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Format: 2014-09-18
Format: 2014-09-18
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    Wed, 2014-09-24 19:30
    Orion Duo with Jennifer Sturgeon (flute)
    Christopher Blake, Jennifer Sturgeon, Ruth Bebb, The Orion Duo
    Malone House Belfast BT9 5PB
    United Kingdom

    Orion Duo and Jennifer Sturgeon play music for flute, violin/viola and piano in the Harberton Room at Malone House. To celebrate the bith of CPE Bach, they will play a composition for the unusual combination of flute, viola and keyboard. The 450th birthday of Shakespeare will be commemorated in the selections from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet'.

    The ticket price includes a glass of wine in the interval.

    Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola in D
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Quartet in A minor for Flute, Violin, Cello & Keyboard
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    Excerpts from 'Romeo and Juliet' for Viola and Piano
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
    Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
  • Sat, 2014-09-20 19:30
    Reading Sinfonietta: Wagner | Haydn | Beethoven
    Elizabeth Porter, Reading Sinfonietta, Stefan Hofkes
    Long Gallery, Englefield House Reading RG7 5EN
    United Kingdom

    We will be returning to Englefield House for our Reading Sinfonietta concert on 20 September 2014. We are delighted to be joined by cello soloist Elizabeth Porter, runner-up of the RSO / Hickies Young Musicians’ Competition 2014, for Haydn’s Cello Concerto No 1. Elizabeth is a gifted young cellist studying at the Royal Academy of Music. She has won a number of awards and has participated in masterclasses with renowned cellists including Natalie Clein and Julian Lloyd Webber. The concert will begin with Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, composed as a birthday present for his wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son. It was first performed on Christmas morning, 1870, by a small ensemble on the stairs of their villa in Switzerland. Cosima awoke to its opening melody. The piece was later adapted for small chamber orchestra. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 was first published in 1801, and is indebted to his teacher Haydn and to Mozart. It is, however, uniquely Beethoven, showing his bold and revolutionary musical experimentation for the time. Join us for this fabulous concert in the beautiful setting of The Long Gallery!

    Siegfried Idyll
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No 1 in C
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Symphony No 1 in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Fri, 2014-09-19 19:30
    Septura - Sacred and Profane: A Rite of Passage for Brass Septet
    Septura
    Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music London NW1 5HT
    United Kingdom

    This programme explores sacred and secular responses to the human condition in the repertoire of Septura’s first two Naxos discs: nineteenth-century church music, and the music of baroque opera. To those for whom this repertoire is almost sacred, our work profanes it; we beg to differ, and hope to persuade our audiences that brass instruments can genuinely bring something new to this music.

    Geistliches Lied
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    4 Doppelchörige Gesänge
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Motets
    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
    Sonata for Organ No 2 in C minor
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Suite from Dardanus
    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    Excerpts from Venus and Adonis
    John Blow (1649-1708)
    Excerpts from Rinaldo
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    Sat, 2014-09-27 19:00
    Pennine Sinfonia - Autumn Concert
    Arthur Butterworth, Daniel Justin, George Kennaway, Pennine Sinfonia
    St Paul's Concert Hall, University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH
    United Kingdom

    On March 8th 2014 Pennine Sinfonia came together for the first time, uniting some of the region’s freelance musicians, students, retired professionals and educators in a day project, to perform challenging repertoire under expert direction, provide a networking event for like-minded music makers, and promote the vitality and excitement of live musical performance. The resultant concert was very well received (featured in local news and by Classic FM), and raised in excess of £400 for Jessie’s Fund, the York-based music therapy charity.

    Based on the success (and wonderful feedback) from the first project, on Saturday, September 27th 2014, at St Paul’s Hall, University Campus, Huddersfield, the orchestra will perform again. A one-day rehearsal will culminate in a concert at 7pm, and once again bring together invited musicians in an 80-piece symphony orchestra.

    Pennine Sinfonia is made up of some of the most exciting and dynamic instrumentalists in the country, from institutions such as the BBC Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern College of Music and Opera North amongst many others.

    All proceeds from the concert will go directly to Jessie's Fund (registered charity 10415731)

    Overture from The Wasps
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Vyšehrad from Má vlast
    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
    Italian Journey
    Arthur Butterworth (1926-)
    Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ'
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
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    Thu, 2014-09-18 13:00
    Lunchtime song recital by Alison Summers (soprano) and Ralph Woodward (piano)
    Alison Summers, Ralph Woodward
    Church of St George the Martyr London SE1 1JA
    United Kingdom

    Alison Summers studied music at Pembroke College Cambridge and singing at the Royal Northern College of Music, before embarking on a freelance career. She is recognised as a singer of integrity and intelligence with wide ranging musical interests.

    Alison has appeared as a soloist at the Ryedale and Buxton opera festivals, and has worked in master classes with Roger Vignoles, Anne Howells, Brian Parsons and Elly Ameling at the Wigmore Hall.

    Career highlights include performing at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester in a British premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Chateau de L’Ame, broadcasting from the Holy Land with the BBC Daily Service singers at Millienium Christmastide, and making her debut in Kings College Chapel in Israel in Egypt with the Fairhaven Singers of Cambridge.

