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Format: 2014-04-19
Format: 2014-04-19
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    Mon, 2014-04-21 15:00
    The Busch Ensemble (piano trio)
    Jonathan Bloxham, Matthieu van Bellen, Omri Epstein, The Busch Ensemble
    St Mary's Church, Perivale London UB6 8SS
    United Kingdom

    St Mary's Perivale Afternoon Concert Series. St Mary's Perivale is a tiny, beautiful 12th century church situated close to Western Avenue (A40) in Perivale, West London. Declared redundant in 1972, it is now a flourishing classical music venue, with an excellent reputation for superb concerts, given by many of the best musicians in London. All our concerts are free with a retiring collection. No tickets are issued beforehand – just turn up ! We also provide free refreshments, and free parking is readily available. It is a perfect venue for chamber and instrumental concerts, with close proximity to the musicians, excellent acoustics and a good piano. We think it compares favourably with any other small concert hall in London. Do come along – you will be very welcome.

    Keyboard Trio in G , 'Zigeuner' (Gypsy Rondo)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Piano Trio No 3 in F minor
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    No Tickets required.
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    Wed, 2014-04-23 19:30
    Jeanette Ager (mezzo-soprano), Ofer Falk (violin), Viv McLean (piano)
    Jeanette Ager, Ofer Falk, Viv McLean
    St Mary's Church, Perivale London UB6 8SS
    United Kingdom

    St Mary's Perivale Wednesday Evening 'Double Concert' Series. St Mary's Perivale is a tiny, beautiful 12th century church situated close to Western Avenue (A40) in Perivale, West London. Declared redundant in 1972, it is now a flourishing classical music venue, with an excellent reputation for superb concerts, given by many of the best musicians in London. All our concerts are free with a retiring collection. No tickets are issued beforehand – just turn up ! We also provide free refreshments, and free parking is readily available. It is a perfect venue for chamber and instrumental concerts, with close proximity to the musicians, excellent acoustics and a good piano. We think it compares favourably with any other small concert hall in London. Do come along – you will be very welcome.

    Operatic Arias
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concert Arias
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Salut d'amour, 'Liebesgruss'
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Chanson de Matin
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    No Tickets required.
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    Sun, 2014-04-27 11:30
    Forna-Gallagher Duo (violin and viola)
    Forna-Gallagher Duo, Francis Gallagher, Iona Forna, Nathan Tucker
    Lauderdale House London N6 5HG
    United Kingdom

    These Royal College of Music students have been performing across London since 2010. Francis won First Prize in the RCM Viola Competition in 2013. He has performed concertos with the Dame Alice Owen Symphony Orchestra and the Barnet Youth Orchestra.

    Ioana studied at the Sigismund Toduta Music High School in Romania and has been part of the Romanian National Youth Orchestra under the guidance of Cristian Mandel and Marin Cazacu.

    Other works to be announced.

    Passacaglia, on a theme by George Frideric Handel, for Violin and Viola
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £7, concessions £5, schoolchildren £1 Available from 020 8348 8716 Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm..
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    Sun, 2014-04-27 19:30
    Basel Symphony Orchestra
    Basel Symphony Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, Matt Haimovitz
    Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge CB2 3QB
    United Kingdom

    Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass and John Adams are three of the twentieth century's most influential composers. Their music is more richly textured, harmonic and accessible than their usual `minimalist' label implies.

    These Words is as haunting and ethereal as the timeless Gregorian chants that have inspired much of Pärt's work. Resonant and meditative, Glass's recently premiered Cello Concerto No 2 is a condensation of his score for Godfrey Reggio's critically acclaimed 2002 film Naqoyqatsi. Requiring colossal orchestral resources, Adams' Harmonielehre is a unique, mesmerising, three-movement work that marries the developmental techniques of Minimalism with the harmonic and expressive world of fin de siècle late Romanticism, to breathtaking effect.

    Their work is brought to life with consummate skill and passion by one of Europe's leading symphony orchestras, brilliantly conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, an acknowledged champion of modern classical music.

    Did you know?
    John Adams was inspired to write Harmonielehre by a dream in which he was driving across the San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge and saw an oil tanker on the surface of the water abruptly turn upright and take off like a Saturn V rocket.

    Pre-concert talk - free to ticket holders, at 6pm at Cambridge City Hotel in nearby Downing Street.

