What's On

Your essential guide to all the best concerts taking place in the UK and Ireland. Click here to find out how to submit an event.
Search for an Event
Format: 2014-07-28
Format: 2014-07-28
  • Thu, 2014-07-31 07:25
    Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik - by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, 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)
    Divertimento for Strings No 3 in F, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 3
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Serenade No 6 in D, 'Serenata notturna'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Church sonata in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 1 in E, 'Spring' RV 269 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Suite from Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    £24, £20, £16, £13, £9 Available from 020 7766 1100 Mon - Sat : 10am - 5pm.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Sun, 2014-08-03 16:00
    The Amorous Flute and Sprightly Hoboy - The Parley of Instruments
    Gail Hennessy, Judy Tarling, Mark Caudle, Peter Holman, Philip Thorby, The Parley of Instruments
    Little St Mary's Church Cambridge CB2 1QG
    United Kingdom

    17th and 18th century chamber music featuring the baroque oboe, recorders and continuo, by Henry Purcell and composers who followed him: Sainte Colombe le fils, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, Gottfried Finger, William Babell and William Williams.

    Sonata for recorder in D minor
    Godfrey (Gottfried) Finger (c1660-1730)
    Ground in B flat
    Godfrey (Gottfried) Finger (c1660-1730)
    Sonata in C minor
    Godfrey (Gottfried) Finger (c1660-1730)
    Chaconne: 2 in 1 upon a ground from The History of Dioclesian, or The Prophetess
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Sonata in F 'In Imitation of Birds'
    William Williams (died in or before 1701)
    Solo in B flat, Book 2 No 4
    William Babell (1690-1723)
    Sonata for recorder in C minor
    Jean (John) Baptiste Loeillet (1680-1730)
    £20, full-time students and unwaged £15 Available from 01223 847330 .
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Wed, 2014-08-06 20:00
    Shakespeare after Shakespeare - The Parley of Instruments
    Judy Tarling, Julia Kuhn, Mark Caudle, Peter Holman, Philippa Hyde, Rachel Stott, The Parley of Instruments
    Trinity College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TQ
    United Kingdom

    Songs and instrumental music, composed from 1660 to 1760, to accompany Shakespeare’s plays, including music from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and from composers who followed Purcell, including Jeremiah Clarke, Pelham Humfrey, Matthew Locke and Thomas Arne.

    Curtain Tune from The Tempest
    Matthew Locke (1622-1677)
    Where the bee sucks
    Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
    Dear pretty youth from The Tempest (or The Enchanted Island)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Dry those eyes
    John Weldon (1676-1736)
    Suite for The Moor of Venice
    John Lenton (1657-1719)
    See, even Night herself is here from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Dance for the followers of night from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    If Love's a Sweet Passion from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Thrice happy lovers from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Chaconne from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Chaconne (Curtain tune) in G minor from Timon of Athens
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Overture in G minor
    Jeremiah Clarke (c1674-1707)
    £25, full-time students and unwaged £20 Available from 01223 847330 .
  • Fri, 2014-08-01 19:30
    Bach Concertos | London Musical Arts Ensemble
    John Landor, London Musical Arts Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Our concert features three of Bach's greatest Concertos, which rightly stand among his best-loved compositions. With their variety of instrumentation, musical invention and expression, they are full of charm, exuberance, poignancy and panache.

    The Meet the Music concerts are a great way to get into the minds of the great composers and into the spirit of the music. It’s an informal and entertaining interval event where the group take a close look at how the music was composed by breaking it down to reveal its hidden treasures. You will also come face-to-face with the musicians as they perform excerpts among the audience. It’s a great warm up for the performance!

    Rondeau from Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Oboe Concerto in C minor
    Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto For Oboe And Violin in D Minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Keyboard and Strings in F minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £26, £22, £18, £13, £9 Available from 020 7766 1100 Monday - Saturday 10.00-17.00.
  • Tue, 2014-08-05 19:30
    Moonlight Sonata: An evening in Vienna | Richard Tauber (piano)
    Richard Tauber
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    An evening in Vienna, with piano music in an enchanting candle-lit atmosphere including Beethoven's famous Moonlight Sonata.

    Richard Ilya Tauber was born in 1976 in St. Petersburg, and completed university studies in piano (with Prof. Vladimir Nilson) and conducting (with Professor Ilya Musin) in St. Petersburg. In 1993, his conducting studies led him to the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Professor Michael Gielen where he graduated in 1995. Further studies led him to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he graduated in 2006.

    Appearances at various prestigious summer academies and master classes followed, as well as Academia Chigiana with Maestro Gianluigi Gelmetti, International Summer Music Academy Mozarteum with Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov, Lucern Festival Academy with Maestro Pierre Boulez, Campus Internazionale di Musica in Elisso Virsaladze, semi-finalist in the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London.

