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Format: 2019-10-15
Format: 2019-10-15
  • 15 October 2019 - 9:45pm
    After Hours: Abstruckt Ensemble (percussion ensemble)
    Abstruckt Ensemble
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    This dynamic young quartet are redefining what percussion can do, their easy-going virtuosity delivered with a nice touch of theatre. Their performance includes music by Steve Reich, David Lang, Mátyás Wettl and Thierry de Mey, whose Table Music will open your eyes and ears to what’s possible with three table tops and six hands.

    This event follows an earlier concert with The Hallé. Tickets are free for Hallé ticket holders.

    Start time may vary depending on the finishing time of the earlier concert.

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    Musique de Tables
    Thierry de Mey ()
  • 25 October 2019 - 7:00pm
    Spanish Flair with Flanders Symphony Orchestra
    Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Jose Luis Gomez, Miloš Karadaglić
    Sheffield City Hall Sheffield S1 2JA
    United Kingdom

    Music from or associated with Spain dominates this programme as the Flanders Symphony Orchestra makes a welcome visit to City Hall. The music is thrilling enough itself, but if you add to that the electrifying talents of José Luis Gomez, a winner of the prestigious George Solti Conducting Competition, the event becomes unmissable.

    After the drama and sparkling wit of Rossini, Miloš Karadaglic enters for Rodrigo’s adored Concierto de Aranjuez, with its dancing first and third movements and soulful and poetic second. The guitar stars in its own right in some atmospheric Preludes by the Brazilian Villa-Lobos before the concert ends in glorious style. Carmen might have been written by a Frenchman, but by goodness it captures the essence of Spain!

    Pre-concert talk with BBC Broadcaster Trisha Cooper starts at 6pm.

    Overture from Il barbiere di Siviglia, 'The Barber of Seville'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Concierto de Aranjuez
    Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
    5 Preludes for guitar
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    Concert Suites 1 and 2 from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
  • 19 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Fauré's Requiem and Haydn's Little Organ Mass | Bicester Choral Society
    Bicester Choral and Operatic Society, Martin Quinn, Paul Burke
    St Edburg's Church Bicester OX26 6AU
    United Kingdom

    Hot on the heels of their successful and sell out production of Evita, Bicester Choral and Operatic Society invite you to join them for an evening of sublime choral music.

    As well as the headlline pieces of Fauré's Requiem and Haydn's Little Organ Mass the choir will also perfrom, Mozart's Ave verum corpus, Haydn's Insanae et vanae curae, and Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine

    Conducted by their renowned director, Martin Quinn and accompanied by Paul Burke on the organ it promises to be an evening not to be missed!

    Requiem
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Mass No 7 in B flat, 'Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo' (Little Organ Mass)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Insanae et vanae curae
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Ave verum corpus
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Cantique de Jean Racine
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
  • 21 October 2019 - 1:00pm
    Gordon Stewart (organ) and George King (piano)
    George King, Gordon Stewart
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    One of the country’s finest improvisers and Kirklees Concert Season favourite, George King joins Gordon Stewart for an inspired programme that includes Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in G minor, Franck’s Prelude, Fugue and Variation and Philip Moore’s Prelude, Adagio and Toccata.

    As well as performing works with Gordon Stewart, George will take themes from solo organ pieces and develop them in his own unique way.

    Concert kindly sponsored by Reginald Holmes in loving memory of Janet Holmes, devoted wife, mother and talented organist

    Lunches are available in the Town Hall from 11.30am.

    Prelude and Fugue in G minor, for organ
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Prelude, fugue and variation
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    Prelude, Adagio and Toccata
    Philip Moore (1943-)
  • 17 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Imogen Cooper (piano)
    Imogen Cooper
    The Concert Hall in the Town Hall Reading RG1 1QH
    United Kingdom

    Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of classical and romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. She has a widespread career and has appeared with orchestra and in recital venues all over the world. A familiar artist to Classical Music Alive audiences, we are delighted to welcome Imogen back to The Concert Hall for an evening of Schubert's last piano works.

    Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - The Town Hall (free)

    Sonata for Piano No 19 in C minor
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata for Piano No 20 in A
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata for Piano No 21 in B flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 16 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    Pelléas Ensemble (flute, viola and harp trio)
    Henry Roberts, Luba Tunnicliffe, Oliver Wass, Pelléas Ensemble
    Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead SL6 4PF
    United Kingdom

    Formed in 2011, the Pelléas Ensemble have won numerous prizes including both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the St Martin-in-the-Fields competition in 2016. They have been praised for creating an immediate an intimate connection with their audiences. Playing with ‘verve and polish’ (The Times) they recently won a Royal Philharmonic award. This gives a rare opportunity to hear flute, viola and harp playing together.

