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Format: 2014-04-24
Format: 2014-04-24
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    Wed, 2014-04-30 14:00
    Rejoice in the Lamb | Trinity Laban Chamber Choir
    Stephen Jackson, Trinity Laban Chamber Choir
    The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy London WC2R 0DA
    United Kingdom

    Stephen Jackson brings the talented young singers of the Trinity Laban Chamber Choir to the Savoy's jewel of a chapel for a beautiful programme featuring some of the twentieth century's most talented British composers. This concert is part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival, 2014.

    Rejoice in the Lamb
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    I love the Lord
    Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)
    Sea-Change
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
    3 Shakespeare Songs (1951)
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    £18 (unreserved) children £5 Available from 020 7766 1100 .
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Celebration! - CK Gospel Choir
    CK Gospel Choir, Harlano Weekes, The Finalists of the Music in Offices Choir of the Year competition
    Church of St Clement Danes London WC2R 1DH
    United Kingdom

    A chance to get up on your feet and dance in the aisles – though we won't know some of the performers until the month before! This evening we celebrate the finalists in the 2014 Music In Offices Choir of the Year competition. And following that, CK Gospel Choir bring their unique blend of gospel, soul and jazz to the Brandenburg Choral Festival, 2014.

    £18 (unreserved) children £5 Available from 020 7766 1100 .
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    Sun, 2014-05-04 15:30
    A Chopin Recital by Johan de Cock
    Johan de Cock
    Burgh House, Hampstead London NW3 1LT
    United Kingdom

    South African pianist, Johan de Cock, presents a Sunday afternoon recital of lesser-known piano works by Chopin. The concert, which will last about an hour, includes some of Chopin's earliest compositions (written in the 1820s), as well as some of his late masterpieces.

    March Funèbre No 2 in C minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 21 in C minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in E flat, 'Sostenuto'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in A flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 20 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Moderato in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in A minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 18 in E major
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Impromptu No 3 in G flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    £10 / £8 (students/OAP)
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Banchetto Musicale - The Flanders Recorder Quartet
    Bart Spanhove, Flanders Recorder Quartet, Joris Van Goethem, Paul Van Loey, Tom Beets
    Woking United Reformed Church Woking GU22 7HA
    United Kingdom

    Banchetto Musicale

    In 1733, Telemann composed his famous collection, 'Musique de Table'. A manuscript dating from 1670, belonging to the archbishop of Olomouc was given the title 'Sonata pro Tabula'. Henry VIII took daily pleasure in the sound of recorders during his meals and in the company of dainty ladies and influential politicians. Schein collected his dance music into a 'Banchetto Musicale'. The ideaof the musical banquet was popular throughout the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Christoforo di Messisbugo, a renowned chef at the court of the countess of Ferrara in Italy around 1550, compiled a splendid cookbook with 315 different recipes accompanied by careful instructions on how, where and when music, dance and theatre should be performed during the various dishes.

    With this program, 'Banchetto Musicale', the Flanders Recorder Quartet hope to tickle your palate with a musical banquet in which they get out the best silver service, recorders of the highest quality in all shapes and sizes, and use them in 1001 different ways. To live up to the title, they’re even performing on beer and wine bottles from their own cellars!

    The menu, 'Symphonie des 7 Dégustations', is made up of French hors d’oeuvres, Italian antipasti, a queenly serving of the daily special, and to finish, a scrumptious array of desserts. You’ll be offered something of everything: old and new dishes from the north, south, east and west. Crack open a bottle of bubbly, sit back, and enjoy the house specialties. Cheers!

    The Ambassadors of the Recorder …

    Since its foundation in 1987, the Flanders Recorder Quartet has evolved into one of the world’s top ensembles. Their success in 1990 at the prestigious Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges (B), which is sponsored by the Flanders Festival, was the start of an extensive concert career. After more than 1800 concerts in 42 countries on five continents, including some in world-famous concert halls in Tokyo, New York and Salzburg, the ensemble has attained a prominent position in the world of Early Music. The ensemble also makes regular guest appearances at leading music festivals such as those in Helsinki, Paris, Geneva, Boston, Vancouver, Singapore, Taipei and Mexico City. Numerous prizewinning recordings have been made for record companies such as Harmonia Mundi, Archiv/Deutsche Grammophon, Ricercar, and OPUS III. In 2003 the quartet entered a long and intensive collaboration with the German label AEOLUS