    Mr. Tauber received stipends such as the Alban-Berg-Stiftung, continued support from the Viennese Piano manufacturer Bösendorfer under the precept of being an Extraordinary Talent.
    As a pianist and chamber musician, he attended numerous concerts in various prestigious venues such as the Wiener Musikverein, Konzerthaus Vienna, Leiszhalle Hamburg, Rudolfinum in Prague, Wigmore Hall in London, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.

    As a conductor and accompanist he took over the musical direction or participated in productions in various opera houses: Hamburg State Opera, Vienna Volksoper, Theater St. Gallen, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, and opera festivals: Tenerife Opera Festival, Opera Festival Rheinberg, Bregenz Festival. Symphonic concerts with orchestras such as the Vienna RSO, Mozarteum Orchestra, LSO London.

    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, 'Moonlight'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Impromptu No 2 in A flat from 4 Impromptus
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Impromptu in A flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Nocturne No 8 in D flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 2 in B Flat minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Soirée de Vienne
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Sonata for Piano No 11 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £20, £16, £13 Available from 020 7766 1100 Monday - Saturday 10.00-17.00.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Mon, 2014-07-28 11:00
    Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir
    Adrian Partington, Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    Conisting of enthusiastic young singers from all three counties, the Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir has enjoyed considerable success since its inception in 2010. This year we welcome them in performancces of Vaughan Williams's magnificent Mass in G Minor, Joseph Phibbs's compelling cantata Shadows of Sleep, and the choral song cycle on rose texts Now sleeps the Crimson Petal by Paul Mealor, famous for his associations with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who chose one of his motets for their wedding in Westminster Abbey, and Gareth Malone's Military Wives Choir, for whom he wrote the No 1 single 'Wherever you are'.

    Now sleeps the crimson petal
    Paul Mealor (1975-)
    Mass in G minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Shadows of Sleep
    Joseph Phibbs (1974-)
    £25, £20, £15, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Mon, 2014-07-28 13:00
    Lunchtime Young Artists Series - organ recital by Kriss Thomsett
    Kriss Thomsett
    Church of St Martin and St Peter Worcester WR5 2ED
    United Kingdom

    The first of our Young Artists' lunchtime concert series features one of the top players from the Royal College of Organists' diploma examnations. Kris Thomsett is currently organ scholar at Norwich Cathedral and is reading for a degree in music at the University of East Anglia. In September he takes up the position of organ scholar at Salisbury Cathedral.

    Praeludium in E
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
    Prelude and Fugue in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Rhapsody No 3 in C sharp minor
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    No 3, Arabesque from 24 Pieces
    Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
    Meditation
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    Pièce Héroïque
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Mon, 2014-07-28 14:30
    Serenity Courage Wisdom | Proteus Ensemble
    Christopher Allsop, Gabrielle Bullock, Peter Atkinson, Proteus Ensemble, Stephen Shellard
    Pershore Abbey Pershore
    United Kingdom

    The Proteus Ensemble presents a poignant programme of music and readings for remembrance, in what will be their debut concert and the launch of their first CD. A selection of 20th-century poetry and choral music includes works by organist David Briggs; Kohima or 'Coming home' which Sir John Tavener, who died last year, wrote for the 2003 British Legion Festival of Remembrance; and readings of May 1915 by Charltte Mew and For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon.

    Exhortation and Kohima
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Oh Lord, support us
    David Briggs ()
    Jesu, Dulcis Memoria
    Pierre Villette (1926-1998)
    Excerpts from Messe pour Notre Dame
    David Briggs ()
    £20, £14 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Mon, 2014-07-28 19:45
    Mahler's Resurrection Symphony | Philharmonia Orchestra
    Jennifer Johnson, Juraj Valcuha, Katherine Broderick, Philharmonia Orchestra, Three Choirs Festival Chorus
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    Tackling broad questions oflife after deth, Mahler's much-loved second symphony is one of the most expansive ever written. The performance of this inspiring work is the first visit to the festival for Juraj Valcuha, chief conductor of the Turin-based RAI National Symphony Orchestra of Italy.

    Symphony No 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection'
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
  • Javascript is required to view this map.
    Tue, 2014-07-29 14:30
    Bach's Mass in B minor | Choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Cathedrals
    Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Tortise, Ben Bevan, Choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Cathedrals, Mhairi Lawson, Peter Nardone, Ruth Holton, William Towers
    Worcester Cathedral Worcester WR1 2LA
    United Kingdom

    The annual concert performance by the professional cathedral choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester is at the heart of the Three Choirs Festival programme,reflecting the origins of th festival around 300 years ago. This year they unite with the period instruments of the Academy of Ancient Music to perform J S Bach's Mass in B minor, one of the cornerstones of western classical music.

    Mass in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    £43, £38, £27, £20, £10 Available from 0845 652 1823 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.