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Format: 2018-10-21
Format: 2018-10-21
  • 31 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra with Angela Hewitt (piano)
    Angela Hewitt, Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, Yutaka Sado
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    We welcome back one of Austria’s biggest and most important musical ambassadors for a concert of varied masterpieces conducted by their Music Director and Bernstein expert, Yutaka Sado.

    One of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her career has been established at the highest level and this evening she performs Beethoven’s dazzling Fifth Piano Concerto.

    The concert concludes with Sibelius Symphony No. 5, with one of the most dramatic and triumphant finales ever written.

    Part of the Zurich International Orchestra Series 2018-19 at Cadogan Hall.

    3 Dance Episodes from On the Town
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 5 in E flat
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
  • 24 October 2018 - 1:10pm
    Giulio de Padova (piano) plays Bach and Rachmaninov
    Giulio de Padova
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Giulio de Padova, born in 1986, is considered one of the most interesting pianists of his generation. Equipped with a sound of rare beauty, boasts a considerable repertoire including the 12 transcendental studies of Liszt performed in several Italian cities.

    At the age of 8 he was admitted to the Pergolesi Conservatory of Fermo in the class of E. Belli, obtaining the diploma academic level II with honors and honorable mention. At the same time he broadened his musical knowledge by attending seminars and masterclasses with A. Jasinskij, L. Berman, Lukas Vondracek, Paul Lewis, Cristina Ortiz, Pierre Laurent Aimard, Enrico Pace, Benedetto Lupo, Lilya Zilbertstein, Vincenzo Balzani, Gianluca Luisi and Giuseppe Andaloro).

    A fascination with new music led him to take part in seminars with Marco Di Bari, Gilberto Cappelli, Fabio Vacchi, George Flynn, Adriano Guarnieri. In 2009 he attended the academic year at the school in Frankfurt am Main under the guidance of Frau Catherine Vickers. He has over 100 solo recitals and with orchestra, in particular at the Teatro dell'Aquila di Fermo where he performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 and the Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 1 and 5. In 2014 he met M Coppola who encouraged him to demonstrate his talent. From here he obtained the Absolute First Prize in the following national and international competitions: the 27th 'Città di Albenga' Competition, the 'Giulio Rospigliosi', 'Giuseppe Martucci', 'Domenico Scarlatti', 'Pietro Argento' competitions, second prize at the Competition International for Piano and Orchestra of Cantù also winning the special prize as best interpreter of the Concert by Ludwig Van Beethoven and last Absolute First Prize at the Gaetano Zinetti Competition 'Soloist Category', at the Livorno Piano Competition at the 'Golden Award of Music' in New York and 'Special Price' for the best interpretation of Rachmaninoff, at the First International Competition 'City of Vigo', the Delia Steinberg in Madrid (the only Italian to win it in 36 editions) and finally to the 'Silvio Bengalli' Piano Prize of Val Tidone. In the jury of several international competitions with illustrious names of the piano scenario including Riccardo Risaliti, Oleg Marshev, Marco Di Bari, Daniel Rivera, Simone Pedroni. Soon the interview will be published on the monthly Suonare News reserved just for the great competition activity found in the last three years and the future commitments, among the most relevant the Concerts with the Orchestra Budapest Radio Symphony at the Academy of Music in Budapest invited directly by Maestro Tamás Vásáry as a conductor, with the Bucharest Orchestra and various solo concerts all over the world including China and America.

    Prelude in E minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    6 Moments musicaux
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
  • 26 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | Brandenburg Sinfonia
    Ben Giddens, Brandenburg Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Join the Brandenburg Sinfonia for an exciting performance of Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons, part of the Sound of St Martin's Series.