    ‘captivating vitality’, ‘effortlessness and delicacy’ - Wigmore Hall debut

    Elegiac Trio, for flute, viola and harp
    Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
    Sonata No1 for flute and harp
    Andy Scott ()
    Capriccio in C minor for viola
    Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881)
    Deux Interludes, for flute, violin and harp
    Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
    Trio Sonata 'La Pucelle'
    François Couperin (1668-1733)
    Le tombeau de Couperin, arranged for flute, viola and harp
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 19 October 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Gonzaga Band
    The Gonzaga Band
    St Andrew's and St George's West Church Edinburgh EH2 2PA
    United Kingdom

    Venice 1629

    Venetian music by Claudio Monteverdi, Alessandro Grandi, Dario Castello, Biagio Marini, Orazio Tarditi, Benedetto Re. A celebration of the high-water mark of Venetian chamber music, prior to the plague of 1630-1 that was to wipe out the famed cornett virtuosi of the city for a generation.

    “If this really was the sound of music in Venice in 1629 it must have been a magical time…” BBC Radio 3 Record Review

    Sonata decima settima, in ecco from Sonate concertate in stil moderno
    Dario Castello (1590-1644)
    Paratum cor meum, Deus from Symphoniae sacrae
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Sonata per l'organo, violino, o cornetto
    Biagio Marini (c1594-c1663)
    Regina coeli
    Alessandro Grandi (c1575-1630)
    Corrente detta la Granda from Il secondo libro delle correnti alla francese, for keyboard
    Martino Pesenti (c1600-c1648)
    Plaudite, cantate
    Orazio Tarditi (1602-1677)
    Congratulamini mihi
    Giovanni Carrone (fl 1629)
    Maria Virgo
    Ignazio Donati (c1570-1638)
    Canzon prima, per quattro violini, ò cornetti
    Biagio Marini (c1594-c1663)
    Exulta, filia Sion
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Capriccio, che due violini, sonano quattro parti
    Biagio Marini (c1594-c1663)
    Corrente detta la Priula from Il secondo libro delle correnti alla francese, for keyboard
    Martino Pesenti (c1600-c1648)
    Salva me, salutaris Hostia
    Alessandro Grandi (c1575-1630)
    Lilia convallium
    Benedetto Re (fl 1607-1629)
    Exultavit Cor Meum
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Amo Christum
    Alessandro Grandi (c1575-1630)
  • 25 October 2019 - 7:45pm
    Esmé String Quartet
    Esmé Quartet, Jiwon Kim, Wonhee Bae, Yeeun Heo, Yuna Ha
    East Sussex College Lewes BN7 2XH
    United Kingdom

    The Esme Quartet were winners of the 2018 Wigmore Hall International Strng Quartet Competition and are the HSBC Laureate of the Academie du Festival d'Aix. They have also won prizes at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, Irene-Steels Wilsing String Quartet Competition and the 55th Possehl Musikpreis Lubeck.

    '...it was The Esme's monumental Schumbert Quartet in G D887 that was the Michelin-starred meal' Strings Magazine, UK, May 2018

    Langsamer Satz, for string quartet
    Anton von Webern (1883-1945)
    String Quartet No 1 in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    String Quartet No 15 in G
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 20 October 2019 - 7:00pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival - A Night at The Museum: Benjamin Appl and Graham Johnson
    Benjamin Appl, Graham Johnson, Nathaniel Mander, Rowan Pierce
    The Ashmolean Museum Oxford OX1 2PH
    United Kingdom

    One of the highlights of this year’s Festival is an evening in multiple parts at the Ashmolean Museum. In the Randolph Sculpture Gallery, Benjamin Appl and Graham Johnson explore songs of classical mythology, surrounded by Greco-Roman statues. Upstairs, in the rooftop restaurant, Michael Scott – well-known Classicist and presenter for BBC, ITV and National Geographic – gives a talk entitled ‘Ancient Myths Now and in the Future’. And in the stunning setting of the Mallett Gallery, with the Museum’s famous Kirkman harpsichord, Rowan Pierce and Nathaniel Mander perform songs by Purcell with roots in mythology.

    Presented in association with Classics for All

  • 21 October 2019 - 1:05pm
    Oxford Lieder Festival: Marie-Laure Garnier (soprano),Célia Oneto Bensaid(piano)
    Célia Oneto Bensaid, Marie-Laure Garnier
    Holywell Music Room Oxford OX1 3SD
    United Kingdom

    Marie-Laure Garnier returns to the Festival following a sensational performance of Debussy songs in 2018, this time with pianist Célia Oneto Bensaid. Their concert is under the banner of the Académie Orsay-Royaumont, a year-long course for exceptional young duos in a collaboration between the Fondation Royaumont and the Musée d’Orsay. They present songs of travel and adventure by Duparc, Poulenc and William Bolcom.

    Presented in association with the Académie Orsay-Royaumont and the Institut Français Royaume Uni

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