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Format: 2014-10-02
Format: 2014-10-02
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    Sat, 2014-10-04 19:30
    Guitars Etcetera - John Williams / Tom Ellis and Laura Snowden
    Anthony Pleeth, David Juritz, Graham Preskett, John Williams, Laura Snowden, Richard Harvey, Tom Ellis, William Morris
    Christ Church, East Sheen London SW14 7AW
    United Kingdom

    This is a remarkable one-off charity event, featuring an imaginative selection of Italian, Spanish and Latin American music, played by world-class musicians who are giving their time for a very important cause. We welcome the brilliant young guitar duo of Tom Ellis and Laura Snowden and the leading cellist Anthony Pleeth, alongside the wonderful John Williams, Richard Harvey, Graham Preskett and violinist David Juritz.

    This concert is organised by the MAE Foundation, which concentrates on taking musical instruments and music teaching to thousands of refugee children from Burma in the jungle refugee camps along the Thai border.

    Since 2010, the charity -- founded and supported by British-based composers and musicians -- has already delivered nearly two thousand instruments and songbooks to children in the Mae La camp. The aim of this concert is to finance a second MAE Foundation songbook, to buy more instruments and to guarantee the rapid expansion of our provision of music teachers for these bright, enthusiastic children.

    Despite the changes now taking place in Burma, the children in these camps -- more than 60,000 of them -- will still be living in temporary, leaf-roofed huts in the jungle for years to come. Support the MAE Foundation and enjoy a superb evening of exciting music, played by an extraordinary line-up of virtuoso musicians.

    Seating is unallocated. Doors open at 7pm

    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Concerto for Mandolin in C major
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Bachianas Brasileiras No 5
    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    Frederic Hand (1947-)
    Concerto for Mandolin and Strings in C major
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Café 1930
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Chamber Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    Mon, 2014-10-06 19:30
    Rosenblatt Recitals - Carmen Giannattasio (soprano) and Jonathan Papp (piano)
    Carmen Giannattasio, Jonathan Papp
    Wigmore Hall London W1U 2BP
    United Kingdom

    Possessing a beautiful, versatile, full lyric soprano voice, Operalia 2002 winner Carmen Giannattasio “is the most talented of the younger Italian sopranos” (The Telegraph). A noted exponent of bel canto repertory, Giannattasio’s London recital debut follows a star turn opposite Joyce DiDonato in the Royal Opera House’s Maria Stuarda.

    “Blessed with a larger then life star quality... she can flip from vibrant light coloratura to dark smouldering mezzo tones with an elegant, clean technique and powerfully intense phrasing” Opera Now

    Lasciami! Lascia ch’io respiri from Quattro canzoni d'Amaranta
    Sir Paolo Tosti (1846-1916)
    Tacea la notte placida from Il trovatore
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    La maja dolorosa No 2 from Colección de tonadillas
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    Quejas, o la maja y el ruisenor from Goyescas
    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    7 Canciones Populares Españolas
    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Poema en forma de canciones
    Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
    Neapolitan Songs
    Anonymous ()
    Tu che la vanita from Don Carlos
    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
  • Sat, 2014-10-04 19:30
    Brahms - A German Requiem | Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields
    Andrew Earis, Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Kammerchor Passion, St Martin's Consort
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    In this performance, the first in The Sound of St Martin’s choral concert series for 2014/15, we begin our commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. St Martin-in-the-Fields is delighted to welcome the Kammerchor Passion from Berlin to perform with the Choir and Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

    The programme opens with Brahms’s sublime Geistliches Lied, followed by works by German composers Rheinberger and Mendelssohn. Two works specific to World War One will be performed - Elgar’s Sospiri, written at the outbreak of war in 1914, and The banks of the green willow by George Butterworth who was killed in the trenches. The concert concludes with Brahms’s monumental A German Requiem to commemorate all those who lost their lives in the war.

    Geistliches Lied
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Abendlied from 3 Geistliche Gesänge
    Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Verleih uns Frieden
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    The Banks of Green Willow
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    Antiphon - Let all the world in every corner sing from 5 Mystical Songs
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • Sun, 2014-10-05 11:30
    Arcadian Delights - Roman River Music Festival 2014
    Anna Dennis, Henrik Persson, Julian Perkins, Sarah Moffat
    St Edmund's Church East Mersea CO5 8TJ
    United Kingdom

    Much-recorded keyboard virtuoso Julian Perkins has put together a fascinating and varied programme for our annual concert among the ancient stones and intricate tracery of East Mersea church, hidden away down a country lane not far from Mersea’s famous seafood restaurants.

