumentalists from the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape IP17 1SP
    United Kingdom

    Set in a world inhabited by ruthless and all-too-human characters, where lust and ambition ultimately triumph over virtue, Monteverdi’s remarkable display of operatic genius is presented by the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme, directed from the harpsichord by Richard Egarr.

    L'incoronazione di Poppea, 'The Coronation of Poppea'
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    £27, £22, £17, prom £6.50 Available from 01728 687110 10am - 4.30pm.
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    Sun, 2014-08-03 19:30
    St Barnabas Summer Proms - Mengyang Pan (piano)
    Meng Yang Pan
    St Barnabas Church, Ealing London W5 1QG
    United Kingdom

    This piano recital is the fourth concert in the St Barnabas Summer Proms, which will be held from Monday July 28th to Friday August 8th 2014. The series comprises 6 evening concerts, with an emphasis on popular classical masterpieces, suitable for summer evenings, played by well-known musicians. Our superb Bosendorfer concert grand piano will be in the middle of the nave, and our unique 'big screen' will ensure that everyone can see the pianist's hands, as shown in the photograph.

    The church is very large and admission is guaranteed. Parking is readily available in nearby residential streets. All receipts go towards St Barnabas Church Funds. Thank you in advance for your support.

    Sonata for Piano No 28 in A
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Ballade No 1 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 2 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Venezia e Napoli
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    £10 (£5 young people). No tickets sold beforehand - just turn up ! Admission is guaranteed.
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    Fri, 2014-08-08 19:30
    St Barnabas Summer Proms - The Last Night of the Proms Gala
    Alena Lugovkina, Anando Mukerjee, Charles Economou, Corinne Morris, Hugh Mather, Jeanette Ager, Jiafeng Chen, Kimon Parry, Paul Jeanes, Viv MacLean
    St Barnabas Church, Ealing London W5 1QG
    United Kingdom

    This Gala concert is the biggest event of our year ! We have 7 stunning soloists playing popular works, and then we have all the traditional favouries, with 'Land of Hope and Glory' and 'Jerusalem' etc. You may like to dress in more formally, and bring a picnic to eat before the concert begins. We hope you are in good voice for the communal singing ! It will be a sensational evening.

    No tickets will be issued beforehand. The church is very large and admission is guaranteed, so do come along. . Parking is readily available in nearby residential streets. All receipts go towards St Barnabas Church Funds. Thank you in advance for your support.

    Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Fantasy on themes from Verdi's 'La traviata'
    Donato Lovreglio (1841-1907)
    Voi che Sapete from Le Nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, 'The Barber of Seville'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Hungarian Rhapsody for cello and piano
    David Popper (1843-1913)
    Fantasy on a theme by Schubert
    Theobald Böhm (1794-1881)
    Serenade from The Student Prince
    Sigmund Romberg (1887-1951)
    Spring Waters from 12 Songs
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Toccata and Fugue in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    3rd movement - Allegro agitato from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in F
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Jerusalem
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    £20 (£10 young people). No tickets sold beforehand - just turn up ! Admission is guaranteed.
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    Tue, 2014-08-05 20:00
    The Virtuoso Flute - Benslow Music SummerFest 2014
    Jan Willem Nelleke, Philippa Davies
    Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music Trust Hitchin SG4 9RB
    United Kingdom

    Programme included in the ticket price; free accesible parking; licensed bar

    £12 (free entry for 8 - 25yr olds and carers accompanying a disabled visitor) Available from 01462 459446 Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm.