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Format: 2019-03-26
Format: 2019-03-26
  • 4 April 2019 - 1:00pm
    Young Artists’ Platform: Over The Rainbow | Luke Taylor (percussion)
    Luke Taylor
    The Foundling Museum London WC1N 1AZ
    United Kingdom

    Luke Taylor explores why there’s no place like home in this concert of original music and arrangements for percussion, featuring Harold Arlen’s famous melody ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ from The Wizard of Oz, first shown 80 years ago this year.

    The Foundling Museum’s classical concerts feature a wide range of performers and repertoire, inspired by the story of the Foundling Hospital and some of its most famous supporters – above all, Handel. Our Thursday Young Artists’ Platform series showcases exceptional musicians at the start of their musical career, with the generous support of the Philharmonia Orchestra.

  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Mozart Masterpieces | Streatham Choral and Brandenburg Sinfonia
    Andrew Henley, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Calum Fraser, Catriona Hewitson, Jerome Knox, Rachel Falaise, Richard Leach, Streatham Choral
    St Peter's Church, Streatham London SW16 2SD
    United Kingdom

    Join conductor Calum Fraser and members of Streatham Choral for a Mozart extravaganza! We will be performing together with the incomparable Brandenburg Sinfonia.

    Ave verum corpus
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, 'Solemn Vespers'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Exsultate, jubilate, for soprano and orchestra
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Mass in C, 'Coronation'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 5 April 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Emily Nebel (violin) and Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula (piano)
    Emily Nebel, Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

    Violinist Emily Nebel is enjoying a varied career as orchestral leader, recitalist and chamber musician. She has appeared as guest leader with such orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. As soloist, she has performed with several orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra and Phoenix Symphony, and most recently performed Britten’s Violin Concerto on a tour throughout Germany. An avid chamber musician, Emily has been invited to numerous chamber music seminars, most notably Domaine Forget, Birdfoot Festival in New Orleans, and Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar and Open Chamber Music, which is where she and Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula first became acquainted.

    Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula is a versatile musician from Switzerland, both pianist and composer. He is the recipient of many awards in both piano and composing including the first prizes at the 2012 Edvard Grieg International Composer Competition in Oslo, 2013 Lausanne Concours d'Interprétation Musicale and 2016 Premi de Musica de Cambra Montserrat Alavedra, the third prize at the 2015 Ciurlionis International Piano Competition in Vilnius, the 2015 Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize in London and the 2018 Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Award in Boston. He is represented by the YCAT agency and is one of the two students of the Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists at the Kronberg Academy in Germany. Together, Emily and Jean-Sélim look forward to recording an album of French sonatas at the Royal Academy of Music, where Emily is currently working towards an Advanced Diploma on the Bicentenary Scholarship Scheme.

    Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Sonata for violin and piano No 1 in A
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
  • 31 March 2019 - 6:30pm
    Karolos Ensemble
    Graham Walker, Harriet Mackenzie, Karolos Ensemble, Sarah-Jane Bradley
    Conway Hall Holborn WC1R 4RL
    United Kingdom

    Following on from their project to record Stephen Dodgson’s chamber music for Naxos, the Karolos Ensemble present his first string trio, dating from 1951. They bookend their programme with two masterpieces for the genre by Schubert and Beethoven.

    Bringing together internationally acclaimed performers, Karolos Ensemble is committed to seeking out new repertoire, as well as performing works from the canon. The group has embarked upon a series of performances and recordings of the superb chamber music of Stephen Dodgson.

    String Trio in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    String Trio No 1
    Stephen Dodgson (1924-2013)
    String Trio in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Southport Orchestra
    Jeff Rimmer, Melanie Foster, Southport Orchestra, Tom Kimmance
    St John's Church, Birkdale Southport PR8 4JP
    United Kingdom

    Southport Orchestra is delighted to welcome Tom Kimmance to play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 "Emperor" with us in our Spring Concert. Tom Kimmance was born in Liverpool. His musical career began as a self taught pianist at thirteen years of age. Within months his talent was evident to others when he transcribed Mozart’s ‘Ronda Alla Turca' by ear and performed the piece at a local festival from memory. In the years that followed Tom went on to study music full time and it was during his time at college that he made his debut as a professional soloist, performing concerto’s by Beethoven and Mozart and discovering his love for composition. Continuing his education at the University of Liverpool under the tutelage of John Gough, Tom continued to perform numerous concertos and recitals; he also had guidance from international concert pianists Gil Sullivan, Joanna MacGregor OBE and Stephen Hough CBE. He completed his BA Hons Music with the highest mark on record for a solo undergraduate performance. After gaining a first class masters degree in 2008, Tom has been in demand as a concert pianist for orchestras across the UK.

