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Format: 2014-04-25
Format: 2014-04-25
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    Sat, 2014-05-03 21:45
    Winchester Chamber Music Festival - late-night concert
    Heath Quartet, Michael Gurevich
    St Lawrence Church Winchester SO23 9EX
    United Kingdom

    Popular late-night concert in the intimate setting of St Lawrence Church in the heart of Winchester. This concert usually sells-out well in advance owing to the limited capacity.

    String Quintet No 2 in G
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    £15.50 / £12 Available from 01962 873603 .
  • Sun, 2014-05-04 16:00
    Winchester Chamber Music Festival - Concert 8
    Heath Quartet, London Bridge Ensemble
    Discovery Centre Winchester S023 8SB
    United Kingdom

    Closing concert of the 2014 Winchester Chamber Music Festival.

    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    String Sextet No 1 in B flat
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    £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)
    Sunny
    John Eacott (1961-)
    Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Homage to the noble grape
    Goff Richards (1944 - 2011)
    Spain
    Chick Corea (1941-)
    Leviathan
    Paul Denegri ()
    £15 £10
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    Fri, 2014-05-02 20:00
    Echoes of Venice: Cambridge University Chamber Choir
    Cambridge University Chamber Choir, Cambridge University Collegium Musicum, Historic Brass of the Combined Conservatoires, Jeremy West, Margaret Faultless, Martin Ennis
    St John's College Chapel Cambridge CB2 1TP
    United Kingdom

    Echoes of Venice: A rare choral extravaganza that's so good it's being performed twice! The Cambridge University Chamber Choir will be joined by the Cambridge University Collegium Musicum and Historic Brass of the Combined Conservatoires to perform 40-part motets by Tallis and Striggio, as well as works by Gabrieli and others. This is a unique opportunity to hear these sublime pieces of music in beautiful settings, including perhaps one of the best English Renaissance works of vocal music: Tallis's magical Spem in alium for 40 separate vocal parts. This is definitely not one to be missed....

    This concert will be repeated on Saturday 3 May at Girton College Great Hall.

    Spem in Alium (40 part motet)
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Ecce beatam lucem (40 part motet)
    Alessandro Striggio (c1540-1592)
    Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe, SWV 280 from Musikalische Exequien
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    £15, £6 students Available from 01223 300085 Monday 12.30pm-4pm, Tuesday-Friday 12.30pm-7pm, Saturday 3pm-7pm.
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    Sat, 2014-05-03 20:00
    Echoes of Venice: Cambridge University Chamber Choir
    Cambridge University Chamber Choir, Cambridge University Collegium Musicum, Historic Brass of the Combined Conservatoires, Jeremy West, Margaret Faultless, Martin Ennis
    Great Hall, Girton College Cambridge CB3 0JG
    United Kingdom

    Echoes of Venice: A rare choral extravaganza that's so good it's being performed twice! The Cambridge University Chamber Choir will be joined by the Cambridge University Collegium Musicum and Historic Brass of the Combined Conservatoires to perform 40-part motets by Tallis and Striggio, as well as works by Gabrieli and others. This is a unique opportunity to hear these sublime pieces of music in beautiful settings, including perhaps one of the best English Renaissance works of vocal music: Tallis's magical Spem in alium for 40 separate vocal parts. This is definitely not one to be missed....

    This concert is also taking place on Friday 2 May at St John's College Chapel.

    Spem in Alium (40 part motet)
    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
    Ecce beatam lucem (40 part motet)
    Alessandro Striggio (c1540-1592)
    Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe, SWV 280 from Musikalische Exequien
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    £12, £5 students Available from 01223 300085 Monday 12.30pm-4pm, Tuesday-Friday 12.30pm-7pm, Saturday 3pm-7pm.
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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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    Sun, 2014-04-27 11:30
    Forna-Gallagher Duo (violin and viola)
    Forna-Gallagher Duo, Francis Gallagher, Iona Forna, Nathan Tucker
    Lauderdale House London N6 5HG
    United Kingdom

    These Royal College of Music students have been performing across London since 2010. Francis won First Prize in the RCM Viola Competition in 2013. He has performed concertos with the Dame Alice Owen Symphony Orchestra and the Barnet Youth Orchestra.

    Ioana studied at the Sigismund Toduta Music High School in Romania and has been part of the Romanian National Youth Orchestra under the guidance of Cristian Mandel and Marin Cazacu.

    Other works to be announced.

    Passacaglia, on a theme by George Frideric Handel, for Violin and Viola
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    £7, concessions £5, schoolchildren £1 Available from 020 8348 8716 Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm..
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    Sun, 2014-05-04 19:00
    Requiems : Fauré and Duruflé | Oldham Choral Society
    Jeffrey Makinson, Nigel Wilkinson, Oldham Choral Society
    Manchester Cathedral Manchester M3 1SX
    United Kingdom

    The magnificent setting of Manchester Cathedral forms the backdrop for our performance of these great works by Fauré and Duruflé. Both of course are requiems but very different in style.

    Requiem (1893 version)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Cantique de Jean Racine
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Requiem
    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
    £12 premium, £10 aisles; schoolchildren £1 Available from OCS Ticket Secretary 01457 832012 or 01457 875221 Monday to Sunday 9am to 7pm. Sunday 11pm to 3pm.
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    Sat, 2014-05-03 19:30
    Mahler's The Song of the Earth, arranged for chamber ensemble
    Charles Mutter, Katie Bray, Samuel John Furness
    Glenfinnan Church Glenfinnan PH37 4LT
    United Kingdom

    Mahler’s masterpiece, Das Lied von der Erde, is a breath-taking cycle of songs of life and parting, based on ancient Chinese poems. Mahler poured a lifetime's knowledge of lieder and orchestral music into this work. The original score calls for an orchestra of nearly a hundred, which would leave no room for an audience in the beautifully restored Glenfinnan Church. Drawing on his own vast experience of chamber and orchestral music, the Festival's Artistic Director since 2006, Charles Mutter, has arranged it for two singers and an ensemble of eight virtuoso players, trading volume for clarity and intimacy.

    Audacious? Definitely. Revelatory? Quite probably.

    Das Lied von der Erde, 'Song of the Earth'
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    £10, accompanied children free Available from 01397722295 Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm..
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    Sun, 2014-05-04 15:00
    Mahler's The Song of the Earth, arranged for chamber ensemble
    Charles Mutter, Katie Bray, Samuel John Furness
    Glenfinnan Church Glenfinnan PH37 4LT
    United Kingdom

    Mahler’s masterpiece, Das Lied von der Erde, is a breath-taking cycle of songs of life and parting, based on ancient Chinese poems. Mahler poured a lifetime's knowledge of lieder and orchestral music into this work. The original score calls for an orchestra of nearly a hundred, which would leave no room for an audience in the beautifully restored Glenfinnan Church. Drawing on his own vast experience of chamber and orchestral music, the Festival's Artistic Director since 2006, Charles Mutter, has arranged it for two singers and an ensemble of eight virtuoso players, trading volume for clarity and intimacy.

    Audacious? Definitely. Revelatory? Quite probably.

    Das Lied von der Erde, 'Song of the Earth'
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    £10, accompanied children free Available from 01397722295 Monday to Friday. 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.