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Format: 2018-10-21
Format: 2018-10-21
  • 28 October 2018 - 3:00pm
    Andrew Zolinsky (piano)
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Andrew Zolinsky marks the centenary of the death of Debussy with a recital exploring the composer's fascination with Eastern culture. He particularly admired Japenese woodblock prints and Javanese Gamelan music, which he first heard in 1889 at the Paris Exposition Universelle and left a deep and lasting impression. Alongside Debussy, Andrew presents works by contemporary Japanese composers which, in a recital of fascinating juxtapositions, explore similar aspects of space, time and spirituality.

    Also on display at the venue with be an exhibition of traditional Japanese Nui-do ('The Way of Embroidery') by Monique Clasesen.

    3 Estampes
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Images for piano (Book 2, 1908)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Les yeux clos II
    Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
    La merle bleu from Catalogue d'oiseaux
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Suite Pour le Piano
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Crystalline I
    Karen Tanaka (1961-)
    High window (1996) - London premiere
    Jo Kondo (1947-)
    Hashi V (2008) - London premiere
    Somei Satoh (1947-)
  • 30 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, with Yutaka Sado and Angela Hewitt
    Angela Hewitt, Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, Yutaka Sado
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    In the centenary year of legendary American composer-conductor, Leonard Bernstein, we’re pleased to open this concert with a swinging set of orchestral miniatures based on his hit musical, On the Town. It’s a long way from Times Square to Leipzig, but the world’s most garlanded Bach pianist, Angela Hewitt, will ensure that it’s worth the journey. Directing the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra from the keyboard, she’ll be performing two contrasting concertos: the florid, Italianate BWV 1052 and the exquisite miniature BWV 1056. Yutaka Sado wields the baton for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Four opening hammer blows – arguably the most famous notes in classical music – declare the composer’s revolutionary intent that laid the foundations for generations of composers to come. With fiercely concentrated energy throughout, it ignites in a blazing finale where Beethoven provides extra firepower by adding a piccolo, contrabassoon and trombones to the symphony orchestra for the first time.

    Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Angela Hewitt in conversation.

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    3 Dance Episodes from On the Town
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Concerto No 1 for keyboard and strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto No 5 for keyboard and strings in F minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Symphony No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 27 October 2018 - 8:00pm
    Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1 - Cambridge University Sinfonia
    Cambridge University Sinfonia, Holly Mathieson, James Jones
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    Cambridge University Sinfonia’s season opens with a bang, with a concert full of Russian music that’s dramatic in more ways than one. Ustvolskaya’s extreme dynamics and brass-heavy orchestration led her to be known as “the woman with the hammer” – we think you will agree!

    We are excited to be joined by conductor Holly Mathieson, who brings to the stage Cambridge University Musical Society Concerto Competition 2018 prize-winner James Jones (violin) in Shostakovich’s sublime Violin Concerto No 1. Mathieson is currently Assistant Conductor at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Resident Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Junior Orchestra and Artistic Director of Rata Music Collective as well as Co-Artistic Director of the Nevis Ensemble. Her passion and clarity are a natural fit for this concert.

    Shostakovich’s 'Shakespearean' violin, who references Elgar, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Shostakovich’s own DSCH during the course of the concerto, is followed by excerpts from the jubilant and comic ballet Cinderella by Prokofiev, including Cinderella’s beautiful fairy tale waltz.

    Poem No 1, for orchestra
    Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in A minor
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Excerpts from Cinderella
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
  • 21 October 2018 - 3:00pm
    The European Doctors' Orchestra play Dukas, Dvorák and Tchaikovsky
    Christopher Morris Whiting, Jack Liebeck, The European Doctors' Orchestra
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The European Doctors’ Orchestra opens with Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, well known from Walt Disney’s film Fantasia. Jack Liebeck, our exciting soloist in Dvorák’s lyrical Violin Concerto, was 2010 winner of the Classical Brit Award – Young Artist of the Year. BBC Music Magazine praised Jack’s ‘beguiling silvery tone’.

    Dvorák's concerto abounds in Czech themes, with rich interplay between orchestra and soloist. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony is one of his best-lovedworks. In 1892 a Boston reviewer wrote: “We have all the untamed fury of the Cossack, whetting itself for deeds of atrocity, against all the sterility of the Russian steppes.”

