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Format: 2014-10-21
Format: 2014-10-21
  • Fri, 2014-10-31 19:30
    Vivaldi and Bach by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Julian Perkins, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Concerto for 2 Violins
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air in F major from Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Fantasia Upon One Note
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Concerto No 1 for Harpsichord and Strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 3 in F, 'Autumn' RV 293 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Fri, 2014-10-24 19:30
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons by candlelight | Trafalgar Sinfonia
    Ivor Setterfield, Marije Johnston, Trafalgar Sinfonia
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chaconne for Strings in G minor
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Suite for Strings and Continuo in D Minor
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings in B flat
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Concerto for Violin No 2 in E minor, from 'La Stravaganza'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • Thu, 2014-10-23 19:30
    Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik by candlelight | LMA Ensemble | Meet the Music
    John Landor, LMA Ensemble
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy a candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    Enjoy an evening of popular classics, from the party atmosphere of Mozart’s Little Night Music to the world of Bach’s great Double Violin Concerto, with lots of little musical gems.

    We also invite you to Meet the Music, an entertaining and informal exploration of the programme with London Musical Arts Music Director, John Landor, including our thrilling orchestra walkabout experience, where we come out and play excerpts among you.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento No 1 in D, 'Salzburg Symphony'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Larghetto from Concerto Grosso in B minor
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Violin and Strings No 4 in F minor, 'Winter' RV 297 from Le Quattro Stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Concerto for 2 Violins and strings - version in D minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Jesus bleibet meine Freude, from Cantata No 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' (arr. Hess)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Mozart and Handel by candlelight | LMA Orchestra | with Meet the Music
    John Landor, LMA Orchestra
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Come and enjoy a candlelit concert in the beautiful atmosphere of London's iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The programme features some of the greatest classical music, carefully selected and performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    Even if you don’t think you know the names of any of the pieces, be assured that most will feel familiar to you, whether from TV or film, or, dare we say, as a ringtone or lift music! And of course, there’s nothing like experiencing them live, performed by some of London’s finest musicians.

    We also invite you to Meet the Music, an entertaining and informal exploration of the programme with London Musical Arts Music Director, John Landor, including our thrilling orchestra walkabout experience, where we come out and play excerpts among you.

    For details of all our concerts please visit the London Musical Arts website.

    Special Group Offers and Bespoke Packages are available for advance bookings of ten or more, and can include in addition to the concert: fine dining, interval drinks and brass-rubbing in St Martin’s Crypt, pre-concert talks, meeting the Music Director and expertly-guided London Walks tours in the local area around Trafalgar Square. For enquiries, please contact us by email with the concert date you are interested in and approximate numbers in your group.

    Symphony No 29 in A major
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento in B flat (Chorale St Antoni)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Concerto for Strings in G, 'Alla Rustica'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Minuet from String Quintet in E
    Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
  • Sat, 2014-10-25 16:30
    Mini Maestro Family Concert: Mozart and Handel
    John Landor, LMA Orchestra
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Treat your children to John Landor's wonderful Mini Maestro Family Concerts, bringing classical music alive for 4 - 12 year olds. They'll have lots of interactive fun with the music, including games, stories, miming, singing, clapping and conducting along. It's a journey of discovery, imagination and inspiration - creative, educational and fun!

    These child-friendly events at St Martin’s, in the heart of Trafalgar Square, have been entertaining London families and visitors for over a decade. They’re also convenient for inclusion in a day out in the centre of town, with brass-rubbing, gift-shopping and lovely tea and cakes available in the crypt. And the National Gallery, Portrait Gallery and the attractions of Covent Garden are all just a stone’s throw away for an even more fun-packed day for you and your kids!

    In this concert, you’ll experience all the hustle and bustle of King Solomon’s court, as he graciously receives the great Queen of Sheba. There’s also some burbling horns in Handel’s great Water Music and a high-spirited early symphony by the 17 year-old Mozart.

    Mini Maestro Series September 2014 - April 2015

    Special Offer - 3 concerts for the price of 2

    Phone the box office (020 7766 1100) quoting ‘Mini Maestro LMA 3 for 2′. Excludes December concerts.

    'Since coming to your concert, our six-year old cannot stop listening to classical music and recognises composers on the radio! You’ve certainly inspired him!'