    Sinfonia in G for strings
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Divertimento for strings No 1 in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Chacony for strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Divertimento for strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
  • 31 October 2018 - 1:10pm
    The Mela Guitar Quartet play Bach, Stephen Dodgson and Stephen Goss
    Daniel Bovey, George Tarlton, Jiva Housden, Matthew Robinson, Mēla Guitar Quartet
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The Mela guitar quartet brings together four exceptional guitarists who play with an “exalted level of perfection” (naxos.com). Since being International Guitar Foundation young artists in 2016 they have gone on to release a CD of the guitar chamber works of Stephen Dodgson with Naxos in 2017 and are Park Lane Group young artists for the 2018/19 season. Known for their “benchmark performances” (Mark Houghton), the Mela guitar quartet’s “musicianship makes you forget that you are listening to four guitars and carries you to a different sound world” (Thérèse Wassily Saba, Gendai Guitar magazine), their playing “shines, shimmers with sparkling clarity, what’s more, they play from memory and make pieces their own; wonderful music making!” (Phillip Houghton) They have performed in venues such as St. James’ Church, Piccadilly; Kings Place, Hall one; Milton Court, Barbican; International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester and Jimi Hendrix’s bedroom (!), at the HandelHendrix House. The quartet play guitars by master luthier Michael Gee.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Fugue in G minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Opals
    Phillip Houghton (1954-)
    Intermezzo, for 4 guitars
    Stephen Dodgson (1924-2013)
    Fantasy on an old English melody
    Timothy Bowers (1955-)
    Agua e vinho
    Egberto Gismonti (1947-)
    Fantasy on themes from Bizet’s Carmen
    Stephen Goss ()
  • 22 October 2018 - 1:10pm
    Bradley Wood (piano) plays Mozart, Debussy and Liszt
    Bradley Wood
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Twenty-four year old pianist Bradley Wood is a Masters graduate of the University of Auckland majoring in Piano Performance with Rae de Lisle. In addition to winning the 2015 Pettman/ROSL Arts Chamber Music Scholarship he has had much solo success, including winning the 2015 Christchurch National Concerto Competition and the 2015 University of Auckland Graduation Gala Concerto Competition. He was also a finalist in the 2015 Wallace Piano Competition. He has performed as soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Nelson Symphony Orchestra, and has participated in masterclasses with Henry Wong Doe, Read Gainsford, Konstanze Eickhorst, Chenin Li, Jian Liu and Christopher Elton.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sonata for Piano No 10 in C
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Reflets dans l'eau from Images for Piano (Book 1, 1905)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Cloches à travers les feuilles from Images for piano (Book 2, 1908)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Ballade No 2 in B minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
  • 26 October 2018 - 1:10pm
    Gildas String Quartet plays Bach and Britten
    Anna Menzies, Christopher Jones, Gemma Sharples, Gildas Quartet, Kay Stephen
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    The Gildas Quartet have performed to critical acclaim at major venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3. Praised for their 'energy, verve and refreshing approach', their bold and explorative attitude to performance has been recognised by the International Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition, Graz, where they were first prize winners of the inaugural ‘Audience Engagement’ Award in 2018.

    Equally passionate about new music and works from the quartet canon, the Gildas have a concert series called 'First Nights, Last Rites' in which they commission pieces to be partnered with late well-loved quartets. The first instalment, a new piece by Philip Cashian, was conceived alongside Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden', receiving its premiere at the St Magnus Festival. The quartet have recently completed a recording of two works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad to be included in a disc for the Champs Hill label. In the past few years they have given recitals at international festivals such as Two Moors, Oxford Lieder, Kings Lynn and Cheltenham, and have collaborated with musicians such as the Brodsky Quartet, Nicholas Daniel, Robin Tritschler, Alexander Baillie and Matthew Barley.

    The quartet are City Music Foundation Artists and Associate Ensemble at the Birmingham Conservatoire. They have studied with Oliver Wille, Robin Ireland, and Catherine Manson, and have also benefited from coaching and masterclasses from Gabor Takacs Nagy, Paul Cassidy and András Keller among others. They have frequently been featured by the Park Lane Group and are grateful for awards and support from the Richard Carne Trust, Tunnell Trust and the RNCM. The Gildas Quartet are one of only eight string quartets to have been selected to compete in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition later this year, and look forward to a tour of China in the Summer and return visits to St John’s Smith Square and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Excerpts from The Art of Fugue
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    String Quartet No 2 in C
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 29 October 2018 - 1:10pm
    Sara Méndez (saxophone) and Richard Black (piano) play Caplet, Berio and Denisov
    Richard Black, Sara Méndez
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Spanish born saxophonist Sara Méndez was the 2018 winner of the Royal College of Music’s Contemporary music competition. She graduated with a Master’s in Performance from the RCM where she studied with Martin Robertson supported by the Big Give Awards. Sara is now doing a Manama, a Postgraduate Programme with Ictus Ensemble (Belgium).

    Sara has taken part in several master classes, including classes with Jean-Marie Londeix, Marie Bernadette Charrier, Lars Mlekusch, Daniel Gauthier, Simon Diricq and composers such as Mauricio Sotelo, Jesús Torres, François Rossé, Christian Lauba and Alberto Posadas. Sara was also a participant in the 2018 Darmstadt Summer Course in Germany in the class of Marcus Weiss.

