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Format: 2019-11-22
Format: 2019-11-22
  • 28 November 2019 - 6:15pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival
    Mihai Ritivoiu, Yoanna Prodanova
    St Michael's Church, Highgate London N6 6BJ
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. This year's event 'Beethoven 249' centres on celebrating the great man to mark this most notable anniversary with every main concert featuring a piece composed by him. World-class musicians will perform a varied and attractive programme of masterpieces throughout the festival week performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else. Join us to experience this unique festive atmosphere, complete with mince pies and mulled wine!

    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 5 in D major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 28 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival
    Alexander Sitkovetsky, Ashok Klouda, Benjamin Gilmore, Benjamin Roskams, Gary Pomeroy, Irina Botan, John Suchet, Natalie Klouda, Robert Cohen
    St Michael's Church, Highgate London N6 6BJ
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. This year's event 'Beethoven 249' centres on celebrating the great man to mark this most notable anniversary with every main concert featuring a piece composed by him. World-class musicians will perform a varied and attractive programme of masterpieces throughout the festival week performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else. Join us to experience this unique festive atmosphere, complete with mince pies and mulled wine!

    Piano Trio in C Minor Op.1 No.3
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 11 in F minor, 'Serioso'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Sextet in D minor, 'Souvenir de Florence'
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 28 November 2019 - 10:00pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival
    Irina Botan, Robert Cohen
    St Michael's Church, Highgate London N6 6BJ
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. This year's event 'Beethoven 249' centres on celebrating the great man to mark this most notable anniversary with every main concert featuring a piece composed by him. World-class musicians will perform a varied and attractive programme of masterpieces throughout the festival week performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else. Join us to experience this unique festive atmosphere, complete with mince pies and mulled wine!

    Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2 in F
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 29 November 2019 - 6:15pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival
    Amy Harman, James Pillai, Nicholas Daniel, Peter Sparks, Simon Callaghan
    St Anne's Church London N6 6AP
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. This year's event 'Beethoven 249' centres on celebrating the great man to mark this most notable anniversary with every main concert featuring a piece composed by him. World-class musicians will perform a varied and attractive programme of masterpieces throughout the festival week performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else. Join us to experience this unique festive atmosphere, complete with mince pies and mulled wine!

    Quintet for piano and winds in E flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 29 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival
    Amy Harman, Ashok Klouda, Benjamin Gilmore, Chi-chi Nwanoku, Gary Pomeroy, James Pillai, Meghan Cassidy, Nicholas Daniel, Peter Sparks, Priya Mitchell, Simon Callaghan
    St Anne's Church London N6 6AP
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. This year's event 'Beethoven 249' centres on celebrating the great man to mark this most notable anniversary with every main concert featuring a piece composed by him. World-class musicians will perform a varied and attractive programme of masterpieces throughout the festival week performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else. Join us to experience this unique festive atmosphere, complete with mince pies and mulled wine!

    Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Nonet in F minor
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
    2 Waltzes, from 8 Waltzes for piano, arranged for string quintet
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    String Quintet in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 29 November 2019 - 10:00pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival
    Ashok Klouda, Benjamin Gilmore, Simon Callaghan
    St Anne's Church London N6 6AP
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. This year's event 'Beethoven 249' centres on celebrating the great man to mark this most notable anniversary with every main concert featuring a piece composed by him. World-class musicians will perform a varied and attractive programme of masterpieces throughout the festival week performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else. Join us to experience this unique festive atmosphere, complete with mince pies and mulled wine!

    Piano Trio No 7 in B Flat 'Archduke'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 30 November 2019 - 7:00pm
    Highgate International Chamber Music Festival
    Ashok Klouda, Benjamin Gilmore, Benjamin Roskams, Irina Botan, Natalie Klouda, Nicholas Daniel, Robert Cohen, Sara Wolstenholme
    St Anne's Church London N6 6AP
    United Kingdom

    The Highgate International Chamber Music Festival brings together distinguished chamber musicians from around the world for a celebration of chamber music in venues around Highgate. This year's event 'Beethoven 249' centres on celebrating the great man to mark this most notable anniversary with every main concert featuring a piece composed by him. World-class musicians will perform a varied and attractive programme of masterpieces throughout the festival week performing alongside one another in combinations not heard anywhere else. Join us to experience this unique festive atmosphere, complete with mince pies and mulled wine!