    This concert is in aid of The Compassionate Friends, the national peer support charity for bereaved parents.

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    L'apprenti sorcier, 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'
    Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
    Symphony No 5 in E minor
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 25 October 2018 - 7:00pm
    Timothy Ridout (viola) with Jâms Coleman (piano) - Hattori Foundation Concert
    Jâms Coleman, Timothy Ridout
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    Timothy Ridout and Jâms Coleman present the first instalment of the 2018/19 Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recital Series.

    Timothy Ridout (viola)

    Since winning 1st Prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2016, Timothy Ridout has gone on to perform widely in Europe. Engagements this season include appearances as soloist with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Sinfonia Cymru and Young Musicians European Orchestra (in Israel). He returns to Wigmore Hall, makes his debut in Tokyo (Musashino Hall), performs George Benjamin’s Viola, Viola at the Southbank Centre on the invitation of Tabea Zimmermann, and gives recitals at Saffron Hall, the Newbury and Kilkenny Festivals. In 2017 Champs Hill released his first CD of music by Vieuxtemps to critical acclaim.

    Sought after as a chamber musician during 2018 Timothy takes part in the Heimbach (Germany), Valdres Sommersymfoni (Norway), Boswil and Musikdorf Ernen Festivals (Switzerland); and undertakes projects at the Musikverein (Vienna), Louvre and Salle Cortot in Paris. He collaborates with Sir Andras Schiff, Steven Isserlis, Lawrence Power, Nobuko Imai, Frank Dupree, Frans Helmerson, Christian Tetzlaff, Isabelle Faust, Pavel Kolesnikov and Gabor Takács-Nagy.

    Future engagements include his debut at the Konzerthaus Berlin, a residency with Baden-Baden Philharmonie and a performance of the Walton Concerto with the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich.

    Born in London in 1995, Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram, graduating with the Queen’s Award for Excellence. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2016 and in the same year joined the Kronberg Academy in Germany, where he currently studies with Nobuko Imai. Awards include 1st Prize at the 2014 Cecil Aronowitz and 2nd Prize at the 2015 Windsor Festival International Competitions.

    Over the last two years Timothy has performed across Europe including the Verbier Academy & Festival and Schloss Elmau, the Munich Gasteig, the Bad Kissinger Sommer, Schubertiade (Austria) and Beethoven Bonn Festivals. He has attended IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music and performed with the Nash Ensemble. Solo appearances include the Rotterdam Philharmonic Strings, European Union Chamber, Zagreb Soloists and Oxford Symphony Orchestras and a special performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Maxim Vengerov. He has participated in masterclasses with Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Simon Rattle and Gidon Kremer, among many others.

    Timothy is very grateful for support from the Amaryllis Fleming Foundation and Bowerman Charitable Trust. Timothy plays on a Viola by Peregerino di Zanetto c1565-75 generously on a temporary loan from Beares International Violin Society.

    Jâms Coleman (piano)

    From Anglesey, North Wales, Jâms Coleman is a pianist who enjoys a rich and varied musical life performing as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist. He finds it inspiring and fascinating to collaborate with different musicians and values the rewards of this process.

    Recent highlights include performing chamber music by Colin Matthews for the BBC Proms live on Radio 3, appearing on Radio 3’s In Tune and on BBC2’s Proms Extra with cellist Jamal Aliyev, a violin and piano performance with Luke Hsu at IMS Prussia Cove, song recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Leeds and Oxford Lieder Festivals and with tenors Robert Murray (in Prague) and Andrew Kennedy, solo recitals in France and solo appearances live on S4C and BBC Radio Cymru.

    As a vocal accompanist, he enjoys collaborating with many singers and his engagements include recitals with such established artists as Ailish Tynan, James Gilchrist, Sir John Tomlinson, Robert Murray, Nicholas Mulroy and Andrew Kennedy. Jâms enjoyed returning to the Two Moors Festival in October where he performed the three great Schubert song cycles, Die Schöne Müllerin with Nicholas Pritchard, Winterreise with baritone Henry Neill and Schwanengesang with Nicholas Mogg. Future chamber music includes recitals with cellists Jamal Aliyev, Marcin Zdunik and Laura van der Heijden, violist Timothy Ridout, violinist Luke Hsu, piano quintets with Clio Gould and others and recording a disc of French repertoire with Luke Hsu.