    These Words
    Arvo Pärt (1935-)
    Cello Concerto No 2, 'Naqoyqatsi'
    Philip Glass (1937-)
    Harmonielehre
    John Adams (1947-)
    £35, £31, £26; students £10; groups 20+ £15. £2.25 booking fee per ticket Available from 01223 357851 Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm, or 30 minutes after the start of a show on performance days.
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    Mon, 2014-04-21 19:00
    Coro and Chapter House Choir perform Gabriel Jackson world premiere
    Coro, Mark Griffiths, Stephen Williams, The Chapter House Choir
    St Luke's and Christ Church, Chelsea London SW3 6NH
    United Kingdom

    Chapter House Choir, York and Coro, London will be performing the World Premiere of a new piece by Gabriel Jackson at St Luke’s Church Chelsea on 21st April at 7.00pm.

    The concert, Songs for Clare, is in memory of soprano Clare Latham, who sang with both choirs. All the profits from the concert will be shared between Macmillan and St Leonard’s Hospice in York; the charities which supported Clare and her family during her illness. The new commission by Gabriel Jackson is written for Clare and will be performed alongside his joyously uplifting Requiem and Parry’s Songs of Farewell.

    The composer, Gabriel Jackson comments “I feel very honoured to have been asked to write a piece in memory of Clare Latham. The text we have chosen, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, has a beautiful and very appropriate musicality and I hope that my setting of these tender, loving words is as much a celebration of Clare’s life as it is a commemoration of her passing.”

    Coro and Chapter House Choir are both chamber choirs. Coro was formed in 2000 and has successfully participated in many European choral competitions, including winning the Grand Prix at the Tallinn International Choral Competition in 2003 and being awarded the Renaissance Prize at the Florilège Vocal De Tours in France in 2010. Chapter House Choir was formed in 1965 by a group of York Minster Songmen and their wives. They are committed to commissioning new music and in 2014 will perform the premieres of three commissions written for them, including Jackson’s commission in memory of Clare Latham, a new work by Alexander L’Estrange to celebrate Le Grand Depart of the Tour De France in Yorkshire, and a new work by Judith Bingham to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

    Requiem
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
    6 Songs of Farewell
    Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
    In memoriam
    Gabriel Jackson (1962-)
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 12:00
    Summer Saturday Recital Series - Pupils from Aldenham School
    Pupils from Aldenham School
    St James's Church Bushey WD23 1BD
    United Kingdom

    This is the first of a series of short chamber music recitals, beginning at 12noon and lasting 40-45 minutes. After the concert lunches and refreshments are available in the adjacent hall.

    No Tickets required.
  • Sat, 2014-04-19 19:00
    Quartet Pro Musica - Thames Chamber Music 2014 Concert Series
    Quartet Pro Musica
    Garrick's Temple Hampton on Thames TW12 2EN
    United Kingdom

    Quartet Pro Musica was formed in 1955, when the quartet’s original players, all former students at the Royal Academy of Music, were Patrick Halling, his brother, the cellist Peter Halling, Roger Raphael and Peter Sermon. Michael Tippett coached the quartet in these early days. In 1957-8, Ernest Scott and Gwynne Edwards joined. It was during the ensuing period that the quartet were involved in many highly acclaimed recordings for the BBC. The current quartet, Patrick Halling, Keith Lewis, Richard Cookson and Myrtle Bruce-Mitford, with Andrea Mundy as deputy cellist, continue to play a wide repertoire, with particular emphasis on English music as well as contemporary composers.

    Thames Chamber Music is a new music society formed to promote chamber music in various venues within a boatswain’s whistle sound of the River Thames, from Tilbury to the Source. There are currently four confirmed concerts for 2014, with several more planned.

    To join the Thames Chamber Music mailing list, to receive news of future concerts and recording news, please contact the Secretary, Thames Chamber Music; Email:thameschambermusic@gmail.com; Twitter: @thamesmusic; Tel: 07879 474 870; Mailing address: 23 Haldane Road . London . SW6 7ET.