    As part of the Mallorca Saxophone Ensemble, Sara has performed in Madrid, Lisbon, Zaragoza, Vigo and Mallorca; where she has actively participated in the Mallorca Saxophone Festival since 2012. Sara has collaborated with orchestras such as the Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands, the Symphonic Orchestra of CSIB and the RCM New Perspectives.

    Recently, Sara has performed in a number of venues across the UK including Somerset House, the Royal Academy of Music, the Australian Embassy in London and the Victoria and Albert Museum. International appearances include the Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Richard Black is a versatile pianist whose work takes in opera, the symphony orchestra, chamber music and song recitals. He has worked for opera companies great and small in the UK, on operas ranging from half-forgotten gems of the late baroque to the largest works of Wagner to new pieces composed in the 21st century. He is a familiar face at London opera auditions, and he frequently accompanies students of every voice and instrument at colleges and schools in London.

    As a recital accompanist, Richard has played for singers at Wigmore Hall and St John’s Smith Square, as well as in New York, Paris and Luxembourg. He has accompanied a wide range of instrumental works and played in a variety of chamber ensembles: he recently gave what was almost certainly the first UK performance in some decades of the piano trio by Pizzetti. He has for over 25 years had a strong interest in music by Ronald Stevenson, and has performed and recorded many songs and other works by him. Other recordings include songs by Alan Bush and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and he has broadcast several times on BBC Radio 3.

    Apart from playing the piano, Richard is an experienced recording engineer, producer and editor.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Sonata for saxophone and piano
    Edison Denisov (1929-1996)
    Impressions d'automne
    André Caplet (1878-1925)
    Sequenza IXb, for alto sax
    Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
    Sonic Meditations
    Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)
  • 21 October 2018 - 4:00pm
    Ex Cathedra: In 40 Parts
    Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore
    Town Hall Birmingham B3 3DQ
    United Kingdom

    A concert on an epic scale with no fewer than five pieces written in 40 parts.

    The programme includes Thomas Tallis’s soaring, uplifting, truly monumental Spem in alium and two pieces written for Ex Cathedra by Gabriel Jackson (2005) and Alec Roth (2010). Roth’s breathtaking Earthrise is inspired by the famous photograph of the same name, taken 50 years ago by the Apollo 8 crew.

    We came all this way to explore the moon and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth” (Bill Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut)

    Listen to excerpts and buy the CD of Earthrise here.

    Part of Season for Change.

    Spem in alium (40-part motet)
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Ecce beatam lucem (40-part motet)
    Alessandro Striggio (c1540-1592)
    Sanctum est verum lumen (40-part motet)
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    Earthrise (40-part motet)
    Alec Roth (1948- )
    Sing and glorify (40-part motet)
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
  • 29 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Voices New Zealand
    Horomona Horo, Karen Grylls, Voices New Zealand
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    With its distinct antipodean sound, Voices New Zealand come to Choral at Cadogan as part of their 20th anniversary tour to Europe. In this unique concert, sound worlds from opposite sides of the globe collide in an exhilarating performance.

    The programme infuses the qualities of the ensemble’s pacific origins, with western choral repertoire. This parallel and apparent disparity is the central theme of Voices Of Aotearoa, a hallmark programme by Voices New Zealand. The concert also features Maori musician and composer Horomona Horo performing on a range of taonga puoro, traditional Maori instruments, weaving the ancient music and sounds of the Maori people through these songs. The result is an intoxicating concert experience.

    Part of Choral at Cadogan 2018-19.

    O viridissima virga
    Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
    Salve Regina
    David Childs (1969-)
    Magnificat
    Cesar Alejandro Carrillo ()
    Ce beau printemps
    Mark Sirett (1952-)
    Bestiaire
    Jean Absil (1893-1974)
    Lie deep, my love
    David Griffiths (1950-)
    Pounamu
    Helen Fisher (1942-)
    Canticum calamitatis maritimae
    Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (1963-)
    To be sung on the water
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Ecce beatam lucem
    David Hamilton (1955-)
    Lux aurumque
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    Karakia of the Stars, for choir and taonga puoro
    David Hamilton (1955-)
  • 27 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Great Romantics | Charity Symphony Orchestra
    Charity Symphony Orchestra, Craig Lawton, Dominic Harries
    Romsey Abbey Romsey SO51 8EN
    United Kingdom

    The Charity Symphony Orchestra returns to the glorious settting of Romsey Abbey this November for a concert featuring music by Wagner and Bruckner. The concert is in support of local charity Leukaemia Busters based at University Hospital Southampton.

    Karfreitags-Zauber (Good Friday Music) from Parsifal
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Overture from Der fliegende Hollander, 'The Flying Dutchman'
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Symphony No 8 in C minor
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
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