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Format: 2019-02-17
Format: 2019-02-17
  • 23 February 2019 - 8:00pm
    Oxshott and Cobham Music Society - Patron's Concert - Tyler Hay (piano)
    Tyler Hay
    Holy Trinity Church Claygate KT10 0JP
    United Kingdom

    Tyler Hay was born in Kent in 1994 and began learning the piano aged 6, studying with Andrew Haigh at Kent Music Academy for 3 years before gaining a scholarship and a place at the prestigious Purcell School for Young Musicians in 2007, to study with Tessa Nicholson. His musical progression took him under full scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied under Graham Scott and Frank Wibaut. In his final year, Tyler won the esteemed Gold Medal competition playing in the prize winner’s concert at Wigmore Hall in the Spring of 2017. In the same year under full scholarship he studied at the Royal College of Music, with South African pianist Niel Immelman and now continues with the renowned British pianist, Gordon Fergus-Thompson.

    In February 2016 Tyler won first prize in the keyboard section of the Royal Overseas League Competition and then went on to win first prize in the Liszt Society Competition in the same year. CDs of Liszt’s piano music and John Ogdon’s unpublished works are both available under the Piano Classics label.

    Tyler enjoys tackling some of the most demanding works in the repertoire. He has performed Rachmaninov’s 2nd Sonata at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, Scriabin’s 5th Sonata at the Southbank’s Purcell Room and as a result of winning the Senior Concerto Competition at the Purcell School, he played Ravel’s Concerto for Left Hand Alone at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Spring, 2013.

    Sonata for Piano No 16 in A minor
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Adagio in B minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Minuet in D
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Eine kleine Gigue in G major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    12 Préludes, Book 1
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    L'isle joyeuse
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • 23 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    Orchestra of the Restoration - The Kanneh-Mason Season
    Choir of St Mary's Church, Daniel Fawcett, Isata Kanneh-Mason, John Keys, Nottingham, Orchestra of the Restoration
    St Mary's Church Nottingham NG1 1HN
    United Kingdom

    The first of the Orchestra of the Restoration Kanneh-Mason Series 2019. The Series features 5 of the Kanneh-Mason family playing concertos by Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Ravel and other local incredibly talented young artists.

    Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Missa solemnis in B flat, 'Harmoniemesse'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 3 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 23 February 2019 - 6:00pm
    English Choral Classics by candlelight | St Martin's Chorus
    Andrew Earis, Peter Edge, St Martin's Chorus
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Join St Martin's Chorus and renowned baritone Peter Edge for an evening of Elgar, Howells and Vaughan Williams

    Give unto the Lord
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Requiem
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    5 Mystical Songs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Nunc dimittis
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
  • 23 February 2019 - 8:00pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | Brandenburg Sinfonia
    Ben Giddens, Brandenburg Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Join the Brandenburg Sinfonia for a performance of Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons, part of the Sound of St Martin's Series.

    Divertimento for Strings No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony No 1'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Chacony for strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Divertimento for Strings No 3 in F, 'Salzburg Symphony No 3'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 24 February 2019 - 7:35pm
    Salonen and Bartók Concertos | Philharmonia Orchestra
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra, Truls Mørk
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, rich in influences from Bach fugues to Hungarian folk dances.

    Esa-Pekka Salonen wrote his Cello Concerto for his friend Yo-Yo Ma, who gave its first performances in 2017. With a conductor’s insight into the inner workings of the orchestra and a characteristically fearless attitude to innovation, Salonen has created a piece that stretches the cellist’s technique to its limits and holds the listener’s attention from start to finish.

    “The cello does battle with a swirling orchestra, a hyperactive set of bongos, and even, through live tape looping, its own shadow” (New York Times).

    Bartòk had composed nothing for four years and was sick in hospital in New York when Serge Koussevitsky asked him to write a new piece for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The commission gave him a new lease of life, and seven weeks later he had completed the Concerto for Orchestra. This vibrant work gives each section of the orchestra a chance to shine, and is rich with influences from throughout Bartòk’s career, from Bach fugues to Hungarian folk dances.

    The Oceanides
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Concerto for cello and orchestra
    Esa-Pekka Salonen (1958-)
    Concerto for Orchestra
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
  • 22 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    Amiran Zenaishvili (piano)
    Amiran Zenaishvili
    Cranleigh Arts Centre Cranleigh GU6 8AS
    United Kingdom

    Amiran has performed as a concert soloist all over the world including such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall New York and Wigmore Hall London. this recital features in comparison two great Sonatas; Beethoven Op 110 and the highly virtosic Barber Op 26, accompanied by the majestic cycle of Brahms Rhapsodies and a selection of sublime Rachmaninoff miniatures.

