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Format: 2018-10-22
Format: 2018-10-22
  • 28 October 2018 - 6:00pm
    Bach and the Princess
    Ana Julija Mlejnik, Anja Jamšek, Boris Bizjak, Geoffrey Irwin, Johan Lofving, Josh Salter, Lana Trotovšek, Masumi Yamamoto, Yu-Wei Hu, Yuka Matsumoto
    All Saints' Church, Blackheath London SE3 0TY
    United Kingdom

    The different generations of the Bach musical dynasty worked across modern-day Germany and internationally, but with few places did they have as long a relationship as with the Prussian court.

    It was during this time that JS Bach made his famous visit to the court, leading to his Musical Offering, a collection of pieces based on a theme given to him by Frederick as a musical challenge.

    Part of Blackheath International Chamber Music Festival

    Trio Sonata
    Composer Not Known ()
    Concerto for flute and orchestra in G major
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 28 October 2018 - 1:00pm
    North And South - de la Guerre, Roman, Kapsberger, Leclair
    Boris Bizjak, Johan Lofving, Masumi Yamamoto, Yu-Wei Hu
    All Saints' Church, Blackheath London SE3 0TY
    United Kingdom

    Travel across baroque Europe through both time and space, from the Mediterranean to the Baltic Sea, with expert musical guides!

    From the German-Italian composer-virtuoso of the early baroque period, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, who worked in Venice and Rome, to the French harpsichord child prodigy Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre who went on to have a long and successful career as a virtuoso performer and composer; and from the Swede Johan Helmich Roman who studied in London and later travelled across Europe in order to bring an international dimension to his work as both composer and music director, to Jean-Marie Leclair, French composer and violin virtuoso, who studied in Turin and later worked in both Paris and the Netherlands, drawing on different European national styles in his work.

    Part of Blackheath International Chamber Music Festival

    Trio Sonata in G minor
    Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1666/67-1729)
    Sonata No 5 in E minor for flute and basso continuo
    Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)
    Kapsberger canario
    Johann Kapsberger (c1580-1651)
    Deuxième récréation de musique
    Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
  • 31 October 2018 - 7:15pm
    Pumeza Matshikiza (soprano) and Simon Lepper (piano)
    Pumeza Matshikiza, Simon Lepper
    Howard Assembly Room Leeds LS1 6NU
    United Kingdom

    South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza brings her exquisite lyric voice and emotional sensitivity to bear on Schumann’s vividly emotional Frauen-Liebe und Leben, and Strauss’s sublimely beautiful Four Last Songs, arranged for soprano and piano. Three selections from Reynaldo Hahn’s Venezia and three of the South African songs featured on Voice of Hope, her debut album for Decca, demonstrate her extraordinary range.

    Simon Lepper, ‘whose prowess as a pianist is fused with a real sensitivity to words and to the voice’ (The Times) is a Howard Assembly Room favourite, having accompanied artists including Gweneth-Ann Rand, Christopher Purves and Mark Padmore at the venue in recent years.

    “I think I’ve found the new Maria Callas… What initially arrested me, and went on fascinating me, was not only the beauty of her singing, one of the loveliest lightish lyric sopranos I have heard in the flesh, but also commitment to the role she was performing.”
    Michael Tanner, The Spectator

    Selection from Myrthen, 26 songs for voice and piano
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Venezia, Chansons en dialecte venetien
    Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)
    Four Last Songs
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
  • 27 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Fanfare for Hope 1918-2018
    Barret Hodgson, Derek Williams, Geoff Williams, Gordon Truman, John Keys
    St Mary's Church Nottingham NG1 1HN
    United Kingdom

    A feast for the senses where music, image and voice interweave to create a spine-tingling narrative of war and peace. New suite of music from David Wilson and excerpts from Britten’s Billy Budd combine with powerful image projection by award-winning digital artist Barret Hodgson. Synchronised to the music of trumpets, piano, percussion, organ and voice, images play on the stones around the nave of the church and bring to life a powerful evocation of WWI by war hero and poet, Siegfried Sassoon.

