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Format: 2014-04-21
Format: 2014-04-21
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    Sun, 2014-04-27 19:45
    Aberdeen Bach Choir - Music for all Seasons
    Aberdeen Bach Choir, Peter Parfitt, Simon Nieminski
    St Machar's Cathedral Aberdeen AB24 1RQ
    United Kingdom

    Aberdeen Bach Choir is a long established choir with a reputation for outstanding performances.The repertoire of the choir is wide and varied, from renaissance to 21st century, with works performed a cappella as well as with orchestral accompaniment. Aberdeen Bach Choir has over 100 members.

    This concert will take a journey through the main seasons of the Christian year, beginning with Advent and ending with Trinity. A significant piece of sacred music from each season will be presented.

    The choir will be accompanied by Simon Nieminski, the gifted virtuoso organist from St Mary's Metroplitan Cathedral in Edinburgh, who will play organ solos by Bach and Messiaen.

    Remember Now Thy Creator
    Charles Steggall (1826–1905)
    Ave Maria
    Robert Parsons (c1530-1570)
    Hodie Christus natus est
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621 )
    Choral Prelude 'In dulci jubilo'
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Surge, illuminare Jerusalem (from Motets Book 3)
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Christus factus est
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    Take him, earth, for cherishing
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Dum transisset Sabbatum
    John Taverner (c1490-1545)
    Blessed be the God and Father
    Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
    Transports de Joie
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Viri Galilaei
    Patrick Gowers (1936-)
    Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    I saw the Lord
    Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
    £14, £12, students £5, under 16s free Available from 01224 641122 Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm.
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Rimsky-Korsakov, Rodrigo and Tchaikovsky | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Miloš Karadaglić, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    No one work encapsulates Tchaikovsky’s ultra-expressive, heart-on-sleeve creative outlook more than his tortured Sixth Symphony. A distraught Tchaikovsky, his disastrous private life torturing him in life and forcing him into death, filled this symphony with honesty and passion – and he committed suicide nine days after its first performance. Barely five decades later, inspired by the picturesque gardens of the Palace of Aranjuez outside Madrid, Joaquín Rodrigo wrote a piece that displays an altogether different sentiment: a colourful, strong yet tranquil evocation of elegance and beauty for guitar and orchestra whose contented, serene beauty is legendary.

    Russian Easter Festival Overture
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Concierto de Aranjuez
    Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
    Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    £9 - £39 (premium seats £65) Available from 0207 840 4242 Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Nikodijevic, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky | London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Leif Ove Andsnes, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    In his final symphony, Tchaikovsky wrote his own funeral music. Tortured by an intolerant society and by his own internal strife as his long-hidden homosexuality became public, Tchaikovsky turned to music. He wrote what is probably the most vivid, heart-rending and terrifyingly beautiful vision of darkness and exhaustion ever cast in symphonic form. Days after the first performance, Tchaikovsky died – probably at his own hand. Where Tchaikovsky appears so endearingly human, Beethoven appears near immortal in the big, imperious statements of his final piano concerto, a piece that combines fervent protest, sublime melancholy and hard-hitting virtuosity to dazzling effect.

    La lugubre gondola
    Marko Nikodijevic (1980-)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    £9 - £39 (premium seats £65) Available from 0207 840 4242 Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    A Greater Love | Bach Minerva Choir
    Bath Minerva Choir, Gavin Carr, Marie Elliott, Steven Hollas, William Berger
    St Michael's Without Bath BA1 5LJ
    United Kingdom

    Bath Minerva Choir's centenary tribute to the fallen of World War 1. Maurice Duruflé's Requiem is combined with a series of works appropriate to the centenary of the start of the First World War including anthems and songs by Finzi, Mahler, Poulenc, Elgar, Butterworth and Ireland.

    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    The Spirit of the Lord is upon me from The Apostles
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Channel Firing from Before and After Summer
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    Greater love hath no man
    John Ireland (1879-1962)
    The lads in their hundreds from A Shropshire Lad
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    On the idle hill of summer from A Shropshire Lad
    Sir Arthur Somervell (1863-1937)
    Revelge from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    £15 under 16s £5 Available from 01225 463362 .
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Singing the oceans alive with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
    Craig Pruess, Gabriel Currington, Karim Said, Kristin Hoffmann, Levon Minassian, Lucinda Drayton, Nawang Khechog, Premik Tubbs, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ganda Boys, Tim Wheater
    Fairfield Concert Hall Croydon CR9 1DG
    United Kingdom

    Singing the Oceans Alive, will combine many genres of music with the majestic sound of one of the world’s greatest orchestras in this spectacular three hour performance. The guest stars will perform original compositions which incorporate distinctive calls and sounds of various cetacean species. With the aid of projected big screen images of the ocean the concert will be a fully immersive experience for the audience.

    Proceeds from the event will be donated to newly founded charity, Save Earth’s Oceans Inc. - a global non-profit organisation dedicated to help clean up the beaches and oceans worldwide and raise awareness of the potential we have to alter the course of our destruction of the environment.

    Many organisations highlighting this issue focus primarily on the suffering. Save Earth’s Oceans Inc's intention is to focus on the beauty and the majesty of these endangered populations, while celebrating another endangered species: the arts.

