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Format: 2014-04-21
Format: 2014-04-21
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Brockenhurst Choir Concert April 2014
    Anna Gillingham, Brockenhurst Choir, Joseph Padfield, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Miriam Newton, Sam Smith
    St Saviour's Church Brockenhurst SO42 7SP
    United Kingdom

    Brockenhurst Choir is very pleased to be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark this special occasion, a Golden Jubilee Concert will be held at St Saviour’s on Saturday 26 April at 7.30pm. The Choir of over 90 singers will perform Handel’s Oratorio ‘Israel in Egypt’, a wonderfully tuneful and exciting setting of one of the most dramatic stories in the Bible. It includes vivid depictions of the plagues, the terrifying slaying of the first born, and the tumultuous Red Sea crashing over the Egyptians. The choir will be accompanied by a full orchestra, and will be conducted by Miriam Newton. The soloists are four impressive, young professional singers from London. We look forward to sharing this landmark event in the history of the choir.

    Israel in Egypt
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £15 (students £5)
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Craig Ogden supported by the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble
    Craig Ogden, The Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble
    Sundial Theatre, Cirencester College Cirencester GL7 1XA
    United Kingdom

    Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of thirteen. He is the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship Award from the RNCM in Manchester.His many recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim. Ogden’s Classic FM albums The Guitarist and Summertime both shot straight to no 1 in the UK classical chart in summer 2010 and 2011 respectively. Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all of the main UK orchestras plus many abroad and has presented on BBC Radio 3 and on ABC Classic FM (Australia).

    Craig Ogden is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music.

    The Corinium Players Guitar Enemble was formed in 1999 to give young classical guitarists the opportunity to play together as an orchestra. They now have around 40 playing members and as well as playing concerts locally, have travelled to the continent and appear in many national music festivals. They have appeared alongside other renowned guitarists such as Gary Ryan, The Vida Guitar Quartet, The Aquarelle Quartet, to name but three.

    £13 full, £10 concessions Available from 01285 654228 .
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    Thu, 2014-05-01 19:30
    Ribble Valley International Piano Festival 2014 - Launch Concert
    Martin Roscoe
    Westholme Theatre, Westholme School Blackburn BB2 6QU
    United Kingdom

    Come and hear the Artistic Director of Ribble Valley International Piano Week, Martin Roscoe, for an evening of popular fantasies by the great composers.

    With a wide range of moods and characters. Mozart’s short Fantasy in D minor is one of his most popular piano pieces, by turns wistful, dramatic and light-hearted.

    Schumann’s Kreisleriana, '8 Fantasias' has similar contrasts – the music is either frenetic and passionate or contemplative and serene. Beethoven’s Sonata quasi una fantasia has four contrasting movements played continuously, and Brahms’s Op 116 Fantasies, written towards the end of his life are intimate and economical.

    Finally Chopin’s F minor fantasy is a fifteen minute story of turbulence contrasted with moments of complete calm.

    Fantasia No 3 in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for Piano No 13 in E flat, 'quasi una fantasia'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Capriccio in D minor (Presto energico) from 7 Fantasias
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Fantasie in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    £12, £5 student/disabled Available from 01229 861325 Mon - Fri 9am-5pm.
  • Wed, 2014-04-30 19:30
    Music from the land of Don Quijote
    Millgate Arts Centre Oldham OL3 5DY
    United Kingdom

    Both traditional and cultured music from the late 15th century up to 1800, including villancicos, romances and vigorous folk dances from Catalunya and Castille, courtly composers such as Juan del Encina, Juan Vasquez and composers for the guitar-like vihuela, instrumental canzonas by 17th century organist-composers, to songs from lighter compositions of the 18th century, and by Purcell from the Restoration stage version of The Comical History of Don Quixote.