    Excerpts from 9 German Arias
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    The Tempest (or The Enchanted Island)
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    Plush and Roses
    Stephen Dodgson (1924-2013)
    Keyboard Sonata in G Major
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
    Excerpts from The Triumph of Time and Truth
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    Sat, 2014-10-11 19:30
    Andreas Moutsioulis - classical guitar concert
    Andreas Moutsioulis
    Redland High School for Girls Bristol BS6 7EF
    United Kingdom

    Greek born guitarist Andreas Moutsioulis combines exceptional stage presence with unique musical sensitivity, placing him amongst the most gifted players of his generation. Join Andreas tonight and witness his spellbinding performance.

    Andreas will perform music from Greece, Spain, Argentina plus his own transcriptions.

    Songe Capricorne
    Roland Dyens (1955-)
    Elogio de la Danza
    Leo Brouwer (1939-)
    Romance, from the movie 'The Excursion'
    Nikos Mamangakis (1929-2013)
    A day in May, arranged for solo guitar
    Mikis Theodorakis (1925-)
    You have set my star, arranged for solo guitar
    Mikis Theodorakis (1925-)
    Sevilla (Sevillanas) from 'Suite Española'
    Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    Sérgio Assad (1952-)
    Un Dia de Noviembre
    Leo Brouwer (1939-)
    Libertango, arranged for solo guitar
    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    Carlo Domeniconi (1947-)
    Love theme, from the movie 'The Excursion'
    Nikos Mamangakis (1929-2013)
    Where did my boy fly away, arranged for solo guitar
    Mikis Theodorakis (1925-)
    I've kept a hold of my life, arranged for solo guitar
    Mikis Theodorakis (1925-)
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    Fri, 2014-10-10 12:30
    Lunchtime brass band concert - Royal Greenwich Brass Band
    Jon Frank, Royal Greenwich Brass Band, Stephen Maw
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    This ever-popular brass band makes a welcome return to Regent Hall to play a lively, powerful and moving programme of fine brass band repertoire

    The Red Shield
    Harry Goffin ()
    Music for Greenwich
    Edward Gregson (1945-)
    The old rustic bridge (tenor horn solo)
    Erik Leizden (1894-1962)
    Peter Graham (1958-)
    Jeg elsker deg
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Elsa's procession to the Cathedral, from Lohengrin
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
  • Sat, 2014-10-11 18:00
    Vaughan Williams's Mass in G minor | Barts Chamber Choir
    Barts Chamber Choir, Ivor Setterfield
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Alleluia, I heard a voice
    Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
    When David heard
    Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
    3 Motets
    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
    Valiant for Truth
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    The Dying Soldier
    Nigel Short ()
    Mass in G minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Song for Athene
    Sir John Tavener (1944-2013)
    Hail, gladdening light
    Charles Wood (1866-1926)
  • Sat, 2014-10-11 20:00
    Vivaldi's Gloria by candlelight | Barts Chamber Choir
    Barts Chamber Choir, Elizabeth Weisberg, Grace Davidson, 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)
    Concerto for 4 Violins in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 2 in G minor, 'Summer' RV 315 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Ostro Picta Armata Spina
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
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    Fri, 2014-10-03 13:00
    Lunchtime Recital- Jon Martinez Valganon (double bass) / Alexandru Lazar (piano)
    Alexandru Lazar, Jon Martinez Valganon
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Presented by the Royal College of Music

    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
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    Thu, 2014-10-09 19:30
    Sound Emergents: London | Project Instrumental (chamber orchestra)
    Lowri Porter, Natalie Murray Beale, Project Instrumental
    Lime Wharf London E2 9DJ
    United Kingdom

    Fizzing young chamber orchestra, Project Instrumental, continue their residency at creative hub LimeWharf, in East London. Bold, imaginative and boundary defying, this virtuosic ensemble strips back the peripherals with their straightforward contemporary approach to classical music. Advance tickets available and recommended.

    Kindly supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation and The Hinrichsen Foundation.

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    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)