    There will be a pre-performance talk at 6.30 pm (no charge for ticket holders)

    Sonate en quatuor
    Louis-Antoine Dornel (1685-1765)
    Canzon No 7, 'La Marcha'
    Tarquinio Merula (1594/5-1665)
    Concerto for organ in A minor, transcribed for recorder quartet
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    On the bottle (written for the Flanders Recorder Quartet)
    Frans Geysen (1936-)
    Canzon No 8, 'La Livia'
    Tarquinio Merula (1594/5-1665)
    South America from I Continenti
    Jan Van der Roost (1956-)
    Suite for Pipes
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Pizzicato Polka
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    £14, £12 concessions Available from 07599 917351 / 01483 773431 .
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    Fri, 2014-05-02 19:30
    Chamber works by Vaughan Williams, Moeran, Delius, Grieg - the Duport Ensemble
    Catherine Lee, Diana Mathews, Haru Ushigusa, Matthew Maguire, Midori Komachi, The Duport Ensemble
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The Duport Ensemble is an exciting, versatile ensemble, formed primarily as a string trio in 2013 by award-winning artists Midori Komachi, Diana Mathews and Catherine Lee. The founding members collectively have appeared in major venues throughout the U.K., Europe and Asia, and as chamber musicians they have worked closely with the Kreutzer Quartet, Stephan Picard and Nobuko Imai. The ensemble was named after the cellist Jean-Louis Duport, whose performances were of inspiration to Beethoven. From the works written by Mozart and Beethoven to those by composers of today, the ensemble has great interest in performing these works along with communicating their context and significance to a wider audience.

    A prodigy of the Basel Music University in Switzerland, Japanese-born violinist Midori Komachi, has performed in major venues world-wide, having completed studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Maurice Hasson and Tomotada Soh, and winning numerous prizes, including the Sir Arthur Bliss Prize.

    As an active chamber musician and recipient of the Emerging Excellence Award 2012 from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, she has performed alongside renowned artists such as the Kreutzer Quartet, Stephan Picard and Nobuko Imai.

    Alongside her performing career, Midori has founded various concert projects based on different research topics. In 2012, her Delius Project culminated in a series of concerts in London, Cambridge and Tokyo and it was featured in the Arts & Collections International Magazine and the Nikkei Newspaper in Japan. In January 2013 Midori was awarded the Delius Society Certificate for her performances of the Delius Violin Sonatas.

    Midori Komachi has recently recorded her first album; sonatas by Delius, Debussy and Ravel, which has been inspired by her project ‘Delius and Gauguin; a conversation’; a programme of music expressing the exchanges between composers and artists. Midori has entitled her recording Colours of the Heart on which she is joined by pianist and Steinway Artist, Simon Callaghan.

    Midori’s concert tour and CD release are supported by Arts Council England, The Delius Trust, The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, and the music consultancy, Archery Promotions.

    Colours of the Heart is available as a CD and download from Amazon, iTunes and through Midori’s website. Midori’s tour dates are listed on Concert Diary and further information can be found at: www.midorikomachi.com

    String Trio in G major
    Ernest J Moeran (1894-1950)
    String Quartet
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    Nocturne and Scherzo
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    String Quartet No 1 in G minor
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Adult: £15, students/under 18s: £8
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra - Holst's Planets, Strauss's 4 Last Songs
    Choir of Hipperholme Grammar School, Cressida Sharp, Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Guy
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    Many guests join us on the stage of the Town Hall for this concert, in a programme of well-loved works.The Choir of Hipperholme Grammar School sing two well-known choral excerpts of their own choice in the first half, which follow an overture which will evoke memories of television viewing for many people.The Overture to William Tell, Rossini's last opera composed in 1829, starts with a quintet of cellos, before winding up to the music used as the theme tune to both The Lone Ranger and William Tell television programmes.

    In contrast, the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss, also the composer's last work, are settings of three poems by Hesse and one by Eichendorff published as a set by his publishers only after his death. Like Grieg, Strauss was married to a singer and learned much about vocal writing from her. These songs portray a mood of peace and honesty in the evening of life, and the orchestra will be performing them with Cressida Sharp, first heard on the Town Hall stage in the Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde in February 2013.

