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Format: 2019-03-19
Format: 2019-03-19
  • 23 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Mozart's Requiem | Canterbury Choral Society
    Canterbury Choral Society, Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Mhairi Lawson, Richard Cooke, Robin Bailey, Tristan Hambleton
    Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury CT1 2EE
    United Kingdom

    Mozart’s final composition has held its place amongst the great works of Classical music, and one which carries a deep intensity for audience and performers alike. The English Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras. It has performed in more countries than any other, recorded over 1500 works and played with the world’s greatest musicians in its five decades of history. Canterbury Choral Society and Youth Choir is delighted to welcome them back together with an outstanding team of soloists for this performance of Mozart's Requiem.

    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Magnificat
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Symphony No 39 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 20 March 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital: Toby Hughes (double bass) and Abel Selaocoe (cello)
    Abel Selaocoe, Toby Hughes
    Church of St Bartholomew-the-Less London EC1A 9DS
    United Kingdom

    2018-19 Lunchtime Recital Series at St Bart's the Less

    Double bassist Toby Hughes is joined by leading cellist Abel Selaocoe for a unique joint recital.

    Presenting rarely-heard works for cello/double bass duo, Hughes and Selaocoe will perform works by prolific Czech composer Zdenek Lukáš and American bassist/composer Edgar Meyer. They'll also present a selection of solo works by Jean Françaix, Luciano Berio, and Luigi Boccherini.

    Book to be sure of a seat.

    Toby Hughes is one of the UK’s leading double bass soloists. A true virtuoso, Toby has exceeded the perceived limitations of his instrument by being the first double bassist to win the Bromsgrove International Music Competition, the Royal Over-Seas League string section final, and the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition.

    He has performed at the Edinburgh International Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and St Martin in the Fields, and he regularly plays with the renowned 12 Ensemble. This year he looks forward to further recitals at St Martin in the Fields, Wiltshire Music Centre, and a concerto with Chandos Symphony Orchestra.

    South African cellist Abel Selaocoe explores the capacity of the cello across a plethora of genres, from collaborating with beatboxers, world musicians to giving concerto performances and solo classical recitals. He is currently on the International Artist Diploma course at RNCM studying under world-renowned cellist Hannah Roberts with the support of Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and the Jellis Bequest.

    Toby joined the City Music Foundation Artist Programme in September 2018.

    Duo di basso, for cello and double bass
    Zdenek Lukáš (1928-2007)
    Rondo for cello and double bass
    Zdenek Lukáš (1928-2007)
    Concert Duo
    Edgar Meyer (1960-)
    Lamentatio for solo cello
    Giovanni Sollima (1962-)
    Theme and Variations, for solo double bass
    Jean Françaix (1912-1997)
    Psy, for solo double bass
    Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
    Motivy, for solo double bass
    Emil Tabakov (1947-)
    Sonata for Cello and Continuo No 4 in A
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
  • 22 March 2019 - 7:00pm
    The Hallé
    Johannes Debus, Pavel Kolesnikov, The Hallé
    Sheffield City Hall Sheffield S1 2JA
    United Kingdom

    Johannes Debus begins with Brahms’s colourful variations on Haydn’s ‘St Anthony Chorale’. He is joined by the young piano virtuoso Pavel Kolesnikov, winner of the prestigious Honens Prize 2014, for one of Mozart’s most memorably lyrical and sunny piano concertos.

    Nielsen’s astonishing Fifth Symphony darkens the mood. The composer saw it as ‘the division of dark and light, the battle between evil and good’. A militaristic side-drum threatens to derail the orchestra before a dawn of hope emerges and eventually triumphs. One of the great symphonies, not to be missed.

    Variations on a theme by Haydn, 'St Anthony Chorale'
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 22 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 5
    Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
  • 23 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Beethoven, Mozart and Dove
    Alessandro Cortello, Bridget Hardy, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Eleanor Cramer, Fairhaven Singers, Ralph Woodward, Richard Latham
    The Apex Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD
    United Kingdom

    Fairhaven Singers are thrilled to be giving the premiere of a wonderful piece of music by one of the country’s leading composers, Jonathan Dove. His Sappho sings sets fragments of poetry by Sappho, beautifully translated by Alasdair Middleton, in six short movements. Like all of Dove’s music, Sappho sings is vibrant, lyrical, and intensely rhythmic, and the writing for orchestra is superbly imaginative. The Dove is preceded by Beethoven’s stirring Mass in C and Mozart’s vivacious Symphony No 35. We are joined in these two gorgeous venues by our frequent collaborators, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, and a quartet of charismatic soloists. You won’t want to miss this!

    Mass in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 35 in D, 'Haffner'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sappho sings
    Jonathan Dove (1959-)
  • 20 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Petersfield Brass - Petersfield Musical Festival
    Nicholas Gleed, Petersfield Brass
    St Peter's Church Petersfield GU32 3HS
    United Kingdom

    Petersfield Brass (trumpeters Hilmar Hauer and Ruth Strickland, horn player Allan Mead, trombonist David Thomas and tuba player Jon Cranston) with organist Nicholas Gleed present a programme of music for brass quintet and organ, from the renaissance to the twentieth century.

