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Format: 2014-09-18
Format: 2014-09-18
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 16:00
    Virtuoso music for recorder
    The Flautadors
    Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden London WC2B 5EZ
    United Kingdom

    The Flautadors present a programme of virtuosic music from the 18th century, when the recorder was at the height of its popularity. Featuring dazzling concerti by Telemann and Vivaldi, fugues by JS Bach and exquisite chamber music by Handel.

    Concerto for flautino (descant recorder). strings and basso continuo in C
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 4 violins without continuo in G major
    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    The Art of Fugue
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Fri, 2014-09-19 19:30
    Bach's Violin Concertos by candlelight | LMA Ensemble | with Meet the Music
    John Landor, Joshua Fisher, LMA Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy a candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    Immerse yourself in the glories of Bach's violin concertos, masterpieces of charm, exuberance, poignancy and panache.

    We also invite you to Meet the Music, an entertaining and informal exploration of the programme with London Musical Arts Ensemble Music Director, John Landor, including our thrilling orchestra walkabout experience, where we come out and play excerpts among you.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Rondeau from Abdelazer
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in A minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Larghetto from Concerto Grosso in B minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air in F major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for 2 Violins and strings - version in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Sat, 2014-09-27 19:30
    Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik by candlelight | LMA Orchestra | Meet the Music
    John Landor, LMA Orchestra
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy a candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    Enjoy an evening of popular classics, from the party atmosphere of Mozart’s Little Night Music, to the vigour of Tchaikovsky’s great String Serenade, with lots of little gems in between.

    We also invite you to Meet the Music, an entertaining and informal exploration of the programme with London Musical Arts Orchestra Music Director, John Landor, including our thrilling orchestra walkabout experience, where we come out and play excerpts among you.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Minuet from String Quintet in E
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Andante cantabile from Symphony No 5 in E minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Serenade in C, for String Orchestra
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Divertimento No 10 in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 19:00
    Paganini: 24 Caprices for solo violin
    Alexandre Dubach
    St Silas Church, Pentonville London N1 9UL
    United Kingdom

    The great Swiss virtuoso violinist Alexandre Dubach in a rare performance of Paganini's 24 Caprices for Solo Violin. One of the most extraordinary parts of the violin repertoire, these Caprices take the violinist through almost every imaginable technique, but at the same time display the beauty and simplicity of early 19th century Italian lyricism. Dubach has never performed the Caprices in the UK before, so this is a not-to-be-missed event for anyone who loves the violin, is interested in the history of music, or just loves watching people perform extraordinay acts (and Dubach even manages to do it with a smile!).

    24 Caprices
    Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840)
  • Sun, 2014-09-28 19:30
    Mad Men | Xavier Sabata (countertenor) / Baroque Band
    Baroque Band, Garry Clarke, Xavier Sabata
    Music Institute of Chicago Evanston, Chicago 60201
    United Kingdom

    Spanish countertenor Xavier Sabata makes his Chicago debut in Baroque Band's season opener featuring the mad, the bad, and the utterly insane. Including the finest mad men by Handel and Vivaldi.

    Non fu già from Orlando
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sorgi l'irato nembo from Orlando Furioso
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Verdi allori from Orlando
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Fammi combattere from Orlando
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sol da te from Orlando Furioso
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    Fri, 2014-09-19 19:30
    Last Night of the Proms | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    James Morgan, Juliette Pochin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Marina Theatre Lowestoft NR32 1HH
    United Kingdom

    Wave your flags to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform an exciting programme of classical favourites with familiar tunes that will have you marching to Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, miming the clashing symbols of Rossini’s William Tell Overture, singing along to the famous 'Habanera' from Bizet’s Carmen and dancing all night to Lerner and Lowe's My Fair Lady.

    Overture from Ruslan and Ludmilla
    Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
    Concert Suite No 2 from Carmen
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Softly awakes my heart from Samson et Dalila
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Overture to 'William Tell'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    The Walk to the Paradise Garden
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    I could have danced all night from My Fair Lady
    Frederick Loewe (1901-1988)
    Rule, Britannia
    Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
    Jerusalem
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 19:30
    Britten Sinfonia: John Tavener's Flood of Beauty
    Allison Bell, Britten Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Eamonn Dougan, Kuljit Bhamra, Marcus Farnsworth, Martyn Brabbins, Natalie Clein, Sheema Mukherjee
    Barbican Hall London EC2Y 8DS
    United Kingdom

    To open Britten Sinfonia's season at the Barbican the orchestra give the world premiere of John Tavener's last completed concert work in what would have been his 70th year. Flood of Beauty is a setting of a Sanskrit poem through which Tavener returned to his perennial theme of the Divine Being.