    Holst's great tone poem,The Planets, remains the best-known of the composer's orchestral works and one of the most popular amongst concert audiences.The seven movements evoke the character of the planets: Mars,Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Perhaps Mars and Jupiter are the best-known movements. Specific staging directions are given for Neptune, the choir remaining off-stage, behind a door which Holst directs to be closed during the very last bar, leaving the voices fading into nothing - beyond the final frontier.

    Overture to 'William Tell'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Worthy is the Lamb from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    4 Letzte Lieder, '4 Last Songs'
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    The Planets
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    £15 balcony £13 balcony window £12 area £5 gallery Available from 01484 223200 Mon - Sat 9.15am-5.00pm.
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    Tue, 2014-04-29 19:45
    Maxim Vengerov and Oxford Philomusica
    Marios Papadopoulos, Maxim Vengerov, Oxford Philomusica Orchestra
    The Anvil Basingstoke RG21 7QR
    United Kingdom

    Our Artist in Residence and supreme virtuoso violinist Maxim Vengerov joins the Orchestra in Basingstoke to perform one of the most significant concertos ever written. At times achingly tender, and others refreshingly rugged, Brahms’s concerto – a paragon of virtuosic brilliance – never fails to enchant audiences. Also a celebrated conductor, Vengerov will step on to the podium to lead the Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s evocative impression of Scotland as he brings the concert to a thrilling close.

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 3 in A minor, 'Scottish'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    £39 £34 £27 £20 Available from 01256 844 244 Monday to Saturday from 10am.
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    Thu, 2014-05-01 19:30
    Maxim Vengerov and Oxford Philomusica
    Marios Papadopoulos, Maxim Vengerov, Oxford Philomusica Orchestra
    The Bridgewater Hall Manchester M2 3WS
    United Kingdom

    Artist in Residence and supreme virtuoso violinist Maxim Vengerov joins the Orchestra in Manchester to perform one of the most significant concertos ever written. At times achingly tender, and others refreshingly rugged, Brahms’s concerto – a paragon of virtuosic brilliance – never fails to enchant audiences. Also a celebrated conductor, Vengerov will step on to the podium to lead the Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s evocative impression of Scotland as he brings the concert to a thrilling close.

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 3 in A minor, 'Scottish'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    £39 £37 £34 £28 £22 Available from 0844 907 9000 .
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    Sat, 2014-05-03 19:30
    Maxim Vengerov and Oxford Philomusica
    Marios Papadopoulos, Maxim Vengerov, Oxford Philomusica Orchestra
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Artist in Residence and supreme virtuoso violinist Maxim Vengerov joins the Orchestra at the Sheldonian Theatre to perform one of the most significant concertos ever written. At times achingly tender, and others refreshingly rugged, Brahms’s concerto – a paragon of virtuosic brilliance – never fails to enchant audiences. Also a celebrated conductor, Vengerov will step on to the podium to lead the Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s evocative impression of Scotland as he brings the concert to a thrilling close. The evening will also feature a work by Rachel Lockwood, specially commissioned for the Orchestra’s 15th anniversary.

    Fantasia on an Original Theme
    Rachel Lockwood (1986-)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 3 in A minor, 'Scottish'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    £50 £35 £25 £15 Available from 01865 980 980 Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm.
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    Sun, 2014-05-04 20:30
    Voices and Strings - Favourite classics and premieres
    Ashdown String Quartet, Clive Whitburn, New Network Singers, Richard Graebner, Sue Clough, Tim Peters
    Under Ground Theatre Eastbourne BN21 4TL
    United Kingdom

    A concert of favourite classics and premieres of new works by Sussex composer Clive Whitburn. This concert is part of the Eastbourne Festival 2014.

    Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Ave Verum Corpus in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Allegro from Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Allegro from String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Finale, from String Quartet No 12 in F, 'American'
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    The Furies/Soft Rains, for chorus, string quartet and piano
    Clive Whitburn (1954-)
    No Man is an Island, for chorus and piano
    Clive Whitburn (1954-)
    Tickets: £8.50 in advance and concessions. £10 on the door. (unreserved seating)