    Plus:- a special feature of poetry, memory and music from Nottingham Black Archive commemorates the stories of Caribbean men and women who served Britain in wartime - The story of a grandfather's forgotten WWI diary, with extracts read by his grandson - guest speaker, Josie Parkhouse and 'Hope for the Future'.

    In this Armistice commemoration year, Fanfare for Hope is an inspiring event. More than a concert.

    Excerpts from Billy Budd
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Fanfare for Hope Suite
    Composer Not Known ()
  • 28 October 2018 - 3:30pm
    Mozart's Requiem | Nottingham Festival Chorus
    Angela Kay, Ellie Martin, James Beddoe, Kay Smith, Matthew Jordan, Nottingham Concert Orchestra, Nottingham Festival Chorus
    The Albert Hall Nottingham NG1 5AA
    United Kingdom

    Classical music at its very best! Experience the sublime beauty of Mozart's Requiem, featured in the film Amadeus, with Duncan Druce's subtle revisions as performed at the Proms. And to complement this great work, a thrilling anthem by Haydn and a sunny Mozart Divertimento.

    Requiem Mass in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimenti for Strings, Salzburg Symphonies'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Insanae et vanae curae
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 1 November 2018 - 7:00pm
    La serva padrona - The Servant turned Mistress
    Alex Wilson, Carina Vince, Claudia Alvarez Calderon, Fulvio Bussano, Ruth Anne Henderson
    Jubilee Hall Chagford Chagford, Newton Abbot TQ13 8DP
    United Kingdom

    The story of a dominating young maid who runs her master's life and eventually tricks him into marrying her. This short and intimate comic opera or 'intermezzo' will be sung by members of the international opera company 'Gli Amici di Fritz' : Dartmoor based Peruvian-Italian coloratura soprano Claudia Alvarez Calderon and Italian bass Fulvio Bussano. The mute role of the other servant will be played by Italy-based Scottish actor Ruth Anne Henderson, who is also director of the opera. They will be accompanied by local pianist Alex Wilson and solo violinist Carina Vince.

    In summer 2018 Claudia, Fulvio and Ruth Anne completed a successful Italian tour with Gli Amici di Fritz in which they performed La Serva Padrona at the castle of San Martino Alfieri in Asti and in the town of Piobesi Torinese in Piedmont. They are making their first tour of village halls in Dartmoor this autumn. The performance can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages, including young children and people who have never been to an opera. Like in Italy, this will be a family occasion with an informal atmosphere to come relax and have fun!
    The running time is 50 minutes and it will be sung in Italian with translations available. There will also be a licensed bar.

    La serva padrona
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
  • 26 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Kazakh Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
    Bekturgan Zholaman, Erbolat Akhmedyarov, Kazakh Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Lara St. John
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    For the first time ever, a Kazakh orchestra performs in Great Britain to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. With performances in London, Dublin and Manchester, their visit launches a new project, Modern Kazakh Culture in a Global World.

    The Kazakh Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra is one of the best established ensembles of Kazakhstan. Joined by famous Canadian violinist Lara St. John and multi-award winning Kazakh clarinettist Bekturgan Zholaman, their programme includes works by contemporary Kazakh composers alongside works from the core European canon.

    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Introduction, Theme and Variations for clarinet and small orchestra
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Canto, for string orchestra
    Fabian Müller (1964-)
    Balbyraun
    Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev (1818-1889)
    Kerogly
    Dauletkerey Shygayuly (1820-1887)
  • 25 October 2018 - 12:00pm
    Kazakh Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
    Bekturgan Zholaman, Erbolat Akhmedyarov, Kazakh Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Lara St. John
    The Stoller Hall Manchester M3 1DA
    United Kingdom

    For the first time ever, a Kazakh orchestra performs in Great Britain to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. With performances in London, Dublin and Manchester, their visit launches a new project, Modern Kazakh Culture in a Global World.