    Jâms has appeared as a concerto soloist, performing repertoire including Beethoven’s Third, Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos and concertos by Chopin, Brahms and Mozart. He also has experience of working as a Musical Director and repetiteur and in 2014 he conducted fifteen performances of Tchaikofsky’s Eugene Onegin across Wales.

    Jâms read Music at Girton College, Cambridge, where he was also a choral scholar. In 2016 he completed his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Professor Christopher Elton and Michael Dussek. He stayed on at the Academy as a Fellow and he enjoyed coaching and encouraging collaboration between pianists and the Vocal and Conducting departments. From 2018, he will be the Artistic Director of the concert series at St. Clement Danes in Central London.

    Jâms is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist, a Live Music Now Artist, a Park Lane Group Artist, a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and a Samling Artist. He is grateful for the support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, the Elizabeth Evans Trust, the John Fussell Award, the Arts Council of Wales and is grateful to the English-Speaking Union for providing funding to attend IMS Prussia Cove.

    While at Cambridge and the Academy Jâms studied with Professor Christopher Elton and Michael Dussek. He has also had lessons and masterclasses from pianists such as James Baillieu, Alasdair Beatson, Ian Brown, Pascal Devoyon, Julius Drake, Kirill Gerstein, Simon Lepper, Malcolm Martineau, Ferenc Rados, Kathryn Stott, Rita Wagner, and other artists such as James Boyd, András Keller, Angelika Kirchschlager, Anthony Marwood, György Pauk and Joan Rodgers.

    Hattori Foundation

    The Hattori Foundation was established as an Educational Trust by the Hattori Family and granted charity status in 1992. The aim of the Foundation in the field of music is to encourage and assist exceptionally talented young instrumental soloists or chamber ensembles who are British Nationals or resident in the UK and whose talent and achievements give promise of an international career.?

    Sonata for horn and piano in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Excerpts from Dichterliebe
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for viola and piano No 2 in E flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 27 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto Grosso No 3 in E minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Adagio from Concerto for oboe and strings No 2 in D minor
    Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
    Concerto for 4 violins No 1 in D, from 'L'Estro Armonico'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto Grosso No 3 in C minor
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Chaconne from The Fairy Queen
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for 4 violins in B minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 26 October 2018 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Recital - Craig McLaren (clarinet) and Jack Tait Westwell (piano)
    Craig McLaren, Jack Tait Westwell
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

    Currently undertaking a Master of Arts in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, Craig McLaren is embarking on his journey as a professional clarinettist. To date, Craig has held the position of clarinettist with the international touring production of Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables; performed with Arch Sinfonia, the Australian Symphony Orchestra, the University of Western Australia Choral Society Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra; was a reserve clarinettist with the Australian Youth Orchestra; and was a member of both the West Australian Youth Orchestra and West Australian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed under the direction of notable conductors Edward Gardner, Jac van Steen, Gareth Hancock, and Ennio Morricone, and Stephen Brooker. Craig has performed in masterclasses with Andrew Marriner, Patrick Messina, Robert Plane, Franklin Cohen, and Michael Collins.

    Craig has a passion for chamber music and, during his undergraduate degree, received the Janet Anderson award for best woodwind performance. Craig also received First Prize in the Open Recital and Open Chamber sections of the Fremantle Eisteddfod in 2015.

    Craig is the current recipient of the Christopher Hogwood Scholarship, Royal Academy of Music Entrance Scholarship, and the Friends of University of Western Australia Music Travelling Scholarship.

    Jack Tait Westwell began his involvement in music making at the age of 5, playing fiddle with the Orkney Traditional Music Project. He started piano lessons at The City of Edinburgh Music School tutored by Gillian Gray and then studied at the University of Edinburgh, under the tutelage of Peter Evans, before moving to London to take up the offer of a place on the Advanced Instrumental Studies Piano Masters Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is currently tutored by Professor Charles Owen and Professor Paul Roberts.