    £12, school children and music students £4 Available from 01457 873323 .
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    Sat, 2014-04-26 19:30
    Mid-Somerset Orchestra - Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
    Fenella Humphreys, Hywel Jenkins, Stephen Smith, The Mid-Somerset Orchestra
    St Cuthbert's Church Wells BA5 2AW
    United Kingdom

    The The Mid-Somerset Orchestra’s spring concert features the work of Borodin and Tchaikovsky, two of the most loved of all Romantic composers, both creators of the most fabulous melodies, in a programme imbued with the spirit of Russia, the homeland that they shared.

    Opening with Borodin’s evocative In the Steppes of Central Asia (1880), the MSO welcomes renowned violinist Fenella Humphreys as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s immortal and beautiful Violin Concerto of 1878. With playing described as ‘alluring’, ‘mesmerising’ and ‘unforgettable’, Fenella Humphreys is regarded as one of the most distinctive performers of her generation and is much in demand as soloist and chamber musician in concerts, broadcasts and recordings in UK and across Europe and has had works written for her by eminent British composers.

    The concert closes with an opportunity to hear Borodin’s First Symphony, successfully premièred in 1869.

    In the Steppes of Central Asia
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Symphony No 1 in E flat
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
    £11 full, £9 concession, £3 age 18 and under Available from 01749671770 Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..
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    Thu, 2014-05-01 13:00
    Winchester Chamber Music Festival 2014 - Concert 1
    Heath Quartet
    St Lawrence Church Winchester SO23 9EX
    United Kingdom

    Opening concert of the 2014 Winchester Chamber Music Festival with the Heath Quartet in the wonderfully intimate setting of St Lawrence Church.

    String Quartet No 3 in C Sharp major
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    String Quartet No 2 in A minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    £13 / £11 Available from 01962 873603 .
  • Thu, 2014-05-01 19:45
    Winchester Chamber Music Festival 2014 - Concert 2
    Heath Quartet, Kate Gould, London Bridge Ensemble
    Discovery Centre Winchester S023 8SB
    United Kingdom
    Piano Quartet in E flat
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for 2 Violins in C
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    String Quintet in A
    Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936)
    £17.50 / £15.50 Available from 01962 873603 .
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    Sun, 2014-04-27 19:30
    Rotary Club of Cambridge introduce Prime Brass and Bold as Brass Ensemble
    Bold as Brass Ensemble, Prime Brass, Stephen Cleobury, Tim Lihoreau
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom

    Prime Brass welcomes an exciting new brass decent from the Guildhall School of Music, Bold as Brass Ensemble in a joint concert promoted by Rotary Club of Cambridge in aid of a Rotary Literacy Project for children in South Africa. The grand finale is a joint performance of Richard Strauss's Festmusik der Stadt Wien conducted by Stephen Cleobury.

    William and Mary for Brass Ensemble
    Derek Bourgeois (1941-)
    The Earle of Oxford’s Marche
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Concerto di Cucaracha
    Stephen Roberts ()
    Suite from Porgy and Bess
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Festmusik der Stadt Wien
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Old French Dances
    Claude Gervaise (fl 1540-1560)
    Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    John Eacott (1961-)
    Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Homage to the noble grape
    Goff Richards (1944 - 2011)
    Chick Corea (1941-)
    Paul Denegri ()
    £15 £10
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    Thu, 2014-05-01 19:30
    Natural/Supernatural | City of London Sinfonia
    City of London Sinfonia, Gwilym Simcock, Michael Collins
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    We are joined by the up and coming star of the jazz world, composer and pianist, Gwilym Simcock, to perform his new work, Cumbrian Thaw, a piece inspired by Gwilym's time in the mountains and fells of the Lake District. In contrast, two of the leading composers of the Enlightenment era, Beethoven and Mozart, offer their responses to the Natural and Supernatural worlds through Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony and extracts from Mozart's much loved opera, The Magic Flute.

    Overture from Die Zauberflöte, 'The Magic Flute'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    On a piece of tapestry
    Gwilym Simcock (1981-)
    Cumbrian Thaw
    Gwilym Simcock (1981-)
    Symphony No 6 in F, 'Pastoral'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    £32, £25, £18, £12 (discounts available) Available from 020 7730 4500 .
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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.