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Format: 2014-09-22
Format: 2014-09-22
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    Mon, 2014-09-29 19:30
    Britten Sinfonia: John Tavener's Kaleidoscopes
    Britten Sinfonia, Jacqueline Shave, Nicholas Daniel
    Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London EC2Y 8DT
    United Kingdom

    John Tavener’s theatrical oboe concerto, Kaleidoscopes, written for and premiered by Britten Sinfonia and Nicholas Daniel in 2006, is a musical mosaic, featuring four string quartets and percussion. Tavener’s greatest musical hero, Mozart opens the programme with his beautifully poignant Adagio and the programme is completed by Lutoslawski’s thrilling and virtuosic Preludes and Fugue and an arrangement by Thomas Adès of Kurtag’s spacial memorial to Andras Mihaly with musicians placed around the auditorium.

    Image - Nicholas Daniel (c) Eric Richmond

    Adagio for string trio and cor anglais
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    In Memoriam Andras Mihaly
    György Kurtág (1926-)
    Kaleidoscopes
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Shaker Loops
    John Adams (1947-)
    Irka-Firka
    György Kurtág (1926-)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 19:30
    Britten Sinfonia: John Tavener's Flood of Beauty
    Allison Bell, Britten Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Eamonn Dougan, Kuljit Bhamra, Marcus Farnsworth, Martyn Brabbins, Natalie Clein, Sheema Mukherjee
    Barbican Hall London EC2Y 8DS
    United Kingdom

    To open Britten Sinfonia's season at the Barbican the orchestra give the world premiere of John Tavener's last completed concert work in what would have been his 70th year. Flood of Beauty is a setting of a Sanskrit poem through which Tavener returned to his perennial theme of the Divine Being.

    Part of Transcender
    Produced by the Barbican in association with Britten Sinfonia

    Flood of Beauty
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 19:30
    One: music by Shostakovich and Walton | Ad Hoc Sinfonia
    Ad Hoc Sinfonia, Maria Immaculata Setiadi, Paul Garner, Steve Bingham
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    Three twentiest century European masterpieces are presented by the Ad Hoc Sinfonia under the baton of renowned musician Steve Bingham. We contrast the first symphonies of William Walton and Dmitri Shostakovich - one a towering edifice of emotion, energy and rhythm; the other a youthful graduation piece, shot through with the young Russian's doubts and fears.

    Complementing these major symphonic works is Shostakovich's amazing first piano concerto. Unusually written for string orchestra and an obbligato trumpet, this concerto remains one of the most fascinating in the repertoire, performed here by the young soloist Maria Immaculata Setiadi with local Cambridge trumpeter Paul Garner.

    'One'; a concert of firsts guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!

    Symphony No 1 in F minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Symphony No 1 in B flat minor
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 19:25
    British Music for Strings
    Chamber Ensemble of London, Peter Fisher
    Hall One, Kings Place London N1 9AG
    United Kingdom

    “The Chamber Ensemble of London is developing quite a reputation for discovering and championing little-known or lost repertoire for string orchestras” commented the Classic FM website on the release of Chamber Ensemble of London’s latest English music CD Over Hill, Over Dale (EM Records). Exploring the field of English music, Chamber Ensemble of London's director, violinist Peter Fisher, and his team have unearthed nuggets of pure gold.

    With generous support from the John Ireland Trust, Peter has put together a programme including new arrangements by Graham Parlett of some Ireland piano works and a reworking for strings of Delius’s Légende by Clive Jenkins. Also new is an arrangement by Graham Darke, grandson of Harold, of ‘Retrospection’, known only in its organ version.

    Peter Fisher, hailed by The Times as being amongst “a handful of the world’s finest musicians” after an Albert Hall appearance with Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, has a deep commitment to English repertoire of all kinds. Hence this concert will also include baroque music by John Blow and Richard Mudge, the romantic suite ‘In The Far West’ by Bantock as well as jazz pieces by Clive Jenkins. For the grand finale there is Ireland’s brilliant ‘Concertino Pastorale’.

    The concert will also act as a fundraiser for The Children’s Trust, which is celebrating 30 years as the leading charity for children with brain injury.