    Both sonatas are among the greatest sonata cycles ever written for piano and undoubtedly the Beethoven served as a huge source of inspiration for Barber.

    Sonata for Piano No 31 in A flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    2 Rhapsodies
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 26 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    Music of the Heavens | New London Singers
    Ivor Setterfield, New London Singers
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Join the New London Singers for an evening of sublime choral music inspired by the heavens. Including the European premiere of two pieces by Canadian composer Nicholas Piper, as well as beautiful music by Britten, Parry, and Eric Whitacre.

    Vox dicentis: Clama
    Edward Naylor (1867-1934)
    Ad majorem Dei gloriam
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Mother of God, here I stand from The Veil of the Temple
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Faire is the heaven
    Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
    My heart was cloven from The Delight of Paradise
    Nicholas Piper ()
    Excerpts from Songs of Farewell
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    Lux Aurumque
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    Bring us, O Lord God
    Sir William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
  • 17 February 2019 - 8:30pm
    Cambridge Song Festival: Folklore and Fairytales
    Ceri Owen, Dominic Sedgwick, Jacquelyn Stucker
    Sidney Sussex College Chapel Cambridge
    United Kingdom

    Bringing the 2019 Cambridge Song Festival to a close, baritone Dominic Sedgwick and soprano Jacquelyn Stucker -- two Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden -- perform songs from Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook. A collection of vivid and colourful miniatures, the rest of the programme takes inspiration from Wolf's settings of Italian folk texts, exploring themes of folklore and tradition within an array of songs by Barber, Berg, Butterworth, and Debussy.

    La mer est plus belle que les cathédrales from 3 mélodies de Paul Verlaine
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Bredon Hill and other songs
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Nuvoletta from Finnegans Wake
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Excerpts from Sieben frühe Lieder (7 early songs)
    Alban Berg (1885-1935)
    Selection from Italienisches Liederbuch, 'Italian Songbook'
    Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
  • 24 February 2019 - 7:30pm
    I, Clara Schumann: A Life in Music | Dame Harriet Walter (reader)
    Dame Harriet Walter, Lucy Parham
    Omnibus Theatre London SW4 0QW
    United Kingdom

    Clara Schumann was an exceptional figure from a great age of music. As pianist and composer, she is – like many women – often unjustly forgotten or overlooked. Now Lucy Parham reveals why she deserves to be called ‘great’, as creator of the acclaimed Composer Portrait concerts.

    This is Clara Schumann’s story in her own words, narrated by Harriet Walter, with a selection of her compositions, as well as those by Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Chopin, played by Lucy Parham.

    “One of the must-see events of the musical calendar” – BBC Music Magazine

  • 22 February 2019 - 7:00pm
    Handel Birthday Concert - Handel and Margherita Durastanti - a musical marriage
    Carolyn Gibley, Karin Björk, Nicki Kennedy, Rachel Harris, Tatty Theo, The Brook Street Band
    Fishmongers' Recital Hall, The Britten Building, Gresham's School Holt NR25 6EA
    United Kingdom

    Handel’s Italian sojourn from 1707-1710 not only shaped his musical style and interests, but introduced him to one of the sopranos that was to play an important and recurring role in his music. Handel first met Margherita Durastanti when in Rome in 1707, with Durastanti performing both Armida abandonata and O qualis de coelo sonus.Their paths later crossed in London from 1720: Durastanti sung Handel’s Crudel Tiranno amor at a benefit concert in her honour, and she had roles in many successful Handel operas in the early 1720s. There seems to have been a ten year break in the working partnership, but Durastanti worked for Handel again in 1734.

    Handel and Margherita Durastanti – a musical marriage explores these early Handel works for Durastanti, both sacred and secular, contrasting these with later London works in the operatic field. Interspersed are trio sonatas, including one of Handel’s earliest, a teenaged composition dating from 1699, and one of his more mature works, composed in London in the 1730s at the height of his operatic success.

    The Brook Street Band
    ‘Vital and vivacious’ The Guardian
    ‘Masterly performances’ Gramophone Magazine

    O qualis de coelo sonus
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Trio Sonata No 2 in G minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Cantata 'Armida abbandonata' (Dietro l'orme fugaci)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Cara speme from Giulio Cesare
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Trio Sonata in G
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Crudel tiranno amor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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