    Ralph Woodward studied Music as Organ Scholar at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He has played concertos on three instruments, worked in 20 Cambridge College Chapels, 20 UK cathedrals, six US states and 25 countries. Also in demand as a music director, he has conducted the London Mozart Players, City of London Sinfonia, The Parley of Instruments, English Chamber Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia.

    Alma grande e nobil core
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Wie Melodien zieht es mir from 5 Lieder
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer from 5 Lieder
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Auf dem Kirchhofe from 5 Lieder
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Cinq mélodies populaires grecques, 'Five popular Greek songs'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Solvejg's Song from Peer Gynt
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    Sure on this Shining Night from 4 Songs
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    The monk and his cat from Hermit Songs
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    A Green Lowland of Pianos from 3 Songs
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
    Waitin from 12 Cabaret Songs
    William Bolcom (1938-)
    Amor from 12 Cabaret Songs
    William Bolcom (1938-)
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    Thu, 2014-09-25 18:00
    Scozzesi - male vocal ensemble debut concert
    Alistair Digges, Brian McBride, Christopher Nairne, Douglas Nairne, Edward Cohen, Geoffrey Tanti, Jonathan Cooke, Roger Paterson, Ross McInroy, Scozzesi, Tom Cunningham
    Winter Gardens Glasgow G40 1AT
    United Kingdom

    Scozzesi is a brand new all-male vocal group from Scotland. This collective of eight, talented, classically trained singers and two dazzling pianists, will shortly make their debut performance with a press launch and drinks reception.

    The group takes its name from the Italian for 'Scottish men' and the singers are from Angus, Ayrshire, Fife, Lothian and Glasgow. The group was the idea of Daisy Henderson of Classical Musicians Scotland. Daisy said, “I first heard these young men individually at auditions and was instantly struck by how beautifully they sang. I wanted to bring them together because I thought hearing the quality and tone of their voices in four part harmony would be a powerful musical experience.

    All in their 20s and early 30s, the young singers and pianists studied music in Scotland, and are now pursuing busy professional careers. They offer a mix of opera, operetta, songs from the shows, traditional Scots songs, popular songs and a few comic surprises along the way, with new arrangements specially written for the group.With a total of ten musicians, Scozzesi will normally perform as a quartet of singers plus pianist, but for the launch, all members will take the stage.

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    Fri, 2014-09-19 19:30
    A selection of chanson | David le Prevost (baritone) and Tim Hawken (piano)
    David le Prevost, Tim Hawken
    Clayesmore School Chapel Iwerne Minster DT11 8LL
    United Kingdom

    Two young, up and coming, professional musicians, baritone David Le Prevost and accompanist Tim Hawken have generously agreed to come to Iwerne Minster and perform a selection of chanson. This recital is to raise funds for the restoration of the Parish Hall.

    David is a free-lance professional singer based in London and has broad-ranging vocal experience, having performed chorally with The BBC Singers and Polyphony. Recent solo engagements include Vaughan Williams - Five Mystical Songs, and Schumann - Dichterlieder.

    Tim has recently completed a trainee fellowship as a repetiteur at the National Opera Studio.

    L'ile heureuse
    Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)
    Chanson d'amour from '2 Songs'
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Avant de quitter ces lieux from Faust
    Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    3 Songs from Don Quichotte à dulcinée
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Les roses d'Ispahan from 4 Songs
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
  • Sat, 2014-09-27 19:30
    Remembrances - An Evening of Musical Memories
    Chiltern Musica
    St Mary's Church Old Amersham HP7 0DB
    United Kingdom

    Chiltern Musica's second visit to Amersham, this ensemble comprising local and international professional musicians will be performing a selection of beautiful music for wind instruments and piano. These works are not particularly well known but deserve to be. The programme is linked by remembrances, those happy and sad memories and emotions that sometimes cannot be expressed by words alone. Chiltern Music bring a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere to their concerts bringing chamber music back to its roots of being a performance of music with friends. The music performed in this concert will be for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano.

    Quintet for piano and winds
    André Caplet (1878-1925)
    Suite pour trio d'Anches
    Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986)
    Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano
    Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
    Souvenir Du Rigi
    Albert Franz Doppler (1821-1883)
    Tango Jalousie
    Jacob Gade (1879-1963)
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    Sat, 2014-09-27 19:30
    Prom Praise
    All Souls Orchestra, Chris Eaton, Giles Fowler, Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir, Lichfield Cathedral Choir, Lichfield Cathedral Young Voices, Noël Tredinnick
    Lichfield Cathedral Lichfield WS13 7LD
    United Kingdom

    The famous All Souls Orchestra is bringing Prom Praise to Lichfield for the first time this year. Prom Praise is a blend of sacred and concert music combining the spirit of Songs of praise with the enthusiasm of the world-famous Last Night of the Proms. Artistic Director, Noël Tredinnick will be directing the concert, which will include orchestra, solo and choral music. The audience will even have the chance to join in by singing hymns and worship songs.

    Joining All Souls Orchestra will be Lichfield Cathedral Choirs and Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir. Sedgley-born multi-award winning songwriter Chris Eaton will be making an appearance along with his singer-songwriter wife, Abby. The Cathedral will also welcome Dudley-born trumpeter, Giles Fowler.