    £20, £15, £10; children under the age of 16 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Available from 0208 688 9291 .
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    Fri, 2014-04-25 13:00
    Lunchtime Concert - Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble
    Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble, Stephen Maw
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    The Hawksmoor Wind Ensemble is a group of young and enthusiatic wind and brass players who are present or former students at the major music colleges. The programme will include the Suite Op 4 written by Richard Strauss at the age of 18.

    Suite for 13 wind instruments in B flat
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Marche Écossaise sur un Thème Populaire
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    2nd movement - Scherzo in G minor from String Quartet in D
    César Franck (1822-1890)
    No Tickets required.
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    Thu, 2014-04-24 19:45
    Daniel Röhn: all-time favourites for violin
    Daniel Röhn, Irina Botan
    Purcell Room London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    The third-generation of a family of extraordinary violinists, German virtuoso Daniel Röhn makes his Southbank Centre debut. Together with pianist Irina Botan, he presents a programme of all-time favourites for violin.

    Daniel Röhn is the outstanding third generation in a family of extraordinary violinists. As the grandson of Furtwängler’s concertmaster and son of Andreas Röhn, Bayerische Rundfunk concertmaster for 30 years, he received early violin training at home before studying under Ana Chumachenco in Munich.

    A soloist of “sparkling virtuosity” (Diapason), a technician of “mesmerising control” (The Strad) and a musician of “refined lyricism, depth and sensitivity” (Le Monde de la Musique), Röhn continues to astound audiences and critics alike.

    On invitation by Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ion Marin and Gustavo Dudamel, to name but a few, Röhn has performed as soloist worldwide to great acclaim, frequently likened to the great violinists of the past: Szeryng, Heifetz (The Strad and Diapason) and Kreisler (Ruggiero Ricci).

    His Claves recording début won a Diapason d’Or, and his Schubert Fantasy was regarded as “one of the most accomplished versions ever recorded,” (Diapason).

    'A young god – absolutely impeccable and masterful' (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

    'A sensational player...dispatched with a nonchalance to take the breath away' (The Strad)

    Variations on a theme of Corelli (arr. Kreisler)
    Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in F (1838)
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Polonaise No 1 in D
    Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
    £15, concessions £7.50 (limited availability) Available from 0844 847 9910 .
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    Tue, 2014-04-29 12:30
    St Michael the Archangel Choir, Ohio, USA - free concert
    Brian Bisig, St Michael the Archangel Choir
    St Helen's Church York YO1 8QN
    United Kingdom

    St. Michael the Archangel Choir sings at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sharonville, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, USA. The parish has a long history of excellent choral music led by talented choir directors. The touring choir combines members of two choirs that each serves a different time at St. Michael. The choir emphasizes sacred repertoire in a variety of styles, from Renaissance motets to contemporary choral anthems to pop and gospel influenced works. For this tour, they have prepared several arrangements of early American hymn tunes and also some medleys of American folk songs. The choir is thrilled to be able to tour Scotland and England and share its music with others around the world.

    Non nobis, Domine
    Rosaphayne Powell (1962-)
    Regina caeli
    Robert White (c1538-1574)
    Leaning on the everlasting arms
    Anthony J Showalter (1858-1924)
    Holy Manna
    William Moore (1800-1900)
    Brother James's Air
    James Leith Macbeth Bain (1860-1925)
    We cannot measure how you heal (Ye banks and braes)
    John Bell ()
    American Folk Rhapsody
    Linda Specavek (1945-)
    An American quilt
    Traditional American ()
    Polly Wolly Doodle
    Traditional American ()
    I got rhythm
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Craig Courtney (1955-)
    Come thou fount of every blessing
    Composer Not Known ()
    No Tickets required.
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    Thu, 2014-05-01 13:15
    Voyage à Paris - art song recital
    Alexander Chaplin, Zoe Lethbridge
    St Pancras Parish Church London NW1 2BA
    United Kingdom

    A recital of art song from 20th century Paris given as part of the lunchtime recital series at St Pancras Parish Church. The recital presents a number gems from the genre from the evocative harmonies of Debussy to Poulenc’s quirky settings of texts by Apollonaire.

    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    A Chloris
    Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
    Quand je fus pris au pavillon
    Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
    Nuit d'etoiles
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Clair de lune from Fêtes galantes, Set 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Cinq mélodies populaires grecques, 'Five Popular Greek Songs'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Lydia, from '2 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Les berceaux from 3 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Mandoline from 5 Mélodies
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Prélude No 10, La cathédrale engloutie from 12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    No Tickets required.
  • Mon, 2014-04-21 19:30
    Sinfonia d'Amici with David Alberman (director)
    David Alberman, Konrad Elias-Trostmann, Sinfonia d'Amici
    Jerwood Hall, LSO St.Luke's London EC1
    United Kingdom

    Sinfonia d’Amici make their third appearance at LSO St Luke’s, this time joined by director David Alberman (LSO Principal Second Violin) in much-loved works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven.

    'Sinfonia d’Amici gave a remarkable performance… [and are] a significant addition to London’s already rich musical fare' Classical Source, July 2013

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Symphony No 4 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Adults: £15, concessions: £7 Available from 020 7638 8891 .