    'Love the opportunity for children to sit in the orchestra, conducting and having the freedom to respond in their own way!'

    'a beautiful and informal way to introduce children (and adults who did not have the chance) to music'

    '100% entertaining, fun, enjoyable, child-friendly'

    'Brilliant! The children (and parents!) loved it and learnt a lot'

    Water Music
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 20:00
    Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra performs Ravel, Francaix and Ibert
    Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, Peter Stark, Rees Webster
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge CB3 9DP
    United Kingdom
    Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Pavane pour une infante défunte
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    L'horloge de flore (the flower clock) for oboe and orchestra
    Jean Françaix (1912-1997)
    Divertissement
    Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
    Ma mère l’oye, 'Mother Goose'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Hackney Singers: Brahms's Requiem
    Dan Ludford-Thomas, Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, Hackney Singers, Helen Meyerhoff, Philip Tebb
    St John-at-Hackney Church Hackney E5 0PD
    United Kingdom

    Hackney Singers present one of the world’s great choral works, Brahms’s epic masterpiece Ein deutsches Requiem. Sung in German, Brahms’s lyrical and uplifting Requiem brilliantly melds classical structure and romantic harmony. The libretto is unusual for a requiem in that it was not intended as a religious mass for the dead, but rather as a secular work of comfort and consolation for the living.

    Accompanied by leading community orchestra the Forest Philharmonic, under the baton of Dan Ludford-Thomas, the concert opens in dramatic style with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, celebrating the veneration with which Beethoven was held by Brahms; in his home, he composed under the watchful eye of a marble bust of Beethoven.

    This is set to be an evening of inspiring and powerful music, in the Georgian splendour of St John at Hackney.

    Overture from Egmont
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    Sat, 2014-10-25 19:30
    Bruckner's E minor Mass | Ely Choral Society
    Andrew Parnell, Ely Choral Society, Wymondham Symphony Winds
    Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral Ely CB7 4DL
    United Kingdom

    Ely Choral Society and the winds and brass of Wymondham Symphony Orchestra collaborate to present a rare opportunity to hear Anton Bruckner’s E minor Mass, his first recognised masterpiece. It was written to celebrate the building of the Votive Chapel of the new Cathedral in Linz. Because an outdoor performance was planned, the double choir is accompanied by wind and brass instruments. Here is true, unique Bruckner – a combination of Italian Renaissance simplicity, devoutness and poignancy, and full-blooded romantic harmonies and power in both vocal and instrumental writing. The programme also contains well-known Bruckner motets and works for brass and woodwind. The musical architecture of these works is enhanced by the generous acoustics and stunning stonework of Ely Cathedral’s Lady Chapel.

    Mass No 2 in E minor
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
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    Thu, 2014-10-30 19:30
    Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra
    Garry Walker, Giulio Poggia, Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra
    Blackheath Halls London SE3 9RQ
    United Kingdom

    Scottish born conductor Garry Walker directs the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra in a programme based around water and the sea, in keeping with A song for all ships, all seas, the autumn theme linking a few concerts within our Faculty of Music programme this term.

    Frank Bridge’s orchestral suite The Sea aptly opens the concert, followed by Toru Takemitsu’s Riverrun, one of many pieces in the composer’s output reflecting his fascination with water. Gorgeous melodies and a vast, impeccably employed palette of orchestral colours have made Scheherazade one of Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular works. A new composition from Trinity Laban student, Oliver Muxworthy, completes the programme.

    The Sea
    Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
    Riverrun
    Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
    Scheherazade
    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Atlantica
    Oliver Muxworthy ()
  • Fri, 2014-10-24 19:30
    Feargus Hetherington (violin) and Gavin Brady (piano)
    Feargus Hetherington, Gavin Brady
    Cathedral of the Isles Millport, Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0HE
    United Kingdom

    Frankfurt-based pianist, Gavin Brady, joins Feargus Hetherington in two colourful masterpieces for violin and piano.

    Brahms completed three Violin Sonatas in his career - the last, in D minor possessing gripping drama and tender songfulness. Widely admired for his fine chamber music, John Ireland completed two Violin Sonatas, the first in D minor hints at his influences - Vaughan Williams and Charles Stanford.

    There will be a retiring collection.

    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Violin Sonata No 1 in D Minor
    John Ireland (1879-1962)