    Entry is free and a retiring collection will be held in aid of Petersfield Musical Festival.

    The 2019 Petersfield Musical Festival runs from 15 to 23 March, with an exciting programme of concerts, and a wide range of performers and music - including choral, orchestral, traditional Greek music, solo instrumental, and jazz.

    Please consider supporting the Petersfield Musical Festival by becoming a Friend of the Festival. Besides helping the Festival, Friends enjoy priority booking and a voucher towards Festival tickets*, and are entitled to vote at our AGM. Further information can be found on the festival's website.

    [*if you subscribe £50 or more]

  • 21 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    The boys of the London Oratory Schola sing Langlais and Fauré
    Ben Bloor, Charles Cole, Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School
    Holy Trinity Church London SW1X 9BZ
    United Kingdom

    The boys of the London Oratory Schola sing the Messe solennelle by the French 20th century composer Jean Langlais with Ben Bloor at the organ. In addition, the Schola will perform motets by Maurice Duruflé and Gabriel Fauré, directed by Charles Cole.

    Messe solennelle
    Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
    4 motets sur des thèmes grégoriens
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    Maria Mater Gratiae
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Cantique de Jean Racine
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
  • 23 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Joseph Haydn: The Creation | Nottingham Harmonic Choir
    April Fredrick, Henry Neill, Nottingham Harmonic Choir, Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Edgar-Wilson, Richard Laing
    The Albert Hall Nottingham NG1 5AA
    United Kingdom

    The success of Haydn's Creation was immediate, and its appeal has endured. With its bold use of orchestral colour, inventive rhythms and melodies and dramatic contours, Haydn depicts the creation story in an artistic, and sometimes operatic style. Started at the age of 65 and taking two years to complete, the work was considered the supreme achievement. It is a work of great love and faith, with the composer reflecting that he was 'never so devout' as during the time he was writing it.

    Die Schöpfung, 'The Creation'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 21 March 2019 - 7:15pm
    Music in the Round Spring Season - Piatti Quartet
    Piatti Quartet
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    “Our ‘in the round’ concert in Sheffield in 2013 is still one of our favourite concerts of all time! We especially loved the intimate connection we felt with the audience while performing and can’t wait to return this spring.”Jessie Ann Richardson (cello), Piatti Quartet

    The Piatti Quartet first came to Sheffield fresh out of music college and won over the audience with its magnificent performance. Six years later, the quartet has toured the world, won distinguished prizes at Wigmore Hall’s International String Quartet Competition and held prestigious fellowships at both the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

    They return to the Crucible Studio to perform Mendelssohn’s last major work, Frank Bridge’s beautiful set of short Idylls and a Beethoven quartet inspired by “contemplating the sky and thinking of the music of the spheres”.

    Post-concert conversation, free
    All ticket holders are invited to stay on for an informal Q&A session with members of the Piatti Quartet after the concert.

    3 Idylls for string quartet
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
    String Quartet No 6 in F minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    String Quartet No 8 in E minor, 'Rasumovsky'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 23 March 2019 - 7:15pm
    Music in the Round Spring Season - Ensemble 360
    Ensemble 360
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    A delightful Mozart appetiser is the prelude to a Czech family affair. Dvorák’s Second Piano Quintet, featuring one of the composer’s most irresistible folk tunes, was an immediate success from its first performance in 1888. Czech folk and dance tunes can also be heard in Josef Suk’s Piano Quintet, a youthful piece with a beguiling blend of enthusiasm and melancholy. Five years after its composition, Suk married Dvorák’s eldest daughter!

    “When it’s just me in that moment listening to the music, it’s very personal … and when you see the musicians in a smaller space, it’s so much more special!” John, Sheffield, autumn 2017

    Keyboard Trio No 1 in G
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Piano Quintet in G minor
    Josef Suk (1874-1935)
    Quintet for piano and strings in A
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 24 March 2019 - 6:30pm
    St Paul’s Quartet
    St Paul's Quartet
    Conway Hall Holborn WC1R 4RL
    United Kingdom

    The St Paul’s Quartet’s concert will open with one of Borodin’s most well-known works (thanks to the beautiful ‘Notturno’ third movement), his second string quartet. Borodin dedicated this quartet to his wife, perhaps as a gift for their 20th anniversary, and is said to depict their first meeting. Composed just two years before his death, Beethoven’s A minor quartet is also known as the ‘Heiliger Dankgesang’ Quartet, after of the third movement, the emotional core of the work, which is subtitled ‘Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart’ (Holy song of thanksgiving of a convalescent to the Deity).

    String Quartet No 2 in D
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    String Quartet No 15 in A minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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