    The venue has a maximum audience capacity of 280 and all the tickets for our previous concerts there have been sold in advance. It is very unlikely that there will be any tickets available at the door. We make use of an email address (southportorchestratickets@gmail.com) to allocate tickets in advance. Tickets, when paid for, can be sent through the post in a s.a.e or kept at the venue door for collection.

    Le carnaval romain
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 2 in B minor
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
  • 27 March 2019 - 1:10pm
    Mimi Doulton (soprano), Dominic Degavino (piano) perform songs by Bartok, Ravel
    Dominic Degavino, Mimi Doulton
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Mimi Doulton is a soprano of British-Pakistani origin, with a particular interest in contemporary opera and song. She is a Park Lane Group Young Artist and an Opera Prelude Artist for 2018/19, and was previously a Fondation Royaumont Voix Nouvelles scholar. In 2017/18 she won third place at the Music Club of London Competition, and was a finalist at the Dean and Chadlington Competition.

    Recently, Mimi has created roles in Wake with Birmingham Opera Company (directed by Graham Vick CBE); Blue Electric and Schutzwall at Tête a Tête. She has developed new operas with the Royal Opera, Mahogany Opera Group and Snape Maltings. Other operatic work has included title roles in Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice and Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne. In 2018/19 Mimi will be touring the role of Mabel in the Pirates of Penzance with Merry Opera Company.

    As a recitalist, she has premiered works at venues including Wigmore Hall, Club Inégales and Fondation Royaumont. She was part of the London Symphony Orchestra's 'This is Rattle' Festival in 2017/18, and performed Copland's 12 poems of Emily Dickinson in the Barbican Hall as part of the orchestra's Bernstein Centenary celebrations.

    An experienced chorister and ensemble singer, she performs regularly with the professional choirs at St. Bride's Fleet Street and St. Paul's Cathedral; Apollo Voices, the Blossom Street Singers and Tenebrae.

    She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with distinction in 2018, where her studies were supported by the Guildhall School Trust, the Humphrey Richardson Taylor Trust, the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, the Charity of Mary Barnes, and three private donors. Previously, Mimi was the Helen Hudson choral scholar at King's College London, graduating with first-class honours in Music and Languages in 2015. She continues her studies with Gary Coward.

    Dominic Degavino grew up in Milton Keynes, and started studying the piano when he was six years old. Soon after, he gained a place at Chetham’s School of Music, where he studied for eight years, followed by studies as an ABRSM Scholar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, all under the tutelage of Helen Krizos.

    In recent years, Dominic has achieved considerable competition success, including winning the RNCM Gold Medal Competition, 3rd Prize at the Concours International de Piano d'Epinal in France, the Foundazione Antonio Carlo Monzino prize at the Imola International Piano Awards, first prize in the Orpheus Musician of the Year Competition and prizes at the Brant International Piano Competition and Bromsgrove International Musicians' Competition. Recently, he was also the keyboard section winner of both the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and the 2017 Royal Over-Seas League Arts Competition.

    He has performed concerts in venues across the United Kingdom and beyond, including performances at the Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, London as a Park Lane Group artist, as well as at St. Martin-in-the-fields, London, the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Lichfield and Edinburgh festivals, among others. Concerto appearances include performances with the Manchester Camerata and RNCM Symphony Orchestra, and he has taken part in masterclasses with eminent pianists such as Lang Lang, Richard Goode, Peter Frankl and John O'Conor.

