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Format: 2018-02-22
Format: 2018-02-22
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    4 March 2018 - 2:00pm
    Sunday Recital Series - Ning Hui See
    Ning Hui See
    St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge London SW1X 8SH
    United Kingdom
    Sonata for keyboard in D minor
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Sonata for piano in G minor
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
    Sonata for keyboard in E flat
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Sonata for keyboard in B flat
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Piano Sonata No 2 in G minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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    25 February 2018 - 11:00am
    Classical Coffee Mornings – Duo BellArte (cello and piano)
    Beatrice Stelzmüller, Carola Krebs, Duo BellArte
    Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    Watch inspirational performances by outstanding musicians from the Royal College of Music, whilst enjoying a hot drink and a pastry in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room.

    Duo BellArte is an Austrian classical duo, formed by cellist Carola Krebs and pianist Beatrice Stelzmüller. Their performances are praised as powerful, imaginative, vibrant and dynamic, delighting audiences with their sheer joy for the music.

    Duo BellArte have experienced immediate success in Austria and the UK, which has led to recitals at St Martin in the Fields, Charlton House, V&A Museum and St James Church Piccadilly. The duo also regularly performs in Austria, in cities such as Vienna, Weiz, Baden and Bad Tatzmannsdorf.

    In 2018, Carola and Beatrice will record an album consisting solely of cello and piano duo pieces composed by Robert Schumann, and will also organise a chamber music cycle in several cities within Austria.

    7 Variations on 'Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen', from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, for cello and piano
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Variations on a Slovak Folksong for cello and piano
    Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
    Romance for cello and orchestra in F
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    4 March 2018 - 11:00am
    Classical Coffee Mornings – Mario Ahijado (piano)
    Mario Ahijado
    Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    Watch inspirational performances by outstanding musicians from the Royal College of Music, whilst enjoying a hot drink and a pastry in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room.

    Mario Ahijado is currently studying at the Royal College of Music for an Artist Diploma under Dina Parakhina. He received distinction for his Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music, his Bachelor of Music at the High Conservatory of Badajoz in Spain, and for his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano from the University of Évora in Portugal.

    He has performed with Medellín Philarmonic Orchestra (Colombia) and Filarmonía Orchestra (Spain), appearing at the Auditorio Nacional of Madrid or the Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow. He made his concerto debut with RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Gourlay in 2013, and his performances has been broadcast on Spanish National Radio and Spanish National Television.

    His personal jazz project, The Chopin Nights, brings us original arrangements on Chopin nocturnes for jazz piano trio.

    7 Fantasias
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Fantasie in B minor
    Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
    Sonata for Piano No 9 in C
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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    2 March 2018 - 1:10pm
    The Consone String Quartet play Haydn
    Agata Daraskaite, Consone String Quartet, Elitsa Bogdanova, George Ross, Magdalena Loth-Hill
    St James's Church, Piccadilly London W1J 9LL
    United Kingdom

    Formed at the Royal College of Music in 2012, the Consone Quartet is dedicated to exploring Classical and early Romantic repertoire on period instruments. Winners of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize, Consone was awarded two prizes at York International Young Artists Competition in 2015, including a place on the EEEmerging Scheme in France. The quartet was recently selected to continue into the third and final year of the Eeemerging Scheme, which offers residencies in France and Slovenia, European concert engagements and a CD recording which will be released in the autumn of 2018.

    Consone was selected to take part in the 2016/2017 Brighton Early Music Festival Live! Scheme and has since been re-invited to BREMF to present a programme wich was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The quartet was recently selected as Concordia Foundation artists.

    Consone has participated in several Chamber Studio public masterclasses at King’s Place with Richard Lester and Alasdair Beatson as well as a masterclass at Lake District Summer Music with Robert Cohen.

    The quartet has collaborated with soprano Gillian Keith, clarinettists Vlad Weverbergh, Jane Booth and Colin Lawson, flautist Ashley Solomon, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet and members of the Hanover Band.

    Past performances include a critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut and appearances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, York Early Music Festival, Buxton International Festival, Cadogan Hall, The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace and others. The group has performed in various European countries (France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy and the Czech Republic) and will be travelling to Bolivia in April 2018 to perform at the Misiones de Chiquitos Early Music Festival.

    Other future engagements include a Bach weekend at Cheltenham Festival with Mahan Esfahani, Concerts d’été à St Germain, Geneva and a tour of the north of England and Scotland in 2019.

    Free recital (retiring collection)

    String Quartet No 25 in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 66 in G, 'Lobkowitz'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    23 February 2018 - 7:00pm
    Red Priest: Handel in the Wind
    Red Priest
    The Foundling Museum London WC1N 1AZ
    United Kingdom

    Enjoy an evening of Handel’s classics from unique baroque group Red Priest, who will take you on a whirlwind tour through the music of George Frideric Handel. Their programme includes sonatas, chaconnes and virtuoso variations, transcriptions both sublime and tempestuous and an audacious suite drawn from his most celebrated work, Messiah.

    The baroque group Red Priest has given several hundred concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals and has been the subject of hour-long TV profiles for NHK (Japan) and ITV (UK). Conquering the classical music charts, they are the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil.

    Supported by The 1750 Club

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Largo and Passacaglia in G minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Air and Variations (The Harmonious Blacksmith)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Sonata for flute and keyboard No 9 in B minor No 9
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Improvisation on Lascia ch’io pianga, from Rinaldo
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 25 February 2018 - 7:30pm
    Kleptomania: Pilfered Piano | Septura (brass septet)
    Septura
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    The brass septet is a brand new invention, and therein lies the root of our compulsion to steal: we have no canon of repertoire, no grand history of great compositions.