    Part of Transcender
    Produced by the Barbican in association with Britten Sinfonia

    Flood of Beauty
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 19:30
    One: music by Shostakovich and Walton | Ad Hoc Sinfonia
    Ad Hoc Sinfonia, Maria Immaculata Setiadi, Paul Garner, Steve Bingham
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    Three twentiest century European masterpieces are presented by the Ad Hoc Sinfonia under the baton of renowned musician Steve Bingham. We contrast the first symphonies of William Walton and Dmitri Shostakovich - one a towering edifice of emotion, energy and rhythm; the other a youthful graduation piece, shot through with the young Russian's doubts and fears.

    Complementing these major symphonic works is Shostakovich's amazing first piano concerto. Unusually written for string orchestra and an obbligato trumpet, this concerto remains one of the most fascinating in the repertoire, performed here by the young soloist Maria Immaculata Setiadi with local Cambridge trumpeter Paul Garner.

    'One'; a concert of firsts guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!

    Symphony No 1 in F minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Symphony No 1 in B flat minor
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
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    Sun, 2014-09-28 19:25
    British Music for Strings
    Chamber Ensemble of London, Peter Fisher
    Hall One, Kings Place London N1 9AG
    United Kingdom

    “The Chamber Ensemble of London is developing quite a reputation for discovering and championing little-known or lost repertoire for string orchestras” commented the Classic FM website on the release of Chamber Ensemble of London’s latest English music CD Over Hill, Over Dale (EM Records). Exploring the field of English music, Chamber Ensemble of London's director, violinist Peter Fisher, and his team have unearthed nuggets of pure gold.

    With generous support from the John Ireland Trust, Peter has put together a programme including new arrangements by Graham Parlett of some Ireland piano works and a reworking for strings of Delius’s Légende by Clive Jenkins. Also new is an arrangement by Graham Darke, grandson of Harold, of ‘Retrospection’, known only in its organ version.

    Peter Fisher, hailed by The Times as being amongst “a handful of the world’s finest musicians” after an Albert Hall appearance with Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, has a deep commitment to English repertoire of all kinds. Hence this concert will also include baroque music by John Blow and Richard Mudge, the romantic suite ‘In The Far West’ by Bantock as well as jazz pieces by Clive Jenkins. For the grand finale there is Ireland’s brilliant ‘Concertino Pastorale’.

    The concert will also act as a fundraiser for The Children’s Trust, which is celebrating 30 years as the leading charity for children with brain injury.

    Bagatelle
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Soliloquy
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Cavatina
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Merry Andrew
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    The Holy Boy (orchestral version)
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    Légende for violin and string orchestra
    Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
    In the Far West
    Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946)
    Concerto Grosso No 5 in B flat major
    Richard Mudge (1718-1763)
    Retrospection for String Orchestra
    Harold Darke (1888-1976)
    Thames Reflections
    Clive Jenkins (1938-)
    Tarte au Citron
    Clive Jenkins (1938-)
    Concertino Pastorale for String Orchestra
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
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    Sat, 2014-09-27 19:15
    35th Annual Patrons Concert - Dunvant Male Choir with Sir Willard White (bass)
    Beverley Humphreys, Caradog Williams, Dunvant Male Choir, Mary-Jean O'Doherty, Sir Willard White
    Brangwyn Hall Swansea SA1 4PE
    United Kingdom

    This event celebrates the 35th annual patrons concert of the Dunvant Male Choir and returns to Swansea's No 1 venue, the refurbished Brangwyn Hall for this celebration. Main celebrant is the eminent international bass, Sir Willard White in his third patrons visit and the contrasting voice of soprano, Mary-Jean O'Doherty on her second such visit. They are supported on piano by Caradog Williams and along with the choir with their talented music team, it will be co-ordinated by stage and radio personality, Beverley Humphreys.

    Why not join the 400 Choir Patrons in this celebration event?