    Jack has had success at both piano and fiddle competitions throughout Scotland and was awarded The Audrey Innes Prize at the Edinburgh Competition Festival Concerto Final in 2015. Jack is a ballet and musical theatre accompanist, piano and fiddle teacher and currently musician/pianist at Lewisham Unitarian Church. Having been a volunteer at the BIG Project Youth Choir in Broomhouse, Edinburgh, Jack is particularly interested in community music and has performed in a variety of diverse venues throughout the Scottish mainland and islands.

    Jack is supported by The Bucher-Fraser Trust, The McGlashan Charitable Trust, The Caird Trust, The Argyll Educational Trust and Goodenough College Halls of Residence

    Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    3 Pieces for solo clarinet (1919)
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
    Sonata for clarinet and piano
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
  • 27 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    North Cotswold Chamber Choir - Lo, the full, final sacrifice
    David Bednall, North Cotswold Chamber Choir
    St Peter's Church Hook Norton OX15 5NH
    United Kingdom

    For the first concert of our 2018/19 season, we're delighted to be working with, and singing the works of, a composer new to the North Cotswold Chamber Choir. David Bednall has been described as 'one of the brightest talents in British choral music'; The Choral Journal says, 'Those of us who love choral music, and who are always searching for the "next great thing", will feel that they have found it in Bednall. His style shows a multiplicity of influences, from Messiaen and Langlais to Howells and Arthur Wills, but already it is truly his own.'

    David will be leading us in a wide-ranging programme of English choral music, with a focus on music of love and remembrance - from Herbert Howells's deeply-felt Requiem, via David's three choral miniatures setting poems from the Great War, to Finzi's festival anthem which gives us the title of our programme.

    Orpheus, with his lute
    George Macfarren (1813-1887)
    When daisies pied
    George Macfarren (1813-1887)
    There rolls the deep
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Lay a garland on her hearse
    Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856)
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    This have I done for my true love
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Ave Regina caelorum
    David Bednall ()
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    I praise the tender flower from 7 Poems of Robert Bridges, for mixed voices
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    My love dwelt in a Northern land
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Some corner of a foreign field
    David Bednall ()
    Lo, the full, final sacrifice
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
  • 27 October 2018 - 3:00pm
    Sing Joyfully - Music for a Saturday Afternoon with The Maia Singers
    Ian Tate, John Pomphrey, The Maia Singers
    St Michael and All Angels Bramhall SK7 2PG
    United Kingdom

    An afternoon of summer songs with The Maia singers at St Michael and All Angels church in Bramhall.

    The complete programme is not finalised but will include all of the pieces listed plus more.

    Te Deum
    Sir Karl Jenkins (1944-)
    Sing joyfully unto God
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Nidaros Jazz Mass
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    It was a lover and his lass
    John Rutter (1945-)
    The Dance from From the Bavarian highlands
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Tanzen und springen
    Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
    Plenty good room
    Kirby Shaw ()
  • 27 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight - The Heroic Polonaise
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    St Ann's Church Manchester M2 7LF
    United Kingdom

    Celebrate the weekend in Manchester with a scintillating performance of Chopin's thrilling piano music and a complimentary glass of champagne! CityMusic Promotions presents “Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight”, the second of a new concert series in Central Manchester at St Ann’s Church of ten separate concerts, one per month from September 2018 to July 2019. The virtuoso soloist will be British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    * Tickets for this unique series are limited. Book now to avoid disappointment *

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frederic Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. His music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian salons. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across ten programmes, from memory, in the beautiful setting of St Ann’s Church. Concerts include a free glass of champagne and finish by 9pm so there's time afterwards to go on to wine and dine elsewhere in the city of Manchester. The ten separate programmes in this exciting series are monthly from September 2018 to July 2019.

    The pianist Warren Mailley-Smith is the first British concert pianist to perform all 233 of Chopin's solo piano works from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works on the Sleeveless Records label. Having performed at Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, on many of the world's most prestigious cruise liners, on several occasions for the British Royal Family and having his recordings featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio it is no surprise that Classic FM described him as "Stunning".

    Ballade No 1 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 19 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Introduction and Rondo in E flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 9 in B
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 10 in B Minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz No 3 in F from 3 Waltzes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Souvenir de Paganini (Variations in A)
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Waltz in A minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Ballade No 2 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Polonaise No 6 in A flat, 'Heroic'
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
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