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Format: 2014-08-29
Format: 2014-08-29
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    Sat, 2014-08-30 19:30
    Opera Bites | Cantoris Opera
    Cantoris Opera, Cantoris Opera Orchestra, Stephen Pettitt
    St Mary the Virgin, Monkseaton Whitley Bay NE26 3SF
    United Kingdom

    Carmen is coming to Whitley Bay! Cantoris Opera in association with Arrighi’s Crescent Café, Seaton Delaval, is presenting Opera Bites – a concert performance of highlights from Carmen by Bizet, in costume with chamber orchestra, directed by Stephen Pettitt.

    There are two performances - Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August - they follow our highly successful performances of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at Seaton Delaval Hall in September 2012.

    Both performances are preceded by a champagne reception at 6.30 (included in the ticket price).

    Excerpts from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
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    Thu, 2014-09-04 19:00
    Opera Lyrica presents Mozart's Così fan tutte
    Elinor Rolfe Johnson, George Coltart, Kristy Swift, Nicholas Simpson, Oliver Hunt, Opera Lyrica, Opera Lyrica Orchestra, Paola Cuffolo, Peter Davoren, Sarah Denbee, William Cole
    20th Century Theatre London W11 2QA
    United Kingdom

    Join Opera Lyrica on September 4th and 5th for a fun-filled evening of deception, suspicion, seduction and silliness! Featuring a cast and orchestra of superbly talented up-and-coming musicians, this promises to be a fabulous evening of music.

    Don Alfonso bets his two soldier friends, Ferrando and Guglielmo, that he can prove that all women are fickle in their affections, despite the men's protestations that their girlfriends, Fiordiligi and Dorabella are different. They concoct a plan to pretend to go away to war, and come back to try and seduce the girls, disguised as foreign visitors. Will Fiordiligi and Dorabella manage to keep their faith and virtue in tact in spite of this temptation?

    The production will be in Italian with English surtitles.

    For more details see www.operalyrica.co.uk.

    Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Fri, 2014-09-05 14:30
    Opera Lyrica presents Mozart's Così fan tutte
    Elinor Rolfe Johnson, George Coltart, Kristy Swift, Nicholas Simpson, Oliver Hunt, Opera Lyrica, Opera Lyrica Orchestra, Paola Cuffolo, Peter Davoren, Sarah Denbee, William Cole
    20th Century Theatre London W11 2QA
    United Kingdom

    Join Opera Lyrica on September 4th and 5th for a fun-filled evening of deception, suspicion, seduction and silliness! Featuring a cast and orchestra of superbly talented up-and-coming musicians, this promises to be a fabulous evening of music.

    Don Alfonso bets his two soldier friends, Ferrando and Guglielmo, that he can prove that all women are fickle in their affections, despite the men's protestations that their girlfriends, Fiordiligi and Dorabella are different. They concoct a plan to pretend to go away to war, and come back to try and seduce the girls, disguised as foreign visitors. Will Fiordiligi and Dorabella manage to keep their faith and virtue in tact in spite of this temptation?

    The production will be in Italian with English surtitles.

    For more details see www.operalyrica.co.uk

    Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Fri, 2014-09-05 19:00
    Opera Lyrica presents Mozart's Così fan tutte
    Elinor Rolfe Johnson, George Coltart, Kristy Swift, Nicholas Simpson, Oliver Hunt, Opera Lyrica, Opera Lyrica Orchestra, Paola Cuffolo, Peter Davoren, Sarah Denbee, William Cole
    20th Century Theatre London W11 2QA
    United Kingdom

    Join Opera Lyrica on September 4th and 5th for a fun-filled evening of deception, suspicion, seduction and silliness! Featuring a cast and orchestra of superbly talented up-and-coming musicians, this promises to be a fabulous evening of music.

    Don Alfonso bets his two soldier friends, Ferrando and Guglielmo, that he can prove that all women are fickle in their affections, despite the men's protestations that their girlfriends, Fiordiligi and Dorabella are different. They concoct a plan to pretend to go away to war, and come back to try and seduce the girls, disguised as foreign visitors. Will Fiordiligi and Dorabella manage to keep their faith and virtue in tact in spite of this temptation?