    Bagatelle
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Soliloquy
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Cavatina
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Merry Andrew
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    The Holy Boy (orchestral version)
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Légende for violin and string orchestra
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    In the Far West
    Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946)
    Concerto Grosso No 5 in B flat major
    Richard Mudge (1718-1763)
    Retrospection for String Orchestra
    Harold Darke (1888-1976)
    Thames Reflections
    Clive Jenkins (1938-)
    Tarte au Citron
    Clive Jenkins (1938-)
    Concertino Pastorale for String Orchestra
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
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    Sat, 2014-09-27 19:15
    35th Annual Patrons Concert - Dunvant Male Choir with Sir Willard White (bass)
    Beverley Humphreys, Caradog Williams, Dunvant Male Choir, Mary-Jean O'Doherty, Sir Willard White
    Brangwyn Hall Swansea SA1 4PE
    United Kingdom

    This event celebrates the 35th annual patrons concert of the Dunvant Male Choir and returns to Swansea's No 1 venue, the refurbished Brangwyn Hall for this celebration. Main celebrant is the eminent international bass, Sir Willard White in his third patrons visit and the contrasting voice of soprano, Mary-Jean O'Doherty on her second such visit. They are supported on piano by Caradog Williams and along with the choir with their talented music team, it will be co-ordinated by stage and radio personality, Beverley Humphreys.

    Why not join the 400 Choir Patrons in this celebration event?

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    Fri, 2014-09-26 19:30
    International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove - chamber music in Cornwall
    St Bartholomew's Church Porthleven TR13 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    International Musicians Seminar brings together many of the greatest musicians from around the globe to explore the rich legacy of chamber music in the inspiring landscape of West Cornwall. With thirty different works performed each year in nine concerts, the series has become one of the greatest celebrations of chamber music in the world.

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    Sat, 2014-09-27 19:30
    International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove - chamber music in Cornwall
    St Pol de Leon Church Paul, Penzance
    United Kingdom

    International Musicians Seminar brings together many of the greatest musicians from around the globe to explore the rich legacy of chamber music in the inspiring landscape of West Cornwall. With thirty different works performed each year in nine concerts, the series has become one of the greatest celebrations of chamber music in the world.

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    Wed, 2014-09-24 19:00
    Piano recital by Peter Seivewright
    Peter Seivewright
    St Margarets Church Ipswich IP4 2BT
    United Kingdom

    Peter Seivewright is a virtuoso performer of consummate musicianship with a wide repertoire. in this concert he performs Ravel's masterpiece 'Gaspard de la Nuit' and gives Peter Thorne's Three Jazz Etudes their first performance.

    Passacaglia in C minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Suite, from Partita for solo violin in E, transcribed for piano
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Three Jazz Etudes
    Peter Thorne (1955-)
    Gaspard de la nuit
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • Sat, 2014-09-27 20:00
    Rachmaninov's Vespers by candlelight - Roman River Music Festival 2014
    Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks
    St Mary's Church Stoke by Nayland CO6 4QU
    United Kingdom

    Rachmaninov’s great masterpiece, sung by one of the finest choirs in the country, by candlelight in the wonderful acoustics and soaring architecture of Stoke by Nayland Church.

    ***** The Times on the Armonico Consort

    ***** The Independent on the Armonico Consort

    Vespers, 'All-Night Vigil'
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • Thu, 2014-09-25 20:00
    Ruby Hughes (soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano)
    Joseph Middleton, Ruby Hughes
    The Long Gallery, Layer Marney Tower Colchester CO5 9US
    United Kingdom

    Two truly international musicians perform songs by Schubert, Schumann, de Falla, Debussy and Ravel in the glorious wood-panelled Long Gallery at Layer Marney Tower in Essex. Tickets include a glass of bubbly whcih will be served from 7pm, and you are welcome to arrive even earlier to enjoy the beautiful gardens.

    “…Ruby Hughes utterly bewitched her listeners, a bright soprano of wonderfully beautiful timbre” - Gottinger Tagesblatt

    “Joseph Middleton is one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder” - BBC Music Magazine

    She never told her love from 6 Original Canzonettas, Book 2
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    A Pastoral Song, 'My mother bids me bind my hair' from 6 Original Canzonettas, Book 1
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Fidelity
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    The Spirit's Song
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Im Abendrot
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Der Wanderer an den Mond
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Abendstern
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Auf dem Wasser zu singen
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    An den Mond
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    5 Lieder nach Hans Christian Andersen
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Chansons de Bilitis
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    2 mélodies hébraïques
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    7 Canciones Populares Españolas
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    A Charm of Lullabies
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)