    Keyboard trio in E flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Duo in E flat for viola and cello, 'Eyeglass Duo'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Piano Trio in G minor
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
    Interlude for oboe and strings
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
    String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • 25 November 2019 - 7:45pm
    Wond'rous Machine | Mozart symphonies
    Joel Sandelson, Wond'rous Machine
    Purcell Room, Southbank Centre London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    The dynamic, young period instrument orchestra Wond’rous Machine makes their Southbank Centre debut with two of Mozart's most exalted symphonies. These two works encompass the musical world as Mozart knew it, from the lowliest popular styles to writing of huge complexity. His Prague symphony is known for its dazzling counterpoint, and the Linz for its operatic qualities. They were written in just three and four days respectively.

    Complementing the symphonies are two pieces intended as entertainment music: a sparkling early divertimento for strings, written when Mozart was 15, and a much later set of German dances – the ancestor of the waltz – which accompanied a grand Imperial ball in Vienna.

    Symphony No 38 in D, 'Prague'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    6 German Dances
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento for strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 36 in C, 'Linz'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  • 30 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Seraphin Orchestra - Busoni's Piano Concerto
    Emma Lisney, Joy Lisney, Karl Lutchmayer, Seraphin Chamber Orchestra
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    This concert brings the mini-series 'Busoni - The Romantic Modernist' to its epic conclusion. Whilst the opening phrases of Busoni's 1904 Piano Concerto conjure up the memory of his mentor Brahms, this is in fact the kind of concerto that his friend Mahler might have written. Lasting well over an hour, it steers a deft path between monumental Teutonic architecture and Latin temperament (including a frenzied visit to the hubbub of the Neapolitan streets), before concluding with a hymn to Allah, by a Danish poet, sung by an off-stage male voice chorus!

    Unapologetically immoderate, especially in the demands upon the soloist, this is a rare chance to hear a work which has received only one London performance in the last 30 years. The evening begins with music by Rachmaninoff, Busoni’s pianist-composer rival. The Symphonic Dances, rich with yearning for Pre-Revolutionary Russia, were considered by the composer to be his magnum opus.

    The Seraphin Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2017 by Emma and Joy Lisney. It was born out of a desire to perform the rich vein of repertoire for strings,as well as to encourage living composers to write for the ensemble. Seraphin Chamber Orchestra seeks to provide experience for top student players working in a condensed intensive fashion which fits in with their studies, in collaboration with young professionals. The Orchestra also aims to support emerging composers, encouraging them to explore the possibilities of writing for strings and granting them performances of their work in an open-minded culture and by committed players.

    Symphonic Dances
    Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
    Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
  • 30 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Royal Free Singers - Handel's Alexander's Feast
    Ana Beard Fernández, Benedict Gunner, Peter Brooke, The Orchestra of London, The Royal Free Singers, William Searle
    The Parish Church of St John the Baptist Windsor SL4 1LT
    United Kingdom

    The Royal Free Singers and the Orchestra of London are delighted to be performing this lesser known work by Handel, based on John Dryden's ode, Alexander's Feast, or The Power of Music.

    The piece describes a banquet held by Alexander the Great and his mistress, Thais, in the captured Persian city of Persepolis. Encouraged by both Thais and the singing of the Greek army's resident musician, Timotheus, an increasingly intoxicated Alexander and his guest set about burning down the city in order to avenge the Greek soldiers killed in battle with the Persians.

    Composed in 1736 and premiered at the Covent Garden Theatre, Alexander's Feast became a great success and encouraged Handel to make the transition from writing Italian opera to English choral works.

    Refreshments available in the interval.

    Disabled access to the side of the church.

    Alexander's Feast
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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