    The production will be in Italian with English surtitles.

    For more details see www.operalyrica.co.uk

    Così fan tutte
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Thu, 2014-09-04 20:00
    Opera Loki's production of Verdi's Rigoletto in English
    Alistair Sutherland, Daniel Joy, Daniel Roddick, Edward Price, Gemma Morsley, Henry Grant Kerswell, Jane Gray, Luci Briginshaw, Nicholas Fletcher, Oliver Gibbs, Opera Loki, Rae Leaver, Rosalind O'Dowd, Sheridan Edward, Simon Grange
    Tea House Theatre London SE11 SHL
    United Kingdom

    Following from last year's stunning production of Verdi's ‘La Traviata', Opera Loki is extending their tour for 2014 with their debut performance at the Tea House Theatre with a production of Verdi’s 'Rigoletto'. Tickets are available for performances on 4, 5 and 6 September 2014.

    Roll up to witness the tragic tale of a curse, a hunchback, a maiden and a duke. A ragged group of performers, fortune tellers, and travellers come together to perform a very special piece before they disband. Together, using all of their possessions, they tell the story of another outsider, Rigoletto, a jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua.

    Verdi's beautiful music is combined with Victorian supernaturalism in this haunting new production

    Part of a growing trend of bringing popular opera to trendy venues, the cast includes an impressive collection of British singing talent. Opera Loki is a small charity that aim to support singers early in their careers and bring opera in English to regional communities.

    "I think the roars of approval at the end of the evening said it all. It was a cracking performance."

    "What an evening. The only place I expect to be made to cry is Covent Garden, but apparently not! They were wonderful. Such a beautiful voice from the lead, and a beautiful face to go with it"

    The performances in Vauxhall follow two performances in French venues and a run at New Wimbledon Studio. The troupe complete their tour with final performance in Alton, Warwick and the Hurlingham Club. For more information on these other shows visit http://www.operaloki.com

    Rigoletto is directed by Rae Leaver, music directed by Nick Fletcher and produced by Jane Gray.

    Rigoletto
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
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    Fri, 2014-09-05 19:30
    Nourish Festival | Devon Baroque
    Devon Baroque, Jonathan Watts, Persephone Gibbs
    Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas Bovey Tracey TQ13 9EP
    United Kingdom

    Over 10 years Devon Baroque has established itself as an important addition to the artistic landscape of the South West, performing over ninety concerts of repertoire from Biber to Bach and Boyce in cathedrals, churches, concert halls and small, private venues. It has worked with international soloists such as Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance and Sebastian Comberti and helps to promote young musicians at the start of their careers.

    Pre-concert talk by Musical Director Jonathan Watts with cheese and wine, £5. 6pm-7pm in Church Rooms. Book here.

    Nourish is a festival in Bovey Tracey celebrating the best food, craft and classical music. A not-for-profit event, it has been jointly organised by the Contemporary Craft Festival, The Cheese Shed and Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    String Sinfonia in D minor
    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795)
    Overture from Agrippina condotta a morire
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    Sat, 2014-09-06 15:00
    Nourish Festival | Malleticious (percussion duo)
    Harriet Riley, Malleticious, Molly Lopresti-Richards
    Bovey Tracey Baptist Church Bovey Tracey TQ13 9HT
    United Kingdom

    We are delighted to welcome this brilliant young percussion duo to perform at the first Nourish festival. Originally from Devon but now London-based, Molly Lopresti-Richards and Harriet Riley are dynamic performers on a huge range of instruments. As their name suggests, mallet instruments such as the marimba and the vibraphone are sure to play a big part in the performance. Expect a wide-ranging proramme with everything from traditional African music to Bach, Steve Reich - and original compositions.