    I first came across Percy Grainger in 1932 as a very young boy, studying the violin at the Sydney Conservatorium. He was making one of his sporadic returns to his native Australia to act as judge at the Sydney Eisteddfod. I noticed this fawn like creature darting about in a most eccentric manner, so I asked someone “Who is that person?”. They said “ Don’t you know that’s Percy Grainger, he is a genius’.” He was a great friend of Delius and gave him the theme for Brigg Fair.’ (Patrick Halling, 2012)

    “Quartet playing demands the highest standards of technique and musicianship, requiring complete dedication on the part of the players. Long hours of rehearsal, and above all the resolution of all the different ideas on interpretation. One could ask, is all this sacrifice of time and energy warranted? Well, certainly the answer is yes, the rewards are enormous, not least of all the opportunity to play the great music that makes up the quartet repertoire”. (PCH, 2010)

    “It is not enough to form a quartet. If you don’t know how to argue, then you must learn how to, or the counsel of this particular member will be lost. Everything that happens has to be discussed and argued, and everything has to meet with the complete approval of each member. You must always try to convince the others of your point of view, and at the same time always be ready to be convinced of a superior argument. There are no compromises. Usually something emerges that is a lot better than any one opinion, but it is not a compromise.” Norbert Brainin, leader of the Amadeus Quartet, in conversation with Patrick in 1996.

    £15 (single ticket), £25 (2 tickets), £10 (concessions) Available from 07879 474 870 Mon-Sun 0900-2100.
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    Mon, 2014-04-28 13:00
    Voyage à Paris - art song recital
    Varazdat Khachatryan, Zoe Lethbridge
    St Michael at the North Gate Oxford OX1 3EY
    United Kingdom

    A recital of art song from 20th century Paris given as part of the Music on Mondays recital series at St Michael at the North Gate. The recital presents a number gems from the genre from the evocative harmonies of Debussy to Poulenc’s quirky settings of texts by Apollonaire.

    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)
    Mandoline from 5 Mélodies
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Claire de Lune
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Chanson d'Orkenise from Banalités
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Hôtel from Banalités
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Fagnes de Wallonie from Banalités
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    'C' (J'ai traversé les ponts de Cé) from 2 Poèmes de Louis Aragon
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Montparnasse
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Hyde Park
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    No Tickets required.
  • Fri, 2014-04-25 19:30
    Contemporaries and Romantics ! Waldegrave Ensemble
    Alex Wilson, Elliott DeVivo, Sarah Ovenden, Waldegrave Ensemble
    Bourne Hall Ewell Village KT17 1UF
    United Kingdom

    Enjoy an evening of enchanting music whilst tantalising your taste buds with fine wines and cheeses.

    Featuring music for flute, clarinet and piano by Bizet, Delibes, Kovacs, Horovitz Sancan, and Saint-Saëns.

    All money raised will go towards the Waldegrave Scholarship Fund for two of our resident musicians who’ve recently gained places on a postgraduate course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

    Tarantella
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Sous le dôme épais (The Flower Duet) from Lakmé
    Léo Délibes (1836-1891)
    Suite No 1 from 'Carmen'
    Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
    Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano
    Joseph Horovitz (1926-)
    Hommage á JS Bach for solo clarinet
    Béla Kovács ()
    Sonatine for Flute and Piano
    Pierre Sancan (1916-)
    £12 adults / £8 under 18s (Includes wine and cheese) Available from 0333 666 3366 Monday - Friday 9am to 7pm.
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Cinema in Symphony 2: The Sequel - Reading Symphony Orchestra
    Reading Symphony Orchestra, Rory McAllister, Stefan Hofkes
    Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park Arts Centre Bracknell RG12 7PA
    United Kingdom

    After last year's successful Hollywood celebration, Cinema in Symphony returns to the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park. Hosted by BBC Radio Berkshire's Rory McAllister, hear the Reading Symphony Orchestra play classic themes from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings, The Big Country, Black Swan and James Bond, to name a few! If you've never experienced the full scale of an orchestra playing the themes you know and love, then this is your chance! You'll also be able to get up close and personal to film props and have your photo taken when you arrive! So grab your family and friends and come along for a night at the movies with a difference - Cinema in Symphony is back!

    Theme from 'The Big Country'
    Jerome Moross (1913-1983)
    Imperial March from Star Wars
    John Williams (1932-)
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Klaus Badelt ()
    Music from Swan Lake
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Music from Out of Africa
    John Barry (1933-2011)
    Jurassic Park
    John Williams (1932-)
    Excerpts from Forrest Gump
    Alan Silvestri (1950-)
    James Bond Medley
    John Barry (1933-2011)
    Theme from The Magnificent Seven
    Elmer Bernstein (1922-)
    Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission
    Ennio Morricone (1928-)
    Excerpts from Lord of the Rings
    Howard Shore (1946-)
    Dambusters March
    Eric Coates (1886-1957)
    Adult £20; under 21s £15 Available from 01344 484123 .