    And so we’re inventing one. Like musical Robin Hoods we thieve from the richest ensembles to create a counterfactual history — a parallel universe in which, in the world of chamber music, the brass septet rules.

    The piano’s rich repertoire is tempting for transcribers, and Rachmaninov‘s Duets, Debussy’s Préludes and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition are certainly no exception.

    Images inspire a huge range of colours from these composers, and using all of the techniques in Septura’s vast arsenal these are brightly illuminated.

    Selected duets from 6 Pieces for piano duo
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Selection from Préludes Books 1 and 2
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Pictures at an Exhibition
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
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    3 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Dacorum Symphony Orchestra
    Alexander Flood, Dacorum Symphony Orchestra, Jane McClelland, Thomas Loten
    St John's Church, Boxmoor Hemel Hempstead HP1 1JY
    United Kingdom

    Tickets are also available at local outlets:

    Luminous and Vogue, 24 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted
    Montague's Gallery, 40 High Street, Kings Langley
    Aitchisons, 63 Marlowes. Hemel Hempstead

    Concerto for organ, strings and timpani in G minor
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Symphony No 40 in G minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Pavane
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
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    2 March 2018 - 7:15pm
    Louis Lortie: Venezia e Napoli
    Louis Lortie
    Howard Assembly Room Leeds LS1 6NU
    United Kingdom

    French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie's interpretative voice extends across a broad range of repertoire in playing that is ‘ever immaculate, ever imaginative’, with the ‘combination of total spontaneity and meditated ripeness that only great pianists have' (The Times).

    His intriguing Italian-inspired programme moves from the clear spring-water of Fauré's Barcarolles to depictions of Italian cities from Poulenc and Liszt. Poulenc's pianistic vision of Naples manages to be light-hearted and dazzling at the same time. Liszt was intrigued and inspired by the city's furious traditional dance, the tarantella. He used that and the gondola songs of Venice in the broad emotional canvas that is his Venezia e Napoli.

    Louis Lortie has performed complete Beethoven sonata cycles at London's Wigmore Hall and Berlin's Philharmonie. As pianist and conductor with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, he has performed all five Beethoven concertos and all of the Mozart concertos.

    He performed the complete works of Ravel in London and Montreal for the BBC and CBC, and is renowned all over the world for his performances of the complete Chopin etudes.

    La regatta veneziana from 12 soirées musicales, transcriptions for piano (after Rossini)
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Barcarolle No 5 in F sharp minor
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Barcarolle No 7 in D minor
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Napoli
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Années de pèlerinage - année 2: Italie
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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    3 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Baroque Treasures | Vivace Chorus
    Brandenburg Sinfonia, Jeremy Backhouse, Vivace Chorus
    Guildford Cathedral Guildford GU2 7UP
    United Kingdom

    We return to Guildford Cathedral for our first concert of 2018; a glittering collection of Baroque favourites including Bach’s 3rd Brandenburg Concerto and Magnificat in D, Handel’s stirring coronation anthem, Zadok the Priest and Albinoni’s moving Adagio which many will know from its use in the soundtrack of many films, including Gallipoli and more recently, Manchester by the Sea.

    Bach’s beautiful Magnificat in D is one of his most popular vocal works and is set on a grand scale – a five-part choir and five soloists. The piece calls for a large orchestra, given its period, and we will be performing with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, whose musicians are highly respected for the clarity and interpretative quality of their playing. The work has a characteristic balance between beauty and drama and is a must-hear for any Bach aficionado.

    Join us for a reflective, uplifting evening of much-loved music which has influenced and inspired composers, musicians and audiences for more than 250 years.

    Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Ich lasse dich nicht
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chandos Anthem No 11, 'Let God arise'
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Let the bright Seraphim from Samson
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Let their celestial concerts all unite
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Adagio in G minor, for violin, strings and organ
    Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
    Magnificat in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    2 March 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi Concertos by candlelight | London Concertante
    Ben Norris, London Concertante
    St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh EH1 1RE
    United Kingdom

    London Concertante was founded in 1991 and has gone on to garner an outstanding international reputation. Alongside regular series of concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble also performs across the length and breadth of the UK. International tours have taken them to the USA, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Finland, and they will be touring to Italy and again to Spain later in the year. Their numerous recordings receive regular airplay on global radio stations, and has helped to secure their position at the forefront of classical performers in the UK.

    The programme features a favourite of performers and audiences alike, Vivaldi’s La Follia with variations on the well-known 17th Century melody that translates in English as, ‘the madness’. The piece rises and falls in intensity throughout with the variations running the gamut of emotions with changes in speed and mood along the way. Alongside this, the programme includes Vivaldi’s iconic Summer from his Four Seasons, with its sheer virtuosity, amongst moments of haunting melancholy. In amidst the works of Vivaldi sees a piece by another Baroque maestro, JS Bach, and his magnificent Concerto for 2 Violins, with its exciting, energetic opening and particularly sublime slow second movement.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts a remarkable audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    “Beautiful music. Amazing experience.” – A happy audience member! (March 2017)
    “beautiful... [the] experience was fantastic... simply magical.” – Another happy audience member! (September 2017)
    “They play with tone as soft as velvet, bow strokes that really sing and a Romanticist's wide volume range” – Evening Standard

    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in A minor, from L’estro armonico
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Trio Sonata No 12 in D minor, variations on 'La Follia'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 violins and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for 2 violins, cello and strings No 11 in D minor, from 'L'estro armonico'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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