    Nourish is a festival in Bovey Tracey celebrating the best food, craft and classical music. A not-for-profit event, it has been jointly organised by the Contemporary Craft Festival, The Cheese Shed and Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

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    Sat, 2014-09-06 19:30
    Nourish Festival | Brodsky Quartet
    Brodsky Quartet, Daniel Rowland, Ian Belton, Jacqueline Thomas, Paul Cassidy
    Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas Bovey Tracey TQ13 9EP
    United Kingdom

    Quite simply one of the best string quartets currently working, the Brodskys have - over a 40-year career - consistently dazzled audiences with a hugely varied repertoire that ranges right across the classical canon from Purcell to the present day, and also includes collaborations with artsists such as Elvis Costello, Bjork, Sting and Paul McCartney.

    This performance will include one of the most popular pieces of twentieth-century classical music - Barber's Adagio - heard in its original string quartet version, along with late Beethoven and Tchaikovsky's spellbinding Quartet No 3.

    Nourish is a festival in Bovey Tracey celebrating the best food, craft and classical music. A not-for-profit event, it has been jointly organised by the Contemporary Craft Festival, The Cheese Shed and Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

    Scherzo in D Major, from collaborative 'Les Vendredis'
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    2nd movement, Adagio from String Quartet
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    String Quartet No 11 in F minor, 'Serioso'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • Thu, 2014-09-04 19:30
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Chaconne from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Air in F major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Salzburg Symphony No 3
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Oblivion
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
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    Mon, 2014-09-01 19:00
    Yumiko Samejima (soprano) with Yoshio Hamano (piano)- Charity concert
    Yoshio Hamano, Yumiko Samejima
    Embassy of Bosnia Herzgovina London W8 5JJ
    United Kingdom

    A fundrasing event for the victims of the flood in Bosnia-Herzegovina with one of Japan's foremost soprano assoluta - Yumiko Samejima, accompanied by Yoshio Hamano (piano).

    Part of the continuing MCS Young Artists Fund classical music concert fundraising series.

    Yumiko Samejima (soprano
    Mrs Samejima is a foremost authority of Japanese art songs. She was singing at the Ulm’s State Opera (Germany). In 1990 Mrs Samejima appeared in Kouhaku song revue. She studied in Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and then at the National University of the Arts, Berlin (Germany).

    Yumiko Samejima is well known for her extensive recordings of the Japanese songs.

    Yoshio Hamano (piano)

    Born in Tokyo, Japanese-Russian pianist Yoshio Hamano is currently studying for his Master of Performance degree with Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music after completing his BA at Tokyo University of the Arts, where he studied with Dr Atsuko Okada. Yoshio had the honour of being a pupil of Elena Ashkenazi for over ten years, and also works with pianists Vadim Sakharov and Dr Nikita Fitenko.

    Yoshio has been a prize winner of major international piano competitions, such as the International Russian Music Piano Competition, Minoru Nojima Yokosuka Piano Competition, Alemdar Karamanov Youth Pianists International Competition, and Rome-2003 International Piano Competition. Most recent achievements include First Prize at the 2011 Music Competition of Japan and 2012 Nordic Piano Competition.

    Yoshio has performed extensively as soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, Geidai Philharmonia, Lund City Orchestra, City of Bishkek Grand Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Tchaikovsky String Quartet, and Vienna Rasumofsky Quartet. To date, Yoshio had the privilege of working with such distinguished conductors as Alexander Lazarev, Andreas Lönnqvist, Kazuki Yamada, Naoto Otomo, and Masahiko Enkoji.

    Salut d'amour, 'Liebesgruss'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Now sleeps the crimson petal
    Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
    Je te veux
    Erik Satie (1866-1925)
    La Rosa y el Sauce
    Carlos Vicente Guastavino (1912-2000)
    Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams)
    Rudolf Sieczynski (1879-1952)
    Da unten im Tale from 49 Deutsche Volkslieder
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Als Luise die Briefe
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Der Lindenbaum from Winterreise
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden from 6 Songs
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Der Nussbaum from Myrthen, song collection
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Songs
    Traditional Japanese ()