    Dominic is also a keen chamber music pianist and accompanist, and his work in this field has won him numerous prizes, including the Elsie Thurston Prize, Paganini prize and the Norman George Violin Scholarship at RNCM (with Violinist Tom Mathias). He also enjoys playing Jazz, and has appeared regularly with the RNCM Big Band, with whom he has broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

    Dominic is now continuing his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with tutors Charles Owen and Noriko Ogawa. He is generously supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Help Musicians UK and the South Square Trust.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    5 Village Scenes
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Chants populaires
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Scotch minstrelsy
    Judith Weir (1954-)
  • 29 March 2019 - 1:10pm
    The Jacquin Trio play works by Beethoven, Bruch and Stravinsky
    Charis Hanning, Jacquin Trio, Jessica Grimes, Kay Stephen
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Featured in Classical Music Magazine as one of the "front runners taking to the chamber music stage", the Jacquin Trio are rapidly establishing a reputation for their dynamic performances and spirited music making. Winners of the Royal Overseas League and the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competitions, the trio have performed extensively across the UK as Making Music artists and in some of the most prestigious venues in the country. They have been recognised with awards and prizes from the International Music Competition 'Salzburg' Grand Prize Virtuoso 2016, Park Lane Group, the Solti Foundation, the Fidelio Trust, the 19th International Chamber Music Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece, the RCM's Douglas Whittaker Prize, and the Tunnell Trust, the latter seeing them complete a critically acclaimed tour of Scotland in 2014.

    The Jacquins were also delighted to be ensemble in residence at The Forge, Camden where they curated a successful series celebrating some of the most exciting music for the ensemble, past and present. In 2015, the trio received enthusiastic reviews for their performances at the Banff Centre's prestigious summer chamber music residency, where they studied intensively with the eminent pianist Gilbert Kalish. They attend and performed at the International Musicians Seminar 2016 at Prussia Cove supported by the Solti Foundation, working with composer and pianist Thomas Adès.

    In addition to their concert schedule, the trio are well experienced in music education and outreach projects, particularly through their long and ongoing association with Live Music Now.

    The Jacquin Trio have already had several works written especially for them by both established and up and coming composers and are extending their repertoire with current commissions, including one from acclaimed composer Charlotte Bray to be premiered at the Park Lane Group Spring Series 2017 at St John's Smith Square.

    "They owned the Françaix in every way…the Jacquin Trio made it all look second nature.”
    "...scintillating good fun! Great piece! Awesome performance!” The Calgary Herald?

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    Trio No 4 in B flat for clarinet, cello and piano, 'Gassenhauer'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Excerpts from 8 Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Suite from L'histoire du soldat, 'The Soldier's Tale'
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • 31 March 2019 - 4:00pm
    An Afternoon at the Musicals
    Jacqui Tate, Joanna Strand, London Jazz Chamber Ensemble, Luke McCall, Stephan Ulberini
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    Celebrate Mother’s Day in style! Stars from West End musicals including Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera come together for an array of songs and duets, bridging time and the worlds of jazz and musicals. Featuring your favourite tunes from classic musicals such as West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Carousel, South Pacific and many more. Come and enjoy a teatime treat for all the family!

  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Gloria | Birmingham Festival Choral Society
    Birmingham Festival Choral Society, David Wynne, Gemini Brass, Kevin Gill
    St John's and St Peter's Church with Ladywood ARC Birmingham B16 8TF
    United Kingdom

    Glorious choral music , with organ, brass and percussion. The concert includes works written for royal occasions, and music to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Jean Dattas, organist at Notre Dame, Paris, and composer.

    John Rutter (1945-)
    Coronation Te Deum
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    The Old Hundredth psalm tune, 'All People that on Earth do dwell'
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    O clap your hands
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    The Lord is my Shepherd from Te Deum
    Will Todd (1969-)
    Stay with me
    Will Todd (1969-)
    The Call of Wisdom
    Will Todd (1969-)
    I was glad
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Agnus Dei from Messe Cum Jubilo
    Jean Dattas ()
    Kyrie from Messe Cum Jubilo
    Jean Dattas ()
    Ave Maria
    Jean Dattas ()
  • 30 March 2019 - 7:30pm
    Handel's Messiah - Kingston Choral Society's 250th concert
    Andrew Griffiths, Erik Kallo, Joel Williams, Julieth Lozano, Kingston Choral Society, The Purcell Orchestra, Timothy Edlin
    All Saints Church Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP
    United Kingdom

    For their 250th concert on 30 March 2019, Kingston Choral Society will perform Handel's Messiah just as they did at their inaugural concert held on 30 March 1950. The work needs no introduction; it has been a firm favourite ever since its triumphant premiere in 1742. An exciting quartet of young soloists joins the choir and the period instruments of the Purcell Orchestra to perform this wonderful sequence of beautiful arias and memorable choruses, climaxing with the unforgettable Hallelujah Chorus.

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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