    The Kazakh Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra is one of the best established ensembles of Kazakhstan. Joined by famous Canadian violinist Lara St. John and multi-award winning Kazakh clarinettist Bekturgan Zholaman, their programme includes works by contemporary Kazakh composers alongside works from the core European canon.

    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Introduction, Theme and Variations for clarinet and small orchestra
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Serenade for Strings in E minor
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Canto, for string orchestra
    Fabian Müller (1964-)
    Balbyraun
    Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev (1818-1889)
    Kerogly
    Dauletkerey Shygayuly (1820-1887)
  • 27 October 2018 - 7:30pm
    Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Carr's Stabat Mater | Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
    English Arts Chorale, Leslie Olive, Savitri Grier, Suffolk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
    St Edmundsbury Cathedral Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS
    United Kingdom

    Join us in St Edmundsbury Cathedral for performances of Vivaldi's ever popular Four Seasons and Paul Carr's lovely Stabat Mater.

    Savitri Grier, who was Suffolk Philharmonic's featured Young Artist in 2017, will perform both as soloist and director of the Suffolk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in the Vivaldi.

    The English Arts Chorale is an ambitious, well-travelled amateur choir, which regularly performs major works entirely from memory, giving rise to performances of immense energy and focus. The Chorale commissioned Paul Carr to write this Stabat Mater last year, recently made a recording of it, and will perform it at the English Music Festival next year.

    The ancient poem called the 'Stabat Mater' reflects on the grief of Mary the Mother of Jesus, but in composing music to bring the poem to life, Paul Carr imagined the grief of mothers everywhere who lose their child. The choir is accompanied by a string orchestra, with exquisite solos for oboe and cor anglais. There are six movements, each reflecting on a mother’s heartbreak from a slightly different point of view, and so radiant is Paul Carr’s music that a deep sense of consolation is created.

    Le quattro stagioni, 'The Four Seasons'
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Stabat Mater
    Paul Carr (1961-)
    Ubi Caritas
    Paul Carr (1961-)
  • 28 October 2018 - 4:30pm
    Andrew Brownell recital
    Andrew Brownell
    Westminster Cathedral Hall London SW1P 1QW
    United Kingdom

    Andrew Brownell won 2nd Prize at the 2006 Leeds Competition and has since pursued an active and varied international performing career. Musical Opinion has described him as “potentially one of the most significant pianists of his generation”, and The Oregonian wrote that Brownell “impresses as much with his mind as with his hands”

    Mr. Brownell won 2nd Prize ex ae quo at the 2002 International J. S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, making him the first American pianist to have ever won a prize in the history of the competition. He also won 1st Prize at the 2005 J.N. Hummel Competition in Bratislava, has since achieved widespread recognition as “one of the foremost Hummel interpreters of our time” (Hudobný Život), and is an honorary member of the Hummel Gesellschaft in Weimar. His edition of the Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 85 was released by Breitkopf & Härtel in 2016.

    Recent engagements in Europe and North America have included concerts at the York Chamber Music Festival, the Bratislava Music Festival, and a debut with the Calgary Philharmonic. Mr. Brownell’s performances have aired on BBC radio and television, Classic FM (UK), NPR, CBC, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, and RBB KulturRadio. He has been soloist with orchestras such as the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic, and the Hermitage State Orchestra (Russia); and he has collaborated with such conductors as Sir Mark Elder, Owain Arwel Hughes CBE, André Bernard, and Murray Sidlin.

    A native of Portland, Oregon, Andrew Brownell began studying the piano at the age of four. His teachers have included Nancy Weems and Horacio Gutiérrez at the University of Houston; John Perry at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles); and Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music in London, where he earned a doctorate.

    An enthusiastic collaborative artist, Andrew Brownell was a member of a prize-winning trio at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (USA) and has appeared in concert with principals of orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and Vienna Philharmonic. In 2017, he joined the faculty of the Butler School of Music, The University of Texas at Austin.

    Capriccio in B flat major (On the departure of a beloved brother)
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Polonaise in G Flat
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 17 in B major
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 2 in F minor from 12 Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantaisie in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata in F sharp minor
    Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
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